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Colorado-Fresno State Notes
Release: September 15, 2012
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QUICKLY  Colorado played 57 of the 62 players on the trip who could have seen action (two were injured); no seniors were in on defense in the fourth quarter ... The 69-14 loss marked the Buffs’ worst setback since losing 58-0 at Missouri in 2008 ... the 69 points were the most allowed by Colorado since dropping a 70-3 decision to Texas in the 2005 Big 12 Championship game... The 665 yards were the most by either team in the 6-game CU-Fresno series, eclipsing the 523 the Bulldogs had in the ’93 Aloha Bowl ...The Buffs are 0-3 for just the 12th time in 123 seasons of varsity football (last two times: 2000, 2006).

GAME REPLAY ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK: CBS-SN will replay tonight’s game three times: Sunday at 11 a.m. and Monday at 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. (all times mountain).

NOW THAT’S HOT  The game time temperature of 102 degrees matched the warmest ever at kickoff for a Colorado football game.  The top five:

Temp Opponent Site Date
102 Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. Sept. 8, 2007
102 Fresno State Fresno, Calif. Sept. 15, 2012
99 UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. Sept. 21, 2002
94 Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. Oct. 5, 1963
91 on three occasions (Boulder twice, Denver--this year for CSU)

FIRST STARTS / FIRST ACTION   Two players made their first career starts today: C Brad Cotner and TE Vincent Hobbs.  It was also Cotner’s first career action; DT Samson Kafovalu also saw his first game action (note: Cotner and Kafovalu were incorrectly checked into the game last week; neither did play).

A FIRST QUARTER/HALF TO FORGET Fresno State set several opponent records against the Buffaloes in tonight’s first half:
—Most Points Allowed, First Quarter—35; old record, 29 by Oregon on Oct. 22, 2011; ties for the second most allowed in any quarter (record: 48 by Nebraska on Oct. 22, 1983—3rd Qtr).
The 55 first half points were the second most allowed by CU in a half, one shy of the record (56 by UCLA, Sept. 13, 1980, first).
—Most Total Yards Allowed, Quarter—322 (first quarter); old record, 312 by Oklahoma in Boulder, Oct. 4, 1980 (third quarter).
—Most Total Yards Allowed, Half—516; old record, 486 by Oklahoma in Boulder, Oct. 4, 1980 (second half).
—Most Passing Yards Allowed, Half—300; old record, 285 by Kansas in Lawrence, Nov. 5, 1983 (second half).
—Longest Rush Against CU: 94 yards by Robbie Rouse topped the previous long of 90 by Walter Mack (Kansas in Boulder, Nov. 15, 1980).  It was the ninth rush of 80 yards or longer against CU.
—Second Longest Pass Against CU: the 97 yard pass play from Derek Carr to Isaiah Burse was the fifth pass play 90 yards or longer against CU (the 11th over 80); only Kelly Donohue to Willie Vaughn (Kansas in Boulder, Oct. 17, 1987) was longer—98 yards.
It marked the first time the CU defense has ever allowed two plays from scrimmage 80 yards or longer in the same game.

—TB Josh Ford (10-60, 1 TD) had the second most yards of hi career (73 at Arizona State last year is his career best); all 60 came on nine carries on the 64-yard fourth quarter CU TD drive.
—S Marques Mosley made his first career interception.

COLORADO INJURIES  Today’s injury report:  OLB Woodson Greer (neck), returned to play.


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