BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 11: Head coach Jon Embree of the Colorado Buffaloes reacts as he leads his team against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Folsom Field on October 11, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
To avoid the worst record since the program's inception in 1890, the Buffs will have to upset Utah, which was installed as a three-touchdown favorite Friday at Folsom Field.
The Utes were also a 21-point favorite a year ago when the Buffaloes ended their division title hopes with a 17-14 win at Salt Lake City to end a school-record 23-game road losing streak.
If the Utes (4-7, 2-6 Pac-12) win, the Buffaloes (1-10, 1-7) will go winless at home for the first time since 1920.
The Buffaloes have been outscored by an average of 46-16, and they've lost seven straight since their lone win, 35-34 at Washington State. During that streak, they've allowed an average of more than 50 points.
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