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CU/CSU preview posted! Buffs to win big!

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by MontanaBuff, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. MontanaBuff

    MontanaBuff Club Member Club Member

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    BUFFS WIN!

    Greetings, AllBuffs readers, from www.cuatthegame.com

    Posted this week is everything you need to know in preparing for Sunday’s game:

    For those of you who need ammunition in your war of words with CSU fans
    - Do you know what record the “legendary” Sonny Lubick sported against the Buffs?;
    - What ignoble all-time NCAA record was set by the 0-12 Rams in 1981?;
    - What decision made in 1949 by CSU administrators stung Ram fans for over 40 years?

    If not, you need this site.

    T.I.P.S. for the game. Breaking down the CSU game into four categories: Talent; Intangibles; Preparation; and Stats. Guess what I found? It’s a shocker: Buffs win!

    Archive game of the week: CU/CSU, 2004. A then record Folsom Field crowd (surpassed only by the 2005 CU/CSU crowd) watched the game between the Buffs and Rams come down to the very last play.
    “Mr. Tristan Walker, I would like for you to meet Mr. J.J. Billingsley and Mr. Lorenzo Sims ...”

    And much, much, more!

    Before you start in on the slams, I would like to point out the www.cuatthegame.com is not in competition with AllBuffs, and this thread does not conflict with any of the posted forum rules. The cuatthegame website is not a forum site - it is just a place to get stats, notes, quotes, and stories about our beloved Buffs. I believe the two websites are complimentary.

    Check it out, read over the preview and stories .... then you can slam the site! :wink2:

    Go Buffs! www.cuatthegame.com :thumbsup:
     
  2. The Guest

    The Guest Guest

    No slams here, Montana.

    I love your blog and try to spend time there every week. Keep up the good work!
     
  3. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    Good Stuff Montana.
     
  4. CSU Husker

    CSU Husker Well-Known Member

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    nice site, lots of good facts you dont see elsewhere.
     
  5. KingPants

    KingPants Club Member Club Member

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    Nice Montana. Good read.
     
  6. MontanaBuff

    MontanaBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Thanks for all of the kind words. :wave:

    The CU/CSU game from 2004 hasn't been linked in yet :rolleyes:, but my webmaster will have it up later today. Until then, enjoy CU/NU from 1990!:thumbsup:
     
  7. virginiabuff

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    Great site. Someone did a LOT of homework.
     
  8. MontanaBuff

    MontanaBuff Club Member Club Member

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    If this were Jeopardy, and the above was the answer, the correct question would be:

    "What does a CU fanatic do with his free time between the end of spring practice and the start of fall practice?" :smile2:
     
  9. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Montana, not sure if you saw it in this morning's DP, but they mentioned that not only will the lambs be breaking in a new punter and kicker as of yesterday but a new long snapper. Breaking in the long snapper is a scary proposition. I hopeful for some bad snaps since there should be lots of lammie punting.
     
  10. MontanaBuff

    MontanaBuff Club Member Club Member

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    One of the most unappreciated Buffs is Justin Drescher. The junior was recruited solely to be a long snapper. He has handled all the snaps for punts and kicks for the past two years. The reason we don't know him is that he is that good.

    I agree with your post. CSU had units which ranked in the 100's in both kickoff returns and punt returns last season. Throw in a new punter and a new kicker - it could be a verrrry productive day for the CU return squads. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Skidmark

    Skidmark Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Montana - your obsession is our benefit.

    One more comment.

    The CU team had a number of voluntary practices before training camp. I vaguely recall a story from the RSSBOT mention that the team ran through something like 40+ plays by the time camp was over.

    My sense of the CSU side of the equation is fewer voluntary summer workouts with fewer plays being run by Fairchild, something like 20 plays.

    Even since both teams have had 8 months off, I gotta give CU the nod when it comes to prepairation, too.
     
  12. MontanaBuff

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    Okay, I was giving the Rams a wash in the Preparation department just to be nice (I had to give them something, didn't I?). Actually, if you look at the Buffs, who have had three years in a system, as opposed to the Rams, who have had six weeks of practice (counting spring ball), CU should have a huge advantage in quality of play Sunday.

    If we don't, it will be a huge disappointment (see: openers the last two seasons).:bang:
     
  13. Skidmark

    Skidmark Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Your an attorney, right? You don't have to be nice. Nice guys finish last. Just present the evidence and let the jury decide.

    Last Year matchup: RS Freshman's first snap in Div-1
    2006: B-Jax first start as QB against a Div-1 opponent.

    I just fail to see how history over the last four games is relevant or material when looking at this year's CU and CSU matchup.

    If the Buffs were to poop their pants on Sunday, Buff fans will rightfully be clamoring for some coaches' heads.
     
  14. drew6236

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    CFN thinks differently...

    Colorado State vs. Colorado (in Denver), 7:30 EST
    Why to watch: Invesco Field is having a big week with the Barack Obama acceptance speech on Thursday night and one of college football's most underappreciated rivalries on Sunday. It might not be Michigan vs. Ohio State on a national scale, but no rivalry has been more thrilling or more exciting over the last six years with all six games decided by seven points or fewer. Over that span, Colorado is 4-2 beating the Rams by a total score of 155 to 148. This year, CSU is kicking off a new era as Steve Fairchild takes over for Sonny Lubick, a legend who made the program a force for several seasons, but had lost his touch in the end. Nothing would do more to kick off the new era with a bang than beating the Buffs, but this is an improved team under head coach Dan Hawkins. After a mega-disappointing 2006 and an underwhelming 2007, even with a win over Oklahoma, Colorado needs a win to get off to a hot start with a nasty Big 12 season, and non-conference dates with West Virginia and Florida State to follow.

    Why Colorado State might win: The running game should be able to pound away without much of a problem. The combination of Gartrell Johnson and Kyle Bell should be the best in the Mountain West as they run behind a big, beefy line that'll try to flatten the Colorado front four. The defense might not be a prize out of the gate, but there are veterans in the linebacking corps and safeties Klint Kubiak and Mike Pagnotta are back after getting hurt last year.

    Why Colorado might win: There's no real threat of a Colorado State passing game. There will be one in time, but the receiving corps is all but starting from scratch, while QB Billy Farris is being thrown into the fire in a high-energy, pressure-packed environment. The Rams will try to manufacture more of a pass rush this season after failing to get much of any last year, but that will take time. The Buff O line might be young, but it's good and should give Cody Hawkins plenty of time to operate.
    Who to watch: While the Ram rushing tandem should be tremendous, all eyes will be on Colorado's Darrell Scott, arguably the nation's top running back recruit. He has the speed, the power, and the total package of skills to be the focal point of the offense in the near future, but it might not be right away. Demetrius Sumler is a good back as well. Scott got a bit out of shape this summer and is still trying to get back to form, but that doesn't mean he won't be ready.

    What will happen: It's Colorado State vs. Colorado. There will be several momentum swings, plenty of big plays, and a close finish. That's what these two do. In the end, Colorado's defense will be a little bit better than Colorado State's.
    CFN Prediction: Colorado 27 ... Colorado State 24 ... Line: Colorado -11.5
     

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