Colorado vs Arizona: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

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Colorado vs Arizona: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More
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The Arizona Wildcats are preparing to host the Colorado Buffaloes in a Pac-12 showdown that still has meaning for one of these teams. The other has to believe their new conference is regretting the decision to add them to their ranks.

Colorado (1-8) is looking for ways to improve their team for next season. They are one of the worst teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and their loss to Sacramento State presents doubt on their ability to compete with Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams; the Hornets (6-4) are in fifth place in the Big Sky Conference.

Arizona (5-4) is yet to decide what kind of football team they are. They've posted big wins over Oklahoma State and Washington and were a few poor coaching decisions away from toppling Oregon State and Stanford.

The Wildcats followed up their close, high-scoring win over USC by getting blown out by UCLA. 

Consistency hasn't been a strong suit for several Pac-12 teams this season and the conference has shown that anything can happen on any given Saturday...or Thursday or Friday.

 

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When: Sat, Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m. ET

Where: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ

Watch: FX

Radio: Free Football Radio

 

Betting Line (via OddsShark)

Over/Under: Of, Spread: Off

While I said the conference is an anything-can-happen group, I don't believe that extends to Colorado upsetting the Wildcats. The odds-makers tend to agree, as this game isn't currently available on any of the major lines.

 

Injury Report (via USA Today)

Arizona

 

 

 

Player

 Pos.

Injury

Status

Jon Major

LB

Elbow

Questionable

Justin Solis

DL

Neck

Questionable

Parker Orms

DB

Concussion

Questionable

Gus Handler

OL

Knee

Out

Colorado

 

 

 

Player

 

Injury

Status

Taimi Tutogi

FB

Neck

Questionable

Kirifi Taula

DL

Shoulder

Questionable

Terrence Miller

TE

Shoulder

Questionable

Dominique Austin

DL

Foot

Out

 

BCS/Top-25 Implications

A week ago, Arizona looked like a team that could make a run at winning the Pac-12 South. The team is technically still available but the odds of them having a shot at a Rose Bowl are about as good as Colorado's chances of winning this game. 

The Wildcats are playing for a bowl game, but it will be one played in December.

 

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Colorado Player to Watch: Parker Orms, Safety

Colorado's junior safety is part of a struggling secondary that is full of youth. The issue is much of that youth isn't taking their jobs seriously.

Orms is one of several upperclassmen that are challenging the youngsters to spend more time studying film and preparing for their opposition.

Guys have to start taking it more seriously if we're going to compete in this conference.

We go over the game plan all week long and we get the (play)book, and if guys aren't in the book enough, that's going to show. Some guys don't. We just have to be better as a team.

It's not one guy. It's all of us messing up. We've got to fix that some way.

The lines have been drawn for the younger players but Orms needs to elevate his play as well. This defense could be improved in 2013 but it starts now with Orms' ability to help lead his unit.

 

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Arizona Player to Watch: Matt Scott, QB

Arizona has a top 30 offense, scoring just under 36 points per game. The unit is led by senior quarterback Matt Scott, who has to be licking his chops at a chance to face the team that is dead-last in scoring defense and 123rd out of 124 in passing yards allowed.

The team will give Scott every opportunity to score and pad his season stats. He needs 152 yards to surpass the 3,000 yard mark on the year and will likely get it in the first quarter.

Arizona won't want to short-change their seniors too much in this game, but they do have younger skilled players that are lacking in experience. B.J. Denker is likely to get at least the final quarter, if not more, so the junior has a bit more experience heading into offseason workouts.

 

Prediction: Arizona 59, Colorado 10

Arizona will have plenty of opportunities to work on game situations and play some of their younger players. Colorado is playing for next season so the Wildcats might as well do a bit of the same.

 

Darin Pike is a writer for Bleacher Report's Breaking News Team and a Featured Columnist covering the NFL and the Seattle Seahawks.

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