Boulder, CO- The Colorado Buffs are set for their first Pac-12 game of the year as they will look to continue their perfect season against a struggling UCLA Bruins team. With the Bruins winless through three games, it is apparent that their issues start with their offense. They are currently last in the conference in passing yards and points per game. They have had problems on defense as well giving up a total of 113 points thus far.
The Buffs have been effective on defense so far, but if UCLA can properly employ their 2-quarterback scheme, expect this to be a high scoring affair. The quarterbacks for UCLA are Wilton Speight and true freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson.
While K.D. Nixon and Travon McMillian have become reliable cornerstones of Colorado’s offense, this game can be the ultimate break-out for Laviska Shenault Jr. who will soon be considered one of the premier receivers in the country.
Ultimately, if Colorado plays as well as expected and quarterback Steven Montez can demonstrate his quality as a passer, this will be a great stage to put the Buffs on the map as a top Pac-12 South contender.
The game will start at 7:00 p.m. MST at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado and can also be seen on the Fox Sports Network.