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Colorado Buffaloes vs. New Hampshire Wildcats: Final Summary and Highlights

The Buffaloes rolled the Wildcats in their final non-conference contest, 45-14.

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The Colorado Buffaloes improved to 3-0 on the season with a 45-14 win over FCS opponent New Hampshire Wildcats on Saturday (9/15). There were a total of 75 plays ran by CU’s offense (24 pass, 51 run) with five total touchdowns and a field goal from James Stefanou.

New Hampshire started the game with the ball, but the opening drive resulted in CU linebacker Rick Gamboa’s first interception of the season. It set up the Buffs at the Wildcats’ 28-yard line and three plays later Steven Montez found Laviska Shenault Jr. for touchdown.

Drive Summary: 3 plays, 28 yards, 1:04 | 10:06- 1st quarter

Colorado 7, New Hampshire 0

Both teams traded punts on the next five possessions until Colorado put together their longest drive of the first half, capped off by a Travon McMillian touchdown run from a yard out.

Drive Summary: 8 plays, 55 yards, 2:36 | 10:45- 2nd quarter

Colorado 14, New Hampshire 0

On the next series, the Wildcats had a 12-play drive end with a missed 42-yard field goal from Jason Hughes. Giving the Buffs room to work with for their third touchdown via a 6-yard Kyle Evans run.

Drive Summary: 6 plays, 75 yards, 1:59 | 3:57- 2nd quarter

Colorado 21, New Hampshire 0

CU’s defense got on the scoreboard as well. A 14-yard scoop and score fumble recovery by Davion Taylor put the Buffs up by four scores. It was the Buff Backers’ first-ever touchdown after never playing football in high school.

2:36- 2nd quarter

Colorado 28, New Hampshire 0

Travon McMillian took the first play from scrimmage in the second half to the house for a 75-yard touchdown. It was the second-longest career run for the Virginia Tech graduate transfer.

Drive Summary: 1 play, 75 yard, 0:12 | 14:48- 3rd quarter

Colorado 35, New Hampshire 0

New Hampshire’s first points of the game came off a Sam Noyer pick six to Wildcats safety Pop Lacey with 6:56 left in the 3rd quarter. Colorado would add a Stefanou 19-yard field goal making the score 38-7. The Wildcats quickly responded with a 71-yard pass from QB Christian Lupoli to Neil O’Connor.

Drive summary: 2 plays, 82 yards, 0:42 | 2:38- 3rd quarter

Colorado 38, New Hampshire 14

The Buffs added another rushing touchdown on the day, their seventh overall this season. Alex Fontenot then got his first career score from 15 yards out.

Drive Summary: 9 plays, 43 yards, 5:21 | 4:24- 4th quarter

Colorado 45, New Hampshire 14 Final

Final Stats:

Colorado: 491 total yards

S. Montez: 14-of-19, 166 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT (pulled in second half)

T. McMillion: 15 carries, 162 yards, 2 TD

T. Brown: 5 receptions, 80 yards

New Hampshire: 270 total yards

C. Lupoli: 13-of-31, 160 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

S. Coyne: 3 carries, 21 yards

N. O’Connor: 5 receptions, 98 yards, 1 TD

Coach Mike MacIntyre’s postgame presser