September 18th – Boulder        Minnesota 30, Colorado 0

Colorado put on an offensive debacle for the record books, falling at home to Minnesota, 30-0. In extending its scoreless streak to seven quarters, the Buff offense managed only 63 yards of total offense … 82 yards passing and … wait for it … minus-19 yards rushing. The Buffs were outgained by the Gophers, 443 yards to 63, had only seven first downs, and held the ball for only 19:47 of game clock (to 40:13 for Minnesota).

If it not for a poor kicking performance by the Gophers (two missed field goals and a missed extra point), the score would have been even worse. Minnesota was led by running back Treyson Potts, who had 121 yards rushing on 26 carries, scoring three touchdowns. Quarterback Tanner Morgan was an efficient 11-for-17 for 161 yards and a touchdown.

The offensive Colorado “offense” was “led” by an ineffective Brendon Lewis, who was 8-for-16 passing for all of 55 yards. When he wasn’t holding the ball instead of throwing, he was harassed into multiple sacks … by a defense which came into the game with exactly zero sacks in its first two games.

“We ended up having a very difficult game and not looking very good”, said CU head coach Karl Dorrell. “You don’t enjoy looking at those opportunities when they come up and it’s unfortunate that is something that happened this Saturday. That was a complete beatdown”.

The 63 yards on offense was the eighth-lowest in school history (the fewest since 46 against Oklahoma in the 2004 Big 12 title game at Kansas City). It was the third-lowest output in a home game (51 vs. Nebraska in 1964, 61 vs. USC in 2002).

“We got a lot of work to do”, said Dorrell. “I’m not blaming the players. It’s going to be us coaches. We’ve got to get the same page. I’ve been through this scenario many times before in other places that I’ve coached. We can overcome it, we can get back, but it’s going to take a great deal of work”.

Game Story … The game began ominously enough, the the Colorado kick receiving unit lining up on the wrong side of the field. After an opening touchback, the first play of scrimmage by the Buff offense was a ten-yard loss, with the snap going through the hands quarterback Brendon Lewis, recovered by Lewis back at the CU 15-yard line.

Little did the Buff Nation know, but, with less than a minute gone on the clock … it was never going to get any better.

Lewis did complete a 15-yard pass to Brady Russell, but that was called back on a holding penalty. Three-and-out … with Josh Watts punting the ball away on fourth–and-25.

Minnesota’s first possession was what the CU offense had wanted to accomplish, with runs by Treyson Potts complemented by short, crisp passes from quarterback Tanner Morgan. The Gophers covered 52 yards in 11 plays, but the Buffs’ defense held in the red zone. When a 24-yard field goal attempt by Minnesota kicker was missed, the Buff had new life.

For a short time.

The Buffs went three-and-out on their next possession, but the CU defense also forcing a three-and-out from the Gophers. On CU’s third possession … the Buffs went three-and-out yet again. Three first quarter possessions for CU … nine plays for a minus-ten yards.

On Minnesota’s third possession, the Gophers got it right. Covering 82 yards in eight plays, Minnesota took a lead they would not relinquish. Runs of 15 and 14 yards put the ball at midfield to start the second quarter, with a 32-yard pass from Tanner Morgan to Chris Autman-Bell giving the Gophers another red zone opportunity. This time Minnesota cashed in, with Treyson Potts scoring on a 13-yard run with 12:19 left in the second quarter. The score remained 6-0, though, when Trickett’s extra point attempt failed.

Not that it would make any difference, as the Buffs, who had only trailed for 2:41 of game clock in the first two games, would never threaten to take the lead the remainder of the game.

The CU offense picked up its first first down of the game on their fourth opportunity, but the next three plays gained zero yards, with Josh Watts called upon for his fourth punt of the first half.

Minnesota then gave the Gopher fans who made the trip (Minnesota sold out its guest allotment, and had a number of pockets of fans throughout the crowd of 47,482 at Folsom Field) even more reason to cheer. The big play in the six-play, 62-yard touchdown drive was a 39-yard pass from Morgan to Dylan Wright for 39 yards, giving the Gophers the ball at the CU 21-yard line. From there it was all Treyson Potts, with four carries – including a two-yard scoring run, making it a 13-0 game with 5:38 left in the half.

