Colorado Football: 3 Takeaways From Blowout New Hampshire Win

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The Buffs hit the ground.

After 338 yards against Colorado State and 351 against Nebraska (on 50 attempts), Colorado quarterback Steven Montez was leading a prolific Buffs passing offense.  The running back trio of McMillan, Kyle Evans and Beau Bisharat have been productive but statistically the Colorado offense is all about the pass.

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Laviska Shenault earned PAC-12 offensive player-of-the-week for his performance against the Corn, netting 177 yards and two touchdowns.  His name has catapulted into national recognition and he and Montez form a lethal combination for opposing defenses.

On Saturday against the overmatched Wildcats, the Buffs backfield got to stretch their legs a little bit.  McMillan went for 162 on 10 carries, including a 75-yard TD burst on the first play of the second half that sealed the game for Colorado.  Bisharat added 92 yards on 13 carries and Colorado rolled up 311 yards on the ground on Saturday.

With Colorado rounding the corner into PAC-12 play, it’s important to have a balanced offensive attack.

Defensively, the Buffs will need to build around the force that Soph linebacker Nate Landman is becoming.