QUICKLY Oregon now leads the series by a 9-8 count (2-3 in Eugene) ... CU has lost 10 in row against ranked teams (last win: 34-30 over Kansas in 2009) and have lost 20 straight road games against ranked opponents (last win coming in the Los Angeles area, a 31-17 over UCLA at the Rose Bowl in 2002) ... The Buffs are 4-16 all-time against teams ranked No. 2 (2-16 versus AP’s second banana and another 2-0 versus the UPI/coach’s second best) ... Colorado is now 2-6 all-time in the Beaver State, both wins at Autzen, 13-6 in 1955 and 17-13 in 1967, the first game ever played in Autzen ... This was the second of back-to-back Pac-12 games on the road, the third time the Buffs have that task in its second year in the league (0-2-1 to date: last year, CU lost at Stanford and a week later at Washington, and later in the year lost at UCLA and bounced back with a win at Utah) ... The 56-0 deficit at halftime matched the worst known one in CU history (56-0 at UCLA on Sept. 13, 1980) ... The fourth quarter was scoreless, ending the opponents run of scoring in a record 24 straight quarters against the Buffs (old mark was 21 in 1980) ... This is the first time CU has allowed 50 or more points in three consecutive games; the last time the Buffs allowed 70 was on Dec. 3, 2005, in a 70-3 loss to Texas in the Big 12 Championship game in Houston ...
The last punt return touchdown against Colorado prior to today (De’Anthony Thomas, 73 yards) was by Nebraska’s Niles Paul in Boulder on Nov. 27, 2009 (59 yards) ... CU had 65 players dress for today’s game; 60 played... At 3 hours, 1 minute, this was CU’s fastest game of the season (previous was 3:11 vs. UCLA).
Today’s game featured the 2012 Pac-12 Cross Country champions, as earlier in the day in Santa Clarita, Calif., Colorado (men) and Oregon (women) were crowned the league first champions for the 2012-13 school year. CU had won both in 2011.
TB CHRISTIAN POWELL (20-121, 2 TD) He had the second 100 100-yard season/career rushing game, and in the process vaulted into __ place at CU for all time frosh rushing. It was the 23rd 100-yard game by a CU freshman (14th most yards).
|CU FRESHMAN 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES (TOP 15)|
|202 (24-2)||Billy Waddy||at Wisconsin||Sept. 22, 1973|
|168 (21-1)||Lamont Warren||at Iowa State||Nov. 23, 1991|
|166 (28-0)||Rodney Stewart||West Virginia||Sept. 18, 2008|
|150 (25-0)||Marcus Houston||at Southern Cal||Sept. 9, 2000|
|149 (32-1)||*Lee Rouson||Kansas State||Nov. 21, 1981|
|147 (28-3)||Christian Powell||Sacramento State||Sept. 8, 2012|
|142 (18-1)||*Michael Simmons||Oregon||Sept. 12, 1987|
|141 (29-1)||Rodney Stewart||Kansas State||Oct. 18, 2008|
|137 (15-1)||O.C. Oliver||at Kansas State||Nov. 22, 1986|
|137 (20-0)||Brian Calhoun||at Nebraska||Nov. 29, 2002|
|132 (34-2)||*Lee Rouson||Missouri||Nov. 7, 1981|
|125 (17-1)||Marcus Reliford||Kansas State||Nov. 19, 1988|
|122 (20-0)||Brian Calhoun||Oklahoma (at Houston)||Dec. 7, 2002|
|121 (20-2)||Christian Powell||Sacramento State||Sept. 8, 2012|
|120 (25-0)||Derek Singleton||at Oklahoma State||Nov. 8, 1980|
|By Player (23)— Stewart 3, Warren 3, Calhoun 2, Houston 2, Powell 2, Reliford 2, Rouson 2, Singleton 2, Bieniemy 1, Hardy 1, Oliver 1, Powell 1, Simmons 1, Waddy 1.|
|CU FRESHMAN SEASON RUSHING (400-plus yards)|
ALUMNI NEWS Former Buffalo PK Mason Crosby (’06) was named Friday as the first official spokesman for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. CU’s all-time leading scorer is in his sixth season with the Green Bay Packers.
INDIVIDUAL LINER NOTES
DE Will Pericak started his 45th straight game today (every game of his career, dating back to his first in the ’09 opener). That breaks the old mark of consecutive starts on offense or defense (44, C Bryan Stoltenberg, 1992-95). He has now tied ILB Jordon Dizon (2004-07) for the most starts by a defensive player in CU history; the most starts overall is 47 (OL Ryan Miller, 2007-11).
—He forced two fumbles today, giving him four on the season; that’s the most since 2000, when SS Michael Lewis also had four and the most by defensive lineman since 1990, when NT Garry Howe had four.
OL Ryan Dannewitz made his first start of the season. Subbing at left tackle for OT David Bakhtiari, who tweaked a knee in practice this week (Tues.); he tried to go but couldn’t.
DB Tommy Papilion (junior) saw his first action as a Buffalo, appearing on the punt return unit on special teams.