They are a more talented team, with improved coaching and are only getting better. Colorado (3-1, 1-0) sealed the 41-38 victory, as Ahkello Witherspoon picked off Dakota Prukop’s pass intended for Darren Carrington on the final drive.
Colorado seems to be for real under head coach Mike McIntyre. “At times were were doing that, and then too many times we weren’t”. “He’s like Stretch-O Man”. Now if the Ducks (2-2, 0-1) can’t pull off a win over the Cougars and fall below.500, this is going to be a way longer season than anticipated. For a big chunk of the second half, the CU defense, which has been so good most of the year, was shredded by the Ducks. Defensively, Oregon football is yielding 29.7 points per game against the opposing team.
In the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game, the Buffaloes were down 38-33 and driving into Ducks territory.
Oregon’s offense and defense have each been flagged for 15 penalties with three coming on special teams. “It’s a hard offense to stop”. Overall, the Ducks lead the series 12-8, and they’ve won the last four in Eugene.
Liufau, who holds almost 80 records at CU, has been one of the country’s most efficient passers this season, but he left the game early in the third quarter at MI on September 17 with a sprained right ankle.
Not only did Bryce Bobo get one foot in bounds and catch the ball one-handed, but he also scored. The play was reviewed, but he was ruled out of bounds. While Bobo’s effort may not be the best of the year, you can absolutely make the case that it’s as good of a grab that you’ll see in 2016.
There was just a hint of a gasp from Oregon fans on social media that the new unis included orange a predominant color for rival Oregon State.
It’s hard to say where the Buffs go from here but one thing that became nearly certain is that the bowl drought will be ending this season. “They should put that on there even though they called it incomplete because that was a touchdown in my opinion”. They opened the season by pummeling in-state rival Colorado State 44-7 on a neutral field, and led 21-7 after the first quarter against MI last week in Ann Arbor (before ultimately losing 45-28).
Allen, the Olympian hurdler and star wide receiver, tore his ACL in a freak play during a punt return and is now out for the season.
RB Tony Brooks-James: With Royce Freeman missing the Colorado game due to an unspecified leg injury he suffered against Nebraska, Tony Brooks-James led the Ducks in rushing, carrying 16 times for a career-high 120 yards and a touchdown.
McNichols did most of his damage in the first half, as the junior running back ran for 146 yards and touchdowns of five, six and 70 yards as well as caught a six-yard scoring pass.