The return of the Rocky Mountain Showdown headlines on Saturday in Week 3 as No. 18 Colorado plays host to in-state rival Colorado State. Saturday’s matchup marks the first meeting between the two neighbors since 2019 despite the two schools being within an hour’s drive of each other. This game also marks the first on-campus battle between the two since 2009. The Buffs and Rams played 10 straight neutral site games at Denver’s Empower Field at Mile High from 2010-19.
Colorado has a five-game win streak against Colorado State dating back to 2015. The Buffaloes won each game in that span by at least 14 points with a combined scoring margin of 158-54. Colorado also dominates the all-time series with a 67-22-2 record. Colorado State actually won the last time it played Colorado in Boulder, though the Rams are 2-10 since.
The Buffaloes are heavily favored to add to that tally in Saturday’s contest. First-year coach Deion Sanders has his CU squad off to a blazing-fast start with wins against TCU and Nebraska in the first two weeks. Excluding the all-Pac-12 schedule during the COVID-19 campaign in 2020, this is Colorado’s first time in 30 years that it’s opened the season with two Power Five wins.
Colorado State opened its 2023 season with a 50-24 loss to Washington State. The Rams had a bye in Week 2, to they’ll close the season with 11 straight games.
Colorado vs. Colorado State: Need to know
Shedeur Sanders could be in for another huge day: Sanders is thriving at Colorado. During his team’s 2-0 start, he became the first Buffs quarterback since Koy Detmer to throw for at least 350 yards and three touchdowns in consecutive games. Sanders has a really good chance at making it three weeks in a row. In Colorado State’s season opener…
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Author : Will Backus
Publish date : 2023-09-16 23:21:49
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