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Colorado Game Summaries
Colorado - 31
Hawaii - 21
The Buffs bring home the first brick of the new era! Hawaii returned the opening kick-off for a touchdown and scored on their first play from scrimmage to take an early 14-0 lead. However, Colorado's defense stiffened and did not allow another point (Hawaii scored on a pick-6) as Hawaii was just 1-6 on third downs. Rodney Stewart rushed for 125 yards and Tony Jones tacked on another 63 yards. Tyler Hansen's timely passing helped keep the chains moving as the Buffs dominated time of possession while converting 8-13 tries on third down.
Colorado was idle this week and spent the weekend popping in random parties on The Hill.
Colorado - 17
Colorado State - 7
It was a hard fought defensive battle through the first three quarters with Colorado holding a 7-0 lead for most of the game. The Buffs tacked on field goal to bring their lead to 10 points. CSU responded with a touchdown on their next drive, but late in the 4th quarter Doak Walker watch-list candidate Rodney Stewart plowed through a Ram defender and scampered 40-yards for a score to put the game out of reach.
Colorado - 31
Army - 6
Colorado improves to 3-0 for the first time since 2008 in solid, yet unspectacular fashion. Rodney Stewart rushed for 154 yards and 2 TDs and the Buffs played 3 quarterbacks during the game due to injuries. Army's lone score came after a interception was returned to the 1 yard-line as they managed just 204 yards of total offense. Tyler Hansen suffered a sprained ankle and may miss Colorado's PAC-12 debut when the Buffs host Washington State next weekend.
Colorado - 16
Washington State - 14
Colorado walks away with their first ever PAC-12 win despite sloppy and an injury to Rodney Stewart. The Buffs only touchdown came via Anthony Perkins pick-6 in the first quarter while the rest of the scoring belonged to kicker Justin Castor who was 3/5 on field goal attempts. Washington state scored on a long bomb in the first half when sophomore cornerback Jared Bell apparently had a seizure and stopped moving allowing his guy to run free down the field. In the fourth quarter the Buffaloes defense recovered a fumble on 4th and goal from the 1 yard line only to lose a fumble two plays later to set up the Cougars second score to pull within 2 with 4:17 left on the clock. The running attack and short passing game were able to run out the remainder of the clock and preserve the win. The Buffs need to hit the practice field if they expect to make some noise in the PAC-12 South and face a true test next week as they travel to Stanford.
Colorado - 21
Stanford - 13
Colorado comes away with a hard-fought win over #6 Stanford in Palo Alto. In a largely defensive battle, Rodney Stewart was able to rip off 2 long TD runs of 36 yards and 80 yards as the Buffs were able to convert touchdowns instead of field goals that proved to be the difference between the two teams. Stewart ended the day with 176 yards and 3 TDs. Colorado was also able to stay out of the mistake category committing no turnovers while forcing two interceptions from Andrew Luck who finished 10-23 with 2 INTs and no TDs. Tyler Hansen completed 11 of 16 passes for an efficient 229 yards and sophomore receiver Paul Richardson accounted for 140 of those yards on the receiving end. Both quarterbacks numbers could have been higher however there were a number of passes dropped for both teams. Colorado improves to 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in conference play.
Colorado - 20
Washington - 10
Colorado pulls out another tight defensive game with a big win in Seattle against the Huskies. Colorado lost star running back Rodney Stewart for the game on the first play from scrimmage and also lost senior quarterback Tyler Hanson in the first quarter. The first score of the game came after Will Pericak returned a fumble down inside the Washington 10-yard line. Tony Jones was able to punch in the TD, but Washington came right back and scored on their next possession on a long pass to TE Michael Hartvigson. The Buffs tacked on a field goal in the closing minutes of the 1st half as kicker Justin Castor went 2-4 on the day. After trading field goals in the 3rd quarter, Colorado was finally able to put together a sustained drive and punched in a touchdown with 1:48 left to seal the deal. Colorado is now 6-0 on the season and off to a 3-0 start in their PAC-12 debut.
Colorado - 10
Oregon - 21
In a game that was even more tightly contested than the score would indicate, the Ducks hand the Buffs their first loss of the season. Big plays killed the Buffaloes who played decent defense for most of the game except for allowing touchdown passes of 43 yds, and 59 yds. Colorado's offense was able to move the ball in the middle of the field, but repeatedly stalled as they approached the red zone leading to their lowest scoring total of the season. The Buffs miss out on a sweep of the North division and their undefeated record comes to an end.
Colorado - 24
Arizona State - 28
The Buffaloes came out flat following a heart-breaking loss to Oregon the week before and drop their second straight game. Colorado held a tenuous lead through out most of the game until ASU scored 15 unanswered points in the 4th quarter to pull out the home win. Colorado had an uncharacteristic 4 turnovers in the game which were all Tyler Hansen interceptions. Rodney Stewart was largely ineffective against the stout ASU run defense until he left with bruised ribs in the 2nd quarter, but Tony Jones and Brian Lockridge couldn't get it going either. Brock Osweiler shredded the Buffs secondary in the 4th quarter after throwing 3 ints in the first half and ended up with 416 yards and 3 TDs on the day. This drops Colorado to 6-2 (3-2).
Colorado - 38
USC - 14
The Buffaloes offense finally breaks out of its shell with big plays to lead Colorado to a big win at home against a tough USC squad. Rodney "Speedy" Stewart had his best game of the season racking up 222 yards rushing with TD runs of 2, 44, 53 and 82 yards and added a 79 yard TD scamper on a screen pass from Tyler Hansen. USC moved the ball with ease piling up 411 yards of total offense and dominating time of possession, but the Men of Troy had a fumble and a few timely sacks get in the way of possible scoring opportunities. This big win moves the Buffaloes back to into a 3-way tie at the top of the division and gives them the opportunity to control their destiny in PAC-12 South. With 3 very tough games ahead, if Colorado wins out they will earn a spot in the inaugural PAC-12 championship game.
Safe to say I'm out of the Pac 12 title game. Lost to UA and CU, both of which are tied with me. My O line didn't get off the bus today.
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