PASADENA, Calif -- The Pac-12 Conference issued an apology to Colorado and its fans Saturday after airing promos on its early broadcasts that essentially predicted a loss against UCLA before the game was played.

The ads were promoting next week's game at Washington which is scheduled to be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.

"The Buffs look to reverse a two-game losing streak when they take on Washington next Saturday," the ad said.

The problem was the Buffs only had a one-game losing streak at the time the ads were broadcast prior to CU's game at the Rose Bowl against No. 17 UCLA.

Kirk Reynolds, Pac-12 Network vice president of communications, acknowledged the error in an email to the Camera and explained what happened.

"We did make a mistake with the Colorado-Washington promo and have removed it from the air," Reynolds said. "We record multiple options of audio on promos because we have tight turnarounds to promote the telecasts during the busy weekend. We usually run generic promos on Saturday that says "next Saturday..." and then we run more specific promos that run on Sundays. We record audio to capture every scenario for our Sunday promos and unfortunately one of the Sunday versions for the Colorado-Washington game mistakenly aired today. We apologize to the University of Colorado and the fans for the mistake."

18-hour odyssey

Legendary KOA radio play-by-play man and color commentator Larry Zimmer and his wife, Brigitte, were on Frontier flight 403 Friday morning when it arrived at Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport just minutes after a gunman opened fire inside killing one and injuring others.

The plane was directed to an outlying area where it parked for 5½ hours as law enforcement officials tried to investigate the incident and secure the airport.

Brigitte Zimmer said passengers were finally allowed to deplane on the tarmac and were bussed to a different terminal. She said the luggage did not accompany them and Larry Zimmer broadcast Saturday's CU game at the Rose Bowl in the same clothes he put on Friday morning before the couple left their home in Colorado at 6 a.m.

After ground transportation was finally allowed back to the airport, the Zimmers waited several hours in a nightmarish rental car line and then fought Los Angeles-area traffic and eventually arrived at their hotel room 18 hours after leaving their house.

"We were all saying count our blessings that the flight wasn't 15 minutes earlier because we would have been in the terminal," Brigitte Zimmer said.

Powell eclipses 1,000

Running back Christian Powell had perhaps his best overall game of the season Saturday rushing for 97 yards on 22 carries with freshman Michael Adkins out with a concussion.

Powell became the 50th CU player in history to rush for 1,000 yards in his career. He did most of that damage last year as a true freshman. He has now rushed for 376 yards this season. Powell has carried the ball 274 times in his career with just two fumbles.

Gillam closing in on history

Freshman linebacker Addison Gillam recorded six total tackles Saturday to raise his total this season to 80. He needs just three more to pass Jordon Dizon for the most tackles in a season by a true freshman and six more to set a new freshman record for the program. Matt Russell set the record at 85 as a redshirt freshman in 1993.

Notable

Cornerback Kenneth Crawley was listed on the CU injury report as having suffered a sprained ankle during practice last week. He did not make a tackle in the game.

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