BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Steven Montez needs one touchdown pass Saturday in his final appearance at Folsom Field to break Colorado's school record of 60 that he shares with Sefo Liufau and Cody...
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — About Colorado's newest starting quarterback: He eats fruit-flavored baby food at halftime for a burst of energy.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — When the college scout from Green Bay arrived at the Champions Center on the University of Colorado on Wednesday, the Buffaloes had its latest validation of the football program's progress.
All 32 teams were represented at CU's pro timing day for the first time ever. The last time every NFL team sent a scout or a coach to the campus was in 1995, when the league had 30 NFL teams.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado senior quarterback Sefo Liufau usually makes the same, routine walk to the locker room.
This week, it was more difficult passing through a hallway that features the only Heisman Trophy in school history and a ceiling-to-floor photo of the tailback who earned it.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Mike MacIntyre sometimes takes for granted the toughness of his senior quarterback.
Not when the Colorado coach goes back over game film, though. MacIntyre will catch a particularly smashing hit on Sefo Liufau that makes him wince for his durable QB and mutter, "Wow."
"He's given me a few 'Wow' moments," MacIntyre said.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — For all of Sefo Liufau's tough runs , this one may be the most impressive: His sprint from the locker room back to the field.
A hip pointer wasn't going to sideline him in the fourth quarter. Especially not in a game of this magnitude.
Liufau threw for 345 yards, rushed for 108 more and scored three touchdowns as No. 12 Colorado beat No. 20 Washington State 38-24 on Saturday in a matchup of unlikely Pac-12 division leaders.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau attempted to somewhat downplay the significance of facing Washington State this weekend.
That's just difficult to do.
"It's just another game," Liufau said, "that I'd like to treat as a championship game."
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Sefo Liufau has his groove back, and so does Colorado's offense.
It came at just the right time for the Buffaloes with a season-defining stretch up next.
Liufau passed for three touchdowns and ran for another, helping No. 16 Colorado roll over Arizona 49-24 on Saturday night for the Buffaloes' first four-game winning streak in 14 years.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Sefo Liufau has thrown for 1,101 yards against Arizona State, so the Sun Devils naturally expected to see plenty of passes Saturday night when the Buffaloes senior quarterback returned to the starting lineup for the first time in a month.
Instead, they got steamrolled.
Phillip Lindsay rushed for 219 yards and three touchdowns in the Buffaloes' 40-16 romp that marked Colorado's first win over the Sun Devils in eight tries.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — By his estimation, Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre allowed his team to fully savor its first poll appearance since 2005 for five good seconds. Then, it was right back to work.
In just two months, the No. 21 Buffaloes have gone from overlooked to ranked, and their coach from on the hot seat to quite a hot streak.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Steven Montez had three long touchdown throws to Shay Fields and Colorado cruised past Oregon State 47-6 on Saturday.
The last time Colorado (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12) was a double-digit favorite in a league game was Nov. 25, 2005, against Nebraska — and they didn't wear the tag well, getting walloped 30-3 by the Cornhuskers when they were part of the Big 12.
This time, they came in as an 18-point darling against the Beavers (1-3, 0-1) and they handled their business.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon running back Royce Freeman is listed atop the depth chart for the Ducks' game Saturday against Colorado, but there's no certainty that he'll play.
His status is one of the questions on both sides heading into the Pac-12 opener for the two teams. Also unclear is the availability of Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau, who is a game-time decision.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Sefo Liufau has Colorado off on the right foot. That's particularly good, considering the senior quarterback's left one almost ended his career.
Ten months removed from Lisfranc surgery, Liufau is playing better than ever as the Buffaloes start the season 2-0 heading into their game at Michigan on Saturday. He's more patient. He's more focused. He's more determined.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado wanted to build momentum with a big win over an FCS school. Idaho State was happy to fill its coffers by being the fall guy for the Buffaloes.
Sefo Liufau passed for 204 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 54 yards and another score in less than a half as the Buffaloes beat the Bengals 56-7 on Saturday.
DENVER (AP) — Sefo Liufau threw for 318 yards to become Colorado's all-time leading passer and offensive lineman Alex Kelley recovered a fumble for a score as the Buffaloes rolled past Colorado State 44-7 on Friday night.
Tailback Phillip Lindsay had two TDs for Colorado (1-0), which built a 37-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter. The defense did its part, forcing four turnovers and bottling up the Rams (0-1) all evening.
DENVER (AP) — Six months ago, the Colorado Buffaloes were content for Sefo Liufau to take his time recovering from left foot surgery because Texas Tech transfer Davis Webb was insisting he'd be wearing the black and gold this fall.
Then, Webb spurned the Buffaloes for the Cal Bears.