BOULDER, Colo. -
The Colorado Buffaloes are counting on the past repeating itself or they will be on the wrong side of history.
To avoid the worst record since the program's inception in 1890, the Buffs will have to upset Utah, which was installed as a three-touchdown favorite Friday at Folsom Field.
The Utes were also a 21-point favorite a year ago when the Buffaloes ended their division title hopes with a 17-14 win at Salt Lake City to end a school-record 23-game road losing streak.
If the Utes (4-7, 2-6 Pac-12) win, the Buffaloes (1-10, 1-7) will go winless at home for the first time since 1920.
The Buffaloes have been outscored by an average of 46-16, and they've lost seven straight since their lone win, 35-34 at Washington State. During that streak, they've allowed an average of more than 50 points.
Kickoff at Folsom Field is set for 1 p.m.
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