17-3 Buffaloes Win
With a new defensive coordinator and a rebuilt defense for the Buffs and a high-flying offense for the Rams, lots of touchdowns were expected in this game. Didn’t quite happen that way, as strong defensive performances, occasionally inept offenses, and a host of penalty flags kept the score low.
Buffs D Handles Intimidating Rams Offense
A lot is expected of the Rams this year, who return one of the best G5 quarterbacks out there and put up 58 against the hapless Beavers just a week ago. Nonetheless, the Buffaloes brought their “A” game and stifled the Colorado State Offense. They defended the pass well, picking off two and holding Nick Stevens to 51% completions. They also swallowed up the run, holding the Rams to 3.1 yards per carry. It was a great debut for the rebuilt Buffaloes defense.
Passing Game Struggles
With such a dominant defensive performance and an assist from the refs to the tune of 120 penalty yards on the Rams, you would be reasonable to expect a blowout. However, the Buffs only managed 345 yards of offense and turned the ball over twice, limiting their scoring opportunities. Whatever the problems were, though, they aren’t on Phillip Lindsay, who picked up 140 yards and a TD on 19 carries.
The Buffaloes will host the Texas State Bobcats next. Texas State is just about the worst FBS team in the country. Not a lot of intrigue.