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Colorado-Arizona State Notes

Courtesy: CUBuffs.com
Release: October 11, 2012
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QUICKLY  Tonight marked the 88th anniversary of Folsom Field; the Buffs are 3-3 in home games on the date the stadium was christened back in 1924 …  CU is now 2-1 in Thursday night home games … The Buffaloes donned their complete all-black uniform look, with black jerseys and pants for the 43rd time and is now 21-21-1 in the look; it was the fourth time the Buffs have worn black helmets for the fourth time (1-3 in that head gear); the Buffs have done all black from head-to-toe just one previous time (against USC last Nov. 4, also an ESPN broadcast) … Colorado held the opponent scoreless on its first drive for the fourth time in six games … ASU ran eight first down plays in the first quarter, all rushes (81 yards, 10.1 per, including runs of 23, 23 and 19 yards); it passed on its first try in the second quarter (incomplete) … CU has now scored in 150 straight games at home (last shutout: 28-0 to Oklahoma in 1986) … The 17 second quarter points marked the second most in a quarter this year for the Buffs (21 in the fourth at Washington State); it was the most in a half against Arizona State and tied the second most in a game (Missouri: 24) … The last kickoff return for a touchdown against Colorado was by Texas A&M’s Cyrus Gray, who returned one 99 yards in Boulder on Nov. 7, 2009.

Opponents are now 9-of-11 in field goals this season, 101 of 130 since 2006 which includes 69-of-80 inside 40 yards (ASU made a 38-yard boot tonight) …

All six CU games this fall have taken at least 3 hours and 11 minutes; tonight’s was 3:26, just two minutes under the average coming in (3:28).

TE NICK KASA (4-71, 1 TD)  He continues to evolve as a tight end (this was just his seventh game with action at the position); he now has 11 receptions for 239 yards (20.9 per) and a team-best three receiving touchdowns.  He now has six receptions of 20 yards or longer, the most on the team (and he has three plays over 70 yards (70, 40, 31).

TD CHIDERA UZO-DIRIBE (3 UT, 1 QBS, 1 TZ)  Diribe, who was not on the dress list on Wednesday and decided to give it a go despite a foot injury, he had the 15th quarterback sack of his career (sixth this season), which now ties him for 12th all-time at Colorado with his position coach, Kanavis McGhee (1988-90) and his former teammate, Josh Hartigan (2008-11).

—ILB Woodson Greer III and FS Marques Mosley both had their first career quarterback sacks.
—PK Will Oliver made just his second field goal of the season (on just his third attempt).
—DL Samson Kafovalu made his first career start (at DT).
—TB Tony Jones (9-37, 1 TD) became the 91st player in Colorado history to rush for at least 500 career yards (ending the game with 515).
—QB Jordan Webb (41-20-0, 180, 1 TD) became the 30th player in CU history to throw for 1,000 career yards.
—DT Nate Bonsu had the first blocked kick of his career (first quarter PAT); Colorado now has blocked three PAT kicks this season and four dating back to last year after going five seasons (2006-10) without one.

COLORADO INJURIES Tonight’s injury report:  ILB Brady Daigh (neck); he did exhibit movement but is in some pain; taken to Boulder Community Hospital for precautionary tests (X-rays and/or MRI).

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