For those of you that went to watch the Rams tear apart Fresno
State, you missed the Buffs embarrassing themselves in Waco,
Our hippy neighbors traveled to take on the Baylor Bears at
Floyd Casey Stadium in a Big 12 match up. To tell you the truth if
they had traveled the extra 60 miles to take on my high school
team, the Woodlands Highlanders, they probably wouldn’t have fared
Baylor has won four conference games in seven seasons and has
lost 37 of their last 38 conference games. I’m telling you all this
just so that you can have a benchmark of how bad it must feel to be
a CU fan losing 42-30 to this team.
I’m sure that any smack talking on the side of a CSU fan will
instantly be rebutted with “Well, we beat you.” However, the game
the Buffs brought to Invesco Field was much better than the game
they took to Texas on Saturday.
The Bears managed to score five touchdowns within 17 minutes, 15
seconds to take it to the Buffs. CU has now lost three games in a
row the first time since starting 0-4 in 2000.
More good news for the battered Buffs is that every Big 12 team
that has lost to Baylor has had a losing record for the season.
Let’s hope history repeats itself.
They say offense wins games but defense wins championships. If
that is true, the Buffs won’t need to be making any room in their
trophy cabinet this season.
Of 117 Division I-A teams, CU ranks 114th in pass defense (303.8
yards allowed a game), 105th in total defense (450.4 yards a game)
and 112th in scoring defense (37 points a game).
It looks like it might be a long season for CU head coach Gary
Barnett and his players.
In fact, the coach was so determined to try to avoid this
embarrassing loss to the Big 12’s worst school that he put in his
injured sophomore quarterback Joel Klatt in the fourth quarter to
see if he could make anything happen.
He made one big play with his time on the field. Unfortunately,
it was a big play for the Baylor defense as he saw his first pass
intercepted – another first for the young quarterback.
Since my prediction that the Cubs would lose in the first round
of the playoffs has since been proven wrong, I’ll avoid saying this
is going to be the worst season for the Buffs in a decade – lest
they go on to win a BCS bowl.
It is clear, however, that the first game of the season for CU
was just a fluke. As a member of a school that goes too often
overlooked in Colorado it is good to see the mighty Buffs screw up