Can Colorado Upset West Virginia Two Years in a Row?

Stuart WhitehairAnalyst ISeptember 27, 2009

Greetings, Buff fans, from CU at the Game!
Week four of the college football season is now in the books, and the Buffs did not lose! Okay, it's still September, so it may be a bit early to be so cynical, but on a weekend when the rest of the Big 12 went 10-1 (only Texas Tech lost—a 29-28 last minute loss to No. 17 Houston), it's getting harder to be optimistic about what October holds in store.
So, do we fold up our black-and-gold tents and call it a season? Nah.
A year ago, the Buffs were facing a ranked West Virginia squad a week after the Buffs put up a dismal performance against Eastern Washington.
Few gave Colorado much of a chance, but the Buffs pulled off the 17-14 overtime upset.
Can CU do it again? At are this week's "T.I.P.S.":
T - Talent.The Mountaineers get the edge here. Jarrett Brown, Jock Sanders and Noel Devine v. Cody Hawkins, Scotty McKnight, and Rodney Stewart. 'nuff said.
I - Intangibles. The Buffs actually have a few things working for them here ...
P - Preparation/Schedule. Both teams coming off a bye week. Both on the road October 10th. A wash.
S - Statistics. Check out how the numbers -2.33 and 83 work to the Buffs' advantage.
Plus, there are the other weekly features:
West Virginia Trivia- The Mountaineers are actually down 100 spots from a year ago in one important statistical category ...
Archive Game of the Week- A no-brainer here. Colorado v. West Virginia, Sept. 18, 2008.
This Day in History - On October 1, 1994, the Buffs, coming off of the "Miracle at Michigan", had to travel to Austin to play the 16th-ranked Longhorns. It was a memorable shootout.
Despite the win over Wyoming, it's tough to wear the colors right now - but hang in there, Buff fans! The tough times make the good times all the sweeter!
Go Buffs!