Friday Fast Facts


2016 was a record-setting season for Colorado and its players

Sefo Liufau will leave Colorado with – at minimum – 88 school records. Some of Liufau’s records are detailed, below, but there were records set by other Buffs this fall, including:

— Most games played by a defensive player, career: 50, Jimmie Gilbert (old record, 49, set by Will Pericak, 2009-12, and tied by Chidera Uzo-Diribe, 2010-13 and Derrick Webb, 2010-13);

— Most receptions by a running back, game: 11, Phillip Lindsay v. UCLA (old record, 9, by Lawrence Vickers v. Oklahoma State, 2004);

— Most consecutive completions, game: 14, Steven Montez v. Oregon (tied old record set by Koy Detmer v. CSU, 1996);

— Most 300-yard passing/100-yard rushing games, season and career: 1, Steven Montez v. Oregon (later tied by Sefo Liufau v. Washington State);

— Most touchdowns receiving, quarter: 2, Shay Fields v. Oregon State (tied old record, most recently by Bryce Bobo v. UCLA, 2015);

— Most touchdowns, receiving, half: 3, Shay Fields v. Oregon State (old record, 2, by many, most recently by Bryce Bobo v. UCLA, 2015);

— Most touchdowns receiving, game: 3, Shay Fields v. Oregon (tied old record, most recently by Nelson Spruce v. California, 2014);

— Most passing yards, game, by a red-shirt freshman: 333, Steven Montez v. Oregon (old record: 306 by Cody Hawkins v. Florida State, 2007);

— Most touchdown passes, game, by a red-shirt freshman: 3, Steven Montez v. Oregon and Oregon State (old record: 2, on several occassions)

— Most players with 1,000 yards passing, season: 2, Sefo Liufau (1,800) and Steven Montez (1,017) – tied record (most recently by Sefo Luifau and Connor Wood, 2013)

— Most rushing yards by a Quarterback, first career start: 135, Steven Montez v. Oregon (old record: 14, by Koy Detmer v. Colorado State, 1986).

Team records:

— Most first downs, season: 310 (old record, 296, in 2014);

— Most 500-yard total offense games, season: 6 (tied old record, set in 1994);

— Fewest penalties, game: 0, v. Utah (only accomplished four times before, most recently v. Texas Tech in 2006);

— Most passes thrown before first interception of the season – 119 (old record: 105, in 2000);

— Most consecutive PAT kicks made – 152 (Nov. 25, 2011 – Sept. 24, 2016; old record: 111, Nov. 5, 1988 – Sept. 7, 1991).


Sefo Liufau

As noted, the number of records set by Sefo Liufau in his four year career at Colorado stands at 88, with the opportunity to set some bowl records against Oklahoma State in the Alamo Bowl.

A sampling of some of Liufau’s records (Note: The University of Colorado does not count bowl statistics when computing season and career records, so the career records noted below are final):

— Most career starts at quarterback: 39;

— Most passing attempts, career: 1,383 (old record: 1,214, Cody Hawkins, 2007-10)

— Most passing completions, career: 870 (old record: 667, Cody Hawkins, 2007-10)

— Highest completion percentage, career: .629 (old record: .608, Joel Klatt, 2002-05)

— Most passing yards, career: 9,548 (old record: 7,409, Cody Hawkins, 2007-10);

— Most touchdown passes, career: 60 (tied old record set by Cody Hawkins, 2007-10);

— Most 200-yard passing games, career: 27 (old record: 21, Cody Hawkins, 2007-10);

— Most 300-yard passing games, career: 11 (old record: 9, Koy Detmer, 1992-96);

— Most yards, total offense: 10,509 … 9,548 passing; 941 rushing (old record: Kordell Stewart: 7,770, 1991-94 … the all-time Big Eight record);

— Most consecutive passes without an interception: 152 … Nov. 13, 2015 – Nov. 3, 2016 (old record: 139, Joel Klatt, 2005).

… And here are some of Liufau’s miscellaneous records set over the past four seasons:

— In the 59-56 double overtime loss to Cal in 2014, Liufau set single game records for attempts (67), completions (46) and touchdowns (7). Liufau also set school records for total offense (527 yards), touchdown passes in a quarter (3) and pass efficiency rating for a single game (157.2). Liufau teamed up with Nelson Spruce for most completions by a duo in a game, with 19;

— Liufau and Spruce teamed up to set a number of other school records, including the most career pass completions, duo, with 217 (213 from Liufau to Spruce, and, not to be forgotten, four passes from Spruce to Liufau), as well as the most touchdowns passes, duo, career, with 18 (17 from Liufau to Spruce, and one from Spruce to Liufau);

— Liufau also became the first Buff to pass for over 1,000 yards in a career against a single opponent, compiling 1,101 in four games against Arizona State. Liufau also has the second-most passing yards against a single opponent in school history, with 819 against California … in only two games (364 yards in 2013; 455 in 2014).














2 Replies to “Friday Fast Facts”

  1. The Championship game. Not the best executed game by the Offense, and the defense. And the coaches.

    MacIntyre also noticed a different backup quarterback two weeks ago. When Montez was forced onto a big stage against Michigan early in the season, he clearly wasn’t ready. In the Pac-12 championship game, when he replaced an injured Liufau, Montez led the Buffs on a game-tying drive in the first half.

    “That showed great maturity,” MacIntyre said. “We had talked about it: ‘You have to be ready.’ When it happened, he was ready.”

    Up the curve.

  2. How bout this:

    Three losses to the
    4th ranked team
    6th ranked team
    9th ranked team

    10 wins
    South Division champs
    Get the 13th game
    Get 5 extra practices
    Get the 14th game
    Get 15 extra practices

    Year 4 of Mac2 is an unbridled success.
    Added Chiaverini
    Focused Lindgren
    Added Hagan
    Reassigned Adams
    Reassigned Bernadi Side Note: Next step?
    Added Director of Quality Control/Special Teams Matt Thompson (What? Missed it)

    So after taking care of OSU (2 and 0 against OSUs)
    Time to close that top 20 recruiting class to put the icing on the 4th year.


    Note: So year 5…………….8 and 4 minimum

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