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Colorado safety Evan Worthington feels the Buffs have been more physical in practice this week after the UCLA loss.
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Colorado safety Evan Worthington feels the Buffs have been more physical in practice this week after the UCLA loss.

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.”

Notable

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.

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

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