Scouting Colorado

Submitted by SFBayAreaBlue on September 12th, 2016 at 8:52 PM

I'm starting to get a little worried that the fans (not the team or coaches) are taking the Buff's too lightly.  Not that it really matters what the fans think, except for the quality of discourse in the game threads and liveblog.

I've only watched the Colorado v. CSU game so far, but they look like an honest to goodness P5 team.  Their QB is a senior that has a lot of experience and was good at making his reads.  They run a spread tempo, and I hate playing tempo teams (too much trauma from the Carr/Hoke days).  

We'll probably dominate on both lines, but they've got a lot of good players. 

Both of their #4's look like solid athletes.  #4 on Defense has good ball instincts and breaks on the ball well.  #4 on Offense is a good blocking WR in addition to being a deep threat.  I am very worried about him blocking Clark who had a bad day getting off blocks against UCF.  

I still think we'll win the game, but I'm considering taking the points. (hope I'm wrong)

What do you guys think?  Anyone watch both of their games yet? 

Comments

Wolverine Devotee

September 12th, 2016 at 8:58 PM ^

Literally no one could watch their second game as it was not televised.

They played Idaho State who lost 80-7 to UNLV last year. Yes that UNLV.

CSU won by 9 against UTSA this week and at the end of the day is still a MWC team.

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Indonacious

September 12th, 2016 at 9:00 PM ^

Do you have any reason to beleive that CSU is any good? We have more 1st round picks on this team than players you have described as "solid athletes". This game will be closer than previous ones, particualrly if lewis can't play...but I think it will be a 35-14 type game. Maybe lower scoring due to thunderstorms.

Mongo

September 12th, 2016 at 9:03 PM ^

Pure spread teams can get big gash plays like UCF did, but unless the Buffs have a defense to back it up the day will be the relative same outcome. Michigan 42 Colorado 21

Stringer Bell

September 12th, 2016 at 9:18 PM ^

Colorado has players with similar recruiting profiles to UCF.  A couple borderline 4* players, but mostly a bunch of generic 3* players.  I get that people are traumatized from previous experiences against cupcake teams, but we have Harbaugh and a team loaded with NFL talent.  This is not late Carr/RR/Hoke.  This game will be "competitive" in the way the UCF game was "competitive".  We may get outhit, but the score will not be close.