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Buff Bites: One Buffaloes team enters the rankings, another is on the cusp

Some former Buffs also made a big splash last week

NCAA Football: Northern Colorado at Colorado Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Buffaloes are 3-0 but remain unranked, a former Buffs wideout receives an Emmy Award, and is Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones) easier to pronounce than Chidobe Awuzie?

BUFFS IMPROVE TO 3-0 YET REMAIN UNRANKED

After a sluggish start to the season, Steven Montez and the Buffs offense got back on track with a 41-21 win over Northern Colorado in their nonconference finale. But despite their first 3-0 start since 2008, Colorado remains unranked in the latest AP & Coaches polls. From UCLA’s stunning loss in Memphis to USC’s thrilling two-overtime win against Texas, here’s a look at how the rest of the Pac-12 fared in Week 3.

UNDERDOGS AGAINST HUSKIES

Despite having won their last eight games at Folsom Field – with an average margin of victory a shade over 24 points per game - the Buffs have been listed as 10-point underdogs Saturday against the Washington Huskies. Game time is 8 p.m. MT and can be seen on Fox Sports 1.

BUFFALOES vs BRUINS GAME INFO

A week after they host Washington, the Buffs head to Pasadena – their first game outside the State of Colorado - to take on the UCLA Bruins. The last three games in this series have been decided by 10 points or less, with Colorado defeating UCLA 20-10 last season at Folsom Field. The September 30 matchup has been set for 8:30 p.m. MT and can been seen on ESPN2.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL CRACKS TOP-25 AFTER IMPRESSIVE WIN

While Colorado’s football team is still seeking to crack the Top 25, the Buffs Women’s volleyball program did just that after an impressive come-from-behind win over 22nd ranked Colorado State. The Buffs are now 10-1 this season with their lone loss coming to 2nd ranked Penn State on September 8th. Head Coach Jesse Mahoney and his squad next face Utah (9-2) in Salt Lake City this Friday.

FORMER BUFF FINISHES TIED-FOR-3RD ON EUROPEAN TOUR

Former Buff men’s golfer Sebastian Heisele fired rounds of 66, 68, 68 and 69 to finish 13-under par and tie-for-3rd at last week’s KLM Open (European Tour). The 29-year old European Tour rookie has made 9 cuts in the 17 events he’s played in, including five Top-20 finishes.

“PEOPLE CAN SAY DAENERYS TARGARYEN BUT CAN’T PRONOUNCE CHIDOBE AWUZIE”

Last year he was terrorizing Pac-12 defenses. This year he’s earning his star for the Dallas Cowboys. But whether it’s in Boulder or Dallas, Chidobe Awuzie has heard many different pronunciations of his name, so the Cowboys rookie decided to set the record straight in this video below.

PAUL RICHARDSON IS A BEAST!

In the 1st quarter vs. the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks receiver Paul Richardson – who played for the Buffs from 2011-’13 – dislocated his right ring finger. In the 4th quarter, Richardson caught what turned out to be the game winning touchdown pass from Russell Wilson, as the Seahawks prevailed 12-9.

AND THE EMMY GOES TO…

From one former Buffs receiver to another. Congrats to former Buff wideout and two-time Olympian freestyle skier Jeremy Bloom who received a Sports Emmy Award in the category of ‘Outstanding Trans-Media Sports Coverage’. Bloom was listed as a producer for NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad.

In case you’re too young to remember Bloom playing for the Buffs, here’s a video of his 81-yard touchdown reception against Florida State in 2003. Man this dude could fly!