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Colorado Football: Sefo Liufau named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week

A good result from the Buffs victory in the Rocky Mountain Showdown

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Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Sefo Liufau started the 2016 season with a bang.

After breaking his Lisfranc (foot) and missing the last two games of the 2015 season, the senior came back strong by leading the Buffs to a 44-7 convincing win against the Colorado State Rams, earning Pac-12 player of the week honors in the process.

CU's captain went 23-of-33, 318 yards passing with one touchdown for a passer rating of 160.6 in the season opener. Liufau went into the showdown owning or sharing 75 school records and set three new marks. He became Colorado's all-time leader in passing yards (7,715), most offensive plays for a career (1,356) and now has a total offensive mark of 8,226 yards.

As the conference's most experienced quarterback, Liufau as of now, has written his name in CU's record book 78 times.

The Buffs will host their first home game of the season and have the chance to light up the scoreboard against FCS opponent, the Idaho State Bengals. The team from the potato state defeated Canadian rivals, Simon Fraser University, 47-3, in the first game of the season. Kickoff between the Buffs and Bengals is schedule on Saturday (9/10) for 3:30 p.m. MT.