CU’s fifth drive of the first half was much like the fourth, in that the Buffs managed one first down before going backwards yet again. The “drive” in the scorebook: five plays; six yards … and yet another punt.

The Buff defense did force a punt from the Gophers, giving CU a chance at a score before the break. An 11-yard pass from Brendon Lewis to Brenden Rice – CU’s second-longest play of the game – gave the Buffs a first down, but, again, the CU offense would go no further. When Lewis was sacked on fourth-and-seven, the stat sheet again showed nothing for the Buffs’  efforts: five plays; two yards – turnover on downs.

Halftime score: Minnesota 13; Colorado 0

The Colorado offense had six first half possessions, gaining a total of three first downs … for minus-three yards.

And yet the Buffs were down only 13-0, thanks to a defense which had yet to give up.

It appeared that the Gophers were going in for the kill, holding the ball for 10 plays and over five minutes of game clock to open the third quarter. The second half, though, opened the same way for the Minnesota offense as did the first … a long drive ending in a missed field goal, with this Trickett offering coming from 46 yards out.

With the sun-baked Folsom Field crowd hoping that the CU offense had made adjustments during the break, and buoyed by the missed scoring opportunity by the Minnesota offense, the CU offense … moved the ball almost to midfield, with the second 11-yard Lewis-to-Rice connection putting the CU offense back in the black in total yards. The Buffs faced a fourth-and-one at their own 48-yard line, and were lined up to go for it … but a delay of game penalty ended the drive.

The Buff defense forced a quick punt from the Gophers, giving CU the ball back at its 40-yard line. With 4:28 left in the third quarter, hopes for a comeback were still a possibility.

Then Brendon Lewis fumbled on CU’s first play, giving Minnesota the ball in CU territory.

It took seven plays for Minnesota to put in the final dagger, with Treyson Potts scoring from three yards out in the final minute of the third quarter. Minnesota 20, Colorado 0 … with Minnesota having more point through three quarters than CU had total yards (13).

After yet another three-and-out by the Buffs, the CU defense forced a three-and-out from the Gophers … only to have Dimitri Stanley fumble the punt return. The Gophers turned that turnover into a 33-yard field goal. Minnesota 23, Colorado 0, with 9:53 left to play.

A final three-and-out … the fifth of the game for the Buffs, allowed the Gophers to tack on a bonus score late. Two long runs against a weary Buff defense, going for 28 and 24 yards, helped lead to the inevitable score. With 5:09 remaining, Ky Thomas did the honors, scoring on a 14-yard run.

CU’s final drive of the game was its longest, and was led by true freshman quarterback Drew Carter. The drive covered 29 yards in nine plays, with the highlights being a 12-yard completion from Carter to fellow freshman Chase Penry, and a four-yard run by Carter to the CU sideline in which he flipped over the barrier and into the stands. Carter was okay, returning to the field to throw three incompletions on the next four passes, turning the ball over on downs after the Buffs achieved their deepest penetration of the game … the Minnesota 46-yard line.

Final score: Minnesota 30, Colorado 0

“We’ve got to get through the tape”, said Dorrell. “As the head coach, I have to look at everything, I really do. It is one of those points in the season and given that performance, we have to reevaluate everything.”

When asked about the struggles of quarterback Brendon Lewis and the passing game, Dorrell didn’t mince words. “There’s probably some issues with that. We have to be able to do a number of things. I said even last week when we played against (Texas) A&M, we have to make progress every week. We thought we had made progress. We have to go back and turn every stone over and figure out what we can do to get first down, to get some positive, efficient things (going) offensively. So yes, I’m going to have to be more involved with figuring all those things out with the offensive coaches and trying to put up our best lineup and our best people and assess the situation the way I need to. Right now, off the heels of this game, there’s a lot for me to think about. There’s a lot to fix.”

