October 17th – Boulder          Arizona 38, Colorado 31

Arizona used two drives of over 90 yards to tie the game and then take the lead in the fourth quarter, holding on for a 38-31 over Colorado to spoil the Buffs’ homecoming. Wildcat running back Jared Baker went for a career-high 207 yards as Arizona went for 616 total yards of total offense.

The Buffs finished with 468 yards of total offense of their own, and even had the advantage in total yards in the third quarter before going on a drought of five straight punts to allow Arizona to take control of the game. Sefo Liufau went 27-for-42 for 340 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, but again failed to make connections in crucial situations.

Wide receiver Shay Fields had eight catches for 168 yards and two touchdowns, but had six of those catches for 131 yards in the first half before being shut out in the second half until the Buffs were down by two scores. Phillip Lindsay had 23 carries for 91 yards, but, as was the case with Fields, was largely unused/ineffective in the second half when the Buffs were trying to maintain or even expand their 24-17 lead.

The loss dropped CU to 3-4, 0-3, representing the Buffs’ 14th consecutive conference loss, tying a school record and extending the longest current such streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

… A players’ only meeting, reported fights during the week, and a “I guarantee a victory” from the head coach at the Friday pep rally … and the Buffs still started out against the Wildcats the way they had normally opened Pac-12 games since joining the conference …

Arizona took the opening kickoff, and on the second play, completed a 44-yard pass to the Colorado 31-yard line. Three incompletions followed (including an overthrow on a sure touchdown), with the Wildcats settling for a 48-yard field goal less than a minute into the game.

The Buffs’ first possession netted two first downs before a reverse to Shay Fields lost nine yards and ended the drive. On the second play of Arizona’s next drive, backup running back Jared Baker ran right up the middle of the CU defense for a 79-yard touchdown. Less than five minutes in, it was already 10-0, Arizona.

Colorado then responded with a two-play drive of its own, with quarterback Sefo Liufau hitting Shay Fields in stride for a 72-yard touchdown, making it a 10-7 game.

The Buff defense then stiffened, if “stiffened” can be defined as forcing its second third down of the game, and forcing Arizona to take six plays to score. A pair of 34-yard pass completions set the Wildcats up inside the CU ten yard line, where Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon hit Josh Kern for a five yard touchdown, making it a 17-7 game with less than half of the first quarter expired.

Trying to keep up with the Arizona offense, the Buffs were able to drive as far as the Wildcat 25-yard line on their next drive, thanks to a 12-yard run by Phillip Lindsay, a 12-yard completion to Nelson Spruce, and a 23-yarder to Shay Fields. A 42-yard field goal attempt by Diego Gonzalez, though, was well left, leaving it a ten-point deficit for the Buffs.

The Arizona offense was finally stopped … by a bad snap. Near midfield, quarterback Anu Solomon was not looking for the shotgun snap, with the dropped ball recovered (after a reversal on replay) by defensive lineman Jordan Carrell.

Taking advantage of the first turnover of the game, the Buff offense responded with … two holding calls. Three Phillip Lindsay runs, however, covering 31 yards, got the Buffs inside the red zone. There the drive stalled, with coach Mike MacIntyre opting for a field goal on a fourth-and-two at the Arizona three yard line. Diego Gonzalez snuck in a 20-yard field goal, and, early in the second quarter, it was a 17-10 game.

The Colorado defense, thanks to a sack by Chidobe Awuzie, forced the first Arizona punt of the game. The Buff offense, with just its second chance in the game to tie the game with a scoring drive … went three-and-out.

For the second time in a row, the Buff defense forced a punt, but CU couldn’t handle the prosperity. On the first play of CU’s next drive, Shay Fields fumbled, giving the ball to Arizona at the Buff 22-yard line. The Wildcats could not take advantage, though, with a 45-yard field goal attempt hitting the right upright.

Another three-and-out from the CU offense was met with a smattering of boos from the Folsom Field homecoming crowd … which turned into cheers a few seconds later when an Alex Kinney punt bounced off of a Wildcat defender and right into the arms of Buff linebacker Jaleel Awini, giving the Buffs the ball at the Arizona 24-yard line.

This time, the Buffs took advantage.

A ten yard completion to Nelson Spruce gave CU a first-and-goal at the Arizona eight-yard line. On third-and-goal at the two, Sefo Liufau took it in himself, tying the score for the first time since the first minute of the game.

