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Colorado tries get back on track with long trek to Massachusetts to face Minutemen

  • Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau, right, and teammates wait as time runs out in Colorado State's 31-17 victory over Colorado in an NCAA college football game in Denver on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau, right, and teammates wait as time runs out in Colorado State's 31-17 victory over Colorado in an NCAA college football game in Denver on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Massachusetts head coach Mark Whipple, center, stands with his players during a timeout in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Boston College in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Massachusetts head coach Mark Whipple, center, stands with his players during a timeout in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Boston College in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Massachusetts wide receiver Tajae Sharpe (1) gets the touchdown pass during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Boston College in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Boston College won 30-7. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Massachusetts wide receiver Tajae Sharpe (1) gets the touchdown pass during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Boston College in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Boston College won 30-7. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

Colorado is venturing east after its season opener went south.

Buffalo quarterback Sefo Liufau insists the players have put the baggage from a demoralizing 31-17 loss to Colorado State behind them.

Their focus Saturday will be squarely on Massachusetts, a team that has struggled since moving up to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2012 but stayed with Boston College — for a half, anyway — last weekend.

This will be Colorado's first trip to the northeast since knocking off Army in West Point, New York, nearly 37 years ago. It marks one of the longest road trips in school history.