A dominating defensive performance on the 50th anniversary of the best tradition in college football, Tad Boyle and company receive verbal commitments from a pair of shooting guards, and Track Jenny records her sixth win dashing down 5th Avenue.
D.J. ELIOT’S DEFENSE STYMIES BOBCATS
For the second straight week, CU’s defense held an opponent without a touchdown. This time it was the Texas State Bobcats who failed to reach pay dirt. The Buffs held the Bobcats to 283 total yards and forced two turnovers in a 37-3 win Saturday in Boulder. Here’s a montage of highlights from the Buffs dominating win. Be sure to check out the Isaiah Oliver interception about 43 seconds into the clip.
Highlights! Great stuff in here! ⬇️ WATCH! pic.twitter.com/uBK5HfQ6HR— Colorado Football (@RunRalphieRun) September 9, 2017
Just how good has the D.J Eliot’s defense been over the past two weeks? Per former CU quarterback Joel Klatt, now the lead college football analyst for Fox Sports, the Buffs are one of only three FBS teams (Air Force & Clemson the others) that have NOT allowed a touchdown this season.
BUFFS REMAIN UNRANKED
From USC’s impressive win over Stanford to Washington State’s thrilling, come-from-behind, three-overtime victory over Boise State, here’s a look at how the rest of the Pac-12 fared in week two.
TRACK JENNY DASHES DOWN 5TH AVENUE
Former Buff Jenny Simpson captured the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile for the sixth-time in record fashion Sunday. Simpson’s time of 4:16.6 matched Patti Sue Plumer’s event record set in 1990.
“I thought the course record would have been out of reach for my whole career, so I’m really proud to have equaled it.” Simpson commented after the race. Last month Simpson won her second silver medal in the IAFF World Championships 1500m event with a thrilling finish. Fellow Buff Emma Coburn, who won gold in the 3000m Steeplechase at the 2017 World Championships, finished ninth in the 5th Avenue Mile, roughly five seconds off Simpson’s pace.
RECRUITING WEEKEND PAYS OFF BIG FOR TAD BOYLE AND COMPANY
With former CU superstars Spencer Dinwiddie, Andre Roberson and Derrick White on hand, the Buffs used this past weekend to host some of their top recruits for the class of 2018; and it payed off with a pair of sharpshooters. Colorado received verbal commitments from top in-state player Daylen Kountz, a 6’4 left-handed guard from Denver and Elijah Parquet, a 6’4 guard from Henderson, Texas.
PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP REMATCH GAME TIME/NETWORK SET
In less than two weeks, the Buffs will open Pac-12 play against the same team they ended Pac-12 play against last season. Colorado will face the Washington Huskies in Boulder on Saturday, September 23 in a rematch of the 2016 Pac-12 Championship game. Game time has been set for 8 p.m. MT and can be seen on Fox Sports 1.
FORMER BUFF VANCE JOSEPH WINS IN HISTORICAL DEBUT
Congrats to former Buff quarterback Vance Joseph who led the Denver Broncos to a 24-21 win over the San Diego Chargers in his head coaching debut Monday night. It was a memorable night for Joseph and rookie Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn, marking the first time that two black coaches have made their NFL regular-season debuts during the same game.