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Preview: Nebraska at Colorado:

Live, From Folsom Field, It's Saturday! With the Cornhuskers vs. the Buffalos in a 'blast from the past' rivalry!

Folsom Field, University of Colorado at Boulder
"CU Game Folsom Field" by wordcat57 is licensed under CC BY 2.0.via Flickr

Broadcast details For Colorado:

Date: Saturday, September 9th

Time: 12 PM Noon EST

Where: Folsom Field, Boulder, CO

On the Call: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, and Jenny Taft

T.V.: Fox


What's at Stake:

Nebraska at Colorado, the college version of Celebrity Death Match from the old Big 8, early Big 12 days. The Cornhuskers own the series with a 49-20-2 record. But Nebraska has not had a winning season since a 9-4 mark under Mike Riley in 2016.


The Cornhuskers are coming off a 13-10 defeat at the hands of the Minnesota Golden Gophers in Matt Rhule’s coaching debut. Against Minnesota, the Cornhuskers turned the ball over four times and had zero rushing touchdowns.


key Players:


QB Jeff Sims completed just 57% of his passes, going 11 for 19 for 114 yards, 1 TD, and three INTs. In addition, he rushed for 91 yards. Nebraska must improve in the rushing department to take the pressure off of Sims.


On defense for the Cornhuskers, DB Omar Brown racked up seven tackles and picked off a pass against the Golden Gophers.


Predictions:


Colorado rolled into Fort Worth to take on #17 TCU last Saturday as 21-point underdogs. And when the dust settled after a hard-fought battle, Coach Prime and the Buffs were the only ones left standing victorious in someone else’s house and a 45-42 win over a ranked opponent in their hip pocket.


Colorado QB Shedeur Sanders set a Colorado record with 510 passing yards and four touchdowns in his first FBS game. Dylan Edwards scored three receiving touchdowns and one rushing TD, including a 46-yard TD reception that was the game-winner. Four receivers gained over 100 yards receiving. Travis Hunter played 129 snaps of elite football, with 119 yards receiving, 1 INT, and 3 tackles on defense.



Colorado has weapons on offense. But they must improve on defense. The Buffaloes had zero sacks and zero tackles for loss against the Horned Frogs, despite Shilo Sanders and Marvin Ham II combining for 20 tackles.


The Buffaloes have won the last two meetings with Nebraska. Make that three after this Saturday. Coach Prime and his players will be playing before a packed house at Folsom Field, coming off arguably one of the biggest wins in program history. He has his players motivated and ready to run through walls and ready to shuck some Cornhuskers.


Final Score: Colorado 45 – Nebraska 7










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