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Oct 21, 2011 8:45 PM by Jordan Mason

Oregon might not have 2 biggest stars at Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Ninth-ranked Oregon's top two offensive threats might not play this weekend. That would normally cause the Colorado Buffaloes to exult or at least exhale.

Nowadays, though, they can hardly muster smiles through so many grimaces.

The Buffaloes (1-6, 0-3 Pac-12) are so banged up they'll be without more than a dozen players Saturday, so it might not matter who's taking snaps or hand-offs for the Ducks (5-1, 3-0) when they visit Folsom Field.

The Ducks are more than four-touchdown favorites even if they don't have quarterback Darron Thomas (sprained knee) or running back LaMichael James (dislocated elbow), the nation's leading rusher, to drive Oregon's fast-paced offense.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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