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Monday CU Buff Bites - Colorado Can't Keep Losing

Mostly because it makes baby jesus cry, but also because losing sucks.  But first, the BCS rankings are out:

Colorado_medium2010 NCAA College Football Polls and Rankings for Week 8 - ESPN - It's the Big-O Bowl atop the BCS Rankings: Oklahoma and Oregon are 1 and 2, and are followed by Boise St, Auburn, and TCU.

Colorado_mediumBrooks: Bears’ Griffin All That – And So Much More -

But it was Griffin, the Big 12 Conference's total offense leader with a 329-yard average, who made play after play after play against the Buffs. He accounted for 371 yards, a passing touchdown and a two-point conversion run. "He's an athlete . . . he's everything you hear about," CU linebacker B.J. Beatty said. Added fellow 'backer Mike Sipili: "He's got legs . . . he's a sprinter." At the Bears 32-yard line with 13 seconds left, Hansen hit tight end Ryan Deehan for 12 yards to the 19 - leaving five seconds and only time for end zone shot to Clemons. Hansen said Clemons told him, "'Hey, give me a chance, I'm going to go get it' . . . I had a feeling and a confidence in him that he would go up and make that play. He almost did."

Colorado_mediumAnalysis: Same old problems haunting Buffaloes - Buffzone - It's not really an analysis per se, but whatever.

What started as whispers in the crowd early last season, then grew to grumbles, then disenchantment and anger, has now become a Rocky Mountain roar.... The Buffs have reached the midway point of the 2010 football season with as many wins as they claimed all of last season. Bowl hopes remain alive, very much alive when considering the coming competition includes three very winnable home games and a road game against a dreadful Kansas team. Don`t look now, but the Buffs actually rank in the top half of the Football Bowl Subdivision in a major offensive statistical category. While it still struggles on the road, the running game has improved and ranks 57th nationally averaging 155 yards per game.

Colorado_mediumBell steps in to lead Buffs in tackles - Buffzone

True freshman Jered Bell enjoyed the first extensive playing time on defense of his career Saturday for the Colorado football team...

...The CU offense continues its strong performance this season on third downs, converting nine of 15 chances on Saturday. The Buffs came into the game converting 48 percent of third downs and rank among the top-25 offenses in the nation in that area.

Tennis and Cross Country continue to succeed, links after the jump.

Colorado_mediumWoelk: CU officials must perform due diligence - Buffzone
Art Briles won a must-game on the road. Dan Hawkins lost a must-game at home. You do the math.

Colorado_mediumDay Four Complete at ITA Regional -
Senior Abbie Probert and freshman Kristina Schleich won their lone match on the day taking an 8-2 winner for their second win together in three attempts this fall season.

Colorado_mediumTremblay Leads Buffs At Pre-Nats -
CU sophomore Laura Tremblay recorded a runner-up finish at the NCAA Pre-Nationals meet on Saturday afternoon; leading the No. 9 ranked Buffs to a second-place team finish in the ‘white' race. Joe Bosshard was the top male to finish for the No. 4 CU men. He placed seventh overall and the team took third.

Go Buffs!