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Howell blog: Numbers show Liufau getting job done for CU Buffs

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  1. RSSBot

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    By Brian Howell, Buffzone.com

    Nearly a month ago, the Colorado coaching staff made the decision to replace junior quarterback Connor Wood with true freshman Sefo Liufau. While it's obvious in watching the games that Liufau has been a good choice to take over the offense, the numbers certainly back that up.

    Originally posted by Daily Camera
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    Pretty obvious Sefo is the guy over Connor. But all the stats can't be chalked up to QB play alone; the line seems to be improving as is the running game.
     
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    Great stats in there. You can see that Gillam hasn't had the same impact as early in the season and the number show it. Tough to keep that up as a freshman. I'd imagine he'll become a beast this offseason.
     
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    3d down numbers for Sefo are fantastic.
     
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    For the lazy people

    Wood was replaced was his inability to make plays on third down. So far, Liufau has been a dramatic improvement in that area. Wood has completed just 14 of 40 passes (35.0 percent) for 145 yards and eight first downs on his third/fourth down throws. Liufau, on the other hand, is 25 of 40 (62.5 percent) for 329 yards and 20 first downs.
     
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    Particularly for a true freshman with a target on his chest after the first 4 games.
     
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    Because of Gillam's early play, offenses are game planning based on where he is.
     

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