Despite losing their first games in Pac-12 play, the Colorado Buffaloes remain confident as they prepare to face Arizona on Saturday.
"We still have a chance to do what our goal is and that's to win the Pac-12, obviously," senior safety Afolabi Laguda said. "I think we're going to come out here and play fast and physical."
Head coach Mike MacIntyre put his team through a light workout on Monday because they got home so late from the game at UCLA (arriving home around 6 a.m. on Sunday). Tuesday was the first physical day of the week.
"I thought they really had a good practice and got after it and were very, very focused," MacIntyre said.
They were also a bit feisty.
"This is a big week for us, so we're just really fighting hard during practice," safety Evan Worthington said. "It's getting physical out there; there were a couple fights today, but it's all part of it."
Quarterback Steven Montez said the Buffs are "really motivated right now," as they seek to end a two-game skid.
"Obviously no one wants to start Pac-12 at 0-2, and you definitely can't start off 0-3," he said. "I think everybody is very excited for this game and we're kind of just waiting on Saturday."
Montez and Worthington were both named to the Pac-12 team of the week by Pro Football Focus. ... On Saturday, the Buffs will wear white helmets and pants and black jerseys. They are 2-0 when wearing that combination, beating Nicholls State in 2015 and Oregon State last year.