Halftime score: Colorado 17, Arizona 17

The score at the break was the same as it had been in the Oregon game, with the Ducks going on a 24-7 run in the second half to pull away for a 41-24 win. Against Arizona, the Buffs had surrendered 316 first half yards, but most of those had come in the first quarter when the Wildcats scored on their first three possessions. The Colorado offense, meanwhile, had 263 total yards, with Shay Fields collecting six catches for 131 yards in the first half.

On the third play of the Buffs’ first drive of the second half, Sefo Liufau hit tight end Sean Irwin for five yards to convert a third-and-two. On the very next play, Liufau hit Irwin for a 47-yard completion, setting up the Buffs at the Arizona 15-yard line. Three Phillip Lindsay runs netted eleven yards, with Liufau taking the ball in from the four on the next snap, giving CU its first lead of the game, 24-17, three minutes into the second half.

The remainder of the third quarter was a punting contest. Each team punted the ball three times before changing sides, with the Buffs taking a 24-17 lead into the fourth quarter.

After an Alex Kinney punt pinned the Wildcats down at their own three yard line, Arizona countered with a new quarterback, Jerrard Randall. After Randall runs of 15, 18, and 12 yards, the Wildcats tied the game with Jared Baker’s second long scoring run of the game. Baker went up the middle untouched for 45 yards, and, 36 seconds into the fourth quarter, the game was tied at 24-24.

The Buffs’ next drive ended with their fourth consecutive punt, with Alex Kinney again doing his part. The Wildcats had to start their drive at their six yard line, but it didn’t matter. Arizona followed up its six-play, 97-yard drive, with an eight-play, 94-yard drive, capped by a 25-yard touchdown pass from Anu Solomon to Jared Baker.

For the first time since late in the second quarter, the Wildcats had the lead back, taking a 31-24 lead with just over nine minutes to play.

How did the angry Buffs respond?

The team which was tired of losing put together … a three-and-out, capped by Sefo Liufau taking a sack and an eighteen yard loss. A short punt and a horse-collar tackle on the runback set up the Wildcat offense at the CU 35-yard line. The reeling Buff defense was no match for the Arizona offense. The Wildcats never threw the ball, with the seven-play, 35-yard drive capped by a Jerrard Randall one yard run with 4:40 to play. 38-24, Arizona.

Down two scores, the Colorado offense put together its first drive since the opening drive of the second half. A 16-yard completion to Bryce Bobo on fourth-and-15 kept the drive alive, with Liufau hitting Shay Fields for 30-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 38-31. The drive, though, chewed up over two minutes of clock and two CU timeouts.

The Buffs were left with no option by to attempt an onsides kick, but the Wildcats easily recovered the ball near midfield. Arizona needed to convert just one first down to run out the clock, but freshman linebacker Grant Watanabe was able to get a stop on Jerrard Randall to force a punt with 46 seconds remaining. The Wildcats lined up to go for it on fourth-and-one, but a false start took away the option. The punt, though, was downed at the CU six yard line.

A 94-yard drive would have to come in 38 seconds, but the Buffs were not able to manage to get past their 20 before time expired.

Final score: Arizona 38, Colorado 31

“It just hurts to look in their eyes after a game like that,” said coach Mike MacIntyre, who fell to 1-20 in Pac-12 games. “I told them, we all have to find a way to reach down into our soul, our heart, our mind, our spirit and find a way to keep taking another step. Because, the good thing is we have another game next Saturday. Those kids will bounce back, and we’ll bounce back and keep striving along. I can almost taste it, but that one definitely hurt for sure.”

The game was one of contrasts. The Buffs gave up a season-high 616 yards of total offense, but also held a Pac-12 opponent scoreless for two consecutive quarters for just the second time in CU’s five years in the conference. The Wildcats gashed the Buffs for over 200 yards of total offense in both the first and fourth quarters, but were held under 100 yards in both the second and third.

“The guys on this team, we’re all fighters,” said defensive lineman Justin Solis. “We lose games but we don’t hang our heads. Like Coach Leavitt tells us, what’s done is done. We move on. That’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to move on and focus our attention on Oregon State. We’re going to go over the film and make the corrections we need to make but we’re going to let the past be in the past. We can’t let this slow us down. We have six, seven more games left to play and we plan on winning those games.”

