CU at UCLA – “T.I.P.S.” for the Rose Bowl


Mel Tucker: “I’m not into any type of moral victories. There’s a saying, ‘If you could’ve won, you should’ve won'” … CU could have (and should have) beaten USC. Can the Buffs finally get over the hump and win against a team they can beat? … What is your prediction for the game? …

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Sunday Afternoon Quarterback

//posted 10.27.2019

Oregon and Utah continue to separate themselves from the rest of the conference, but after the Ducks and the Utes, where do you place the rest of the league? … Where do the Buffs stack up in the bottom quadrant, with Arizona and Cal struggling? …

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USC 35, Colorado 31

//posted 10.26.2019

Senior quarterback Steven Montez set his 38th school record in starting his 32nd consecutive game, and for 45 minutes against USC, Montez looked like a hero. Montez threw for 324 yards and three touchdowns, running for a fourth, but it was not enough to keep Colorado from losing to USC for the 14th-consecutive time, falling 35-31 before 48,913 fans in Boulder.

The Trojans rallied from a ten-point fourth quarter deficit for the victory. USC quarterback Kedon Slovis hit wide receiver Michael Pittman for two touchdowns in the final 11 minutes – with the scores covering 44 and 37 yards – to take down the Buffs.

The Buffs had 520 yards of total offense to 518 for the Trojans, but couldn’t sustain drives in the fourth quarter. Laviska Shenault had nine receptions for 172 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown reception, but the effort was wasted as the CU defense failed to hold an opponent under 30 points for the 12th consecutive game.

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What’s next for the CU program? Can the Buffs build on a 500-yard, 31-point performance, or will the heart-breaking loss doom CU to another forgettable November, and yet another long winter? … Tucker: “I believe in this football program” – Does the Buff Nation? …

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CU just misses out on first Associated Press preseason national ranking in 50 years, coming in at No. 27 in the preseason poll … CBS: Teams which will crack the national rankings this season (list includes CU) … CU picks up a 7’0″ center commitment from the Class of 2021, Lawson Lovering … Athlon: CU to win the Pac-12; earn a Sweet Sixteen berth …

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Colorado Daily – USC

//posted 10.25.2019

Mel Tucker:  “First of all, you’ve got to believe you can win the game” … *Video – Relentless – Episode 3 posted* … Will this be the game CU is able to “run the ball on our terms”? …, Buffs hope having home crowd will alleviate false start issues …

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Pac-12 Notes

//posted 10.25.2019

UCLA enters CU week on a two-game winning streak after defeating No. 24 Arizona State, 42-32 … Stanford (which has a bye before playing CU) takes down Arizona, 41-31 … National publication predictions for Buffs v. Trojans: USC in a blowout …

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Friday Fast Facts

//posted 10.25.2019

CU wearing all-black uniforms for Blackout game (what is CU’s record wearing all-black?) … CU has gone from 17 DB’s to six (with three true freshmen) … What (latest) school record will Steven Montez set Friday night? … Nate Landman eighth in the nation in tackles/game ….

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Can CU handle USC’s fourth-string tailback? (Arizona couldn’t) … USC is 113th in the nation in turnovers surrendered (fingers crossed) … Why is it good karma for the game to have been moved to Friday? … What is your prediction for the game? …

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Washington State quarterback Alex Gordon threw for 369 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Cougars to a …. rout of Colorado. The Cougars raced out to a 21-3 first quarter lead, never looking back, handing the Buffs their third straight defeat.

Steven Montez, for the second game in a row, was ineffective. Montez went 16-for-30 for 129 yards and two interceptions before being pulled in the fourth quarter. Running back Alex Fontenot was a bright spot, going for 105 yards on 11 carries, but a porous defense and an ineffective red zone offense doomed the Buffs to a second straight rout on the road.

“We had a few turnovers and we couldn’t finish drives,” said Mel Tucker, who fell below .500 (3-4) for the first time as CU’s head coach. “We knew we would be able to run the ball but our passing game was inconsistent. Defensively, it just took us too long to settle down.”

“It is a little frustrating but you cannot let it get to you”, said running back Alex Fontenot, who had his second career 100-yard rushing game. “You have to keep the mentality of, when I am out there I am going to score, and just keep going.”

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A month ago, Buff fans were excited about the 2019 season and the wide open Pac-12 South … A month later, parity remains the watchword in the Pac-12 (UCLA over Stanford; Oregon State over Cal), but CU – once again – has not been invited to the parity party …

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Sunday Afternoon Quarterback

//posted 10.20.2019

Oregon and Utah have separated themselves as the top two teams in the Pac-12, but the rest of the conference is a jumble … CU has three conference losses, but so too do four (four!) Pac-12 North teams … Where would you rank the Buffs? …

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