BOULDER - After a game that Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre called "the most physical of the season" for his young team last Saturday against Southern California, the Buffs will head into Utah’s Rice-Eccles Stadium with a lengthy injury list.
Linebackers Brady Daigh (lower leg) and Addison Gillam (back strain), and wide receiver Devin Ross (concussion) all suffered fairly significant injuries late in the loss to the Trojans. Those setbacks coupled with the lingering ones that have hampered linebacker Woodson Greer (stinger), cornerback Harrison Hunter (concussion), fullback Jordan Murphy (concussion) and safety Parker Orms (stinger) over the past few weeks have left the Buffs hobbling as they attempt to end their season on a high note.
“We played a really physical football game (Saturday),” said MacIntyre. “We had a lot more people beat up coming out of this game than we have any game we’ve played all year . . . but they can’t worry about being sore. They’ve got to push through it. I think we’re doing good now. We still have a couple of guys we have to find out about with the concussion situations but, the rest of the guys are doing pretty good.”
MacIntyre and his team will celebrate the holiday with Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday night then practice one final time on Thursday before flying to Salt Lake City on Friday afternoon for Saturday’s matchup (noon, Pac-12 Network) with the Utes. Both teams are 4-7 overall and 1-7 in conference play.