The CU players, for their part, were ready to quickly move on:

  • Linebacker Carson Wells: “You just got to look at yourself in the mirror as a man and you got to physically come back tomorrow with a better mindset and get ready to work again.”
  • Offensive lineman Kary Kutsch: “Individually, we will just have to grow up and handle business next week.”
  • Cornerback Christian Gonzalez: “It’s just, it’s a business it’s obviously, we don’t like the outcome, but we just got to move on to next week and watch the film be critical about ourselves and move on.”

Easier said than done …

Game Notes … 

— The win was the first in the series for Minnesota, leaving Colorado with a 3-1 advantage;

— Shutout … The last time CU was shutout at home was on Nov. 2, 2012 in a 48-0 loss to Stanford (also the last time the Buffs did not score through three quarters at Folsom). The last non-conference team to shutout CU in Boulder was LSU on Sept. 15, 1979 (44-0) … The last team to shutout Colorado was Washington State on Oct. 21, 2017 (28-0); CU had scored in 36 straight games;

— Total Offense … The 63 yards on offense was the eighth-lowest in school history (the fewest since 46 against Oklahoma in the 2004 Big 12 title game at Kansas City). It was the third-lowest output in a home game (51 vs. Nebraska in 1964, 61 vs. USC in 2002);

— Two players saw their first action against Minnesota: tight end Caleb Fauria and offensive lineman Noah Fenske;

— Alex Fontenot had four yards on three carries, not exactly a memorable afternoon … except that the four yard were just enough to push Fontenot’s career rushing total to 1,000 yards, the 55th Buff to reach that milestone;

— Josh Watts had his second consecutive career day, with eight punts for a 51.9 yard average (long of 62; three inside the 20);

— Nate Landman posted 13 tackles (10 unassisted), the 20th double-digit tackle game of his career, tying him with Jordon Dizon for fourth-most in CU history.


59 Replies to “Minnesota 30, Colorado 0”

  1. Folks, it’s so bad that there is no way you can blame one person (or coach) for this debacle, unless it is HCKD. As everyone saw and is now reporting, every unit was abysmal on O, starting w/MitchRod who everyone loves…why? There should be no love for anyone on the offensive staff right now.
    The ‘real’ concern (it’s all relative folks)…is that HCKD misread his offense so badly. IF Blew is making all the throws in practice but can’t take it to the game…then it’s all mental. But I can’t imagine the offense even being successful against our scout defense other than power runs that just overwhelm them.
    Everyone saying how ‘great’ it was to have a full off-season and we get this?!? It’s beyond the comprehension of even the most pessimistic Buffs fan, as I’m not surprised by the record but shocked at the football. If HCKD doesn’t work out, Chev is going to be the only one that wants the job.

      1. Come on, Irie! Snap out of it!! That’s some bleak perspective. Not saying it’s wrong. It’s too early to tell, in my opinion. But your questions/concerns are not invalid, for sure. Thanks for dampening my Monday Morning optimism.

        Go Buffs

  2. The O-line is an absolute sieve right now having been shoved around for 7 straight quarters. Even strong and innovative play calling doesn’t stand a chance when the QB doesn’t have a chance. If the line can resolve to creating running lanes and pass protection we’ll give the young QB an opportunity to gain some confidence to acclimate to the college game. Not to be cliche, but it truly does start in the trenches.

  3. Where are the RPO’s in the offense? Chev & crew are afraid to let Lewis run the ball. He is not a pocket passer! Stop trying to make him one!!!

  4. Why are you finally agreeing with me?
    Tried to explain it to you quite a while ago.

    I explained to you WacMac was a phony way before you believed it.

    Not Bragging here just facts.

    So next time Listen up.

    Just kidding
    You can go your own way
    You can call it
    Another lonely day
    You can go your own way

    Now what?


  5. The last time Dorrell had any meaningful input in an offense he was OC at Vandy. Worst D1 offense in America. Get the picture? This is who we hired. And Chev is the problem? Ok. This loss is worse then Montana St., Toledo, Fresno St. Just abominable. Because Tucker (and Mac with Landman) left players and D is good.