Game Notes –

– The loss was the 14th-straight for Colorado in Pac-12 conference play, tying the school record set in the 2012-13 seasons (with just one in between, giving CU a 1-28 conference mark spanning the 2012-15 seasons). The loss was also the eighth straight conference loss at home, setting a new school record;

– The loss, played before 39,666, was the eighth straight loss for Colorado at homecoming. The Buffs, which once won 16 straight homecoming games (1984-99), dropped to 61-35-5 all-time on homecoming;

– CU surrendered two touchdown drives covering over 90 yards against the Wildcats. The two long drives gave CU opponents three drives of 90+ yards in 2015, matching the total for all of 2014 (one in all of 2013; five in 2012);

– Grant Watanabe not only saw his first action at Colorado, he earned his first start. Watanabe tied Ryan Moeller for the most tackles (nine), and also contributed a sack;

– Despite posting 38 points against the Buffs, the interval between the 17 points in the first quarter and the 21 points in the second totaled 38:29 of game clock, the longest scoreless stretch for Colorado as a member of the Pac-12, and only the second time the Buffs went two full quarters without allowing a league opponent to score;

– Adding to his record-setting career totals, Nelson Spruce became the first Buff with 250 career receptions. The eight catches (for 63 yards) moved Spruce into fourth on the Pac-12 all-time list, passing his position coach, Troy Walters, who had 248 catches while at Stanford (1996-99).

 

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21 Replies to “Arizona 38, Colorado 31”

  1. think that Sefo is playing his heart out along with a lot of other players just needs help from the OC in calling plays better then what he is giving Sefo .I n the seconed half they had no defensive answer for the second QB wildcats had other wize the game may have ended different . they haven`t used the Tight ends as much as thay should nor hitting Spruce or Bobo ,but of course its easy for me to say what wrong I`m nit on the field or calling the plays but you can see that the games are getting a lot closer . just keep giving your best Buffs its going to happen and when that win comes I `ll be cheering you on .Go Buffs

  2. I have a good friend who had season tickets for 26 years and finally said that’s enough last year. I had season tickets for several years and gave up 2 years ago but still go when I get my hopes up. We are all being let down big time. The facilities are being upgraded but the talent and coaching are some of worst in the nation. I have hope that Mr. George is committed to winning and will make the proper changes to start winning next year. Not 2 or 3 years from now. A big name coach is the only way I see them getting the talent needed to put a stop to this constant rebuilding that’s been going on for the last 10 years. Please Mr. George do something soon.

  3. I have mentioned this before. McIntyre is a narcissist. The classic signs. He has had the idea from the ASU game two years ago the Sefo would lead Mcintyre into the promised land, and maybe an SEC gif in his beloved South. He will NOT let go of that and has played Sefo every down every snap in every Pac 12 game this year. Even on blowouts. Forget if the backups are good or bad, they are NOT worse than a 1-16 Pac QB that has lost us 7 PAC games by poor play and mental errors. Period. The sickening part is that nobody cares. And Mac plays little MAC way, way too much. He has zero business being out there in critical situations. That is the definition of a Narcissist the tenth degree. When MM boss gets over the Homecoming Hangover and all the booster parties and events that come with playing the roles and the games that come with it, maybe he will realize the fans have had enough. Only two home games left and I bet they are 32,000 or under.

  4. You can’t keep saying rebuilding. I don’t see improvement from last year. I see the same play over and over. Sefo is not giving the ball up so much because he’s not taking chances but he’s not making more plays. I see lots of talent on this team, we should be 4-3 or 5-2 or even 6-1 at this point. You can’t keep saying the same thing over and over and over.

  5. i have a feeling that this will be Mac’s final year if we don’t make it to a bowl game. however, if he does stay, i do hope that a new OC will be hired to replace the current OC. the current OC reminds me of Gase — no bueno.

  6. We wont win more than less until we get a Quarterback that is at least consistent. It could be me but everytime Liufau moved to his left he threw the ball into the ground. He did have some really nice passes but that is where I started. CONSISTENT.

    GO BUFFS

  7. We got outcoached at half time. Pure and simple.

    Rich Rod wasn’t afraid to pull Solomon, and that did us in.

    1. Too many East-West plays called by the OC. And a too many runs into the middle of the DL.

    2. Did the OC forget #22 and #5 in the second half ?

    3. Can Sefo see more than one receiver ? Sometimes, I think not. Would absolutely love to see if Cade can give the “O” some rhythm. Why is MM so reluctant to insert him ?

