Kickoff set for 7 p.m. PT Saturday on Fox Sports 1.
No. 7 Huskies (3-0) at Colorado (3-0)
When: 7 p.m. PT (8 p.m. MT) Saturday
Where: Folsom Field / Boulder, Colo.
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Radio: KOMO-AM 1000/FM-97.7
Latest line: Huskies favored by 10.5 points.
UW KEY PLAYERS
QB Jake Browning: 8 TD, 1 INT, 191.6 rating
RB Myles Gaskin: 24 carries, 158 yards, 3 TD
LB Azeem Victor: 6 tackles
S Ezekiel Turner: 15 tackles
CU KEY PLAYERS
QB Steven Montez: 6 TD, 3 INT, 153.4 rating
RB Phillip Lindsay: 378 yards, 3 TDs
LB Drew Lewis: 35 tackles
CB Isaiah Oliver: 6 pass breakups
RUN, RUN, RUN: The Huskies ran for 265 yards against Colorado in the Pac-12 championship game last December, the most rushing yards the Buffaloes allowed in 2016. Colorado, however, has not allowed a rushing touchdown this season and is holding opponents to 2.84 yards per rush. UW’s defense hasn’t allowed a rushing TD through three games, either, and is holding opponents to 2.65 yards per rush. In the Pac-12 title game, the Huskies held Colorado’s Phillip Lindsay to 53 yards on 19 carries. Lindsay ranks third in the Pac-12 this season with 126.0 yards per game.
PRESSURE’S ON: Colorado QB Steven Montez replaced an injured Sefo Liufau early in the Pac-12 title game and led the Buffaloes to its only touchdown drive of the game. The 6-5, 225-pound sophomore is now in his first season as the full-time starter, completing 68 percent of his pases for 858 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions. He also ran for 68 yards on 10 carries against Northern Colorado last week. He has been sacked eight times in three games. UW’s defense has managed just two sacks in two games against FBS opponents this season.
PASSING MARKS: The Huskies’ young secondary has been stellar so far this season, but it hasn’t faced anything like Colorado’s veteran wide receiving corps. The Buffaloes often operate a four-wide receiver offense, and three of those receivers are seniors: 6-2 Bryce Bobo, 5-11 Shay Fields and 5-9 Devin Ross. All three of the seniors have more than 100 career receptions. All four starting receivers, including Jay MacIntyre (the head coach’s son), had a touchdown reception last week in CU’s victory over Northern Colorado.
EXTRA POINTS: The Huskies are expected to be without one of their starting tight ends, Drew Sample, who sat out last week’s game against Fresno State with a lower-leg injury. Starting wide receivers Chico McClatcher and Andre Baccellia, who also sat out last week with unknown injuries, will likely be game-time decisions Saturday night. … Colorado is 3-0 for the first time since 2008. The Buffs haven’t been 4-0 since 1998 — Rick Neuheisel’s final year as head coach before moving on to Washington in 1999. … Colorado has won eight straight home games, its longest streak of wins at Folsom Field since winning 10 in a row from 1993-95.
Prediction: Huskies 34, Colorado 31