Washington – “Hopelessly Devoted”
// Nov 17 - 2012 Season
Grease is an iconic film, based upon a popular Broadway play. The film version, which starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, came out in 1978, but had such staying power that it was re-released into theaters on its 20th anniversary in 1998.
One of the memorable songs from the film, ”Hopelessly Devoted to You”, is sung by Newton-John. “Hopelessly Devoted to You” was nominated for an Oscar for best original song, losing out to “Last Dance” from Thank God It’s Friday.
And the song’s relevance to Colorado football … other than “hopelessly devoted to you” being close to “pledge our whole devotion to you” in the CU alma mater?
With the University of Colorado football program not only enduring its worst run in school history, but doing so in a manner which does not give much hope of improvement any time soon, I have been, like most members of the Buff Nation, in search of solace elsewhere.
For better or worse, however, I cannot leave my team.
“Guess mine is not the first heart broken,
my eyes are not the first to cry
I’m not the first to know,
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there’s just no gettin’ over you “…
November 17th – Boulder Washington 38, Colorado 3
Colorado gave up five turnovers, spoiling its best defensive first half effort of the season, falling at home to Washington, 38-3. The Buffs, out-scored 302-96 in the first half in the first ten games of the season, trailed only 7-0 at halftime, before turnovers helped Washington turn a close game into a rout.
Washington quarterback Keith Price threw five touchdown passes to five different receivers on the afternoon, while Colorado tried three different quarterbacks, who finished a combined 10-for-23 for 51 yards and two interceptions.
Connor Wood was the first Buff quarterback to take a shot at the Washington defense. Wood, a sophomore, in the first start of his career, led the Buffs to a three-and-out on the first drive of the game, including a sack on third-and-nine. The Colorado defense, burned for 574 yards and 56 points by Arizona the week before, started out well, holding the Washington offense (thanks to a personal foul penalty) to a three-and-out as well.
Another three-and-out by the Colorado offense was then followed by a four-and-out by Washington – this time aided by an offensive pass interference penalty. Washington started its drive at the …
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Colorado Daily – Washington
Notes and quotes from Washington
From the Seattle Times…
The Huskies are done with their Thursday practice, their last significant work of the week before heading to Boulder tomorrow for Saturday’s 10:30 a.m. game at Colorado.
A couple of quick personnel notes:
— UW coach Steve Sarkisian talked more about the move of Shane Brostek to defense, saying again it’s not necessarily permanent and more to help fill in the depth right now (Pio Vatuvei out, Josh Banks, Talia Crichton, Semisi Tokolahi all nursing injuries): “We are nicked up on the defensive line right now and Shane having already played a good amount of football on the offensive side of the ball and having a background on the defensive side, was just a guy that I think can swing over there and help us from a depth standpoint. He’s an athletic guy, strikes well, and so we’ll see how much opportunity he gets in this game — we’ll see. But for him to be able to give us that and a guy that can potentially if something happens on offense can fill in on offense and if something happens on defense …
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Colorado v. Washington – Preview
Against Arizona last weekend, Colorado took its first lead in almost a month, and held its first lead at the end of a quarter since the third quarter of game two against Sacramento State. The 10-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, though, did not hold up, as Arizona went on a seven touchdowns in seven drives barrage to take out the Buffs, 56-31.
So, can Colorado keep it together for more than a quarter against Washington? Will playing at home before 43,000 or so hopeful fans help keep the Buffs’ spirits up? Will the Washington offense, which has broken the 21-point barrier only twice this season, be held in check?
Let’s turn to this week’s “T.I.P.S.” for answers …
T – Talent
That gasping noise you heard emanating from the Pacific Northwest last Sunday was the sound of Washington running back Bishop Sankey watching the film of the Colorado/Arizona game.
A decent, but by no means record-worthy, running back by the name of Ka’Deem Carey found his way into the annals of Arizona, Colorado and Pac-12 history in gashing the Colorado defense for 366 yards on only 25 carries. Now it’s …
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