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The 2007 Spring Game is over, check back later this afternoon for a complete wrap up and game statistics.

After two straight incompletions forced a 4th-and-6, Ben Burney deflected a Hawkins pass which was then picked off by Jake Duren who returned it 32 yards for a defensive touchdown.

As the game winds down, Hawkins takes over with a 1st-and-10 at the offense's 16. He completes his first pass for four yards to Byron Ellis.

Nelson completes the drive with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Joe Sanders. Nelson was 9-of-10 for 75 yards on the drive.

Nelson converts a second straight 3rd down with a 4-yard pass to Devenny.

Nelson back under center for this portion of 7-on-7 drills. Completes a 13-yard pass to Shanahan for a first down.

The defense stopped the offense from there prompting a 36-yard field goal from Eberhart, his second make in four attempts today.

Hawkins starts his next drive with a 24-yard pass up the middle to Joe Sanders to the defense's 44. After two short runs gave CU 2nd-and-8, Hawkins connected with an out-stretched Riar Geer for 21 yards and a 1st down at the defense's 21-yard line.

Hawkins leads the next drive down the field ending with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Sprague. Jim Parra connects on the PAT attempt.

Jackson entered the game and scored on a 37-yard run up the middle on 3rd-and-1. Eberhart remained perfect on the day with his fifth PAT.

The second half begins with consecutive runs by Hugh Charles giving the Buffaloes 1st-and-10 atthe defense's 46-yard line. Charles then took a 1st-and-10 pass from Nelson for seven yards.

During a halftime ceremony CU All-American kicker Mason Crosby had his No. 16 jersey honored by the university, becoming the 25th player to be bestowed the recognition. With Mason on the field was his mother (Karen), father (Jim), brother (Rees), grandmother (Mimi), grandparents (Harry and Lois Crosby), an aunt (Connie Jones), an aunt and uncle (Doug and Julie Crosby), three cousins (Jordan, Victoria and Harrison) and a friend (Wes Cross).

The honor is bestowed on those who have earned first-team All-America status twice, and/or honored three times as a first-team All-Conference performer (or being the recipient of one of college football's postseason trophies for being selected the best at a particular position).

Crosby qualified on two counts, as he became just the seventh two-time All-American, as well as only the seventh three-time, first-team All-Conference performer.

Crosby was presented a jersey by head coach Dan Hawkins and Athletic Director Mike Bohn. His name was then revealed on the Fred Casotti Press Box. After the presentation, Crosby introduced his family and briefly addressed the crowd.

"Thanks for all the support. Everyone here supproted me and this team. I became a man at Colorado and this is my family and you are all a part of it. I look forward to watching good things from this team."

 

Buffs return to 7-on-7 drills for the last seconds of the half. Nelson back in at quarterback, completes two straight, the second a 25-yard pass to Crawford. Nelson then finds tight end Devin Shanahan for 20 yards down to the 16-yard line. Nelson completes the drive with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Tyson DeVree as the Buffaloes head into the locker room at halftime.

Hawkins completes the drive with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Sprague in the right corner of the endzone. Eberhart converts the PAT. The drive covered 70 yards in nine plays.

Hawkins leads the Buffs to a 1st down with a 12-yard pass to Williams. Hawkins finds Williams again for a 23-yard gain down to the defense's 9-ard line. Hawkins spikes the ball, stopping the clock with 27 seconds remaining. 2nd-and-goal.

Hawkins 2nd down pass is batted down at the line bringing up 3rd-and-11

Buffs are running the two-minute drill and face 2nd-and-11 at the defense's 49-yard line with 53 seconds remaining until halftime.

Hawkins completes a 6-yard pass to Brown under pressure from linebacker Marcus Burton. Buffs pick up the first down when Hawkins finds Williams for nine yards.

Buffs return to the standard 11-on-11 drills and the drive starts with a 12-yard end around run by Robinson.

Eberhart attempts a 55-yard field goal that is short and sails left. Safety Daniel Dykes fields the attempt 9-yards deep in the endzone and returns 52 yards.

Colorado cornerback Terrence Wheatley ends the drive by breaking up a Nelson pass down the right sideline.

Nelson back at quarterback for the Buffs and starts the drive with a 15-yard pass to Sumler. Nelson then find Moyd for nine yards on the right side.

Charles finished off the drive with a 2-yard run into the endzone. Eberhart was good again on the PAT.

Buffs are in a 1st-and-goal after Hawkins completed a short pass to Williams at the 3-yard line. Sumler took the hand off on 1st-and-goal and took the ball down to the 2-yard line.

CU All-American kicker Mason Crosby will have his jersey honored at halftime of today's game and his name will go on the facade of the Fred Casotti Press Box. Watch the ceremony live on our BuffVision broadcast. Click here to see the live video.

After a Hawkins incompletion, Jackson returns and runs for 17 yards down the left side putting CU at the 13 yard line.

Charles impresses on his second kick off return, jolting down the left sideline for 45 yards. Jackson returns to the game at quarterback and leads a sneak over left tackle for 14 yards.

Hawkins drives the Buffs down the field and finishes the drive on a 19-yard touchdown pass to Williams in traffic. Eberhart converts on his second-straight PAT attempt.

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Bernard Jackson now at quarterback for the Buffs. His athleticsm showed on his first snap as he corralled it with one hand and turned a sure loss into a 3-yard gain.

Eberhart drilled his second field goal attempt of the game, this time from 38-yards out. Eberhart has made all four attempts this spring from 30-39 yards.

Hawkins biggest pass completition of the game so far came on a 25-yard crossing pattern to Joe Sanders. Hawkins then drilled a 15-yard pass to Sprauge on the right hash.

The first score of the game came when Cody Crawford blocked a Tom Suazo punt. Patrick Williams picked up the loose ball and returned it 16 yards for a touchdown.

Colorado football announced its annual spring awards this morning. Senior-to-be linebacker Jordon Dizon (left) won the Eddie Crowder Award for Outstanding Leadership. For a complete list of the spring award winners click on the "Official Spring Game Notes" link on the right side of this page.

After the drive stalled, senior Kevin Eberhart attempted a 52-yard field goal that had the distance, but fell wide left.

The Buffaloes hope to get in 50-60 plays today, all but the first series have been 7-on-7 drills.

Four straight completions for Nelson, and the second straight to move the chains as he finds Patrick Devenny for 15 yards.

Nelson completes his third straight pass, the third one a 21-yard completion to Dusty Sprague.

Buffs' next possession starts on the 5-yard line after a fumble by Cha'pelle Brown on a punt return. Nelson back at quarterback, completes a 16-yard pass up the middle to Robinson.

1:20 p.m.
First turnover of the game as Jalil Brown intercepts a Nelson pass intended for Cory Nabors and returns it 20 yards. Hawkins takes over under center for the Buffs.

Nelson moves the chains again during 7-on-7 drills with a 12 yard completion to Demetrius Sumler.

Nick Nelson now under center for the Buffs. His second pass attempt finds Kevin Moyd up the middle for 13 yards.

Stephone Robinson nearly matched Charles output with his punt return of 30 yards to the 45-yard line. On this possession, the Buffs are running 7-on-7 drills.

1:10 p.m.
Junior-to-be Hugh Charles opened the Spring Game with a 36-yard kickoff return. The first possession featured redshirt freshman Cody Hawkins under center. Hawkins completed his first pass attempt, an 8-yard out to Charles on the right sideline. He was pressured on his second attempt and the Buffs offense netted just 1 yard on their first posession.

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