The Colorado Buffaloes were set to play the Oregon Ducks on Saturday, but that is no longer going to happen. The Ducks have now moved into the Pac-12 Championship on Friday, meaning the Buffs are entirely up in the air at the moment.
Oregon, the second-place finisher in the Pac-12 North, have replaced the Washington Huskies in the title game. The Huskies were set to play USC, but have withdrawn because of COVID-19 issues. They previously canceled last Saturday’s game against Oregon, which coincidentally clinched a division win for Washington.
The Buffs are the backup in case USC can’t play, but that seems unlikely. The South runners-up, who have a better record than both Washington (3-1) and Oregon (3-2), are now without an opponent this weekend. There is talk that the Colorado administration is looking for a replacement game, possibly an in-state opponent or another Pac-12 team whose opponent cancels this weekend.
I'm told by the Pac-12 that the #cubuffs can potentially schedule another game for this weekend, but "in all cases would need to sub in for USC in the champ game if USC were unable to play." So, even if Buffs don't have an opponent, they might have to travel to LA - just in case— Brian Howell (@BrianHowell33) December 14, 2020