Oklahoma State 38, Colorado 8


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No. 13 Oklahoma State went for 527 yards of total offense in dominating No. 11 Colorado in the 2016 Alamo Bowl, 38-8. Cowboy quarterback Marcus Rudolph passed for 314 yards and three touchdowns as Oklahoma State gave the Buffs two lopsided losses to close out an otherwise successful 10-4 season.

Sefo Liufau threw for 195 yards and scored CU’s lone touchdown, a consolation six yard run in the fourth quarter after OSU had built a 31-0 lead. Phillip Lindsay led the Buffs in rushing and receiving, with 14 carries for 63 yards to go with six receptions for 103 yards.

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Sean Irwin is a “dark horse” All-Pac-12 candidate … but may not get the opportunity to prove it 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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Colorado 17, Oregon State 13

//posted 10.26.2015

Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau throws for one touchdown and runs for another, with the Buff defense making that stand up for a 17-13 win over Oregon State. The victory allowed the Buffs to snap school-record losing streaks, both in conference games (14) and conference road games (13).

Liufau threw for only 140 yards, and the Buffs were out-gained by the Beavers, 401 yards to 328, but after Liufau scored on a four yard run early in the fourth quarter to give Colorado a 17-10 lead, the Buff defense made it stand up, holding Oregon State to three points in their final four drives of the game.

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GAME STORY … October 10th, Tempe, Arizona … Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici throws for 260 yards and five touchdowns as the Sun Devils take advantage of Colorado mistakes to cruise to a 48-23 victory in Tempe … Buff running back Phillip Lindsay: “If there’s people in that locker room that don’t believe, it’s not the place for them”

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Oregon 41, Colorado 24

//posted 10.4.2015

GAME STORY … October 3rd, Boulder … Buffs stay close to the Ducks for a half, but remain winless against Ducks in Pac-12 play … Coach Mike MacIntyre: “I do believe our program is growing and I do believe we are going to win our fair share of Pac-12 games this year”

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CU improved from 87th in total offense in 2013 to 37th last year … Will the jump to elite status come this fall?

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Spruce is a potential All-American, but who else will step up? … Will CU’s tight ends finally see the ball?

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Spring Position Battles

//posted 2.21.2015

A unit-by-unit look at the battles taking place for starting positions for the 2015 Colorado Buffaloes …

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No. 22 USC 56, Colorado 28

//posted 10.18.2014

USC sprints out to a 28-0 first quarter in 56-28 rout of CU … Mac: “It was definitely an ugly first half”

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Sefo Liufau crushed his previous career bests with 449 yards passing and seven touchdowns, but it was not enough, as Colorado fell in two overtimes to California, 59-56. Liufau hit Nelson Spruce 19 times – a week after Spruce set the all-time record for catches in a game with 13 – for 176 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing for a team-best 79 yards.

The offensive fireworks, which led to leads of 14-0, 21-7, and 28-14, though, were not enough to stop the offensive onslaught from the Bears. The Colorado secondary surrendered touchdown passes of 92, 26, 10, five, 40, and 25 yards as Jared Goff duplicated Liufau’s 449 yards passing and seven touchdowns. Three missed field goals by Will Oliver figured into a game in which Colorado ran a school-record 110 offensive plays.

The loss left the 2-3 Buffs (0-2 in Pac-12 play) wondering what might have been … and what was still to come in the 2014 season.

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Colorado opened the 2014 Rocky Mountain Showdown with a 10-0 lead, but was run over by the Colorado State Rams in the second half, falling 31-17. Colorado State posted 266 yards rushing, with two backs, Dee Hart and Treyous Jarrells each going for over 100 yards as the Rams finished the game on a 24-0 run.

Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau completed 24-of-39 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns (no interceptions), with Nelson Spruce collecting both scoring passes in going for 104 yards. Michael Adkins led the Buff rushers with 68 yards, but the Colorado rushing attack was but half (134 total yards) of what the Rams were able to post.

In remembering the game, most of the 63,363 who attended will not recall that, for much of the first half, the Buffs dominated.

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