Colorado at No. 15 Washington State
Colorado (4-3, 1-3 Pac-12) at No. 15 Washington State (6-1, 3-1), Saturday, 10:45 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Washington State by 10 ½.
Series record: Colorado leads 6-4.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Colorado seeks to retain the momentum from its first league win and continue its quest for a bowl game. Washington State looks to rebound from a 37-3 loss at California, its first of the season, and continue its best start since the 2003 campaign.
Colorado defense against the nation’s third-best passing attack. The Buffaloes are allowing 35.5 points per game in league play. Cougars QB Luke Falk is coming off his worst game of the season, with five interceptions.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Colorado: RB Phillip Lindsay is five yards short of 1,000 yards rushing for the season, and gained 281 yards and 185 yards in his past two games.
Washington State: Falk needs just 422 passing yards to become the leading passer in Pac-12 history, breaking the mark of 13,600 held by Oregon State’s Sean Mannion.
FACTS & FIGURES
Cougars leading receiver Tavares Martin Jr., who has seven touchdown receptions, is suspended from this game for a violation of team rules ... Colorado gave up 33 points to slumping Oregon State, but still beat the Beavers last week ... Colorado’s all-time football record is 699-497-36 ... Washington State coach Mike Leach is 35-35 in his sixth season ... The Cougars have 16 Pac-12 wins the past three seasons, trailing just Stanford (18) and Southern California (17) ... Cougars DL Hercules Mata’afa leads all active Pac-12 players with 36.5 tackles-for-loss and 18.5 career sacks ... Cody O’Connell and Mata’afa were named to AP midseason All-America first team.