Will Oregon halt the Colorado hype train in Week 4? | College Football Enquirer

Yahoo Sports’ Dan Wetzel and Ross Dellenger, and Sports Illustrated’s Pat Forde hop on the College Football Enquirer to discuss the Pac-12 showdown between No. 19 Colorado and No. 10 Oregon in Eugene on Saturday, and debate if Colorado has a chance to continue its miracle run.

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PAT FORDE: As for this game, oh, Colorado is in trouble. I think they're in big, big trouble. Coming off a double OT rivalry game that ended after midnight, you're going to Eugene. You're playing in the toughest atmosphere in the Pac-12. You're playing a better team. Their strengths go at your weaknesses. Oregon can run the ball. Colorado cannot run the ball. I think this could be a steam rolling that kind of alters the dynamic of the Colorado phenomenon.

ROSS DELLENGER: This game, which I'm going to be there for it. I'm excited. I've never-- I've never been to two Autzen Stadium. Heard it's amazing. And they've got-- they know that Deion is coming to town, undefeated Colorado, big talking and all that stuff. I'm imagining that the Oregon fans will be more than ready to welcome them in with hostility. So given that Travis Hunter is out, given how Colorado played against Colorado State and how Oregon has been playing, yeah, you could see why this is a 20, 21-point spread.

DAN WETZEL: Well, this is-- how about being the 21-point home favorite? And Dan Lanning can walk around all week and be like we're the underdog.

PAT FORDE: Yeah, everybody's coming to see Colorado. They don't care about you.

DAN WETZEL: This is the coach's dream come true in motivation, right?

PAT FORDE: Oh, Coach Prime and the guys are coming. Nobody's talking about-- yeah, a whole thing. And you're the better team.

DAN WETZEL: I watched Deion Sanders post-game thing, and he said, this isn't us. We didn't play well enough against Colorado State. So as much as it looks like they're-- now they did then have-- they did have like a concert in their locker room right after he said that, but you got to celebrate the wins. , Hey you won one game last year. You won three this year. You celebrate your wins.

ROSS DELLENGER: Also, what just awful timing, right? For the Travis Hunter injury. Colorado plays right now, two teams in the top 10 this season, two teams that are currently ranked in the top 10. They're both in the next two weeks. Oregon and-- at Oregon and USC at home, and they won't have Travis Hunter for either, and then what's crazy is the schedule considerably drops off, right? You have at Arizona State, against Stanford, potentially, the two worst teams in the league, and then a bye week. So it's too bad.