OK, here's what I've heard first of all:
* Look for Bad Thad Washington to get some PT. He's VERY physical, and I wouldn't even be surprised to see the Buffs go with a 4-4 defense (Billingsley out). Dawn, Dizon, Bad Thad and Iwuh are a pretty damn good group of LB's.
* Speaking of JJ "Dynomite" Billingsley, look for him to be done for the year to try to get a medical redshirt.
* Klopfenstein is going to (finally) get more opportunities. He's our best reciever, so it's baffling why we haven't ran more plays for him. I think this is the week Watson removes his head from his ass.
* Purify probably won't play (IMO). This one is just gut feeling, but I do'nt think the team is too confident either. We're gonna see a lot of Vickers and Jolly, two VERY physical backs. Occasionally, we're ognna then throw Hugh Charles (all 5'7" of him) in there to go for hte opposite feel in the running attack.
OK, now my thoughts. Everyone here keeps mentioning CU's defense. Saying how we're in trouble there. We held Mizzou to 17 points, and even if you bring up the 3 missed FG's, most of those opportunities were because of hte offense's inability to move, sack up and possibly breathe. The UNT game we gave up a LOT of yardage, but that game was a shootout. Am I willing to remove it from my memory completely? Hell no, it was a wake-up call. We held Brad Smith to less than 300 total yards. If anything, we should be worried about our pass D. Considering OSU has thrown the ball 41 times this year (YEAR! They're the new Nebraska!), I'm not too concerned (hence the 4-4).
Our offense on the other hand...........wow. IF Watson removes his head from his ass (big if) and we return to the multi-faceted attacks of 2001-2002, we're scary. We have RB depth, why not show it off? Let Purify get a breather occasionally. We have LOTS of WR's (not sure any of them are good yet), why not spread it out.
Logically, we have no shot. That said, it's gonna be 70 degrees tomorrow at gametime and Folsum will be rocking. It's homecoming. It's ABC. John Hessler is leading the parade tonight. The campus is AMPED. This atmosphere is rivaling the CSU lead-up right now. Add to the fact that OSU seems to be more concerned with the OU-UT game this week and it could be a disaster. OSU has four VERY tough games coming up (I believe OU, UT, Mizzou and someone else).
Long story short? CU 13, OSU 10.