  6. Yo Stuart,

    Brutal day to be a Buff. I can’t remember a game that our offense was so unprepared (and I’ve been going to games for 36 years now). I’ve been posting for a long time now. I don’t blame the players. You don’t blame the privates and corporals for the misdeeds and miscalculations of the Generals and the Colonels.

    I felt bad for the guys on defense. They got tired. Physically, they had to be on the field for way too long… But more importantly, they got beaten down mentally once it became crystal clear that the offensive game plan of OC Chiaverini had NO CHANCE to succeed.

    I like Darrin, he seems like a fun kind of guy to hang around with… but when it comes to being an OC he seems to be trying to play checkers in a college football level of chess for chess grand masters. It’s not going to cut it. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one on this site who can pretty accurately predict what plays “Checkers” is going to call. And we’re doing this in our spare time as amateurs. Minnesota and A&M showed what happens when professionals attack his game plans.

    I know Karl Dorrell was placed into a tough situation when Lying Mel left at midnight. He kept some holdover staff. “Checkers” Chiaverini was a former Buff player under KD, so keeping him seemed like a smart thing to do. But “Checkers” was angry that he himself wasn’t hired as the head coach, and that continues to show through to this day.

    It’s time for KD to do what he knows (and has probably known for some time) he has to do. “Checkers” needs to come down out of the press box and coach his receivers. Maybe remind them up close and personal that you don’t run a 7 yard buttonhook when it’s 3rd and 12. Of course, the offensive players are only running the plays that their coordinator told them to run.

    Then, HCKD needs to see the light and realize that somebody else needs to start coordinating the offense and calling the plays. If Karl is not sure who should do it, then HE needs to start doing it. He was a whole lot more successful at it than “Checkers” has ever been.

    So there, I’ve laid the blame at the feet of the OC. But in the final analysis, the head coach has to make the hard calls and do what is best for the team. Otherwise, more scores like today are in the future.

    I’m glad that KD placed the onus on the coaches. Now the question is: What is KD going to do about it?

    Mark / Boulderdevil

    PS: I was at the last game at Arizona State. No way I would make the trip this year even though I think ASU is overrated. And I’m not even sure I want to go to the USC game. Unless drastic changes are made, the Trojans will continue to be unbeaten against Colorado.

  7. We better not hear any coach speak about “cleaning up a few details.” Cleaning house with the coaches is more like it. We need new OC and QB coach yesterday…yesterday? how about a couple weeks ago. Supposedly after the A&M game they were going to work on the offense all week………and this is what we get?
    Even after Carter comes in we keep dinking. God how I hate dinking. Dinking has its place but being drunk on dinking is killing brain cells. When you are getting your ass run through the wood chipper, dont you think its time to at least try to air it out?? When your ass is in the wood chipper at least get your head out of your ass.
    Holy synapses…with all the time the D was on the field you could have drawn up some new plays on the sideline hopefully to counter what the Gopher D was doing.
    Seriously this cant get any worse. Make Hagan the OC and train the troops on the triple option.

  8. Well, I have now watched a college team ruin a QB the way pro teams usually do it. Throw a kid in who isn’t ready, ask him to run a style of play he wasn’t recruited for, and when things go badly — no matter what — do not change the play calling to help your struggling QB! Unbelievable.

    Watching Dorrell on the sidelines not engaging ANYONE was super frustrating. This is your team, coach. You aren’t a spectator. Start fixing things right then!

    If we continue on this same course, I don’t see us winning 3 games this season. Because you can’t field a team that has zero offensive ability and expect to beat anyone. It just won’t happen. Zero points, 63 total yards (most of those in garbage time), no adjustments at halftime. Pass on 1st down, run on 2nd, pass on 3rd. A 10 year old could call the plays Chev was calling. And now we have a QB whose confidence is gone. Hopeful for drastic changes on Monday (like announcing a different play caller), but won’t hold my breath.

    I want them to succeed! Right now the offensive coaching staff is preventing it.

    Go Buffs!

