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Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by lvbuff, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. lvbuff

    lvbuff Well-Known Member

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    this season, Sefo has 0 Ints, Montez has 2.

    I am hoping that neither one of them throws one or more at USC.

    Cross fingers for no turnovers next week.
     
  2. Bufffan68

    Bufffan68 Club Member Club Member

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    Agreed. I think turnovers will determine the game.
     
  3. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    And no meteor strikes. I am very worried about meteor strikes happening now even thought it hasn't happened very much I in the first two games.
     
  4. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Actually, this is one team that can absorb turnovers because our defense creates them regularly.
     
  5. Randy.Watson

    Randy.Watson Well-Known Member

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    True to an extent, but the offense moves so quickly and efficiently that often times the D doesn't get much of a rest. Turnovers would compound this issue.
     
  6. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    I'll be glad when we can get back to being confident Buff fans.
     
  7. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    So ... you're worried because we have 2 INT's over 5 games? Is it that you think they're going to even out by committing more turnovers all of a sudden?

    Methinks mayhaps you worry a tad too much, good sir.
     
  8. chitownbuff

    chitownbuff Club Member Club Member

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    We should start Gherke.
     
  9. pcbuff

    pcbuff Well-Known Member

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    USC has as much talent on the field as Michigan. A lot has to go right for us to win. But damn it will be sweet if it comes together!
     
  10. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    I'm afraid of what this fan base will be like if our confidence ever returns.
     
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  11. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    I can live with a constant red koolaid mustache :D:p
     
  12. DBT

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    You should watch The History Channels "Ten Ways to Destroy the Earth." It might make you feel better.
     
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  13. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    That's not kool aid, sicko
     
  14. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    This

    Every team will eventually have turnovers. What matters is when and where they happen. Don't give up free points and don't destroy momentum and we are okay with our D.
     
  15. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    USC is currently tied for 52nd nationally with 4 int's.

    CU is currently tied for 17th with 6 Int's

    CU > USC on fumbles recovered as well. If anyone should be afraid of turnovers, it is the Trojans.
     
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  16. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    That just means I belong here with the rest of you.
     
  17. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    Need to shut down run and force their QB to throw on the run..He is new to the QB position and am pretty sure JL has something up his sleeve for him. Make the kid think and blanket the receivers. CU can do this. Isn't Gordon back this game? Time to get big Foreman involved?
     
  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I find it interesting that people aren't more confident in the CU defense. Looked at the score prediction thread and could not believe how many people think that USC will drop more than 35 points on the Buffs. They're averaging 25.8 ppg this season. They scored 41 on ASU, which gives up 40+ against every P5 team it plays. Unless the Buffs give up points on special teams and offense, I can't imagine the defense allowing USC to score 30 or more.

    What's it going to take for people to trust that this is an excellent defense?
     
  19. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Going to take a lot apparently. The buffs didn't allow a Pac-12 opponent into the endzone, only allowed 226 total yards of offense, had 2 int's and fans think the defense struggled...
     
  20. Alfred91

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    I'd like to believe that this defense can hold SC to 20 something, but while we're only averaging ~21 ppg allowed on the season, we're allowing 41 ppg allowed in true road games.

    Granted, those were two good offenses, but there's been a huge difference between our defensive performances in home/neutral games and road games.

    A good defensive performance this Saturday will put a lot of fears to rest, but right now, I don't scepticism is too big of an extreme.
     
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  21. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    That WAS a nice bounce pass! WR was too far downfield to pick it up and run, I blame him!
     
  22. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    PPG are skewed slightly due to the Michigan game. 14pts came directly from special teams, and another 7 were caused by another ST error giving UM the ball inside their 10.

    Take those 14 pts out, which weren't on the defense, and CU is allowing 34.5 ppg on the road. Give them benefit of the doubt on the other score and that is 31 ppg. Our defense is really ****ing good.
     
  23. Jalapeno

    Jalapeno registered user Club Member

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    And CU's D didn't give up all those points at Michigan either.
     
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  24. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Michigan's 45 included 14 directly from special teams and almost everything else indirectly from special teams giving short fields.

    Oregon's 38 was very much due to turnovers and a fake punt, otherwise the defense holds them in the 20s at Autzen. Shut them out in the 4th quarter to win that game, which is not getting enough attention.

    The stats lie with those 2 point totals.
     
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  25. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Yes. I would add that I look forward when we can to be confident in being confident.

    its near impossible to be both brash and chicken **** at the same time.

    What is CU's natural position in the football universe? Is it top 25 or is it conference doormat?

    These last 10 years have been hell. But believe me, my fellow Buff fans, when I tell you the Hawkins/Embree/Destefano era was not normal. Magic belongs in Folsom.

    We are risen, indeed.

    WTTF.
     
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  26. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    The stats at least don't tell the whole story due to the magnitude of the mistakes on ST. If ST doesn't screw up, the game this weekend should tell us a whole lot about who our defense really is.
     
  27. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    our defensive efficiency numbers are slightly above average, but we cause turnovers/havoc at a high rate. Basically, we bend a bit, but make teams pay for mistakes and don't give up a lot of explosive plays, especially in the pass game. We don't do well with short fields. I will take that kind of defense, especially with an offense like ours.
     
  28. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    CU's natural position is in the 20-25 range, historically. That run in the 90s moved it up to Top 20 all-time and the 2006-2015 period dropped it to the 26-30 range.

    Natural position: South Division goes through USC with its main challengers being CU, UCLA and ASU in that order, with Utah and UA good programs that put together a monster season every now and then.
     
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  29. Shldr2Shldr

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    Honestly the team reminds me a bit of the Ducks in recent years. Not this year obviously. Our offense puts pressure on other teams to play more risky. However our defense is good, so they make people pay when they make mistakes.

    The biggest difference IMO is that CU is playing with a bit of old school big 8/12 toughness and physicality. Something the Ducks never did. It is an interesting hybrid that so far has been a ton of fun to watch.
     
  30. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Thanks for putting a thought that's been bouncing around in my head into words. We out ducked the ducks last week, and we really do look like them overall (although not as fast in our front 7). Let's hope our OL continues to improve because that was one of their defining characteristics during their run.
     

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