    ***** If I were the OC I would try to get the ball into the hands of some game breakers….. especially DC (Donovan Lee). Get the ball to him in space on offense (not just KO’s) and just watch the points start building.

    Damn, aren’t we arm-chair QB’s brilliant ?

    1. Trax, do you think that the AZ defense playing a safety over the top, in the third quarter, caused the offense to shift what it was doing? I wonder…

      As to why we’re not seeing any other QB, isn’t that obvious? Sefo, despite his occasional faults, is still the best option. He probably will be next year. We cannot compare a 5th year QB as back up, as AZ has, who was a highly recruited kid out of high school, to a Redshirt Freshman, who’s seen all of what, 20 snaps?

      Yes, all we armchair coaches and QBs are brilliant.

      Nevertheless, I saw continued improvement last night. I saw some young, but very promising, linebackers making plays in their first real action. I also saw them miss some assignments that led to the offensive explosion AZ had w/ their QB change.

      The good news? They’d planned and prepared for that. The bad news? Preparation and planning is not as easy to execute live, as it is in practice.

      I tell you what though, those linebackers will be better next week, the week after, etc. And? Awini sure is fast, huh? Watching him almost run down Anu several times – from the opposite side of the field – was nice to see.

      Hang in there, doc. They’ll get a win against OSU – if not, even I may start to worry – and I think they can beat the Cougs in Pullberg, too.

      If things go right, they can also take down USC and/or UCLA.

      That would put the season right where basically anyone/everyone thought it would be. Lots of progress. Winning the games they “should” win, and keeping it close enough to scare teams in the others.

      How do you make a change at HC w/ those results? If Mac opts to shuffle the staff? So be it. If he does not, that’s also his prerogative. He knows a lot more about that stuff than I do. Except on Sunday mornings…ok, even then.

      Go Buffs.

      1. Nice comments Eric.

        I also saw some high points and reasons to be optimistic, however what I also saw – which was more poignant to me – was the same pattern of poor play design, poor play calling and players not being “in the moment” and doing such stupid things as being called offside. (That’s unconscionable for the offense, especially when they know the snap count).

        P.S. I’m not suggesting a change in the HC. I really do believe in MM. Perhaps a change in OC, OLC and definitely STC. (DBC is ????).

  8. 4-35 pac 12 record. Listening to the post game show and they keep talking about rebuilding, but (only in reference to the Mac era. I keep telling at the radio “Its been 10 years! 10! This is not just the Mac era, we have sucked for 10 years and we continue to be told that we need to be patient!” We have a chance to win next week and that’s it. Best case scenario 4-9 season, and I have no reason to believe that next year will be any different.

  9. Arizona earned their points and didn’t need silly CU fumbles or blocked punts to get them. But this game was pretty much a replay of the Oregon game, both home Pac-12 games the Buffs could have won. CU exposed the Wildcat secondary in the first half, pretty much passing at will combined with a commitment to the running game. Just like the first half of the Oregon game. Why CU abandoned this in the second half is beyond understanding. Good routes and open receivers were there, and I think Liufau gets panicky and stops seeing the field. Same story with Oregon, and ASU, and probably the next game too.

    I wasn’t able to be at the game, but thought the TV announcers were very good and kept pointing out these same things in the second half.

    When the Buffs get an opposing team down, they need to step on the throat and put the game away. Until they learn how to do this, there will be no winning seasons. I see a lot of improvement and a lot of the pieces are in place, but the few areas lacking are becoming pretty obvious as the season wears on.

    On the positive side, I’m really excited about the young running backs and receivers. They are a skilled bunch. And while the two freshman LBs made some mistakes, they look like the real deal.

  10. Last week I asked everyone to take a deep breath only to have it driven out of us by the punch to the gut in the fourth quarter.

    What a heart wrenching loss. I am sick of spotting teams 7-14 points the 1st quarter. I am sick of meekly losing in the 4th quarter after valiantly fighting through the second and third. I am sick of short sideline throws on 3rd and 10+. I am sick of turning the ball over every single game.

    Nevertheless I ask you all to take a deep breath once again. We are better than we were last year. We are better than we were last week. We stopped the number one offense in the PAC12 from scoring for over half the game. They had to revise their offensive scheme to win. Arizona is a better team than Oregon and despite an identical first half score we responded instead of lying down in the second half. That is tangible, verifiable progress.

