Quickly The series likely concludes for the foreseeable future with Colorado owning a 49-15-1 lead (25-6-1 in Boulder); CU's 34 points were the most in the series since a 44-10 Colorado win in Ames in 2003 ... Iowa State's 229 total yards was a season low by the opponent (though CU closed '09 by limiting Nebraska to 217 yards) ... CU (4-6, 1-5 Big 12) remains alive for bowl eligibility, needing two win its last two games, and the win also assured the Buffs of not going winless in conference play since 1915 (0-5 in the RMAC in Fred Folsom's last year as head coach) ... Former head coach Dan Hawkins was present today, as he watched the game from inside Folsom Field (location incognito) ... TE Ryan Deehan caught his second career TD pass - his first since a 1-yard snag against Eastern Washington in the second game of his career in 2008 ... Iowa State had three possessions in the third quarter, all going three-and-out (9 plays for minus-5 yards) ... The opponent has led all of 1:47 the last two games ... ILB Michael Sipili scored his first career touchdown with the 45-yard fumble return in the fourth quarter, which was also CU's first non-offensive score of the season ... Today marked the 31st time in school history (second time in '10) that the Buffs had a 100-yard rusher (Stewart) and receiver (Richardson) in the same game; CU is 23-8 in these games ... The 79 points by Colorado in back-to-back games is the most since ending 2007 with 93 (28 at Iowa State, 65 vs. Nebraska) ... CB Arthur Jaffee recorded the long play of the season for Colorado with his second quarter 89-yard kickoff return (the longest since Brian Lockridge's 98-yard one for a TD last year at Oklahoma State). INJURIES: none.
THIRD DOWN DEFENSE Colorado's defense returned to being a terror and then some on third down: Iowa State converted 3-of-14 times (21.4%, 0-of-10 on 3rd-&-5 or more), with the Buffaloes recording four sacks on the down with a fumble recovery. ISU gained just a net 13 yards on the down.
SPEAKING OF SACKS: Colorado had 9-for-53 yards in losses (includes a sack for zero by Curtis Cunningham that CU acknowledges but the NCAA does not. But we were keepin' sacks before they were). That ties for the third-most sacks in Buff history, the most since 14 at Missouri in 2000; CU last had eight versus Washington State in Seattle in 2004.
TB RODNEY STEWART (36-123, 0 TD; 3-25 REC) He became the 13th player in CU history to rush for 1,000 or more yards in a season (see page 146 in information guide for complete list; it's the 14th 1,000-yard season overall as one player did it twice-Eric Bieniemy). He finished the game with 1,035 yards on the year, and 2,461 for his career, passing Bobby Anderson (2,367) into ninth on the all-time list. He is the first to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark since Bobby Purify raced for 1,017 yards in 2004 (note: Hugh Charles surpassed 1,000 in 2007 counting the bowl game, but Colorado does not include bowl stats in season totals). The 36 attempts tie for the fifth-most in CU history for a single-game, the most since Marlon Barnes carried 38 times versus Iowa State in 2008. He joins Bieniemy and Chris Brown as the only three players in CU history to have at least five 100-yard games in two different years, and is tied for fourth in career 100-yard games:
Season 100-Yard Games: Eric Bieniemy 10 (1990), Rashaan Salaam 10 (1994), Chris Brown 9 (2002), James Mayberry 7 (1977), Bieniemy 7 (1988), Byron White 6 (1937), Charlie Davis 6 (1971), Tony Reed 6 (1976), Darian Hagan 6 (1989), Brown 5 (2001), Bobby Purify 5 (2004), Rodney Stewart 5 (2009), Stewart 5 (2010).
Career 100-Yard Games: Eric Bieniemy 22, Chris Brown 14, Rashaan Salaam 14, Charlie Davis 13, Rodney Stewart 13.
QB CODY HAWKINS (24-16-0, 266, 3 TD) He now has 7,044 career passing yards, second all-time; Joel Klatt leads with 7,375 so he is inching closer to the top (331 back). With 643 completions, he is 23 behind Klatt (666); Hawkins already leads in attempts (1,163), touchdowns (55) and interceptions (39).
WR SCOTTY McKNIGHT (3-56, 1 TD) He is now tied for CU's all-time lead in touchdown receptions with 20 (with Derek McCoy and Rae Carruth), and his now in hot pursuit of the three players ahead of him in yards: he now has 2,437 yards, still fourth, but trailing third by 10 (2,447, Charles E. Johnson) and the top spot by 111 (2,548, Michael Westbrook; Carruth is second with 2,540). He keeps adding to his all-time reception total (208) and extended his NCAA-active best regular season streak to 46 games with at least one reception (every game of his career, 47 including postseason; East Carolina's Dwayne Harris is next with 41).
TD PASS DUOS Hawkins' 25-yard TD pass to McKnight in the third quarter established the pair as the record holder for the most touchdown passes by a duo in CU history, besting Koy Detmer-to-Rae Carruth, who teamed for 12 between 1992-96.
WR PAUL RICHARDSON (5-121, 0 TD, 4 FD) He is in position to take away one of McKnight's records as he now has 442 receiving yards on the season, most by a true freshman and second most by a frosh regardless of class, trailing only McKnight's 488 in 2007. He has two 100-yard games, also a CU freshman record. He has three plays this year for over 50 yards, the first Buff to have that many since WR Derek McCoy had three in 2003 (all were over 60). The top single-season game and receiving yard marks by freshmen in CU history (*-redshirt frosh):
Yds (att-td) Player Opponent Date
141 (11-2) Paul Richardson at Kansas Nov. 6, 2010
121 ( 5-0) Paul Richardson Iowa State Nov. 13, 2010
113 ( 6-1) *Phil Savoy Oklahoma State Nov. 5, 1994
106 ( 8-0) *Scotty McKnight Colorado State (in Denver) Sept. 1, 2007
103 ( 2-0) Josh Smith at Baylor Oct. 6, 2007
Season Player Pos No Yards Avg. TD
2007 *Scotty McKnight WR 43 488 11.3 4
2010 Paul Richardson WR 29 442 15.2 4
1982 Chris McLemore TB 39 337 8.6 0
1991 *Michael Westbrook WR 22 309 14.0 5