On the surface, Utah's job seems so much easier.
Spencer Dinwiddie is done for the season. Colorado seems lost without him, and the Buffaloes can no longer score with the ease or efficiency they did when their best player was healthy.
But those facts should only worry Utah fans.
Heading into Saturday's matchup with Colorado - the third straight road game for the Utes - the Buffaloes will probably play their best offensive game without Dinwiddie. Here are some of the reasons why.
1) Prepration - Like the Utes, Colorado's been idle for a week. When Dinwiddie was hurt, the Buffaloes didn't have as much practice time to adjust to life without him. Give Tad Boyle a week to get ready for any opponent and he's going to be ready. You can bet the Buffaloes will have an offensive scheme in place.