Oregon plays Colorado in homecoming matchup

The No. 2 Oregon Ducks (7-0, 4-0 in Pac-12 play) host the Colorado Buffaloes (1-6, 1-3) Saturday in a Pac-12 match-up before a homecoming crowd at Autzen Stadium.

KICKOFF: Noon. 

WEATHER: Overcast, high of 59, showers.

BROADCASTS:

  • National television: Pac-12 Networks with Kevin Calabro (play-by-play), Adam Archuleta (analyst) and Yogi Roth (reporter).
  • Local radio: Oregon IMG with Jerry Allen (play-by-play) and Mike Jorgensen (analyst).
  • Satellite radio: Sirius TBA, XM TBA. 

OLYMPIANS SALUTED: Eight 2012 Olympians with state of Oregon ties will be recognized during the game, including gold medal decathlete Ashton Eaton, and track and field athletes Brianne Theisen, Andrew Wheating, Dathan Ritzenheim, Cyrus Hostetler, Rachel Jurkovich and Ciaran O'Lianard.

GAMEDAY HASHTAG: Use #UOCU when posting or following social media about Saturday's game.

WHAT TO WEAR: Fans are encouraged to wear black.

Marsha WeisigerFACULTY RECOGNITION: Professor Marsha Weisiger is the Julie and Rocky Dixon Chair of U.S. Western History in the Department of History.

She recently received the Western History Association’s Hal K. Rothman Award for the best book in western environmental history for her recently published “Dreaming of Sheep in Navaho Country.” The book examines the history of pastoralism on the Navajo Reservation and explores the failure of the New Deal soil conservation program.

QUICK HITS: Oregon and Colorado are tied in their all-time series, which dates to 1949, with eight wins apiece, so the winner of Saturday's game claims bragging rights for the series.

Oregon has scored 30 or more points in 20 straight games - the longest current steak among FBS schools.

Former Ducks and current NFL players Haloti Ngata, Ed Dickson and Dennis Dixon are expected to be at Autzen Saturday, according to a Tweet from assistant athletic director Andy McNamara

In other sports action: 

Oregon cross country travels to Santa Clarita, Calif., for the Pac-12 Championships, hosted by UCLA. The women's race, starting at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, features four of the nation's top 6 teams: No. 3 Oregon, No. 4 Stanford, No. 5 Arizona and No. 6 Washington. The women's race also has No. 21 Colorado, the defending Pac-12 champions, and No. 24 UCLA.

The men's race, at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, features No. 2 Colorado, vying to defend its conference crown against No. 2 Stanford, No. 8 Oregon and No. 15 UCLA. 

The Pac-12 championships will be broadcast on a delayed basis on the Pac-12 Networks: 6 p.m. Nov. 5; 7 p.m. Nov. 6, 11 p.m. Nov. 7 and 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nov. 8.

Oregon volleyball, ranked third in the nation, plays at Colorado at 6 p.m. Friday and at Utah at 10 a.m. Sunday. Friday's match will be televised live by the Pac-12 Oregon TV Network and Sunday's match will be broadcast nationally by the Pac-12 Network.

Oregon, in second place in the Pac-12 and off to its best start ever, beat both Rocky Mountain rivals a month ago at home.

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