QUICKLY Stanford now leads the series 4-3 (3-0 in Palo Alto) ... Colorado won the coin toss for the fifth time in six games (deferring all five times; lost the toss only at Ohio State) ... This was the fourth different time zone (in six game) the Buffs have played in this year (HST, MDT, EDT, PDT; in fact, for the first time since 1945, the Buffs will not play a game in the central time zone) ... Stanford’s first six rushes of the game all were for 2 yards or less (2, 1, 2, 0, 1, 2) ... Stanford’s miss on a 47-yard field goal attempt in the first quarter was the opponents first miss in 2011 and snapped a streak of 16 straight field goals made by the opponent dating back to last year’s Baylor game ... Stanford’s conversion of a 3rd-&-26 in the second quarter snapped an 0-of-11 run on 3rd-&-20 or more by CU opponents, who are now just 5-of-102 in such situations dating back to 1993 ... Colorado had season lows in penalties (6) and penalty yards (47) ... Of the 62 healthy players on the trip, 55 saw action tonight ... Stanford’s 553 total yards are the most in the series, topping the 551 that Colorado amassed here in the 1993 game ... Colorado ran 57 plays in the game, the fifth time in six the Buffs have had 66 or fewer (exception: 82 vs. Cal). CU is averaging just 63.3 offensive plays per game for the season ... ... Colorado has now lost 20 straight road games (21 straight out-of-state including one neutral site—the ’07 Independence Bowl) ... CU did not have a quarterback sack (no real surprise, Stanford has allowed two all year); the Buffs had at least one in 11 straight and in 36 of its last 37 games coming in.
INDIVIDUAL LINER NOTES
—OLB Woodson Greer III saw his first career action, the 13th true freshman to play for CU in 2011, tied for the eighth most in the nation.
—QB Nick Hirschman, DT Kirk Poston, DT Eric Richter and WR Alex Turbow saw their first action in a CU uniform.
—WR Keenan Canty made his first career start, and on the play, caught his first career pass (5 yards from Tyler Hansen).
—OG Paulay Asiata and C Kaiwi Crabb saw their first action from scrimmage tonight (previous just FG/PAT unit duty on special teams). TB Josh Ford and ILB K.T. Tu’umalo also saw their first scrimmage action after seeing special teams duty.
—DB Terrell Smith (who started the game at left cornerback) made his second career interception (other: at Kansas in 2010).
—TB Tony Jones scored his first career touchdown.
—SS Anthony Perkins unofficially had nine tackles today; that would give him 205 for his career, the 60th Colorado player to make 200 in a career. CU uses coaches films, but tackles for defensive backs usually are pretty close.
—QB Tyler Hansen is now tied for seventh in career touchdown passes (27), pulling even with Steve Vogel (1981-84) and Darian Hagan (1988-91).
TB RODNEY STEWART (203 ALL-PURPOSE YARDS) He is nearing the top spot in CU career all-purpose yards, as the 203 tonight and has 4,025 all-purpose yards (Bieniemy: 4,351).gives him 4,228 yards; that’s just 123 shy of Eric Bieniemy’s all-time mark of 4,351.
—His 76-yard reception was CU’s second longest play from scrimmage this year, was the longest play of Stewart’s career, tied for the 27th longest pass play in CU history and was the seventh longest pass reception by a running back:
ALL-TIME LONGEST RECEPTIONS BY A CU RUNNING BACK
Yards Player, Opponent, Site, Date
89 Koy Detmer to Herchell Troutman vs. Colorado State, Sept. 9, 1995.
87 Zack Jordan to Frank Bernardi at Kansas, Oct. 4, 1952.
80 Howard Cook to Eddie Dove vs. Utah, Sept. 28, 1957 (TD).
80 Bobby Anderson to Steve Engel at Missouri, Oct. 12, 1968 (TD).
77 Woody Shelton to Ronnie Johnson at Northwestern, Sept. 29, 1951.
77 Steve Vogel to Richard Johnson vs. Kansas, Nov. 13, 1982 (TD).
76 Tyler Hansen to Rodney Stewart at Stanford, Oct. 8, 2011.
His previous long play was a 65-yard rush against Georgia last year and his long pass play had been 52 at Hawai’i earlier this season.
COLORADO INJURIES Trainer Miguel Rueda reported no injuries today. Older: WR Paul Richardson (knee sprain) was injured in practice Wednesday and is likely out 2-3 weeks; CB Brian Lockridge (ankle sprain) was injured the same day and is day-to-day.