Colorado Football: 3 Takeaways From Blowout New Hampshire Win

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Colorado football got to coast a little bit on Saturday as the Buffaloes cruised to a 45-14 win, largely on the legs of Travon McMillan.

While there’s not a ton more to be learned from a win over an inferior opponent, Colorado has been known to fall into trap games lately that derail any momentum the team has built.

Lest we forget, Colorado opened the 2006 season with a loss to Montana State.  2009 saw a loss to Toledo. A 17-point loss to Hawaii in 2011.  None of these could hold a candle to the jaw-dropping 30-28 loss to Sacramento State in 2012.

Fortunately, under coach Mike McIntyre, the Buffs have fared much better against scheduling anomalies.

Riding back-to-back emotional victories over Colorado State and Nebraska, the Buffaloes could very well have suffered a letdown against the New Hampshire Wildcats.

New Hampshire came in 0-2 behind Sophomore quarterback Christian Lupoli, looking to make some positive strides against the Buffaloes.  The Buffs would prevail on Saturday, however, riding a big first-half to an easy victory in front of the Folsom crowd.

Some takeaways from Saturday’s game: