After a dominant first win of the season over the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday the Colorado Buffaloes now turn to the relatively unfamiliar sight of the Colorado State Rams and the Rocky Mountain Showdown not being the home opener. After opening late Sunday with the Rams as one-point favorites the line was one of many that quickly moved as the Colorado Buffaloes are now as high as four-point favorites in some places. Confidence in the Buffs or lack thereof in the Rams? We shall see.
Colorado State currently sits at 1-1 in the first year of the Mike Bobo era. After a blowout 65-13 opening week win over Savannah State the Rams welcomed the Minnesota Golden Gophers to Fort Collins this past Saturday. The Gophers were coming off a heartbreaking 23-17 loss to No. 3 TCU. The Rams, who led 17-13 for most for the fourth quarter, needed a last second field goal to send the game to overtime notched at 20. In overtime, Gopher defensive tackle Scott Ekpe stripped Ram running back Dalyn Dawkins and Minnesota kicked a field goal to leave Colorado with a win.
Colorado State All-American wide Rashard Higgins sat out the game against Minnesota and could still be limited this weekend in the Rocky Mountain Showdown.
The Buffaloes will be looking for revenge for last seasons opening loss to the Rams and should have a lot of momentum coming off of the beatdown of UMass.