Buffs to face "best opponent to date"

The Georgia Bulldogs might be struggling in the early going this season with some new defensive coaches and a new scheme, but the Colorado offense still has its work cut out this week. Get inside for more.

For the first time this season, Colorado is expected to use the same five starting offensive linemen in consecutive games. Offensive line coach Denver Johnson said he has no plans for changes after the Buffs produced 31 second-half points and 252 rushing yards against Hawaii a week ago.

However, Johnson does have his concerns about facing the Georgia defense, especially considering how hungry for a win the Bulldogs will be. Georgia comes to Boulder with a three-game losing streak.

"Height, weight and speed, all the tangible things. They've got plenty of it," Johnson said. "We're going to have to bring our A-game to match up with them."

Georgia ranks 30th in the nation in rushing defense allowing an average of just under three yards per carry and 109 yards a game. The Bulldogs are 59th against the pass and 32nd in total defense. They are allowing 20 points a game.

"They're not very far away from being a very good football team," Johnson said. "They're 0-and-3 (1-3 actually) but probably could have won any of those games. They very well may be the best team that we've played to this point in time.

"I think we made Cal look a little bit better than what they are. Not to take anything away from them, but I think Georgia is going to be the best football team we've played to date."


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