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A ton of Buffaloes news to recap

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Arizona’s Khalil Tate runs wild in Boulder, why CU should stand for ‘Cornerback U’, and a tremendous story from CUBuffs.com contributing editor Neill Woelk about Buffs helping Buffs.

ARIZONA’S KHALIL TATE RUNS WILD IN BOULDER

Despite a brilliant performance by senior tailback Phillip Lindsay, the Colorado Buffaloes fell to the Arizona Wildcats 45-42 Saturday night. When you give up an FBS-record 327 yards to a backup quarterback on just 14 carries, (Arizona’s Khalil Tate) you can expect quite a reaction from fans on social media. With the loss, the Buffs (3-3, 0-3 Pac-12) dropped to ninth in our latest Pac-12 Power Rankings.

LEBRON NOTICES TATE’S PERFORMANCE; NO LOVE FOR LINDSAY?

Tate’s record-setting performance against Colorado was so good, even King James himself was shocked.

Hey LeBron, how about the guy that shares your jersey number (No. 23) for Colorado? Through six games, Lindsay ranks fifth in the FBS with 810 rushing yards, trailing only Navy’s Zach Abey, Hawaii’s Diocemy Saint Juste (the best name in college football in my opinion), San Diego State’s Rashaad Penny and Stanford’s Bryce Love.

CU STANDS FOR ‘CORNERBACK U’

Days after welcoming his second son into the world, former CU cornerback Jimmy Smith recovered a fumble and returned it 47-yards for a touchdown in the Ravens 30-17 win over the Raiders.

Both Smith and Saints defensive back Ken Crawley (CU 2012-’15) are putting up some impressive numbers this season. Check out this cool graphic by ProFootballFocus.com.

COLORADO FAVORED FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT WEEK

The Buffs opened as 13 point favorites over Oregon State (1-5, 0-3 Pac-12). Here’s how the rest of the Pac-12 contests opened in Vegas per ESPN.com college football reporter Kyle Bonagura.

BUFFALOES TO WEAR TRADITIONAL ROAD UNIFORMS VERSUS BEAVERS

For the first time since losing at Michigan last season, the Buffaloes will be wearing their traditional road gold-white-black uniform combination for their clash in Corvallis. While this uniform combination isn’t really turning heads, the Florida Gators will be donning what can only be described as horrendous ‘swamp-green-gator-inspired’ digs when they host Texas A&M this Saturday. Here’s an interesting response to Florida’s uniforms below:

We need to see a photoshop of what those Buffs uniforms would look like @Ray_Boucher.

GAME TIME, NETWORK VERSUS COUGARS ANNOUNCED

A week after they visit Corvallis, the Buffs will be in Pullman, WA to try and tame Mike Leach’s eighth-ranked Washington State Cougars. It’s going to be a late one for all you east coast Buffs fans. Game time has been set for 8:30 p.m. MT and will be nationally televised on ESPN.

MUST READ:

Tremendous story written by Neill Woelk about Buffs helping Buffs.

KEEP AN EYE ON:

Former Buffaloes Men’s golfer and 54th seed Johnny Hayes (2013-’14) defeated 11th seed Derek Meinhart in extra holes to advance to the Round of 32 at the U.S. Mid-Amateur. He’ll now face Josh Nichols Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. MT to reach the Round of 16.

SPECIAL THANKS:

Special thanks to Colorado’s Associate Athletic Director/Sports Information Director David Plati and graduate assistant Ryan Megay for the awesome tour of CU’s state-of-the-art Champions Center last Friday. A tremendous experience I will never forget, especially getting to see the best mascot in all of college athletics get in a practice run.