Colorado (4-7, 1-7) at UTAH (4-7, 1-7)

Saturday, noon MST

Rice-Eccles Stadium (45,017)


TV: Pac-12 Networks

Radio: 700 AM

Weather: Sunny with temperatures in the high 40s.

The Stakes

For Colorado ... The Buffaloes are looking to cap Mike MacIntyre’s first season at the helm with their first road win of the year.

For Utah ... The reeling Utes need a win to avoid their first six-game skid since 2002 when Ron McBride was fired at season’s end.

The Trends

For Colorado ... The Buffaloes have scored 70 points over their past two games — a win over Cal and a loss to USC — as the offense has started to click.

For Utah ... The Utes haven’t beaten the Buffaloes in Salt Lake City since 1962. However, the lone meeting in Utah after that was a 17-14 setback in 2011.

Who will win?

Colorado will win if ... The Buffaloes are able to throw the ball effectively and avoid interceptions — the Utes have just two picks on the season.

Utah will win if ... The Utes can put the disappointment of a second consecutive losing season behind them and finish on a strong note.

Player to Watch

PAUL RICHARDSON, Colorado: The junior receiver is second in the Pac-12 in both receptions (7.2) and receiving yards per game (117.2).

Key Matchup

Colorado’s offense vs. Utah’s defense: The Buffs bring the Pac-12’s lowest-ranked total offense (374.4 ypg) to town. Can the Utes keep them down?

Injury Report

Colorado: According to CU’s official press release, linebackers Brady Daigh (lower leg) and Addison Gillam (back strain) suffered fairly significant injuries in last week’s loss to USC, as did receiver Devin Ross (concussion). Linebacker Woodson Greer (stinger), cornerback Harrison Hunter (concussion), fullback Jordan Murphy (concussion) and safety Parker Orms (stinger) have lingering injuries.

Utah: The status of linebacker Jared Norris and cornerback Davion Orphey is uncertain. Both missed last week with undisclosed injuries. Norris, who hasn’t played since the ASU game on Nov. 9, isn’t on this week’s depth chart.