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What You Need To Know: Buffs vs. Huskies

Nov 20, 2021
Mark Perry has two interceptions for CU this year.

COLORADO BUFFALOES (3-7, 2-5 Pac-12) 
vs. WASHINGTON HUSKIES  (4-6, 3-4)

KICKOFF: 1:10 p.m., Folsom Field (50,183)

TV, RADIO: The game will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks with Roxy Bernstein (play-by-play) and Lincoln Kennedy (color). The radio broadcast will be carried by KOA (850 AM, 94.1 FM) with Voice of the Buffs Mark Johnson and Gary Barnett in the booth and Andy Lindahl on the sidelines. KOA's coverage begins at 11 a.m.. with the pregame show.

ON THE INTERNET: The game can be heard on the internet at CUBuffs.com, and www.850koa.com in the Denver-Boulder metro area. Live statistics will also be available at CUBuffs.com. Both stats and audio are easily accessible via the CUBuffs Mobile App.

THE COACHES: Colorado head coach Karl Dorrell is in his second year at the Buffs' helm. Last year's Pac-12 Coach of the Year, Dorrell is 7-9 at CU and 42-36 overall as a head coach. Washington is led by interim head coach/defensive coordinator Bob Gregory, who took over last week after UW dismissed Jimmy Lake. 

THE SERIES: Washington owns a 12-6-1 all-time record, including a 5-2 edge in Boulder. The Buffaloes won the last meeting, a 20-14 victory at Folsom in 2019 that ended a nine-game UW win streak in the series.

WHAT'S AT STAKE: A victory would give the Buffs at least three conference wins for the third straight season after winning more than two just once in their first eight seasons in the Pac-12. The Huskies need a win to remain in contention for a bowl game and avoid their first losing season since 2009

LAST OUTING: The Buffaloes let a 13-point lead at UCLA slip away and lost 44-20. The Huskies allowed an early 14-point lead to get away and lost to Arizona State, 35-30.

TEAM LEADERS: Colorado quarterback Brendon Lewis has thrown for 1,344 yards and 10 touchdowns this year and just three interceptions. WR Brenden Rice leads CU in with 10 catches for 299 yards and three touchdowns. RB Jarek Broussard has 618 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Defensively, linebacker Nate Landman still leads CU with 71 tackles despite missing the last three games with an injury. Linebacker Quinn Perry and Isaiah Lewis both have 64 tackles; defensive end Carson Wells has 11.5 tackles for loss; and Lewis and Mark Perry each have two interceptions.

For Washington, quarterback Dylan Morris has thrown for 2,071 yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Running back Sean McGrew has 431 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground and wide receiver Jalen McMillan has 33 catches for 422 yards and three TDs.

Defensively, linebacker Jackson Sirmon has 81 tackles to lead UW. The Huskies have recorded 19 sacks, led by three each from D-linemen Faatui Tuitele and Voi Tunuufi. DBs Kyler Gordon and Asa Turner each have two of UW's 10 interceptions.

KEY MATCHUP: Colorado secondary vs. Washington quarterback Morris, who has thrown 10 interceptions. If the Buffs can force Morris into some early mistakes, it will give CU's offense some extra possessions against a stout Huskies defense.

UP NEXT: The Buffs travel to Utah next Friday for their season finale, a 2 p.m. matchup with the Utes (Fox).

Contact: Neill.Woelk@Colorado.edu