The Colorado Buffaloes have won three straight games after an ugly opening night loss at Hawaii and now welcome a reeling Oregon team to Folsom Field this Saturday night. After initially opening at 12-points on Sunday the line has now dropped to 9 at most Vegas outlets.
If before the season had started someone told Buffaloes fans that the line for the Pac-12 opening game against the Ducks would only be nine points they would have assumed that Colorado had started 4-0 and Oregon had struggled. Well, the Buffs did not start 4-0 but Oregon has struggled, and then some. After a close road loss to Michigan State the Ducks came unraveled at home last weekend against Utah, losing 62-20. The Utes were able to do whatever they wanted on the ground and through the air and their defense stifled a traditionally potent offense.
Some see it as unlucky that the Buffaloes will now face off against an angry and embarrassed Oregon team that will be looking to prove they still have what it takes to be considered a Top 25 team but that won't change the defensive struggles the Ducks have been facing since Nick Ailotti left. Eastern Washington was able to put up 42 points in Eugene in the season opener and this has not looked like the opportunistic unit that we have come to expect from Oregon.
Folsom should be rocking for a nationally televised night game against a marquee opponent. The stadium will be striped silver and black and the players are excited about an opportunity to make a statement that this program has returned. Make no mistake, a win Saturday would still be a monumental upset, but it is no longer an impossibility.