After a bizarre week involving the head coaching carousel rumor mill, Colorado will be relieved to return to football.
The Buffs should be itching to get back in the game after bringing the Arizona Wildcats to the verge of defeat last week before falling as time expired.
Both the Buffs and Washington State have been struggling recently. Colorado has lost four straight games after opening 4-2, while the Cougars have lost six straight after starting 4-0. Which streak will be broken in Pullman this week?
Colorado's offensive line allowed three sacks last week against the Wildcats, just a few weeks after allowing seven against UCLA.
Colorado's offense should be able to move the ball against the Cougars if this pattern continues.
When it comes to turnovers, the Buffaloes hold a big advantage. CU is currently +11 in turnover margin, while the Cougars are -6. The Buffs must continue this winning streak at Gesa Field.
The Buffs' troubles in the run game have been well chronicled, but the Cougars have also struggled to gain momentum in the rushing assault.
WSU averages only 83.2 yards per game and three yards per rush. Don't let the Buffs' defense down.