Sep. 2nd – Colorado State – “Welcome to the Fight”

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Colorado wanted a fast start to the first game of the 2016 season.

The 2015 opener against Hawai’i opened with a three-and-out and a blocked punt from the Colorado offense, and the Buffs never really recovered … in that game, or really, the entire season.

Against Colorado State in the 2016 opener, though, the Buffs got off to a fast start, storming out to a 21-0 first quarter lead, never looking back in a 44-7 domination of the Rams.

Sefo Liufau went 23-for-33 for 318 yards and a touchdown, also contributing 66 yards rushing on 14 carries. Phillip Lindsay had 20 carries for 95 yards and two touchdowns to lead a 260-yard rushing attack. The receiving corps also failed to post a 100-yard effort, but were more than happy to settle for Bryce Bobo’s 99 yards on five catches, and the 97 yards and a touchdown from Devin Ross.

In all, Colorado went for 578 yards of total offense, holding Colorado State to 225 yards (including only 63 yards passing). The Buff defense forced four turnovers, and surrendered only 12 first downs.


A theme for the Buffs this off-season has been “W.T.T.F.”. Fans have seen coaches and players wearing this on t-shirts and sweatshirts throughout the spring and summer.

An obvious play on “WTF”, the eye-catching slogan instead stands for “Welcome to the Fight”.

“I said it all spring, ‘Welcome to the Fight’,” said coach Mike MacIntyre in the Colorado Video “The Rise – Episode 1” (posted below). “This is a fight, because life is a fight. You men are ready to fight. It’s everything you do. 24/7/365”.

After a dominating 44-7 victory over Colorado State, a few other “W.T.T.F.” possibilities come to mind:


Sefo: “We never really talked about me coming out” … ESPN experts: Pac-12 will go 9-2 this weekend


Neill Woelk’s Five Keys to the RMS … Tidbits and trivia you need (and should want to) know …


“The Rise” – Episode 1 – check it out here! … “T.I.P.S.” for the 2016 RMS (plus all of your predictions!)


Until or unless the Buffs can play a season opener in dominant fashion, there will be concerns …


Tired of hearing about the Rams’ stadium and Big 12 hopes? Here are some numbers to help you out …


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