We were surprised at the half-filled student section at last weekend's Utah-Colorado game. I remember years past when the MUSS filled the place, even on a holiday break. Why wouldn't the students cut short their time with family to see their beloved Utes play our hated rival Colorado?
Because it isn't our rival. In fact Colorado is the closest thing we have to an ally in the Pac-12. Colorado's struggles aren't dissimilar to our own.
Buffalo fans would rather be playing Colorado State, because that's what rivalry week is about playing your rivals, not embracing some fabricated animosity.