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Colorado-Oregon Notes
Release: October 27, 2012
By: CUBuffs.com
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QUICKLY  Oregon now leads the series by a 9-8 count (2-3 in Eugene) ... CU has lost 10 in row against ranked teams (last win: 34-30 over Kansas in 2009) and have lost 20 straight road games against ranked opponents (last win coming in the Los Angeles area, a 31-17 over UCLA at the Rose Bowl in 2002) ... The Buffs are 4-16 all-time against teams ranked No. 2 (2-16 versus AP’s second banana and another 2-0 versus the UPI/coach’s second best) ... Colorado is now 2-6 all-time in the Beaver State, both wins at Autzen, 13-6 in 1955 and 17-13 in 1967, the first game ever played in Autzen ... This was the second of back-to-back Pac-12 games on the road, the third time the Buffs have that task in its second year in the league (0-2-1 to date: last year, CU lost at Stanford and a week later at Washington, and later in the year lost at UCLA and bounced back with a win at Utah) ... The 56-0 deficit at halftime matched the worst known one in CU history (56-0 at UCLA on Sept. 13, 1980) ... The fourth quarter was scoreless, ending the opponents run of scoring in a record 24 straight quarters against the Buffs (old mark was 21 in 1980) ...  This is the first time CU has allowed 50 or more points in three consecutive games; the last time the Buffs allowed 70 was on Dec. 3, 2005, in a 70-3 loss to Texas in the Big 12 Championship game in Houston ...

The last punt return touchdown against Colorado prior to today (De’Anthony Thomas, 73 yards) was by Nebraska’s Niles Paul in Boulder on Nov. 27, 2009 (59 yards) ... CU had 65 players dress for today’s game; 60 played... At 3 hours, 1 minute, this was CU’s fastest game of the season (previous was 3:11 vs. UCLA).

Today’s game featured the 2012 Pac-12 Cross Country champions, as earlier in the day in Santa Clarita, Calif., Colorado (men) and Oregon (women) were crowned the league first champions for the 2012-13 school year.  CU had won both in 2011.

TB CHRISTIAN POWELL (20-121, 2 TD) He had the second 100 100-yard season/career rushing game, and in the process vaulted into __ place at CU for all time frosh rushing.  It was the 23rd 100-yard game by a CU freshman (14th most yards).

CU FRESHMAN 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES (TOP 15)
Yds  (att-td) Player Opponent  Date
202 (24-2) Billy Waddy at Wisconsin Sept. 22, 1973
168 (21-1) Lamont Warren at Iowa State Nov. 23, 1991
166 (28-0) Rodney Stewart West Virginia Sept. 18, 2008
150 (25-0) Marcus Houston at Southern Cal Sept. 9, 2000
149 (32-1) *Lee Rouson Kansas State Nov. 21, 1981
147 (28-3) Christian Powell Sacramento State Sept. 8, 2012
142 (18-1) *Michael Simmons Oregon Sept. 12, 1987
141 (29-1) Rodney Stewart Kansas State Oct. 18, 2008
137 (15-1) O.C. Oliver at Kansas State Nov. 22, 1986
137 (20-0) Brian Calhoun at Nebraska Nov. 29, 2002
132 (34-2) *Lee Rouson Missouri Nov. 7, 1981
125 (17-1) Marcus Reliford Kansas State Nov. 19, 1988
122 (20-0) Brian Calhoun Oklahoma (at Houston) Dec. 7, 2002
121 (20-2) Christian Powell Sacramento State Sept. 8, 2012
120 (25-0) Derek Singleton at Oklahoma State Nov. 8, 1980
By Player (23) Stewart 3, Warren 3, Calhoun 2, Houston 2, Powell 2, Reliford 2, Rouson 2, Singleton 2, Bieniemy 1, Hardy 1, Oliver 1, Powell 1, Simmons 1, Waddy 1.

 

CU FRESHMAN SEASON RUSHING (400-plus yards)
Season Player Att. Yards Avg. TD
1991 Lamont Warren 157 830 5.3 7
1986 O.C. Oliver 136 668 4.9 6
1981 *Lee Rouson 159 656 4.1 6
2008 Rodney Stewart 132 622 4.7 2
1987 Eric Bieniemy 104 508 4.9 5
2012 Christian Powell 103 471 4.6 5
1951 Carroll Hardy 53 423 7.9 5
*—redshirt freshman.

ALUMNI NEWS  Former Buffalo PK Mason Crosby (’06) was named Friday as the first official spokesman for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin.  CU’s all-time leading scorer is in his sixth season with the Green Bay Packers.

INDIVIDUAL LINER NOTES
DE Will Pericak started his 45th straight game today (every game of his career, dating back to his first in the ’09 opener).  That breaks the old mark of consecutive starts on offense or defense (44, C Bryan Stoltenberg, 1992-95).  He has now tied ILB Jordon Dizon (2004-07) for the most starts by a defensive player in CU history; the most starts overall is 47 (OL Ryan Miller, 2007-11).
He forced two fumbles today, giving him four on the season; that’s the most since 2000, when SS Michael Lewis also had four and the most by  defensive lineman since 1990, when NT Garry Howe had four.
OL Ryan Dannewitz made his first start of the season. Subbing at left tackle for OT David Bakhtiari, who tweaked a knee in practice this week (Tues.); he tried to go but couldn’t.
DB Tommy Papilion (junior) saw his first action as a Buffalo, appearing on the punt return unit on special teams.

COLORADO INJURIES  Today’s injury report: WR Nelson Spruce (concussion); S Parker Orms (concussion); C Gus Handler (sprained knee); S Ray Polk (facial lacerations).

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