The Washington State Cougars open their Pac-12 schedule when the Colorado Buffaloes visit Pullman on Saturday. The Buffaloes are looking for their first win of the season after stumbling to an 0-3 start. The Cougars will try to get to 3-1 for the second straight year.
Connor Halliday is expected to get the start for WSU, as Jeff Tuel appears to still be recovering from a knee injury suffered against Eastern Washington. The Buffaloes will likely start Jordan Webb, with Connor Wood coming in as well.
These two teams met last year in Boulder, when the Cougars came back from ten down in fourth quarter to win. Marquess Wilson caught the game-winning pass from Marshall Lobbestael to put the Cougs on top, and the WSU defense forced a fumble to effectively end the game.
The Buffaloes lead the all-time series, 4-3. They last made a visit to the Pacific Northwest to play the Cougars in 2004, when Colorado beat WSU at what is now called CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
Game Time, TV Schedule: 1 p.m. PT, FX
Spread: WSU favored by 20.
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