How do you catch the game Washington football at Colorado

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SANTA CLARA, CA – DECEMBER 02: Head coach Chris Petersen of the Washington Huskies is awarded the Pac-12 Championship game trophy after they beat the Colorado Buffaloes at Levi’s Stadium on December 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA – DECEMBER 02: Head coach Chris Petersen of the Washington Huskies is awarded the Pac-12 Championship game trophy after they beat the Colorado Buffaloes at Levi’s Stadium on December 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

The Washington Football team begins the Pac-12 schedule undefeated. Now, they must travel and face the 3-0 Colorado Buffalo. Here’s how to catch the game today, September 23, 2017

The 3-0 Washington Football team continues to win, but managed to fall back to seventh place nationally anyways. Heading into week four of the 2017 season, the Huskies sit sixth in the USA poll, and seventh in the AP poll. Oklahoma State rose three places in the rankings last week to take over the sixth spot.  But the Washington Football team continues to trail USC in both the AP and Coaches poll. For the first time, that could change today. You see, the Washington Huskies face a very solid Colorado Buffalo team in Colorado.  Despite entering as an unranked opponent, Colorado is a very good team and a true test for Washington. Should the Huskies emerge the victor, they will earn some respect nationally.

It always sounds so simple. Suit up. Win. Move on to the next opponent.   But this weekend, the Washington Football team faces an opponent with their own “eye on the prize”.  The Colorado Buffalo seek a Pac-12 championship as well. And they know the first step to earning one is to defeat the team responsible for denying them a year ago: the Washington Huskies.

Colorado is motivated, and has the home field advantage. But in the eyes of national sportswriters, Washington is the better team.  Today, all speculation is put aside. Today, the teams find out.

The first test for the Huskies

Though unranked, the Buffalo have some playmakers. The top talent on the team is running back Phillip Lindsay. He has already rushed for 378 yards on 71 carries. In perspective, that is comparable to the entire Washington running game on 20  fewer carries. You can expect to see plenty of him today.

Colorado’s passing game is by committee, and are led by quarterback Steven Montez.  So far, the Buffalo have three receivers over 200 yards in Shay Fields, Bryce Bobo, and Devin Ross. If you include Jay MacIntyre, you account for all six touchdowns through the Colorado passing game.

Colorado’s defense has been a mixed bag so far. While they have been stout on the scoreboard, only allowing 27 points in three games, opponents have moved the ball well. Colorado State passed for over 300 yards. Texas State found nearly 300 yards of offense. And Northern Colorado passed for over 200 yards.  Washington will be able to move the ball against the Buffalo defense.

Can Washington defense win game four wounded?

In three weeks of non-conference football, the Washington Football team had gone relatively unscathed in the injury department. But this week the dam broke, and the team limps into Colorado without surprising star cornerback Byron Murphy or running back Lavon Coleman.

But the team has a front seven intact. And as long as they win the line of scrimmage, the defensive backfield will have opportunities to make plays.

The Washington defense comes in second in the Pac-12 after three weeks. Second in rushing defense,  pass defense, and scoring defense.  So far, the Huskies defense has been a strength of the team.

On top of that, the Huskies lead the conference in turnover margin. Heading into week four, Washington is a +4 in turnovers.  Last season, Colorado made numerous mistakes to aid the Huskies win the game. That could play a hand in the outcome today as well.

Hey Dante can break the NCAA punt return record.

Wide receiver Dante Pettis has three punt returns for touchdowns in three consecutive games this year. That is good enough for a new Pac-12 record of seven punt returns for touchdowns. And now, he is just one away from the NCAA record of eight. Last season, Colorado was the worst team in the Pac-12 conference in punt coverage. Could this be the weekend for an NCAA record to be broken?  Stay tuned and find out.

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Two players who could surprise today are the tight end duo of  Will Dissly and Hunter Bryant. Dissly had a huge two touchdown performance against Montana, and Bryant put up nearly 100 yards the following week. You can bet the tight end position will be very active today in the Huskies passing game.

Keys to the game for Washington

The Washington Football team has found consistancy. Now, the team must win the battle of intensity  The Huskies step foot onto a hostile field with the crowd clearly against them. They must score quickly and decidedly to take the crowd out of the game early. To do that, the offense must move the chains .

That is no tall order The team has not been winning the battle of the clock. Now, the team must find a ground and pound game to do so. Is Myles Gaskin up to the challenge? Can the Huskies surprise the Pac-12 with a huge game from Salvon Ahmed? Today we discover the answers.

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Offensively, it would be nice to see one skill player take over a game. Wide receiver Dante Pettis gets close, doesn’t he?  He had a huge four touchdown performance last week against the Fresno State Bulldogs. Jake Browning just keeps on throwing touchdowns. After setting the school record for 17 consecutive games with a TD pass, he can break his own record with a touchdown pass this week.

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Defensively, the Huskies win or lose this game in the line of scrimmage.  Colorado loves to pound the ball and they will try awfully hard to do just thiat this week.  The Huskies, behind defensive tackles Greg Gaines and Vita Vea, must play their best to confound and disrupt that running game.

Don’t discount the Buffalo to take to the skies to test the Huskies pass defense either. While QB Montez will throw an interception, he has a healthy stable of receivers who, given enough time, could cause problems for Washington.

Keys to the game for Colorado

Colorado has all the dominoes fall their way for week four. A top ten opponent at home, plenty of motivation, and the opponent is limping in. Now, Colorado discovers the meaning of an old adage:


Offensively, the Buffalo need to keep the Huskies defense off-balance. That means pass on first down, run on third and long.  To win, they cannot “outmuscle” this Washington team.  Like Rutgers did in week one, they must abandon what was, and try to turn this game into a shootout early. If they can find an aerial assault with spread formations early, they have a solid chance.

Defensively, Colorado cannot win if they play from behind. Their defense simply does not have the horses to do so. But, if they get an early lead, they can be effective with a bend but don’t break version which has worked well so far.


I called this game 28-21 three months prior to the season. While the nation believes the Huskies to be a strong favorite, I am cautious.

This is a grudge match, a game with opponents all too familiar with one another. Forget the predicted score, none of that matters when the teams take the field.  This is for Pac-12 pride, and that means it will be a football game worth seeing.

Colorado is the first TEST for this Washington team, but they will not be their last.

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Washington must get a solid game from their leaders today. That means Dante Pettis, Jake Browning, Myles Gaskin will show up on the scoreboard. It means the defense will be led by Vita Vea, Greg Gaines, and Azeem Victor.

This is going to be a good game.

Washington-Colorado game time, details:

Date: Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. PT
Location: Folsum Field, Boulder, Colorado

What TV channel is Washington-Colorado on?
The Washington versus Colorado game is televised via FS1: Fox Sports 1

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How can I watch Washington-Colorado game online?
The Washington versus Colorado game will stream on by cable or satellite subscription.

Will the Washington-Colorado game be broadcast via the radio?
The Washington versus Colorado game will make the radio on either 1000 KOMO-AM or 97.7 KOMO-FM in the Seattle area, or on the Sirius Satellite Radio channel 145, XM channel 197 and SiriusXM channel 959.  The game’s radio broadcast can also be streamed online via the Washington IMG Sports radio.