Defense prepares for the unknown

Coach Pellum talks on the Colorado offense and how Oregon is preparing.

Oregon comes into their meeting with the Colorado Buffaloes facing a bit of the unknown. Colorado has moved to a potential two quarterback system with their starter Sefo Liufau recovering from a concussion. He may see time on Saturday, but according to Don Pellum, it does not really change the Buffs’ approach.

“Based on the film we have evaluated, they have continued to run the same offense. I don’t think there is a big difference,” said Pellum.

Pellum also held high praise of Colorado despite their record. He says they have come a long way while being a part of the Pac-12.

“Colorado has always done some good things. I think they are doing some really good things now. I think they are moving the ball well, they have some great skill players and they run hard. I think they are doing a very nice job,” said Pellum.

One of those skill players Oregon will have to contend with is Nelson Spruce. To this point in the season, Spruce has already gone over 1000 yards receiving and scored 11 touchdowns. He is one reception away from going over 100 on the season and the Oregon DBs will be seeing a lot of him come Saturday.

“Spruce does a tremendous job of getting open. He finds ways whether it’s man or zone he gets open. I think he’s very crafty, he understands leverage and if that ball is around him, he is going to catch it,” said Pellum.

It’s difficult to hype this game up as Oregon has dominated the Buffaloes since joinging the conference. The last time Colorado came to Autzen, it resulted in a 70-14 blow out. With it being senior day for Oregon, emotions are certain to be high and the Ducks will have to focus on a team that gave UCLA all it could handle.

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