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    Colorado Daily – Oregon State

    September 25th

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    ESPN Power Rankings: Colorado at No. 5

    From ESPN … Welcome to the Week 4 Power Rankings. You can see last week’s rankings here. If you don’t like where you’re ranked, stop giving up last-minute touchdowns.

    5. Colorado 3-1, 1-0 (No. 8 last week)

    Autzen Stadium isn’t typically a place for quarterbacks to grow up on the job. But Steven Montez was fantastic in his first career start (333 yards, three touchdowns) and the defense — which we’ve documented — came up clutch in the 41-38 win over Oregon. This wasn’t just a signature win for the program. It was Mike MacIntyre’s John Hancock.

    MacIntyre: “It’s hard to act like you’ve been there when you haven’t been there”

    From ESPN … Tim Lynott walked up through the tunnel and past the smattering of Colorado fans where he delivered a few high-fives. He was walking toward the locker room when Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre moved by at a full sprint. He shouted to fans, slapped players’ backs and hugged everyone within arm’s reach.

    “Holy s—,” Lynott said to himself.

    On a night on which the Buffs picked up a 41-38 win over Oregon, those were the two overriding emotions — shock and joy.

    For so long Oregon has been the standard in the Pac-12 while the Buffs have been the doormat. But on Saturday, Colorado helped push the needle toward parity from top to bottom in the Pac-12.

    And on that night, MacIntyre would not ask his players to act relaxed or composed. He would not tell them to watch their mouths. There would be no keeping it cool, and MacIntyre — who had started crying with 40 seconds left in the game — certainly wasn’t going to be the one to try and impose it.

    “It’s hard to act like you’ve been there,” MacIntyre said, “when you haven’t been there.”

    … On Saturday, they were a team that could field a backup quarterback and win. They were a team that could face second-half adversity and win. They were a team that found an answer to everything that Oregon — yes, Oregon — had put on the field.

    They were, for the first time, a team that belonged.

    Welcome to the party, Colorado.

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    Colorado ranked No. 31 in Associated Press poll; No. 37 in USA Today coaches poll

    The 41-38 win over Oregon got the attention of more than just a few voters in the latest Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls. The Buffs earned 33 votes in the AP poll, good enough for 31st place overall. In the coaches poll, the Buffs earned 16 votes, 37th place overall.

    In the Pac-12, three teams remain ranked, with Stanford at No. 7, Washington at No. 10, and Utah at No. 18 in the AP poll. Among the others receiving votes, Arizona State came in at No. 26, Colorado at No. 31, and UCLA at No. 34.

    In the USA Today coaches poll, the Pac-12 rankings are as follows: No. 6 Stanford; No. 9 Washington; No. 18 Utah; No. 28 Arizona State; No. 35 UCLA; No. 37 Colorado; No. 44 Oregon.

    Here is the Associated Press poll:

    1. Alabama
    2. Ohio State
    3. Louisville
    4. Michigan
    5. Clemson
    6. Houston
    7. Stanford
    8. Wisconsin
    9. Texas A&M
    10. Washington
    11. Tennessee
    12. Florida State
    13. Baylor
    14. Miami (Fla.)
    15. Nebraska
    16. Ole Miss
    17. Michigan State
    18. Utah
    19. San Diego State
    20. Arkansas
    21. TCU
    22. Texas
    23. Florida
    24. Boise State
    25. Georgia​

    Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State (4-0) 135; Oklahoma (1-2) 120; North Dakota State (3-0) 58; West Virginia (3-0) 51; Virginia Tech (3-1) 38; Colorado (3-1) 33; North Carolina (3-1) 26; Iowa (3-1) 25; UCLA (2-2) 22; Auburn (2-2) 18; LSU (2-2) 17; Western Michigan (4-0) 14; Wake Forest (4-0) 9; Memphis (3-0) 6; Maryland (3-0) 2; Toledo (3-0) 1

    … and the USA Today coaches poll:

    1. Alabama
    2. Ohio State
    3. Clemson
    4. Louisville
    5. Michigan
    6. Stanford
    7. Houston
    8. Wisconsin
    9. Washington
    10. Texas A&M
    11. Tennessee
    12. Florida State
    13. Baylor
    14. Miami (Fla.)
    15. Nebraska
    16. Michigan State
    17. Ole Miss
    18. Utah
    19. TCU
    20. Georgia
    21. Florida
    22. Arkansas
    23. North Carolina
    24. San Diego State
    25. Texas​

    Others Receiving Votes: Iowa (3-1) 127; Boise State (3-0) 126; Arizona State (4-0) 94; Oklahoma (1-2) 77; West Virginia (3-0) 46; LSU (2-2) 30; Western Michigan (4-0) 25; Memphis (3-0) 23; Virginia Tech (3-1) 20; UCLA (2-2) 20; Auburn (2-2) 18; Colorado (3-1) 16; Minnesota (3-0) 14; Navy (3-0) 14; Wake Forest (4-0) 9; Kansas State (2-1) 6; Toledo (3-0) 4; Air Force (3-0) 4; Oregon (2-2) 3; Maryland (3-0) 2; Appalachian State (2-2) 1; Troy (3-1) 1; South Florida (3-1) 1

    Oregon State rallies in second half after disastrous first half against Boise State

    From the Corvallis Gazette-Times … The numbers weren’t pretty by halftime.

    Oregon State trailed Boise State by 24 points, had given up 435 total yards and sputtered to a paltry 67 yards on offense.

    It was bad enough for OSU that the coaching staff went with a quarterback change to begin the second half as walk-on Conor Blount took snaps for the Beavers.

    Blount and a complete turnaround by the defense switched a game from what seemed to be headed to an embarrassing blowout to one that was in doubt into the fourth before the Broncos held on and left the Beavers with a frustrating 38-24 setback before an announced crowd of 42,846.

    “The kids fought, battled back and did some good things,” Andersen said, noting that the Beavers need to execute better and sustain tempo and drives.

    “Overall, I thought we competed hard but all that stuff doesn’t really matter. We’re in this thing to win and that’s the bottom line and we did not get that done today.”

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