Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre usually spends a good chunk of his Monday post-practice media session recapping what he saw on film in the previous game.

This Monday, MacIntyre had no interest in rehashing the Buffaloes' 37-10 loss to Washington.

"I'm not really going to talk about the Washington game," he said. "We're moving on to UCLA."

The Buffs (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) visit the Bruins (2-2, 0-1) on Saturday night. It'll be the first road game of the season for the Buffs, who went 3-2 in true road games a year ago.

A year ago, CU beat the Bruins, 20-10, at Folsom Field. It was a game that got quite chippy, and the teams combined for 25 penalties for 224 yards.

"We just have to play between the whistles," MacIntyre said. "That's something I'll mention to them for sure, but it's definitely going to be a physical game."

Coming off a humbling defeat in the Pac-12 opener, the Buffs may need to lean on their veteran leaders a bit more as they try to regroup. Senior running back Phillip Lindsay said the team has already turned the page.

"We have a great football team, the attitude is great, the attitude is ready," he said. "We're ready to move on. You learn from stuff. Every game you're learning something different about yourself, about your team.

"We're going to always persevere and bounce back. That's what good football teams do."

Cranking up the run


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Prior to last week, the Buffs had won 12 games in a row when rushing for over 100 yards. They finished with 120 against Washington, but needed 43 carries to get there and the run game wasn't very effective in the second half.

Quarterback Steven Montez gained 29 yards on CU's first play of the third quarter. After that, the Buffs had 21 yards on their final 22 carries of the night.

"We have to find a way to get a little bit more explosive, particularly when we got down in the second half and they played a little bit softer coverage and they were trying to keep everything in front of them," co-offensive coordinator Brian Lindgren said. "We were running the ball and hitting 3-4-5-yard gains and we'd like those to be 6-7 and every now and then pop one. That's where we have to keep working at it and keep working on our blocking on the perimeter."

Montez's 29-yard keeper was CU's only run longer than nine yards.

Arizona kickoff set

On Monday, the Pac-12 announced that CU's next home, Oct. 7 against Arizona, will kick off at 6 p.m. MT. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.

The Arizona game will be CU's third consecutive at night, and it'll be the fourth time in the first six games that the Buffs will play on the Pac-12 Network.

Notable

James Stefanou is tied for second in the Pac-12 with seven field goals made, and he's third in accuracy, at 87.5 percent (7-for-8). ... Lindsay is third in the conference in rushing, at 111.5 yards per game. ... Montez is third in the Pac-12 in completion percentage, at 70.3 percent (90-of-128). The single-season CU record is 68.4 percent, by Koy Detmer in 1995. ... Cornerback Isaiah Oliver is tied with Iowa's Josh Jackson for the national lead in passes defended, with nine.

Contact staff writer Brian Howell at howellb@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/BrianHowell33.