The Washington State Cougars (2-1) will attempt to begin the season 3-1 for the second straight year when they host the Colorado Buffaloes (0-3) on Saturday.
Saturday's game is also the second straight season the two teams have met in the Pac-12 Conference opener. WSU won 31-27 in Boulder last season. If the Cougars are going to make it two straight against the Buffaloes, they will likely do it with Connor Halliday at quarterback. Halliday started in place of the injured Jeff Tuel last week and saw the majority of practice reps leading up to Saturday as Tuel works his way back from a knee injury.
Colorado is still looking for its first win of the season and the Buffaloes are coming off an embarrassing 69-14 loss to Fresno State. The Buffaloes trailed 48-0 at one point and allowed 665 yards. Colorado has struggled both offensively and defensively this season. They rank 107th in the nation in offensive points per game at 19.7 and 115th in points allowed at 40.3.
Game time/date: Sept. 22, 4 p.m. ET
Location: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Wash.
TV Schedule/Streaming: FX
Odds: WSU favored by 16 points