This is not the way Colorado was supposed to be. With a stacked group of receivers, a 1,000-yard running back and a young, new quarterback, it was the offense that was expected to carry the Buffaloes. Instead, the depleted defense reloaded and picked right where it left off while the offense has sputtered. The Daily Camera’s Brian Howell answered a few questions on why the Buffaloes are living in backwards world, Phillip Lindsay and Isaiah Oliver.
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1. The Colorado offense was supposed to be the strength of this team, but its ranked 11th in the Pac-12 in scoring and total offense after four games. What is holding the Buffaloes back?
Teams often talk about the “little things” holding them back, and it’s really true with Colorado. Whether it’s been turnovers, penalties, drops or missed assignments, the Buffs have had a lot of different things put an end to drives. They’ve had 13 possessions end in opponent territory without any points, five of them ending in turnovers (four interceptions). The Buffs also have a young QB in Steven Montez, who is just seven starts into his career. He, and the offense as a whole, are going through some growing pains with him. Continue reading “Five questions on Colorado with the Daily Camera’s Brian Howell” »