Colorado football season at a possible conclusion

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The Pac-12 Conference announced Monday that the Colorado football vs. Oregon game scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 19, is being canceled due to Oregon’s elevation into the Pac-12 Championship game. Oregon replaced Washington as the North Division’s representative in the title game after the Huskies were well below the 53-man scholarship requirement.

For Oregon, its elevation into the Pac-12 title game led the Ducks to earn their second straight conference championship. Oregon defeated USC 31-24 on Friday night at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Meanwhile, for Colorado football, the cancellation of its game against Oregon means that the Buffs will not be playing a game this weekend. The Buffs were originally scheduled to play Oregon in Los Angeles, as the division runner-ups were going to be in the city in case COVID issues arose with either division champion, which, as it turns out, it did.

CU athletic director Rick George issued the following statement Monday afternoon on CU’s third cancelation of the year:

“We are very proud of our football student-athletes’ commitment and resiliency throughout this season,” George said. “Our student-athletes have done all that we have asked of them in following our protocols and procedures to ensure we were able to play every game on our schedule. We are disappointed to have another game canceled. We are not considering any non-conference opponents for this weekend.”

With a lot of bowl games being canceled and the fact that the Colorado athletic department has already stated that it is weighing the pros and cons of participating in one, this may very well be the end of the 2020 Colorado football season. If this is the end, then what a season it was for new head coach Karl Dorrell’s Buffaloes. The future is bright for Colorado football, and the Buffs should be big competitors in the Pac-12 next year.

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