44-7. It was never even a game either. CU came out and outplayed little brother in every facet of the game and absolutely annihilated our rivals. The offensive unit looked great in the up tempo offense, and the entire offense as a whole looked very cohesive. Sefo was dependable, Lindsay and company did a solid job all night (save a couple of fumbles) and man were Ross, Fields, and Bobo impressive all night. Defensively the Buffs were dominant. The front seven were clogging up holes and forcing pressure on Nick Stevens all night (he finished the night 6/20 with 31 yards). By all means, the game went pretty much perfectly. It ended up being the largest margin of victory since 1985, and the cherry on top is the fact that they did all on national television. It was overall a special night for a program that needed a statement win like that, so how could the weekend get any better?
I'll tell you how. The Pac 12 looked very vulnerable. USC got throttled by Alabama, the Arizona's struggled in their 2 games, Josh Rosen threw 3 interceptions, Wazzu lost to an FCS team, and despite pretty comfortable scoring margins, Oregon and Utah were not sharp in their victories. All of a sudden, there looks to be a few more winnable games on the schedule. The fan base is getting increasingly optimistic and rightfully so. If CU can replicate what they did offensively and defensively, I like their chances in a lot of games the rest of the year. A bowl game is a very attainable goal this season, and at this point more than 6 wins looking like a real possibility. I'll be feeling good about this win all week and continue to be looking ahead to watching an exciting and dynamic team for the rest of the season. Of course, last but not least, it still sucks to be a CSU Ram.
The volleyball team had a huge win Saturday night against 13th ranked Penn State. They now find themselves at 3-1 at this point in the season.
As I mentioned earlier, the trio of Bobo, Fields, and Ross played an all around terrific game. Brian Howell highlights everything the receiving corps well against CSU
The Denver Post liked what the Buffs accomplished defensively against the Rams. They flew around all night and made it impossible for CSU to gain any momentum offensively.
The one facet of the game on Friday that was not ideal was the ball security, especially for Sefo and Phillip Lindsay. Sefo coughed the ball up twice (one was lost, and one was miraculously recovered by Alex Kelley for a touchdown), and Lindsay lost one, and another was almost lost but overturned by replay. This could be a problem down the line against some tougher opponents if it is not dealt with.
Here's a link to the first of 2 parts of "The Rise." It is definitely worth viewing if you have not seen it yet, and the CU film crew did an outstanding job.