CU Preview – Quarterbacks


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The first in a series of position previews … Topic No. 1: Can Sefo Liufau lead CU to a bowl game this fall?

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Utah 20, Colorado 14

//posted 11.30.2015

GAME STORY … November 28th – Salt Lake City, Utah … Buffs finish the 2015 season the same way they started it, with missed opportunities leaving the Buffs just short of a victory

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No. 24 UCLA 35, Colorado 31

//posted 11.2.2015

The Colorado offense was on the field for a school record 114 plays, ran up 554 yards of total offense, and held the ball 41:05 of game clock … and still lost to No. 24 UCLA, 35-31. The Buffs had twice as many first downs as the (34-16), but red zone mistakes could not be overcome, with a Sefo Liufau interception in the final minute ending CU’s final hope.

Sefo Liufau went 37-for-57 for 312 yards, but a 96-yard interception for a touchdown turned what could have been a 7-7 game into a 14-0 deficit in the second quarter. Two Buffs went over the century mark in offensive production, with freshman running back Patrick Carr going for 100 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, while Devin Ross had nine receptions for 101 yards. Nelson Spruce, who became the Pac-12’s all-time receptions leader during the game, finished with 11 catches for 90 yards.

“I thought the overall effort, intensity, fight was good (and well as) the game plan by our coordinators on both sides”, said CU head coach Mike MacIntyre. “We had a good game plan to attack and be aggressive, which we needed to, and we executed that. A couple balls bounced the wrong way, but the kids are still fighting.”

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Arizona 38, Colorado 31

//posted 10.18.2015

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.

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Colorado 48, UMass 14

//posted 9.12.2015

GAME STORY … September 12th, Boulder … The Minutemen stay with the Buffs for the better part of a half, but a crucial interception sets off a 34-0 run by the Buffs … Mac: “I know it’s just one game, but I believe in this football team”

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Jim Leavitt: “We’re not going to be the best defense in the country this fall, but hopefully we stop the bleeding”

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Returning Addison Gillam to All-Pac-12 status is job one this fall … Job two: Find the next Addison Gillam

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