Not everything is black and white, but the Colorado Buffaloes will be decked out in the “colors” when they take on California in the regular season finale on Saturday (5 p.m. MT/ TV: Pac-12 Networks).
Colorado will be wearing a black helmet, white jersey and black pants for the game on Saturday. This marks the first time Colorado closes out a season in the state of California in their 128-year history, and just the second time they’re ending a season with an opponent from the Golden State (Nov. 25, 1904 vs. Stanford in Denver: 33-0 loss).
Colorado (5-6, 2-6 Pac-12) is still competing for bowl eligibility while California (6-4, 3-4 Pac-12) has locked in postseason plans with two games remaining on their schedule. The Big Game between Stanford and Cal was rescheduled on Saturday, Dec 1, one day after the Pac-12 championship game due to poor air quality in Northern California brought on by wildfires.
Kurt Roper takes over as interim head coach for Colorado on Saturday. He replaces recently removed Mike MacIntyre, who went 30-44 over the past six years in Boulder.