    I like emotion in our players, but I was not impressed by Mac’s “guarantee”, this is not Jon Embree/Dan Hawkins “Heart of the Buffalo” bull crap football. We are building a system. We are building a program. Literally from the ground up. Forget we ever won a national championship. Forget the Heisman and the Conference titles. Those are irrelevant. Ages ago, lost in the mists of time. Nostalgia has no use here. Pretend this is the 3rd year Colorado has ever played football, because that is basically how it is. Look how far we have come.

    Today I am especially impressed by 81 Irvin (why don’t we use him more?) and Sefo (nobody wants to win more than him) his passion and leadership is contagious. However, this loss has dashed my hopes for a bowl. I believe we will win 2-3 conference games to close out the season.

    Those of you calling for Mac’s head need a reality check. We could lose every game for the rest of the season in a similar fashion and it would still be substantial progress. You need to live in reality. Colorado is a football backwater until we prove otherwise. If we burn through another coach we are done, possibly forever. Besides I think we can win more games in the next 2 years with Mac than in the next 3 with a new coach. (However, I could listen to some arguments for a change at OC…)

    Keep the Faith. Next week we will beat Oregon State and end this conference losing streak.

    1. Peter, there is no way that we have been watching the same team. Last year, this team lost 5 games by less than a touchdown including 2 double overtime thrillers against teams that have found their way to the top 25 this year.

      The only real progress would have been beating those teams consistently. Instead, our losses have been worse than last year, we have failed to make any second half adjustments to win games, and Offenses continue to rack up the yards against our defense (616 total yards last night in unacceptable against any team).

      Bottom line is that the schemes and the coaching is not putting these players in a position to win and in college, unlike the pros, a head coach makes all the difference with kids.

      Let’s not forget that MM was a mike bohn hire. The same guy who was unsuccessful in every objective he had as the Buff’s AD. He tried, unsuccessfully, for years to raise funding for the champion center. A job that has taken Rick George less than 3 years to complete. It’s time that we allow Rick George the opportunity to put his mark on the on field product and do what he does best… Achieve success. I appreciate MM’s effort the last three years but now it’s time for George to free us from the Bohn era completely and start a successful (and expedited) rebuilding process.

      #InRickGeorgeWeTrust

      1. Dave, isn’t it possible, maybe even probable, that the teams our Buffs are playing also improved? Sure, you can say Oregon didn’t. They lost a couple all-world players. They’re still very, very talented.

        This team is basically exactly where everyone thought it would be at this point in the season (except at Hawaii, which I think we can all agree was an anomaly).

        Now, if they lay an egg against OSU, I will start being concerned. I have no reason to believe that will happen.

        I think they’ll also beat the Cougs. And, there’s no reason to not believe they cannot steal a win against USC or UCLA or even both. Of course, that would only be because those teams aren’t as good as they were last year, right?

        A bit of both, I’d say. Improvement by our Buffs, and reloading by them.

        Six games to go.

        Hang in there.

        Go Buffs.

        1. Eric,

          I agree with you that these teams are definitely improving. The fact is, the scores and the eye tests are showing that these teams are improving more than the Buffs. The problem is that the buffs should have more room for improvement based on where we are coming from.

          You talked about what our expectations of this team should be. I’m tired of hoping for a 5-6 win season and not being bowl eligible as the expectation and having to be ok with that. If the team isn’t improving as much as the teams around them, then should we expect 5-6 wins a year or less to become the norm. I’m not ok with that.

          MM’s promise after last season is that we’d figure out how to close out those games that we lost. That was an inherent promise to make more progress than the other teams around the league. He failed at that and I’m not willing to make or accept excuses anymore.

          Unless someone can convince me that this team is going to make more progress than the other teams in the PAC year over year until we’re competitive in every game and winning 80%+, then there is no reason to continue to support this team or this program. Leaving MM as the coach shows nothing more than a commitment to mediocrity as the teams around us will continue to improve at a greater rate than the buffs.

          I said it before and I’ll say it again: MM is a Mike Bohn guy. Mike Bohn hired him because he couldn’t get any of the other guys that he wanted. I trust Rick George to get someone in place who actually has the ability to fix this program, instead of a Bad AD’s 8th choice because no one else wanted the goods he was selling. It’s time to put the Mike Bohn era completely in the past.

