Jon Embree enters his second season at the University of Colorado with just eight seniors and countless questions, one of which was answered Wednesday when he named Kansas transfer Jordan Webb as his starting quarterback.
It’s that time year when optimism is at an all-time high. Just about every college football program thinks this could be the year, and the University of Colorado is no different.
The NFL combine kicks off later this week. Every year promising young football players come to Denver to get tips from a specific trainer. He tells them all they need to know to audition for the pros.
Coleman Petersen missed a 48-yard field goal try with two seconds remaining as Colorado escaped with a 17-14 victory over Utah on Friday, ending the Utes’ hopes for a Pac-12 South title and halting the Buffaloes’ school-record 23-game road losing streak.
Kevin Prince threw for 225 yards and hit tight end Joseph Fauria with two of his career-high four touchdown passes, and UCLA moved within one victory of an improbable Pac-12 South title with a 45-6 win over Colorado on Saturday night.
Rodney Stewart ran for 181 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another, helping Colorado avoid its first winless season at 87-yeear Folsom Field with a 48-29 win over Arizona Saturday.
The Buffs have never gone winless at home in a season since they started taking the field at Folsom in 1924. In order to sidestep that dubious distinction, Colorado (1-9, 0-6) must beat the Arizona Wildcats (2-7, 1-6) on Saturday.
Matt Barkley threw a school-record six touchdowns and saved another with a tackle following his sole interception as No. 21 Southern California bounced back from its heartbreaking triple-overtime loss to Stanford with a 42-17 win over Colorado on Friday night.
Brock Osweiler threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns, Cameron Marshall added three scores on the ground and No. 23 Arizona State avoided a letdown with a 48-14 rout over Colorado on Saturday.
Playing without Darron Thomas and LaMichael James, No. 9 Oregon bulldozed injury-riddled Colorado 45-2 Saturday.