TCU 38, Colorado 13


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TCU 38, Colorado 13

//posted 9.6.2022
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The 2022 CU season opener ended just before 12:00 a.m., MT, but the clock had struck midnight for the Cinderella Buffs about an hour earlier. The Buffs dominated the first half of their game against TCU, but were completely routed in the second half, falling to the Horned Frogs, 38-13. Colorado had more first downs (20-17) and wasn’t passed in total yards gained until the fourth quarter, but the Horned Frogs had no trouble with the CU defense in the second half, scoring 31 unanswered points.

Brendon Lewis started at quarterback for Colorado, finished 13-for-18 for all of 78 yards. Lewis also led the Buff rushing attack, putting up 42 yards on eight carries. Backup quarterback J.T. Shrout, who came on late in the first half and then made another appearance in the fourth quarter, finished with 13 completions on 23 attempts for 157 yards and one touchdown.

The Horned Frogs, who had just 67 yards offense in the first half, finished with 413 for the game. That total included more than 260 on the ground alone in the final two quarters. The Buffs, who had 212 yards of offense in the first half – but only two field goals to show for it – had 136 yards of total offense in the second half, with 94 of those yards coming in garbage time.

“I wasn’t expecting that type of game,” CU head coach Karl Dorrell said. “We played decently in the first half … But apparently they made better adjustments. We couldn’t stop what they were doing.”

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The good news? CU returns three starters along the offensive line … The bad news? The two returning tackles gave up 16.5 sacks and 40 quarterback pressures … Can transfers Tommy Brown and Alex Harkey provide immediate answers, or will CU need to hit the Transfer Portal this summer for more help? …

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CU returns four starters from 2021, and that doesn’t count heralded Ohio State transfer Max Wray … CU was 23rd in the nation in rushing last season, and have two All-Pac-12 honorable mentions returning … And now? Athlon has CU’s line 10th in the conference, and no preseason mentions … Will the line exceed expectations again this fall? …

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No. 13 Oregon 45, Colorado 3

//posted 10.12.2019

Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert completed 18-of-32 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns, while his Colorado counterpart, Steven Montez went 19-for-34 for 131 yards … and a career-high four interceptions, as No. 13 Oregon routed Colorado, 45-3.

The Buff offense was held to just under 300 total yards, while the Buff defense surrendered over 500 of total offense as the Ducks were successful both on the ground and through the air.

Alex Fontenot had 70 yards rushing on 15 carries, while Laviska Shenault returned to action for the first time in two games to post 70 yards receiving on only four catches. But it was much too little, much too late, as the Buff offense was its own worst enemy, with two major penalties committed after the Buffs pushed the ball inside the Oregon ten yard line … two of CU’s 14 penalties for 114 yards on the night.

“We feel like we can beat every team on our schedule but any team on our schedule, we can lose to, as well,” Mel Tucker said, “My experience in these type of situations is that it’s a very tough road to go down but we have to go down this road. There is no shortcut to success and where we want to get to. It really tests your character and your mettle, individually and as a team.”

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UPDATE: The wait is over – La’Vontae Shenault confirms commitment to Colorado … Four-star wide receiver had 73 catches and accounted for 1,421 all-purpose yards last season … Buffs pick up a commitment from a three-star defensive tackle, Lloyd Murray …

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Class of 2019 – Signed LOI

//posted 12.19.2018

Bios of CU’s Class of ’19 (along with links to official CU bios) … Most recently posted: DB K.J. Trujillo … LB Marvin Ham; OL Jake Wiley; GT TE Jalen Harris; JC LB Jash Allen; WR Braedin Huffman-Dixon; OL Vaatofu Sauvao; DL Na’im Rodman; DB Mark Perry …

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