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CU-Toledo Notes

Courtesy: CUBuffs.com
Release: September 12, 2009
Quickly: Tonight's official start time was 9:07 p.m.; it turned out to be the second latest kick in school history (9:09, 1991 Blockbuster Bowl); the end time of 12:55 a.m. was the latest ending by a single minute (12:54 a.m., ‘91 Blockbuster Bowl vs. Alabama) ... At 3:48, it tied for the fifth longest game in CU history (fourth regulation) ... Colorado is now 1-2 in regular season Friday night games played in its history; the other two occurred in 1964 (L0-21 at USC) and 1975 (W23-10 at Miami-Fla.) ... CU now has the same record in games played in the state of Ohio (W at Ohio State in '71, L in Columbus in '86) ... CU is also now 7-20 all-time in games played in the Eastern Time Zone, now dropping seven straight; the last win was at Michigan in 1994 (yes, "The Catch") CU is now 5-3 on September 11 and 17-6-1 on the road at non-BCS schools since it joined the Big Seven (nee: Big 8, Big 12) for the 1948 season ... This was the second most points (38) that CU has scored in losing a game (to Oklahoma 82, Colorado 42 on Oct. 4, 1980) ... CU had been 0-for-9 on onside kick attempts before Jeff Smart recovering one in the fourth quarter; the last successful attempt came against Nebraska in Boulder on Nov. 26, 1999 (Damen Wheeler recovered) ... This was just CU's third loss (26-3) when its average field position is its own 40 or better since 1989 (CU 41 tonight).

In other CU sports action Friday, the women's soccer team (No. 20 in the nation) beat Utah, 2-1; women's volleyball beat Denver 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-20) and then lost 3-0 to #24 San Diego State (24-26, 21-25, 16-25); and the men's golf team stood tied for seventh place after two rounds of the UNM Tucker Invitational.

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS A number of individual records were broken or tied tonight:

Most Receptions, Game-11, Scotty McKnight (tied record by Michael Westbrook vs. Baylor at Waco, Sept. 12, 1992; Charles E. Johnson vs. Missouri at Columbia, Oct. 8, 1992; Derek McCoy vs. Washington State in Boulder, Sept. 13, 2003).

Most Passing Attempts, Game-64, Cody Hawkins (record; old mark, Joel Klatt vs. Kansas in Boulder, Oct. 11, 2003).

Most Kickoff Returns, Game-8, Darrell Scott (tied record by Walter Stanley vs. Nebraska at Lincoln)

Most Kickoff Return Yards, Game-204, Darrell Scott (record; old mark by Josh Smith, 193 vs. Nebraska, Nov. 28, 2008).

WR SCOTTY MCKNIGHT (11-114, 1 TD) has now caught a pass in 26 consecutive games, one shy of the school regular season record of 27, set by Charles E. Johnson between 1991 and 1993 (including the 2007 Independence Bowl, McKnight has caught a pass in every collegiate game he has played; Johnson's streak including bowls was 29; CU is one of a handful of schools that does not include bowl stats for such records). He is also 21st all-time in receiving yards at CU (1,157); he vaulted five players into 16th tonight, passing Dave Hestera (20th, 1,057); Christian Fauria (19th, 1,058); Patrick Williams (18th, 1,070), Dave Logan (17th, 1,078) and Loy Alexander (16th, 1,107); he also jumped four players and is tied for ninth in all-time receptions with 104.

WR JASON ESPINOZA (8-109, 1 TD) Espinoza went over 100 yards before McKnight and is officially credited with the 100th 100-yard receiving game in school history. He had career highs in all three categories. When McKnight joined him, it marked the first time CU had two 100-yard receivers in the same game since Oct. 4, 2003 at Baylor (Derek McCoy 6-171, D.J. Hackett 4-143).

QB CODY HAWKINS (64-30-3, 356, 4 TD) He moved into second place all-time at Colorado in attempts (848), passing Kordell Stewart (785; Joel Klatt owns the record with 1,095 from 2002-05). He also passed Stewart into second in all-time completions (486; Stewart had 456, Klatt leads with 666). With 4 TD passes, has 41 career and passed Koy Detmer (40, 1992-96; again, Klatt leads with 44). Hawkins set single game highs in attempts and yards and tied his top numbers for touchdowns and interceptions.

ILB JEFF SMART (4 UT, 4 AT-8 TOT) He upped his career total to 215 (prior to coaches review for CU official numbers), tying him for 51st all-time on CU's career list.

TB DARRELL SCOTT (12-85, 0 TD; 1-1 RECEIVING; 8-204 KOR; 290 ALL-PURPOSE) The 290 all-purpose yards were the fourth most in CU history on the strength of his record 204 kickoff return yards.


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