Remember the kicking disaster that masqueraded as the Boise State-CSU game last November? Stud punter Ryan Stonehouse notwithstanding, the Rams’ special teams in 2020 were the joke of the Front Range. Well, nobody’s laughing anymore. A lot of hands have picked up the flag to help the Rams (3-3, 2-0 conference), who visit Utah State (4-2, 2-1) on Friday in a major Mountain West … [Read more...] about Best of the West College Football Top 25: Steve Addazio kept his promise. CSU Rams’ special teams really are special in 2021.
Throughout a month of struggling through Colorado’s four-game losing streak, Brendon Lewis said he didn’t listen to any of the criticism thrown his way. “I don’t pay attention to that,” the Buffaloes’ freshman quarterback said. “I just keep my head down, keep working with my teammates.” Lewis’ hard work paid off Saturday in a 34-0 win against Arizona at Folsom Field, as he put … [Read more...] about Hard work pays off for Brendon Lewis in CU Buffs’ win
The following ballot was submitted to the Associated Press last week and includes each team’s ranking in the AP poll, which was released Monday morning. 1. UCLA (AP: No. 2) With the core intact (Tyger Campbell, Johnny Juzang, Jaime Jaquez Jr.) and two key additions (transfer Myles Johnson and recruit Peyton Watson), the Bruins are well set for another run at their 12th national … [Read more...] about My preseason Associated Press top 25 basketball ballot: UCLA is No. 1
Recapping the best and worst of Week Seven in the Pac-12 … Themes of the week: Comebacks and close calls Three of the five games were decided by a touchdown or less and three featured come-from-behind victories. Oregon rallied to beat Cal 24-17. Utah erased a 14-point halftime deficit to beat Arizona State 35-21. And Washington State came from behind twice to topple Stanford … [Read more...] about Pac-12 rewind: Utah and WSU shine, Washington falters, Oregon escapes, UCLA churns on and Colorado breaks through
Cincinnati moved up to No. 2 behind Georgia in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, the first time a team from outside the traditional power conferences has been ranked that high since 2010. The Bulldogs remained a unanimous No. 1 with 63 first-place votes in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank and the Bearcats inched up a spot, taking advantage of Iowa’s loss … [Read more...] about AP college football poll: Cincinnati up to No. 2; Purdue snaps poll drought; Air Force gains more votes
DENVER — Colorado State (3-3, 2-0) is halfway to bowl eligibility and currently holds sole possession of first place in the Mountain Division after Saturday’s 36-7 victory over New Mexico (2-5, 0-3). After disappointingly dropping a pair of home games to open up the 2021 campaign, quite a few people wrote the Green & Gold off completely. So the fact [...] The post 3 … [Read more...] about 3 takeaways from Colorado State’s 11th consecutive win over New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE –– Though the Colorado State football team let New Mexico hang around on the scoreboard for longer than desired, it wasn’t as if the lowly Lobos ever appeared to stand a chance on Saturday evening at University Stadium. Despite owning a misleading six-point edge at halftime, coach Steve Addazio’s squad dominated UNM on both sides of the ball from start to finish in … [Read more...] about CSU football dominates New Mexico on the road
BOULDER — Playing football for a losing team really stinks. Am I right, Brenden Rice? What’s the worst part of going out on the field wearing a Colorado Buffaloes uniform and getting beat, week after week? “That’s kind of an unfair question,” said Rice, son of the greatest NFL receiver who ever lived. But then, on a bluebird afternoon when the sun finally shined on the Buffs … [Read more...] about Kiszla: For CU Buffs to build winning program, receiver Brenden Rice is one player that must keep faith through defeat
BOULDER — Growth, however you define it, isn’t always a straight line. Sometimes, it’s a 62-yard rainbow. Sometimes, it’s recognizing a free play on 3rd-and-11 and cutting loose. Sometimes, it’s trusting your wide receiver to win a 1-on-1 battle with his defender. Sometimes, it’s trusting your pocket is going to give you enough time to throw the ball, and caution, into the … [Read more...] about CU Buffs’ Brendon Lewis, Brenden Rice torched Arizona through the air. Now comes the hard part. Doing it again.