The Colorado Buffaloes (1-0, 0-0 Big 12) hit the road this week for its first-ever regular season game in Tempe against the Arizona State Sun Devils (1-0, 0- 0 Pac-10) this Saturday, September 8... Kickoff is set for 8:28 p.m. MDT, with Fox Sports Net set to televise the game nationally; Barry Tompkins (play-byplay), Petros Papadakis (commentary) and Jim Watson (sidelines) will call the action... A sellout crowd in excess of 71,000 is expected for the contest... CU has won its last two road games against Pacific-10 Conference schools, 20-12 against Washington State in Seattle in 2004 and 31-17 at UCLA in 2003... Colorado is 9-2 all-time in the state of Arizona, 8-0 against the University of Arizona and 1-2 in three Fiesta Bowl appearances; CU’s last trip to the Grand Canyon (or Copper) State was in 2001, when the No. 2 Buffaloes dropped a 38-16 decision to No. 3 Oregon in the Fiesta... The Buffaloes will depart at midday Friday for the desert and will have a late afternoon walk-through at ASU Stadium... Colorado opened the year with a 31-28 overtime victory over instate rival Colorado State; in the only Division I-A/FBS overtime game of the weekend, PK Kevin Eberhart tied the game with a 22-yard field goal with 13 seconds left and then won it in the overtime with a make from 35 yards. He was one of several players to shine for the Buffaloes in the opener, which included ILB Jordon Dizon, whose 22 tackles were the most by a Buff in a decade... There are about 2,500 tickets remaining for Colorado’s home opener against Florida State on Sept. 15... CU’s website, www.CUBuffs.com features game day updates and live stats for all games.
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