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Did Sonny's boys lose that game or did we win

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Pezman, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Pezman

    Pezman Member

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    Just throwing last thoughts out there...

    My impressions were that of a sort-of scared to win mentality from Sonny during that fourth quarter. Mind you, the Buff D was finally adjusting after CSU scored their last TD in the third quarter and we effectively did more or less shut them down for the rest of the game however...

    ...did it just seem like their squad lacked that "Stomp on their throat" mentality, especially on their drive with under 5 minutes to go in the game. Hell, if I was Sonny's O-coordinator, I would have told the QB to chuck that rock every down, screw the clock. It just seemed like they were in prevent offense towards the end and it cost them.

    Am I alone in thinking this? Was the Buff D that superior late that CSU felt the need to just melt clock and take their chances on D?

    As for the Buffs... well, frankly I felt the only point of contention in my mind was that critical 3rd and 1 in the Rams red zone late in the game.
    Why we burned so much time off the clock and wound up using a timeout was silly to me.
    We should have lined up and run a sneak play or something rather than burn that timeout needlessly (only to not convert that 3rd down afterwards anyway). Then we might have still had a chance for a fresh first and goal situation to win the game outright.

    Other than that, I thought we really came out with some great passion after being down by double digits. The real grit of this team came out on that long TD drive in the third quarter. I thought we showed some great poise for a damn young squad with that drive and I look forward to seeing what we can do at full-strength on the O.
     
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  2. CSU Husker

    CSU Husker Well-Known Member

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    I definitely sense a "We are gonna blow it" vibe when leading CU late in the game. Guess that shouldnt be surprising considering how many times you guys have got our goat (pun intended) at the end of games in recent years.

    That being said, CU gets some credit too. They capitalized on the opportunity they were presented, by punt return and moving the ball down for the tying FG.

    So I guess my reply is, a little of both. I hope this year we saw a close game between two pretty good teams, as opposed to last year when we saw a close game between two bad teams.
     
  3. ladyblaise

    ladyblaise Club Member Club Member

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    i don't see it that way at all. clearly no one from the fans to bratlee to any of the players believe that it is impossible to beat cu.

    they come out throwing the kitchen sink. everytime. and they have no issues trying to close the deal either.

    when ram fans pop off about a buffs 2-10 record last year, as if their season ending is the mark of achievement, then that is your first clue that they are definitely the opposite of afraid.
     
  4. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    i dunno. i see a lot of that as bluster. those sheep players and coaches know in their hearts (in that secret dark place that they try to pretend doesn't exist) that they aren't supposed to win this game. when they got up by 11, they really started to play not to lose... that cost them big. meanwhile, our Buffs were working and working. additionally, i think CU had extra confidence from all the hard conditioning work when it got late in the game. i think they believed they were the better prepared team physically. that helped a lot too.
     
  5. ladyblaise

    ladyblaise Club Member Club Member

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    the sad thing is, we might label it as bluster if we did not understand how cherished that ray of hope is to them. but to them, it is as good as it gets. :lol:

    seriously. if you look at some of the comments that rams fans made about cu (such as, "its a *ucking clown school") it becomes evident that they actually think they have the upper hand. they do not listen to reason either (evidence csuhusker really thinking csu was as good as or better than 1/3 of the d-a lineup).

    it is unhinged, yes. but i think that we can say that it is a real belief of theirs. :lol:
     
  6. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    CSU was winning by 11 points- they came out and took control of the game in the 3rd quarter. Drove straight down the field for a TD to start the quarter, then scored on a short field after a dumb CU turnover.

    When CU's offense finally got on the field they didn't do squat (went 3-and-out).

    It was CSU's game to win at that point.

    The defense finally shut the Rams down, and the offense finally got it going.

    I think the game might have been entirely different if the Buffs hadn't committed the two turnovers.
     

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