      2. Dave,
        I agree that Rick George is a better AD thus far. That does not mean Macintyre was a bad hire. So far he has been better than both Hawkins (who dismantled the mediocre program left by Barnett) and Embree (who broke through the bedrock to allow Buffs to hit even lower lows).

        In terms of progress lets compare 2014 with 2015 in terms of where we were 7 games into the season then vs 7 games into the season now. Substituting like games when possible:

        Last year:
        Colorado State: L 31-17 (-14pts)
        UMass: W 41-38 (+3pts)
        Hawaii: W 21-12 (+9pts)_
        Arizona L 38-20 (-18pts)
        Arizona State: L 38-24 (-14pts)
        Oregon: L 44-10 (-34pts)
        Cal: L 59-56 (-3pts) (Substituted as the best game we played that isn’t already accounted for)

        Record: 2-5, Point differential: -71

        This year:
        Colorado State: W 27-24 (+3pts)
        UMass: W 48-14 (+34pts)
        Hawaii: L 20-28 (-8pts)_
        Arizona L 38-31 (-7pts)
        Arizona State: L 23-48 (-25pts)
        Oregon: L 41-24 (-17pts)
        Nicholls: W 0-48 (+48pts)

        Record: 3-4, Point differential: +28 (even ignoring Nicholls and pretending we played Cal to the same score again we are only -23)

        Bottom line progress. W/L and point differential.

        If you want to see even more signs of progress in the details look at:
        http://www.cubuffs.com/fls/600/gameday/2014/custats.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=600
        vs
        http://www.cubuffs.com/fls/600/gameday/2015/custats.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=600

        Yes its incremental, yes its smaller than I would like. But mostly Buffs fans get a little overly optimistic. Anyone who thought we were winning 7+ games this year is a little delusional about the realities of playing in a conference where nearly every opponent has been ranked recently. I was predicting 5-6 wins (300% improvement) and hoping on a dream for 7. We see other teams have these breakout seasons and think that is repeatable here. It is not. They were .500 ish teams for years before breaking out. We are nowhere close to being even mediocre.

        I am not flinching. We are right where I hoped we would be. If we lose the Oregon State game then I will be alarmed. Until then lets weather the blows. We are improving.

        Keep the faith.

        1. Peter,

          I appreciate the effort and I certainly didn’t expect more than 5 wins this year. What I did expect was 5 solid wins and a number of games where we were competitive and saw clear growth. I’m not sure you can look at the first 7 as the comparison because we don’t start back at the same place as the beginning of last year. If you compare the last 7 to the first 7, you’ll see a very different story. Even worse, the first 7 this year included 4 games against teams that we should be significantly better than.

          Forget Hawkins and Embree. Those years have come and gone and we can’t do anything about them. At the end of the day, there is only one question: Watching this team over the last 3 years, how strongly do you believe that we are on a path to be highly competitive again?

          If you can’t say answer with conviction, then you have to have serious questions about this staff. You talk about other teams being .500ish for years before they break out and that’s true and I don’t expect the Buffs to be in the top 10 (or even top 25) overnight like they’ve gotten in Michigan or Florida. But I strongly believe you’re fooling yourself if you don’t think that Harbaugh or McElwain would have come in year one and made this Buff team a contender for a bowl game – Results comparable to what we’ve seen from David Cutcliffe At Duke.

  11. “The Ceiling”: Macintyre, Lindgren, and Liufau have all hit it. We have the usual big pressure meltdown by Liufau, this time the massive brain lock was getting sacked in the 4th quarter instead of throwing it away even though there was plenty of time to do so. Putrid offensive play calling in the second half and inability to seize opportunity after opportunity. I feel the overall progress over the last two years has now hit the ceiling and this is what we will have going forward. The talent is what it is. The coaching is what it is. Getting close to good competition is where we end up. The rest of the season? The Beavers? Probably a win? If yes, the last one of the season and we are looking at a 4-9 record. Anyone think we can beat any other (than maybe the Beavers) team left on the schedule after that? This was the watershed game and Buffs are up 24-17 in third quarter and lose another one. A different game, a different season, same result. Macintyre can keep his mouth shut about “guarantees”. The only “guarantee” we have is another losing season.

    1. i don’t think that’s possible. It’ll be the Pac-16 at the earliest opportunity and CU might not even be part of the conference then.

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