36-33 Buffs Win
This game was much closer than anyone (except the Beavers) expected, and had all the intrigue and suspect play you could ask for from a battle between two teams desperate for their first conference win. There are no moral victories for an Oregon State team that is down a head coach and winless in FBS play, but there are moral defeats for Colorado, and they suffered one today by looking not nearly good enough against the Beavers.
Dueling Running Backs
Neither quarterback had a stellar game, but the star tailback for each of these teams put together an excellent performance this afternoon. Colorado’s Phillip Lindsay put together 185 yards and 2 touchdowns on 28 carries, while big bruiser Ryan Nall had 172 and 3 scores on 24 carries. It was particularly nice to see the Beavers getting back to what works- putting the ball in the hands of their best offensive player.
While neither quarterback had a great game, Bryce Bobo did it all, with 9 catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns, and added another touchdown by virtue of an 11 yard pass to quarterback Steven Montez. It was a great day for this talented player, and that kind of breakout star performance is exactly what Colorado has been seeking for the first half of the season.
The Beavers host the Stanford Cardinal next, in a game that shouldn’t be anywhere near as competitive as this one. Colorado is going to have to fix their defensive problems if they want to stop their opponent- a reeling Washington State Cougars squad.