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Colorado-Washington Notes

Courtesy: CUBuffs.com
Release: November 17, 2012
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QUICKLY  Washington now leads the series 7-5-1, winning for the fourth time in a row and the second consecutive time in Boulder ... The Buffaloes are now 51-13 in November against unranked teams dating back to 1989 ... At 1-10, this is the fifth 10-loss season in school history (1-10 in 1980 and 1984; 2-10 in 2006 and 3-10 in 2011) ... The 121 combined plays (67 UW, 54 CU) were the second fewest in a CU game this season (118 in Stanford game) ... This marked the first time this season the opponent was held scoreless in the first quarter by the Colorado defense (only other scoreless quarter by both teams was the fourth at Oregon); the latest an opponent had scored on CU was the 1:54 mark of the first quarter by Sacramento State ... It was the third scoreless opening stanza by the opponent in the last 24 games ... The 7 points Washington scored in the first half was an opponent low for the first half in 2012 (fewest since Utah was held scoreless last November); fewest in a half was 6 by Sacramento State in the second ... PK Will Oliver's third quarter field goal snapped a string of eight straight scoreless quarters at home by the Buffs ... CU's five turnovers led to 14 Washington points ... UW ran plays in plus territory 10 out of 14 drives (42 plays); CU just two of 12 (8 plays; the first time in plus territory was after Marques Mosley's 59-yard kickoff return to the UW 40) ... UW had four offensive plays called back, costing it 64 yards and four first downs (CU one for 9, but it eliminated a touchdown) ... UW was 0-of-3 on 3rd-&-20 or more; opponents are now 0-of-9 in 2012 in such situations (and 5-of-111 dating back to 1993) ... The Buffs were held under 100 yards both rushing and passing for the second time in three games, both at home .

CHRISTIAN POWELL (17-66, 0 TD) He now has rushed for 691 yards this season, the second-most by a freshman in school history.  He is 139 yards shy of the mark set by Lamont Warren in 1991.  He already has tied the CU mark for freshman 100-yards games in a season with three.

Colorado has scored just three points at home in its last two games; the last time a CU team did not score a touchdown in two straight home games was over the course of the 1935 and 1936 seasons (ending '35 with a 6-0 loss to Wyoming and opening 1936 with an 8-0 loss to Oklahoma (last time in the same season was 1926).  Defensively, Colorado has allowed over 500 points (510) for the first time in its history.


  • DE Will Pericak has started all 48 games in his career; he already owned the most consecutive starts by a player at any position (old marks 44 on defense and 47 on offense), and today tied the most games played by a defensive player (held by Akarika Dawn, Jordon Dizon, Cha'pelle Brown and Jalil Brown). 
  • QB Connor Wood and DT Tyler Henington made their first career starts today; that's 21 players making their first career starts in 2012, tied for fourth most in the nation behind Hawaii (29), Air Force (24) and Temple (22); TCU also has 21.
  • ILB Jon Major recovered his second fumble of the season and his third of his career.
  • DE Chidera Uzo-Diribe (1 QB Sack) now has 16 career quarterback sacks, 12th all-time at CU; Ryan Olson (16½) is 11th.
  • PK Will Oliver matched his season-long field goal today with his 37-yarder; he is now 6-of-7 on the season and 17-of-23 for his career.  He has 103 career points, jumping from 45th to a tie for 40th on CU's all-time scoring list.
  • S Marques Mosley (5-148 KOR) had CU's longest kickoff return - 59 yards - since Arthur Jaffee rambled 89 yard with one in 2010.  Mosley now has 18 returns for 414 yards (23.0 per).


DE Chidera Uzo-Diribe, FS Ray Polk (both stingers) returned to play.  Old: CB Yuri Wright (ankle sprain) and DT Justin Solis (neck strain) did not dress.  QB Nick Hirschman (concussion) will resume practicing this week.

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