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Arizona opens as small underdog for Pac-12 road opener at Colorado

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The Arizona Wildcats opened Pac-12 play on Saturday night with a 20-17 home win over UCLA, a game in which true freshman quarterback Grant Gunnell made his first career start.

If Gunnell ends up starting for the Wildcats in their next game, it will be at the helm of an underdog.

Arizona (3-1, 1-0) is listed as a 2-point dog for Saturday’s game at Colorado, per Vegas Insider, its first on the road in Pac-12 play and first outside of Tucson since the Week 0 loss at Hawaii on Aug. 24.

The Wildcats are 7-14 all-time against Colorado but have beaten the Buffaloes in six of their last seven meetings, including three straight at Folsom Field in Boulder. That includes the 2017 meeting when Khalil Tate, forced into action for an injured Brandon Dawkins late in the first quarter, ran for an FBS quarterback-record 327 yards.

Tate missed the UCLA game with hamstring and ankle injuries, and his status for the Colorado game is uncertain.

Colorado (3-1, 1-0) is 1-1 at home this season, beating Nebraska by three and losing in overtime to Air Force.