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    Colorado Daily – Arizona State

    October 9th

    … CU in a few minutes …

    Colorado listed as a ten-point favorite over Arizona State

    Arizona State is 5-1; Colorado is 4-2. The Sun Devils are coming off of a 23-20 win over preseason Pac-12 favorite UCLA. Colorado is coming off of a 21-17 loss to the preseason choice for the Pac-12 South No. 2, USC.

    Yet the Buffs opened as an eight-point favorite at VegasInsider.com, but the line quickly moved to ten points (perhaps due to the instability of the ASU quarterback situation; perhaps due to the Sun Devils being last in the nation in pass defense).

    The Pac-12:

    — Colorado … a ten-point favorite at home against Arizona State

    — Stanford … a 2.5-point underdog on the road against Notre Dame (the game opened as a pick ’em)

    — Washington State … a 3.5-point favorite at home against UCLA (the Cougars opened as a 1.5-point pick)

    — Arizona … a seven-point underdog at home against USC

    — Oregon State … a 12.0-point underdog at home against Utah (the Utes opened as a 14-point pick)

    Idle … California; Oregon; and Washington


    From CUBuffs.com … “We didn’t play Colorado football,” MacIntyre said. “We didn’t play hard and fast like we’re capable of doing. They (the Trojans) are a good team and had something to do with that, but we didn’t play as well as we could have.”

    Not that the Buffs didn’t do some good things. The offense finally found its footing, long enough at least to produce a fourth-quarter scoring drive that tied the game at 14-14. Given time to throw, Montez looked sharp. The redshirt freshman made plays when he had the chance — but he also made some mistakes, including an interception that he simply threw up for grabs.

    “I’ve to learn to throw it away and not try to be the hero,” Montez said. “I have to fix those things.”

    The defense, meanwhile, was good — very good at times. After giving up two long scoring drives in the first half, Jim Leavitt‘s crew produced three straight turnovers in the second half, giving the Buffs every opportunity to get back in the game.

    Colorado did convert one of those turnovers into scores — the Bobo pass to Lindsay — but as MacIntyre later said, the Buffs didn’t take full advantage of the opportunities that came their way.

    “We did some good things,” said Buffs defensive lineman Jordan Carrell, who came up with one of CU’s three fumble recoveries. “But we have some things we can do better. We needed a stop at the end and didn’t get it. We have to get better in those situations.”

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