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Toney Clemons, who acknowledged what his unit hadn't accomplished in the first two quarters then issued a challenge for what must be done in the last two. "If you don't want to play, don't go back out there,"
"The defense was absolutely stellar . . . they played extremely hard the whole day," Hawkins said.
The Buffs rediscovering their running game was the second half's biggest find. Stewart (22 carries, 106 yards, 2 TDs) and Lockridge (14-109) became the first two CU running backs to go over 100 yards in the same game since Chris Brown (127) and Bobby Purify (174) did it in 2002 against Iowa State.
"I understand why it happens - it's good Karma," McKnight said. "I treat people so well, I'm such a nice guy it just comes back to you at some point. I'm just a decoy on that play . . . the ball just popped up, I said, 'Thanks, bud,' and caught it and scored."
Nothing is easy for these Buffs. That`s not likely to change. But they don`t count style points in the standings. The Buffs took a shot to the chin and survived, and today they`re 2-1 with two weeks to prepare for a home matchup with Georgia.
CU`s two third-quarter scoring drives were as impressive as any the Buffs have put together in the Hawkins era. The first went 80 yards on 14 plays. The second went 60 yards on 10 plays -- with nine of those rushing plays.
Meanwhile, CU fans can only hope to see more of the same from CU`s defense. Two stellar goal-line stands started an afternoon in which the Buffs held Hawaii to 337 yards and 13 points. That`s the same Hawaii, mind you, that put 36 points and 588 yards on the board against Southern Cal.
Colorado-Hawaii Quotes - CUBuffs.com - Quotes from Hawkins on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Oh, and the football game:
"Lord knows we have had our share of adversity, again to their credit they have never bagged in and they have never quit. They have never doubted and they keep coming back. Those of you guys that are around them on a day-to-day basis, I'm surprised people say 'hey you guys are so fired up, you guys are so positive,' and they are a good group of guys that way. They had their backs up against the wall a little bit and to have that put on them and to have them answer, that is not only season changing but also life changing and it affects a lot of things. I told them earlier in the week that it is interesting of the teams that I have been on before that it seems like there is one play that really just tips off the whole deal and gets it going. Fortunately we had a couple such as the safety on defense and Toney Clemons with Tyler (Hansen) scrambling around a little bit and obviously the bounced pass. Like I said, you kind of need some of those breakthrough moments and we got them."
On running the No-Huddle in the future: "We'll see, it was obviously a good tempo change for us today. It was great for our offensive staff to get that going, we talked about it a little during the week that this might be the time for us to get it going. But yeah we practice that every day. Part of the reason why we have been huddling up a little bit and even this year we have some newer guys on the perimeter. It is just to get all eleven guys in the huddle and on the same page to hear the same play and that kind of thing. They did a good job."
"Our O-line just dominated, our O-line was moving the line of scrimmage. I thought our offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau did a good job of being patient with it and staying in there and our O-line did a good job of answering. We were dominating the line of scrimmage."
On if getting Paul Richardson more involved was part of the plan "Yeah we want to keep bringing him along. He obviously did a nice job on the two-point play. We kind of had a little bit of an issue because Toney Clemons was kind of hurt at that point so we had to sub out a little different then we practiced it and he did a good job in rallying it."
CU defense keeps Hawaii in check - Buffzone - For once it's the other team coming away saying, "What if?"
"Two times within five yards of the goal line, they stopped us, and that really hurt us," Moniz said. "We put points on the board one of those times, I think it would have been a whole different ball game."
ESPN's already throwing darts at a board to determine the Bowl-game lineup. Has anyone been to Dallas lately? Also, CU women's soccer beat #10 UCLA, after the jump.
"He called a lot of guys out, basically every starter on this football team," wide receiver Scotty McKnight said. "He called them all out and was like, 'This is unacceptable.'
I'm pretty sure Alfred Williams can make water boil just by looking at it, so I don't doubt that he lit a fire under the starters.
College football is better late than never - LATimes.com - Imagine an elderly college football fan sitting in his lawn chair and shaking his fist at you, "College football is on too late in the evening." But then he says something sanguine and on-target...
Athletic directors tend to have limited tolerance for coaches they didn't hire — tuck that in your pocket with regard to USC AD Pat Haden and Lane Kiffin — but the patience of Job if they handpicked the head coach.
...before going off on a tangent about the onion shortage and undefeated CU football team of 19aught9.
ESPN Recaps the CU-Hawai'i game - and promptly predicts that We're going to Dallas in their Week 3 Bowl Projections
Buffs Upset No. 10 UCLA - CUBuffs.com - Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado
The Colorado women's soccer team upset No. 10 UCLA 1-0 after a golden goal by freshman Lizzy Herzl in the Omni Hotels Colorado Soccer Classic.