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What are the keys to the csu game?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Bliff Cranch, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Bliff Cranch

    Bliff Cranch Club Member Club Member

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    CU DL vs CSU OL and who controls LOS. Tupou will be subbed a lot in attempts to keep him fresh. Whoever subs for him has to play above average. Forcing CSU into bad down and distance situations plays into CUs strength where DBs should excel, if the hype is real and I think it mostly is.
    CU OL cohesion and therefore execution will probably be shaky so unless the RBs can make something out of nothing against what on paper seems to be a depleted CSU DL, Liufau has to be able to see the field, not lock onto a receiver, and get rid of the ball quickly. Look for short outs and slants (no bubble screens please) to salvage what might not be there in the run game for CU. I'll be holding my breath on out routes to Liufau's left.
    If they limit mistakes and can execute, CU should be able to open up more vertical passing routes as the game wears on.
     
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  2. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    Playing like an actual Pac12 team
     
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    Offensive line being able to block someone would be a good start.
    Having someone on the defensive line who can get a pass rush.
     
  5. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    Scoring more points
     
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    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Containing CSU on kickoff and punt returns
    CU converting trips in the red zone
    Dissappointed CSU fans leaving in the third quarter to avoid prolonged mocking by the victors
     
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    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Stopping CSU's run game. /thread
     
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    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    +1 that's what I'm waiting to see
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I think the OP has it right. This game will likely be decided in the trenches.

    CU, though, has the ability to win other ways while it doesn't look like CSU can. Buffs look much more capable of creating explosive plays out of its offense for quick scores. So, there's a chance that CU could jump on the Rams early and force CSU out of its game plan.

    Of course, there's alway the random 1st game stuff you never know about -- special teams plays, coverage breakdowns, and turnovers that could hit either team. Probably advantage Buffs on this stuff, though, since CU has the much more veteran team.
     
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    Shutting down their run. Their D is gonna suck so we should score quite a few points. Our D strength is our DBs so I'm not real worried about their passing game, and it seems the only thing they can do is run, so stop the run and we win by 20. Go Buffs!!!
     
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    Either destroy them or lose. A close win likely results in retaining MM but would indicate to me that the Buffs, like CSU, are trash this year. Need to look like a competent Pac12 team or move on from MM. Enough of this purgatory.
     
  13. DavisBuff

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    1. Shut down their running game.
    2. Win the turnover battle.
    3. Limit big special team plays for csu
    I'm very Leary we play tight and lay an egg our first game( so many seasons recently have started out with a crash to reality), but I going to push that to the back, have faith in our improved staff and veteran leadership and predict a 35-21 win
     
  14. Buff_since76

    Buff_since76 Still a fan... Club Member

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    Red zone efficiency
    Forcing turnovers
    Protecting the ball
    No stupid mistakes/penalties
     
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    DejaVu all over again
     
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    Not leaving your liquor on the bus
     
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    Timothy?
     
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    "We just gotta do the little things..."
    (Sorry, I couldn' resist)

    We need to run the damn ball. I would love Sefo's first pass to happen after the game is effectively over. (We know he's good enough to hand the ball off)

    We need to stuff their run up front. It forces them to play it the hands of our very experienced defensive backfield.
     
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  19. Mighty Buff

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    Good one.
     
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    Keys:
    1. Roll up a mighty score
    2. Never give in
    3. Shoulder to shoulder
    4. Fight fight fight
     
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    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Shut out. Insert football in anal cavity. (Their's)
     
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    I C what U did there.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification, that could have been embarrassing.
     
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    Don't let up when we get ahead. This team needs to learn how to put another team away.

    I think we'll get an opportunity to put the game away in the 2nd or 3rd quarter, they've got to do it then; don't give the lambs hope. Crush their hopes and dreams at that point, then send in the 2nd team.
     
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  25. Mighty Buff

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    Oline play. No wormburner snaps. Great run blocking
    Dline play. Stop the run

    Offensive coordinators. Wanna see new plays, new scheme, new play calling, new in-game adjustments. I just want it to be all new. And Zero predictability.

    Mac2. No playing "NOT TO LOSE." Never ever again.

    Can't stand it.

    Go Buffs.

    Players. Leadership. 110% every frigging play.
     
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  26. BuffUp

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    No "stupid" mistakes / penalties.
    Come out prepared and ready to roll, not tight zombies.
    Control LS, both sides
     
  27. Duff Man

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    Coaching and playing within limitations.
     
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    Should we be worried? CSU had something like 20 guys in red jerseys and all the sudden training staff cleared most of them on Friday. There is some subterfuge afoot in fort fun, no doubt, but I think the game is to make it look like they not drnking some sour beer right now.

    Should we be worried? Not a single starter returning for the rams on the DL - no bigee. The freshman DLs O'Shea and Collin will be off the injury list and ready by Friday. Oh Lawd no, not that! They are moving to the 3-4 this year; to put more of their solid LBs on the field. MIght kinda work for them if we even had to double the NT.

    Should we be worried? They've been talking up all the skill they have coming in as true freshman in their secondary; because they are trying to play scarecrow with the fact that they will be playing these guys. They have no upper classmen on the depth chart to compete up to. They converted a WR that is going to be a starter on the left. Bobo is going to have them playing vanilla with big cushions...you mark my words.

    Should we be worried? So we face a DL that isn't going to get a pass rush going and secondary that is going to be dropping assignments and missing tackles - not a good combination for ole CSU.

    Should we be worried? You bet your ass, we should...
     
  29. Duff Man

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    We don't need another Mtn.
     
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  30. CUFan

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    I just hope they can't get a pass rush from their DL on us. Wouldn't bode well for our o line this year and somehow they always seem to surprise us.
     
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