On Friday, the Colorado Buffaloes visit Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon to play a Pac-12 showdown against the No. 13 ranked Oregon Ducks. Colorado fell to 3-2 on the season following its 35-30 loss to Arizona. Three starters missed the game due to injury with the biggest loss wide receiver Laviska Shenault. Tony Brown led the Buffalos in receiving with 141 yards in Shenault’s absence. Penalties hurt Colorado as the Buffaloes were flagged for 85 yards.
Oregon improved to 4-1 with a 17-7 hard fought win over Cal. The Ducks have won four in a row since opening the season with a 27-21 loss to Auburn. Justin Hebert passed for 214 yards and a touchdown late in the game and has now thrown at least one touchdown pass in 33 straight games. Herbert is one of the contenders for the Heisman Trophy.
Steven Montez leads Colorado with 1,463 yards passing, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. The leading rusher is Alex Fontenot with 392 yards and four touchdowns, while Jaren Mangham has 197 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Tony Brown leads all receivers with 442 yards and four TDs. The leading tackler is Nate Landman with 53.
Justin Herbert leads Oregon in passing with 1,341 yards, 15 touchdowns and one interception. C.J. Verdell leads Oregon in rushing with 277 yards and two touchdowns. The leading receiver is Jacob Breeland with 352 yards and five touchdowns. Troy Dye leads all Oregon tacklers with 29.