The Colorado football team put an end to one absurd streak the last time it faced Utah. The 2011 Buffs finally overcame a 24-game road-losing streak in Salt Lake City last season to send off 28 seniors with a victory.

This season's young team will try to end several more ugly streaks today when the Utes visit Folsom Field for the first time 51 years.

The Buffaloes haven't scored a touchdown on their home field in the past 150 minutes, 24 seconds dating back to the second quarter of the Oct. 11 game against Arizona State. CU has managed to score just three points at home during that span. They were shut out in the second half against the Sun Devils, shut out in the entire game against Stanford and held to just a field goal last week against Washington.

The Buffs also bring a seven-game losing streak into the game and all of those losses have been blowouts. Most have been uncompetitive in the second half. Another loss today would drop CU to 1-11 this season and would make this the worst season of football since the Buffs' first season in 1890 when they were winless at 0-4.

CU will also say goodbye to eight seniors and three fourth-year juniors in a pregame senior day tribute.

CU has given away tickets to the game in hopes of avoiding an embarrassingly small crowd with students away from campus for the holiday and apathy and anger growing among the rest of the fan base. CU has "distributed" about 41,000 tickets for the game meaning this won't be the first time since the 1980s a crowd of less than 40,000 is announced.


CU is expected to make significant changes to its coaching staff when the season ends, but some of those changes might not be announced until later in December. So today will be the final time this staff as it is currently constituted will be together on the sideline.

The Buffs needed a road win and earned one a year ago and this Utah team finds itself in the same position today, having lost five straight on the road this season. Coach Kyle Whittingham's program won't be going to a bowl game for the first time in a decade.

Both teams hope to run the ball well, but it might be easier for the Utes behind running back John White, who has four-straight 100-yard games and needs 127 yards to reach 1,000 for the second straight season.

CU freshman running back Christian Powell will likely miss the final game of what has been a strong rookie season because of a concussion.

Sophomore quarterback Nick Hirschman is back under center for the Buffs today after missing last week's game with a concussion.

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