Struggling on both sides of the ball against the fired-up Sun Devils, Colorado trailed by 25 points in the first quarter and never recovered in a 54-13 loss to Arizona State on Saturday night.
Like so many teams before them, the Colorado Buffaloes believed they could match Oregon step for speedy step. They couldn’t. These days, very few can.
Sean Mannion passed for 414 yards and a school-record six touchdowns and Oregon State won its fourth consecutive game Saturday with a 44-17 victory over Colorado.
His knee finally mended, Paul Richardson is baffling and burning defensive backs as he leads the nation in yards receiving.
Paul Richardson topped 200 yards receiving for the second time in six days, and his second touchdown grab helped Colorado outlast FCS power Central Arkansas 38-24 Saturday night.
Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez never revealed which quarterback would start the Wildcats’ opener against Northern Arizona, not even to his players.
After winning a prolonged competition for the job, Garrett Grayson’s season debut as Colorado State’s quarterback fell flat.
Greg Henderson scored on a 53-yard fumble return in the fourth quarter and Connor Wood threw three touchdown passes — two to speedster Paul Richardson — to help Colorado beat Colorado State 41-27.
Connor Wood emerged from spring ball as the Colorado Buffaloes’ starting quarterback for the second straight season. Unlike last year, he kept that title in the fall, fending off flashy freshman Sefo Liufau.
Colorado quarterback Shane Dillon plans to transfer to another school to play basketball.