A.J. Green complained that he couldn't catch his breath on Saturday - I'd say that was true for all of us. Say what you want, CU's win over Georgia was in dramatic fashion. We've got all the articles you could want...until tomorrow, that is.
Brooks: Beatty, Major Come Up Big In Buffs Win - CUBuffs.com
Just as Georgia appeared ready to parlay a One Dawg Night - that would be A.J. Green's superlative 2010 debut - into a last-minute win, Colorado linebackers B.J. Beatty and Jon Major stepped forward and changed the script. Colorado linebacker Jon Major recovered a Georgia fumble with 1:55 to play Saturday night, enabling the Buffaloes to preserve a 29-27 victory at Folsom Field.
Colorado was led onto the field by the 1990 national championship team. Over 80 players on coaches were on hand for the weekend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Colorado's first national championship in football. Perhaps inspired by the presence of the title team, the 2010 Buffs started the game better than they had any game in the young season. Colorado took the opening kickoff and smartly marched 80 yards in 13 plays.
"Whenever you walk into a stadium — your home stadium — and you see the other team’s colors, it kind of makes you a little more motivated," Hansen said.
The weekend was also marked by a celebration of CU’s 1990 national championship team. The former and current players had several functions together throughout the weekend, and former players spoke to the team in the days leading up to the game.
"For me, you had to win this game," linebacker Jon Major said. "That’s the way I felt. From what those guys did and how they lived, just hearing them talk really had an effect on us."
Linebacker B.J. Beatty added: "They set the standard for any Colorado team that follows them. All those guys are great guys. It definitely motivated us thinking what they did and how they still support us."
After Colorado`s offensive line produced two 100-yard rushers (Brian Lockridge and Rodney Stewart) in a 31-13 victory over Hawaii on Sept. 18, starting right guard Ryan Miller begged the coaching staff to implement a similar strategy throughout the season.
"It`s always nice when you have a game plan to actually come out and follow the game plan," Miller said after the Buffs piled up 252 net yards rushing against the Warriors. "We wanted to really come out and show we could run the ball and that`s what we did. We ran the ball. ..."So next week I think we should come out and run the ball."
...the Buffs opened the game with 10 consecutive running plays, including seven by Lockridge for 21 yards and a 39-yard tone-setter by quarterback Tyler Hansen. "It was great," Lockridge said of a CU attack that included 47 running plays and 20 passing plays. "It goes down to the linemen. If they`re doing well, the whole team is doing well. If we get the running game going it opens up a lot for the pass game, and that`s what we did."
"Is it too much to ask?" " CU At the Game - A CU Football blog by Stuart Whitehair - Buffs win!! Should we attribute credit for the victory to grit, dumb luck ... or divine intervention? ...
Everyone knew what was about to happen. Buff fans were powerless to intervene. Or perhaps not. "Is it too much to ask?" "Is it too much to ask that the Buffs get one turnover?" Brad gave me a wry smile. We both knew the answer: Yes, it was too much to ask. Yet on the very next play, Georgia fumbled. Hysteria reigned in Folsom Field. Pure ecstasy! From the jaws of almost certain defeat, the Buffs were now almost certain victors. A few running plays later, Colorado was victorious, 29-27.
Elsewhere (i.e. After the Jump): CU Tennis and CU Golf are winning and ranking and moving up in the world; LSU is synonymous with bizarre football; and the Big 12 released its round-robin football schedule.
There are at least four known potential members of the Colorado recruiting Class of 2011 who will be in attendance for the game against Georgia.
The most prominent of the four is cornerback Stefan McClure, from Vista, California. McClure...is considered by Rivals to be the 5th-best cornerback prospect in the nation "Any schools I’m taking visits to are in the finals, and I’m considering them pretty hard," said McClure.
Joining McClure in Boulder this weekend is his high school teammate, Alex Kelley. The 6′3, 295-pound offensive lineman is also from Vista, California, and will join McClure along the Colorado sidelines. Kelley is considered a three-star prospect...Kelley’s father is Karry Kelley, who played offensive tackle in Boulder from 1976-79, and was the starting right tackle for the Buffs in Chuck Fairbanks’ first season as head coach.
The two other recruits may not get as much attention as the pair from Vista … because they have already committed. One is a Colorado commit, quarterback Nick Sherry from Petaluma, California. The other is a 5′10″, 182-pound athlete by the name of Ezekiel Bishop.
Big 12 Announces Future Football Schedules - Big 12 Conference - Official Athletic Site - The Big 12 Directors of Athletics have agreed to a scheduling format for future seasons in football. The schedules will go into effect beginning with the 2011 campaign, upon approval by the Conference Board of Directors.
LSU and 'bizarre' synonymous - Dallas Star-Telegram - Winning on a non-timed down thanks to Tennessee's 13 man defensive scheme? You just can't make this stuff up.
Ranked Buffs Open Busy Week In Missouri - CUBuffs.com - The University of Colorado women's golf team, ranked as high as No. 15 in the nation, opens a busy week ahead with a pair of events, both of which are aimed at raising awareness and money for breast cancer.
Hedelund Jensen Wins AFA Invitational Bracket - CUBuffs.com - CU junior Michala Hedelund Jensen won her fourth straight match to win the Delta singles bracket Sunday morning in day three of the Air Force Invitational featuring 10 other schools from across the country.
B.J. Beatty watched the ball roll around on the Folsom Field turf for a split second, and then saw University of Colorado teammate Jon Major pounce on it. "It felt unreal," Beatty said.
"I just kind of went ballistic knowing that that was the game that we wanted. This team fought and deserved that." Major saw it on the ground scooped it up. "What a gift; I was just there to pick it up," he said. "Right place, right time."