    1. I was thinking the same thing….“they ruined this kid.” He is so up in his own head, he ‘s afraid to just play the game. Even the simplest of throws seem difficult for him. The QB and OC coaches need to go immediately.

  9. Time for the OC and QB coach to go.
    My worry, is that in panic mode, these two individuals become defensive and begin pointing fingers in all the wrong places. That would certainly cause division from within and wreck the team morale. We observed how Chev conducted himself, when he didn’t get the HC job. That spoke volumes about character. Sad.
    This is the time for a HC who is a true leader, to step up, make clear moves and demand higher expectations. Nothing personal. Just thank them for their service and then make a change that will improve the team. Yes, I get that it can be a bit sticky, (as a fellow alum) where Chev is concerned.
    This is a defining moment. This program still has a chance to recover and have a decent season, given a relatively weak pac 12. Hopefully Rick George will agree. He’s sharp and wants to win. I would think, he has now seen enough.
    Bottom line… These two coaches are highly payed professionals. It was their charge to prepare the offense, given the players and skills available to them. Period. They have had adequate time and resources. The offense clearly hasn’t been prepared. Of course there are variables; but those exist in every situation. Time to set an example and a new course. Go Buffs

    1. Not sure if it is just me, but even when he lets it go he seems to have the longest windup and release. All the short passes and screens out wide, DBs were easily anticipating the pass and able to break it up. Combining that with him staring down the target the entire time, it is a miracle he completes any passes.

      1. Yep. Not good. He can grow and learn, but my optimism wanes. Losing shrout was bigger than we knew. Maybe with Open practices and we wouldn’t have been surprised. My worst fears from what little we saw from spring and fall seem to have materialized.

        It is only one game. But that was on bad game.

        Go Buffs. Fix it.

      2. Lot variables here.
        Can he do it or not is yet to be confirmed.
        But under the OC and his lack of everything how can you judge?

        Mein Gott it is a sad day in Buffsville


        1. For me, because I saw it in glimpses in the spring and fall camp, and in all its glory three games so far. And that is all. The bowl game, like last year, was just not enough of a sample size to draw any real conclusions.

          Meanwhile, CU’s offense -with basically the same coaches – has not looked that inept in a long, long time.

          Gonna be interesting to watch this season play out.

          This was still only one game. But damn. It was one brutal game.

          Go Buffs. Fix it.

  10. So I get that the qb was not executing the plays called, but then you have to adapt, you have to have a back up plan and Chev and even Dorrell did not have a back up plan. And not just the new qb, it was clear after the third series Lewis was not seeing the field and would not be an effective passer. The work over last week didn’t work…. So line up and run the ball, Be creative and run the friggin ball. Go old school option. Wide receiver sweeps, pitch, wild cat, something!

    I get it what you called might have worked….but it wasn’t the definition of insanity is trying the sa,e thing and expecting different results. So what are you going to do Coach? What are you going to do?

    1. RobO, I think what you just wrote is the number one problem right now with the execution of the QB…….he really isn’t seeing the field, and the game is absolutely too fast for him right now. It also might be kinda nice (sarcasm intended) if the coaches would accept that fact and call some plays where he doesn’t always necessary have very many reads.

  11. At a minimum Chev won’t be calling plays for Lewis because he won’t be starting. Drew Carter can’t possibly do worse than BLEW it so give him the start at ASU. I will be at the game and was at the ASU game in Tempe in 2013 when Sefo got his first nod. I think Carter and Hagan or Dorrell calling plays will help things but long-term we need a new coordinator, NOT head coach. Dorrell is not going anywhere for a myriad of reasons but Chev wasn’t his hire and time to move on.

  12. What an absolute disaster! Someone needs to lose their job over that performance. I don’t think the defense had a chance to grab a cup of water on the sideline because the offense was so bad.

    Can’t wait to the hear the excuses.

  13. Ouch.
    Even lesser talented teams can move the ball. Something obviously is not right with the offense.
    Ok HCKD, time for an honest evaluation and fix this…
    Go Buffs

  14. Shades of all the last how many frustrating years? I can’t remember if even during all the Hawk, Embree, Mac II, and was there also some guy named Tucker around……that we have all witnessed such an uninspired, flat, lack of imagination, dull, ……. where’s thesaurus to describe this debacle?

