Colorado quarterback Steven Montez throws a TD pass to Chris Bounds Saturday against Arizona.
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Colorado quarterback Steven Montez throws a TD pass to Chris Bounds Saturday against Arizona.

When the Buffs (3-3, 0-3 Pac-12) visit Oregon State (1-5, 0-3) on Saturday, it’ll be the 10th career start for quarterback Steven Montez, and the first time he will face a team he’s seen before.

Montez led the Buffs to a 47-6 win on Oct. 1, 2016, in Boulder.

“I already studied them last year, but this is a whole other year, whole new week, so I’m going to take it like it’s a clean slate and just re-study them and get a good understanding of what they do on defense,” he said.

CU-WSU game time set

On Monday, the Pac-12 announced that the CU at Washington State game on Oct. 21 will be slated for an 8:45 p.m. (MT) kickoff at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash.

The game will be broadcast on ESPN. It’ll be CU’s second appearance on the ESPN networks, having been on ESPN2 for its Sept. 30 game at UCLA.

Pac-12 weekly awards

Arizona Wildcats quarterback Khalil Tate was named the Pac-12 offensive player of the week for his sensational game against the Buffs.

Stanford’s Justin Reid was named defensive player of the week, and Washington State kicker Erik Powell the special teams player of the week.

Reid had seven tackles, a game-changing tackle for loss and a game-clinching interception in Stanford’s 23-20 win at Utah.

Powell was honored for the second week in a row after going 4-for-4 on field goals and 3-for-3 on extra points. He had a career-best 52-yard field goal.


The Buffs played the Arizona game without backup nose tackle Lyle Tuiloma, and then lost starter Javier Edwards to an injury in the third quarter. Coach Mike MacIntyre was predictably evasive when asked about the health of his two nose tackles. “We’ll see Saturday when we line up,” he said. Junior Jase Franke, who can play any spot on the defensive line, had a career-high 41 snaps against Arizona. … Left tackle Jeromy Irwin and left guard Gerrad Kough both received their best grade of the season in the Arizona. The Buffs did much of their running to the left side behind the two seniors and finished with 300 yards on the ground as a team.

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