Autzen Zoo Pac-12 Schedule Breakdown: Colorado Buffaloes Look To Young Defense


The Colorado Buffaloes had several areas they worked on in Fall Camp which wrapped up on Sunday. The season begins with a trip to Hawaii and an 11pm kickoff. The team went 0-9 in Conference last season in the Pac-12 and even a single win would be an improvement for Head Coach Mike MacIntyre. Fourth Quarter situations and Turnovers were two keys to Fall Camp for the Buffs.

Last season saw several games fall by the wayside and could have gone their way with a turnover or two. Colorado Buffaloes Junior Quarterback Sefu Liufao returns on Offense. On Defense, youth will have to win the day, albeit an experienced youth. Last season over fifty percent of the players were Freshman or Sophomores according to ESPN.

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@Hawaii (9/3), UMass (9/12), Colorado State in Denver (9/19), Nicholls State (9/26),

Oregon (10/3)

, @Arizona State (10/10), Arizona (10/17), @Oregon State (10/24), @UCLA (10/31), Stanford (11/7), USC (11/13), @Washington State (11/21), @Utah (11/28)

Non-Conference Thoughts: I think that the non-conference looks extremely manageable for Colorado who’ll only have an away game at Hawaii. Playing in Denver versus Colorado State will be a split or mostly Buffs heavy crowd.

Conference Schedule: It’s a rough schedule to be honestly, tough start with a could breaks then tough again then a softer landing. Seeing the Ducks and Sun Devils to open is tough for anyone especially this team.

Outlook: 4-8, I do think the Colorado Buffaloes will be better and more competitive, however they’ve got a rough schedule when conference play starts. I also feel they’ll be better than what their record winds up being this season.

Colorado begins the 2015 season with a Thursday night game, September 3rd at Hawaii. Kickoff is set for 8pm Pacific Time on CBS Sports Network.

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