Where: Folsom Field, Boulder,Colorado
When: Saturday, November 1, 2014
10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
TV Schedule: Pac-12 Networks, with Roxy Bernstein (play-by-play),
Yogi Roth (color) and Lewis Johnson (sidelines)
Radio: KOMO AM-1000/FM-97.7; Sirius 139; XM 197
Online Video Stream - Pac-12 Networks Live
This week will be game number 15 in the series between these two teams, and the Huskies currently own the series lead at a slim 8-5-1. It started off with a whomping of the Buffs by a 7-0 Gil Dobie team 46-0. The Dawgs are currently on a 5 game winning streak, which was topped off last year with a 59-7 shellacking. The Huskies amassed 628 yards of total offense, with Keith Price went 22-29 for 312 yards. He scored 4 touchdowns that game, 2 rushing and 2 passing. Bishop Sankey added another TD, while Marcus Peters and Tre Watson each had a defensive score of their own.
Hmm, we all know that our strength, defense, matches up well with CU's strength, offense, so let's focus on how each team's weaknesses stack up together:
-4 - CU's turnover Margin so far this season.
-1 - CU's turnover margin per game against Pac-12 teams.
3.01 - The average number of yards UW get on the ground per rush against Pac-12 teams.
3.96 - The average number of yards UW gets on the ground per rush.
4.16 - The number of yards UW averages per play against Pac-12 teams.
4.87 - The number of yards UW averages per play.
5.62 - The average number of yards CU allows per rush.
6.22 - The average number of yards CU per rush against Pac-12 teams.
7.2 - The average number of yards CU allows per completion.
8.5 - The average number of yards CU has allowed per completion against Pac-12 teams.
119 - The number of yards UW get per game on the ground in conference play.
176 - The average number of yards UW gets in the air per game. (They get 173 per game in conference play.)
179 - The average number of yards UW gets on the ground per game.
192 - The number of yards CU is giving up per game on the ground.
207 - The number of yards CU is giving up on the ground per game in conference play.
251 - The number of yards CU is giving up per game in the air.
291 - The number of yards CU is giving up per game in the air during conference play.
714 - The number of days it's been since I've attended a Husky football game.
What They're Saying
No insults intended; this is really just some game week fun ... so have a laugh. These quotes were removed from any relevant context that would give them any logical sense .... These quotes are brought to you courtesy of All Bufffs dot com:
Buffs 17 huskies 16
Huskies 31 Buffs 17
42 - 17 Dogs
On the Husky Defense:
BP: Is their defense better than everyone else we've played?
D: Dunno. I haven't seen them play.
Their defense is pretty good. Have gotten better throughout the season.
Their defense is pretty good. Got to block that big ass defensive lineman (Shelton). Tough to run the ball, but will be able to throw on them.
Questions Needing Answers
Will the real UW Offense please stand up? If you're already standing up, where have you been standing? Which running back is going to have the most yards? Can the Dawgs sustain 2 drives in a row for scores? Will you please keep my 2-year old excited to see you play the whole game?
Which defender is going to have the first takeaway? Will the Dawgs score more than 1 defensive touchdown? Will the altitude have a big effect on the pace of Mr. Shelton and Mr. Kikaha? Can I hear at least one crunching tackle from the back of section 208 ... please?
Will John Ross have another long KO return negated by an ill-advised illegal block in the back? How long will it take before I cave and buy my kids some hot dogs at the concession stand? Can the weather be any nicer?
This game has all the ingredients to be a dud. UW's anemic offense and stifling defense match up extremely well with CU's high scoring offense and pourous defense. The question is, what's going to prove to be the difference? I have a feeling it's going to be another big defensive takeaway by the Huskies, and an ensuing TD that will jumpstart both sides of the ball.
When CU gets into the redzone, I expect the Dawgs to continue to be stingy, and to make opposing offenses pay for getting so close to paydirt. Ask ASU how it felt to get the ball on their opponent's one yard line, and not be able to gain a single yard in 4 plays? I suspect the Dawgs are really hungry after the twilight zone weather they faced last week to prove they can play some offense as well. I'm going homer this time around, and calling a Husky victory, and I don't think it will even be close.
- Click on this story, even if it's just to see the graphic at the beginning of the article.
- This story looks at what the CU offensive line is going to be facing on the other side of the line of scrimmage, and a lot of it has to do with a certain big guy in the middle, and a really fast guy on the outside.
These are courtesy of VegasInsider. The Huskies are 4 point favorites on the road, with the over/under sitting right around 58. They racked up another loss against the spread last week, and their record up to this point is 3-5.
Come on over to the game thread to have a little bit of jovial banter with fellow Dawg fans, and the occasional troll, or New Mexico State Aggies fan .... You'll be happy you did. It opens up a half hour or so before kickoff.