    The only advice that I can offer at this time is for all the great Buff fans out there is do what I’m going to do……drink good booze, or what the heck doesn’t matter what it tastes like just pass the bottle.

  15. I think Lewis just does not have the ability to make decisions fast enough for the college game. I’ve never seen a college QB just stand there and refuse to throw the ball as often as he does. I am curious how many pass plays he actually did not throw the ball on. I bet it was quite a few. The announcers kept saying there was nowhere to throw the ball but I saw guys plenty open. They were at least as open as the Gophers receivers were. I have to admit he seemed to be willing to throw when he was on the move in the second half.

    It seemed like Carter was getting the ball out fast, relative to Lewis, and likewise it seemed like blocks were maintained long enough for him to do so. The O line was not good but they weren’t as bad as what Lewis’ indecision made it seem.

    As for the defense, when there is a 40min to 20min difference in time of possession, they are going to wear out, and that is exactly what happened.

  16. Stuart, a question: what were the first and second worst offensive performances in CU football history? I heard this was the third. I’ve been at Folsom for many decades and felt that this was the worst one I had ever seen in person. I’ve lived in CO most of my life but lived out of state for some time so curious on the other two. Fairbanks era?

    This was so bad that I’m almost at a loss for words except the Captain Obvious statement: something has to change. Lewis might still be the QB of the future but IMO, he shouldn’t start next week at a minimum. He needs a mental break. He is “frozen”, indecisive, and hesitant. It seems that his confidence is shot. How much of this comes from Chev is unclear. I said last week that I had doubts about Chev’s O coordinator skills. No doubts now. He owns this debacle. Move him to another role and have KD call the plays.

    Btw, I was listening to the post game radio and KD opted out of speaking. Hope that there was a great reason. Not good optics to not be present and say: “This was an offensive disaster. I own it. I will fix it and share my actions to do so on Monday’.

    1. From the Game Notes … The 63 yards on offense was the eighth-lowest in school history (the fewest since 46 against Oklahoma in the 2004 Big 12 title game at Kansas City). It was the third-lowest output in a home game (51 vs. Nebraska in 1964, 61 vs. USC in 2002).

  17. Wow. I don’t remember the last time I saw the black-and-gold so dominated, and at home. I really thought this team would be focused and nasty. When HCKD said in the spring that last year doesn’t matter, he really meant it — this team has not built on the good they did last year. Certainly didn’t build on anything good from the Aggies game. All the talk about a season defining game. Time to face that reality.

  18. Tbh, I’m not even sure what Chev could have done. When your QB can nothing, what exactly can you call that will succeed?

    I fire the QB coach right now, though. Lewis clearly has not been taught the fundamentals.

  19. Well for predictions the remainder of the year….. and I’m going to be generous with the offense
    Every opponent each week- 38, CU -3

  20. I’m not usually one to shit post, but that was truly one of the absolute worst showings I have seen in 33 years of going to games. I feel like putting 11 mannequins out on the field couldn’t have yielded any worse results. I don’t have a fix idea. But this program has been a tradition for me and my father. I can’t come see them any more thanks to the never ending pandemic. He’s gotten too old to make the shlepp on his own. So, after 40 years, he has sold off his season tickets. I thought that was sad. But the flat, lifeless, pedestrian way in which no one showed up today with a few exceptions; that felt like watching the last gasp of something that used to mean the world to me. I ain’t gonna quit because, just like Richard Gere, I got nowhere else to go. But, wow, that was terrible. Double kick in the nuts since Midnight Mel is having no trouble beating ranked teams. Normally we can take some comfort knowing our opponents out spend us massively. Not Minnesota.

    Like I said, I’m staying true to my team. But it would be swell if that didn’t feel like playing twister on broken glass so often.

