Preview – Oregon
There hasn’t been a game in a generation in which Colorado has been a 33-point underdog at home.
Such is the plight, however, of the beat-up 2011 version of the Colorado Buffaloes.
Leading rusher Rodney Stewart? Injured. Will not play Saturday – and will be out for a few more weeks.
Leadig receiver Paul Richardson? Injured. Will not play Saturday – and will be out for a few more weeks.
Leading tackler Doug Rippy? Injured. Will not play Saturday – and is out for the season.
The Colorado injury list has reached 15 players, and that list does not even include the four healthy defensive players who remain suspended for undisclosed violations of team rules. No fewer than nine defensive backs will be inactive when the Buffs face one of the most explosive offenses in the nation.
Under the best of circumstances, the rebuilding Buffs would have been a heavy underdog to the No. 9 Ducks.
These are not the best of circumstances.
“We just keep competing and keep fighting and t...