CAL AT COLORADO
RECORDS: Cal 1-9, 0-7 Pac-12. Colorado 3-6, 0-6.
KICKOFF: 2:30 p.m. PST, Folsom Field, Boulder, Colo.
TV: Pac-12 Networks.
SERIES HISTORY: Cal leads 4-2. The Bears won 36-33 in overtime at Boulder two seasons ago, but the game was a previously scheduled nonconference matchup. This is their first meeting in a Pac-12 game.
STORYLINES: The only two remaining teams without a conference victory clash in a matchup of Sonny Dykes and Mike MacIntyre -- both candidates for the Cal coaching job last November. ... This marks the second time the programs have met with first-year coaches. Joe Kapp and Cal beat Colorado and Bill McCartney 31-17 at Boulder in the 1982 opener. ... The game also features a pair of true freshman quarterbacks in Cal's Jared Goff and CU's Sefo Liufau. ... The Bears are hoping to snap losing streaks of eight games overall, 12 Pac-12 games and 14 vs. FBS foes. ... Cal and CU have a combined record of 1-15 against FBS teams.
INJURY UPDATE: Cal -- RB Daniel Lasco (shoulder), LB Hardy Nickerson (foot) and CB Isaac Lapite (knee) are out; LB Khairi Fortt (biceps) and RB Darren Ervin (shoulder) are probable. Colorado -- Saf Parker Orms (neck) and OLB Woodson Greer (neck) are questionable.
MATCHUP TO WATCH: Cal cornerbacks vs. Colorado WR Paul Richardson. After missing last season with a knee injury, Richardson is the Buffaloes' best chance to beat the Bears. He has 60 receptions for 1,061 yards and nine touchdowns. Two years ago, Richardson had a breakout game against Cal, catching 11 passes for 284 yards, including TDs of 66 and 78 yards. His 20 career TD receptions have averaged 41.8 yards.
STATS THAT MATTER: Cal has missed 59 starts because of injury through 10 games. Colorado has had just one starter (CB Kenneth Crawley) miss one game because of injury. ... Goff needs 359 passing yards to break Pat Barnes' single-season Cal record of 3,499. The Novato native must average 300 yards in Cal's final two games to eclipse the Pac-12 freshman record of 3,740 yards set by UCLA's Brett Hundley last season. ... While Cal ranks 121st nationally in points allowed (44.7) and CU is 117th (40.4), the Buffaloes actually are giving up more in Pac-12 games (50.5 to 45.9).
-- JEFF FARAUDO