The immediate advantage on paper goes to the Bruins, who return most of their production from last season. Junior quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson will begin his second full season under center, while he retains all of his top passing targets, with the exception of tight end Devin Asiasi, who is now with the New England Patriots.
Despite running back Joshua Kelly declaring for the draft, the Bruins should still have a deadly running attack led by Demetric Felton, arguably the top returning talent on the Bruins entire roster.
On the Buffaloes side of the field, it will be more about who is no longer there, than who is on the field. Starting quarterback Stephen Montez is gone to the NFL, as is superstar wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. The Buffaloes have not announced a starting quarterback, but it will likely be senior Sam Noyer, who has 41 career pass attempts.
K.D. Nixon is the top returning player on Colorado’s offense, but considering how different the offense will look, it will take a while for Colorado to get into a rhythm. Six games might not be enough to allow Colorado to hit their stride.