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Colorado-UCLA Notes

Courtesy: CUBuffs.com
Release: September 29, 2012
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QUICKLY  Colorado is now 16-5 in games played on Parent’s Weekend ... UCLA now leads the series by a 5-3 count (3-1 in Boulder) ... The Buffs are now 21-20-1 when they don the all-black uniform look ... CU has now scored in 149 straight games at home (last shutout: 28-0 to Oklahoma in 1986) ... At 3 hours, 11 minutes, this was Colorado’s fastest game of the season ... Colorado was 8-of-8 on 3rd-&-1 plays until UCLA stopped TB Tony Jones in the third quarter ... UCLA rushed for 211 yards and passed for 281; it’s the second time in the series the Bruins went for 200/200 (also did so last year); CU did the same in the series’ first game in 1980 ... UCLA’s 29 first downs are a series best ...  QB Stats: Jordan Webb engineered 14 drives (1 TD, 54 plays, 229 yards); Nick Hirschman 1 drive (1 TD, 11 plays, 80 yards counting earlier incompletion on a another series).

UNCLE-NEPHEW SCORING  When UCLA’s Joseph Fauria scored a touchdown today, he joined his uncle, CU’s Christian Fauria, in scoring touchdowns at Folsom Field.  Fauria starred at tight end for the Buffaloes from 1991-94.    The last known uncle-nephew combo to have scored TDs at Folsom would be Hale Irwin (scored a rushing TD when he played quarterback for the Buffs in 1964) and his nephew Heath Irwin (the last offensive lineman at CU to score a touchdown when he recovered a fumble in the end zone against Nebraska in 1995).  Blake Anderson scored on a receiving TD the year before in 1994, with his uncle, Bobby, scoring plenty of them in his career from 1967-69.

WR TYLER McCULLOCH (7-69, 0 TD)  He caught a career-high seven passes, giving him 19 for the season and 29 for his career—he’s now entered CU’s top 100 in all-time receptions at the 84th position.

—DT Nate Bonsu had his first career quarterback sack.
—WR Dustin Ebner (2-28, 1 TD) made his first career touchdown catch (on his fifth career reception).
—P Darragh O’Neill matched his career long punt of 57 yards in the second quarter (done three times previously)..
—QB Nick Hirschman threw his first career TD pass (31 yards to TE Nick Kasa).
—TE Nick Kasa (3-41, 1 TD) now has seven receptions for 168 yards (24.0 per); he has three plays over 70 yards (70, 40, 31).

COLORADO INJURIES  Today’s injury report:  TB Christian Powell (hip bruise); ILB Jon Major (lower leg contusion).

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