  21. I’m starting to think the coaches are lazy or incompetent or both. They were stymied in the second half against A&M on both sides of the ball telling me they made no adjustments at half time (but A&M did…..shades of Mike McIntyre) and they were not only ready for his game they got WHUPPED on both sides of the ball and never changed their strategy…….I am embarrassed for them..

    1. I don’t know if you have the game dvr’d but watch the game. On a pass play, after the snap count to 3 and pause the screen, then look at the recievers. They are open, or will come open in less than a second. Lewis must anticipate and he just cannot. At least not right now. He is either not being coached to do so or just can’t do it himself.

      Against the run, they were trying to outnumber us in box consistently. You can’t run into that. Not up the middle which is our base run game.

      So does Chev get a pass. No. Neither does Dorrell. Your qb can’t pass then you better have a plan. You better figure out plays he can execute that are running plays, try a friggin wishbone, reverses, something! You cannot zone block into a box count like that. Or you have to go to the other an a lot earlier…. Not saying he would do any better but you have to try

  22. Chev needs to go, inane offense aside, if a bunch of lackluster 3 stars is being “good at recruiting” then maybe we should get someone who is “bad” at it. So sick of us having unskilled skill position players. Are we sure Blewis even played QB in high school? I have my doubts.

  23. What a disgusting performance from the offense. The D never had a chance. Chiaverini has to go or be demoted. $600K salary is a total waste. I like the guy and he is an ok recruiter but he can’t gameplan or make adjustments.

  24. Sometimes it sucks to be right.

    Last week I said: “ I still think everyone is getting a little too optimistic about our Defense. Also I would say that TAMU is relatively over-hyped. No way that is a top defense in the nation. If it is then N.Co isn’t all that far behind, just missing some bigger line men. We can not move the ball at will without a massive size and talent different at the LOS. We have not shown a single consistent down field threat. We do a couple throwaway down field plays to try and keep em honest in the secondary but we aren’t lethal enough to pull that off, secondary cheated in the whole game and never got burned. The entire PAC is going to stuff the box and blitz our brains out especially now that they have film and our lack of dimensionality is exposed.”

    And I got called a troll.

    Now after four quarters of what we just witnessed, anyone else want to argue that point?

    We are terrible. That was a humiliation. Our incompetent incapable offense and coordinator were exposed just like I said they would be once film was out. Our O-line can’t get push. Our quarterback can’t throw the ball. We are cooked until we clean house, get a transfer QB and possibly a new head coach.

    I’ll check in from time to time this season but I am not wasting another afternoon on that charade of a football team.

  25. Hey, the offense got a yard a minute. That’s good, right?

    Dang. That was rough. O line missed a lot of blocks. Brendon’s struggles continued. That they were only down two scores at the half was a minor miracle.

    I wonder if drew gets first team reps this week?

    How can this offense be so bad?

    Go Buffs

  26. aaaah so…
    The Minny DC owned the Buff OC
    The Minny OC didn’t own the Buff DC until the Buffs D gave up cause they knew the offense was a frigging disaster and was not going to score one single point
    Brendon has a lot of work to do. Is someone telling him not to throw the bull until it is 100 % a completion.
    The game plan and the oline did not help Brendon
    The receivers did not help Brendon. What crappy routes they run.
    Nobody helped Brendon. Pregame and during the game.

    I have been hard on the inability of chev to perform his role.
    Case closed


    Note: HCKD, please to not pull a wacmac. Your offensive coaches are not good. Loyalty schmoyalty. Make the move. Fire, demote doesn’t matter. No need to look at the game film. You saw it live and it will be engrained in your memory.

    Note 2: Sheesh, all I wanted was a bowl game. Is that too much to ask?

  27. Wow. Such a debacle. Historically bad. And even though the offense hasn’t shown us anything to be hopeful for in the future, these are kids, and I vote we support them. All the pieces of a good team are here, minus a total lack of offense. Lets hope Drew Carter can provide a spark.

  28. How is that kool aid hangover? Bad enough to promise to quit drinking?
    Fire everyone 0n the offensive side of the ball. I mean EVERYONE, Chevette, Langsdork included.
    Darian Hagan
    go to the triple option and make him the OC

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