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Thoughts on the first 3 games this season

Fri Sept 3
Folsom Field
Pac-12 Network
Tune up game for the new QB and new LB's on defense. Will Ed McCaffrey and Dylan McCaffrey pose a threat? Let's hope not. This needs to be a victory of 21+

Sat Sept 11
1:30 pm
CU vs Texas A&M
Top 5 opponent in the Aggies and the game will be played on the big stage with FOX broadcasting the game to an audience that just finished watching Oregon at Ohio State on the same network. If CU were to pull the upset it would be huge for the Buff brand. I expect more eyeballs on this game than any other game CU plays this year. Can the Buffs hang with Jimbo Fisher's talented squad? If the Alamo Bowl vs Texas is any indication, the answer is no. I'd love to see the Buffs perform well and show the country they're for real even if they lose this game.

Sat Sept 18
Folsom Field
Pac-12 Network
CU vs Minnesota
I thought the whole point of scheduling a non-conference game vs a good P5 team was to ensure it would get on ABC/ESPN/ESPN2/FOX/FS1 for national exposure. Oops, it's on Pac-12 Network. Not only that, but the 11am local start means advantage Minnesota since they're an hour ahead so they'll be kicking off at Noon their time. Another oops. The betting line should be pretty close to even for this game but naturally the first 2 weeks will help shape the line so we'll see how that all plays out. The 2019 Gophers would likely beat the Buffs but the 2020 Gophers would probably lose to the Buffs. How good will they be this year? PJ Fleck has brought in pretty good talent so Karl will need to be ready for a tough game a week after taking on Texas A&M. Will the home crowd show up for the 11am start? I'm looking at you, students.

Posted: 07/16/2021 at 6:45PM


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Thoughts on the first 3 games this season -- SamBuff 07/16/2021 6:45PM
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  Let's hope Landman is 100% for that game -- HallelujahBuff 07/17/2021 2:48PM
  A & M has only beat us 3 times -- Believer lite 07/16/2021 8:52PM
  I would argue what happened back in the day … -- BuffsIn2021 07/17/2021 9:26PM
  2-1 would be awesome. Not seeing it but open to being surprised. -- WinningLeadership 07/16/2021 9:00PM
  Yes, A&M will be a very physical game ** -- SamBuff 07/16/2021 8:18PM