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OSU and looking down the raod...

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by leftybuff, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    There were some bright spots from the game. Mahnke and Perkins looked pretty good at safety. I think that Brown has done a really good job bringing around the Browns, Jimmy Smith and the young safeties.

    The defense overall look fairly good, again, but the offense continued to have struggles. Overall, I don't think the buffs played poorly Saturday night. Oklahoma State was simply a better team with playmakers at different places on the field.

    When the buffs fell behind 20 to 3, I thought to myself who is the playmaker that will make a run for the buffs? I couldn't come up with one except for Josh Smith, who for all his speed, simply has not been a threat at wide receiver. Add to that he is banged up shoulders and the buffs are a Volkswagen in a stock car race as far as the offense goes.

    I felt like the offensive line showed some improvement and actually opened some running lanes for Demetrius Semler, who played a very good game in relief of the other running backs. It is still painfully clear to me that Cody Hawkins does not have a Division I arm. I hate to say it, because he is the best quarterback we have right now. But a 50% completion rate with a 4.7 yards per attempt average does not speak of a particularly strong quarterbacking effort. Tyler Hansen, or somebody else, needs to step up next year or it will be more of the same.

    The buffs definitely need some playmakers at wide receiver. The current set does not put fear in the heart of any defense of coordinator as far as I can tell.

    I pretty much wrote the season off, as far as bowl aspirations, when the buffs dropped the Texas A&M game. I would love to see them upset Nebraska and get a bowl game, but I'm not holding my breath.

    And, finally, Goodman breaks his streak....
     

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