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November 4, 2013 at 2:51 PM

First look: Colorado Buffaloes

Quarterback Sefo Liufau #13 of the Colorado Buffaloes throws a pass against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on November 2, 2013 in Pasadena, California. UCLA won 45-23. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Quarterback Sefo Liufau #13 of the Colorado Buffaloes throws a pass against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on November 2, 2013 in Pasadena, California. UCLA won 45-23. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

First glance: Colorado Buffaloes

By the numbers

13: Consecutive Pac-12 losses for Colorado

155: Combined margin of defeat in the Buffaloes’ five Pac-12 losses this season

377.8: Average yards of total offense for Colorado, last in the Pac-12

Game time: 5 p.m. at Husky Stadium

TV: Pac-12 Networks.

Coach: Mike MacIntrye (3-5, first year at Colorado; 19-26 overall, including three seasons at San Jose State).

Record: 3-5, 0-5 Pac-12.

Last game: UCLA, reeling from back-to-back losses to Stanford and Oregon, used a 28-3 second-half surge to pull away from Colorado for a 45-23 victory Saturday at the Rose Bowl.

The series: UW leads 7-5-1.

The early line: Huskies by 28 points.

Key players: True freshman Sefo Liufau, a product of Tacoma’s Bellarmine Prep, took over as Colorado’s starting quarterback three weeks ago and has completed 74 of 114 passes for 826 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions. He won his starting debut against Charleston Southern, 43-10, and Liufau was a productive 25 of 36 for 247 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in his first road start at UCLA. … Receiver Paul Richardson is among the national leaders with 57 catches for 984 yards and eight touchdowns. … True freshman running back Michael Adkins II, who leads CU with 73.8 yards rushing per game, is expected to return from a concussion this week. … Freshman defensive lineman Josh Tupou, cousin of UW lineman Siosifa Tufunga, has 1.5 sacks.

Colorado’s key to success: Much like rebuilding California coming to Husky Stadium two weeks ago, Colorado will need everything to fall just about perfectly for a chance at upsetting UW on Saturday. The Buffaloes, like Cal, could be starting a true freshman at quarterback and running back; their leading tackler, linebacker Addison Gillam, is also a true freshman.

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