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Black Squeaks By Gold, 17-16 In Annual Spring Game

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Wood, Richardson impress as spring season comes to a close

Doug Pensinger

A 26-yard field goal by Justin Castor completed a fourth-quarter comeback for the Black team, as they topped the Gold team, 17-16 in the fourth and final scrimmage of the spring season.

Saturday morning's game featured four 12-minute quarters. The Gold team, lead by quarterback Connor Wood and wide receiver Paul Richardson outplayed the Black team in the first half, as the Gold team entered the five-minute halftime holding a 9-7 lead.

Wood's performance behind center stole the show for the first three quarters, as he completed 11 of 15 passes for 205 yards and a touchdown.

However, Black quarterback Nick Hirschman had a solid finish to his 2013 spring season, picking apart a suspect Colorado secondary en route to a 10 point fourth quarter.

Here are a few standouts from the 2013 spring game.

QB Connor Wood

11-of-15 doesn't do Wood's accuracy justice. The junior out of Houston had a couple of his passes dropped. Wood wasn't just dinking and dumping his way to 11 completions either, many of those completions came on long balls. Hopefully for Buffs fans, this spring game will provide Wood with the confidence to make a difference come fall.

WR Paul Richardson

It didn't look like Richardson lost any speed after suffering a torn ACL in the final week of 2012 spring practice. Richardson's speed and athleticism is simply at a different level than the CU secondary. Whenever he needed to, Richardson would turn on the jets, and zoom by whoever had the unenviable task of covering him. Richardson did provide the game's scariest moment, when he chose to return a well-covered Darragh O'Neill punt, only to take a shot after a minimal return.

OLB Woodson Greer

However difficult it is for me to justify putting any member of the Colorado defense on this list, Greer made his presence known by stuffing the run and by recording a few highlight-reel hits. Greer should be a decent option at the Sam Linebacker position.