Buffs Can't Overcome Quick Start By Colorado State
Colorado State stung Colorado for 20 first-half points then held on to defeat the Buffaloes 23-17 Sunday night at Folsom Field before 53,168 and a national television audience.
The Buffs, losing a home opener for the second time in coach Dan Hawkins' four-year tenure, now face one of the quicker turnarounds in school history. They play again Friday night (7 p.m. MDT, ESPN) at Toledo, which lost its opener 52-31 to Purdue.
CSU, which had lost seven consecutive games at Folsom Field entering Sunday's contest, took the opening kickoff and marched 80 yards in six plays to score the afternoon's first touchdown.
The drive's big play was a third-and-eight pass from senior quarterback Grant Stucker to receiver Dion Morton that covered 57 yards and gave the Rams a first down at the Buffs' 10-yard line...MORE