The Colorado Buffaloes are meshing at the right time. The offensive line is working as a cohesive unit. The loss to Hawaii looks like a fluke game. It’s great to see the team working together. The Rams jumped out to a 14 point lead in the first quarter and the crowd kept cheering the Buffs on. Ten quick points in the second quarter brought the game close by half time. The Buffs struck first in the third quarter and in the fourth quarter scored a touchdown to take it to overtime. It was a close one down the stretch. Here are my three observations on the Buffaloes win.
The keys to the victory was a bad roughing the passer call in overtime that moved the Rams from the 25 to 13. The defense blocked the kick to extend play. “As long as the guys leave it on the field, we can win any game on the schedule!” said Asst. Coach Jim Jeffcoat. CSU has lost the second game in a row in overtime. They are a good team but they run out of gas when its time to close games out.
CU shuffled its line during the week. Jake Bennett moved from left guard to center, Zack Golditch moved from left tackle to left guard and Nick Chandler moved to left tackle. The moves proved smart in an otherwise weak line. Kevin O’Brien was benched for the changes but it made the offensive line better. Christian Powell toted the rock 15 times for 58 yard which boosted the running game.
CSU Coach Mike Bobo is filling some tough shoes of Jim McElwain (went to the Florida Gators) who left the Rams in good shape after posting a 10-3 record last year. Now that the Rams are 1-2 to start the 2015 campaign fans are getting restless with two straight loses. On the other hand the Buffaloes have tied the wins from last year with two! Let’s see how the Buffaloes fair against Nicholls State. This should be a gimme game! But with so much parity in college sports now, it seems that almost anyone can be beat at anytime.