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Colorado senior QB Sefo Liufau (ankle) did not start on Saturday against Oregon.

According to Ryan Thorburn of the The Register-Guard, Liufau did not take snaps in practice this week. Previous reports said that Liufau had practiced over the past few days. Regardless, QB Steven Montez got the start against the Ducks. Coming into the afternoon, he had completed 6-of-17 pass attempts for 117 yards and two touchdowns this season.
Sep 24 - 5:55 PM

Colorado senior QB Sefo Liufau (ankle) is in pads warming up ahead of Saturday's game against Oregon.

Liufau has been practicing since mid-week and all indications point to him starting today. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound suffered an ankle sprain in last Saturday's loss to Michigan.
Sep 24 - 4:58 PM

Colorado senior QB Sefo Liufau (ankle) practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday.

Liufau has managed to practice by degrees this week, but due to his balky ankle, he remains a game-time decision for the Buffs' upcoming game against Oregon. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound initially suffered the sprain in the third quarter of Saturday's loss to Michigan.
Sep 22 - 3:05 PM

Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo says Colorado senior CB Chidobe Awuzie has improved his draft stock as much as any player this fall.

Awuzie allowed only 4.9 yards per attempt last year and has kept the good times rolling. We've been getting some wafts of Antoine Winfield coming off Awuzie, and PFF has proved to be his biggest fan. So far, Awuzie has been targeted 15 times. He's given up seven catches for 72 yards (4.8 ypa) and knocked away two passes while intercepting another. "Awuzie can read and break on the ball extremely well, and it will be important to see him when matched up against some of the top passing offenses littering the Pac-12," Palazzolo wrote.
Sep 20 - 7:25 PM

Colorado freshman QB Steven Montez is listed as the starting quarterback for Saturday's game against Oregon.

Colorado's depth chart is a precarious proposition at the moment with starting quarterback Sefo Liufau dealing with an ankle injury. We're not confident in Liufau's availability against the Ducks, and it appears the Buffs aren't either. Montez has gotten on the field in each of Colorado's past two games, but Saturday would mark his first career start if Liufau can't go.
Sep 20 - 6:02 PM

Colorado senior QB Sefo Liufau (ankle) participated in practice on Tuesday.

Liufau sat out Monday's practice as he continues to nurse an ankle injury which sidelined him in the second half of Saturday's loss to Michigan. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder is a game-time decision for this weekend's showdown with Oregon. If he can't play, Steven Moontez would take his place as starting signal-caller against the Ducks.
Sep 20 - 3:46 PM

Colorado senior QB Sefo Liufau (ankle) did not practice on Monday.

Liufau suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter of Saturday's loss to Michigan, one which kept him out for the remainder of the contest. Through three contests (including his injury-shortened one), the 6-foot-4, 230-pound senior has thrown for 768 yards (71.1% completions) and a 6/0 TD/INT ratio. Redshirt freshman QB Steven Montez may earn a starting shot against Oregon on Saturday if Stevens is unable to play. The situation should crystallize over the course of the practice week.
Sep 19 - 3:33 PM

Colorado redshirt junior edge rusher Derek McCartney will reportedly miss the remainder of the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee.

McCartney scored a touchdown against Michigan before sustaining the injury. He was an important piece of the defense, recording 9.5 sacks over the last 24 games.
Source: BSN Denver
Sep 19 - 10:48 AM

X-rays taken on the injured ankle of Colorado senior QB Sefo Liufau came back negative.

Liufau was magnificent prior to suffering his game-ending ankle injury in the third quarter of Saturday's loss to Michigan. Prior to being felled, the 6-foot-4, 230-pounder had completed 16-of-25 passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns. A silver lining -- this ankle tweak is apparently not related to the Lisfranc foot injury that ended Liufau's season last November. His status for next Saturday's game against Oregon is uncertain.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 18 - 1:41 PM

Colorado senior QB Sefo Liufau completed 16-of-25 passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 45-28 loss to Michigan.

Liufau threw two of his three touchdown passes in the first half. After one quarter, the Buffaloes held a 21-7 advantage. They would be outscored 38-7 the rest of the way. It didn't help that the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Liufau was sidelined by an ankle injury in the third quarter. He has posted very respectable numbers through three games, including 768 passing yards and a 6/0 TD/INT ratio.
Sep 17 - 8:59 PM

Colorado senior CB Chidobe Awuzie intercepted a pass and secured a tackle for loss in the school's 44-7 win over Colorado State.

Awuzie is one of the nation's top corners and is an enforcer near the line of scrimmage with his tackling, a rarity for the position. Expect Awuzie to draw some Antoine Winfield comparison. Colorado faces Idaho State next.
Sep 3 - 9:16 AM

Colorado senior QB Sefo Liufau completed 23-of-33 passes for 318 yards and a touchdown in Friday's win over Colorado State.

Liufau is coming back from a season-ending Lisfranc foot injury suffered in November. He was medically cleared to practice in July. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder played well -- if not spectacularly -- in his return to game action on Friday. His singular touchdown pass came on a little bubble screen to Devin Ross early in the first quarter. Ross proceeded to do the hard part, sprinting up the left sideline for the 17-yard score. Liufau will continue to work to shake off the rust in a home date with Idaho State next time the Buffs take the field.
Sep 2 - 11:35 PM

Colorado junior WR Juwann Winfree will miss the 2016 season due to a torn ACL.

In a statement, HC Mike MacIntyre said, "We all really feel for Juwann. He is a phenomenal young man and has fit in really well on our team." The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder initially signed with Maryland as part of the 2014 recruiting cycle. He subsequently transferred to Coffeyville Community College (Kansas). Winfree had committed to a Pitt transfer back in December before changing his mind and setting his sights on Colorado. During his freshman campaign at Maryland, he caught 11 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns. His career with the Terps was marred by a pair of suspensions.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 20 - 2:15 PM

Colorado senior CB Chidobe Awuzie is Pro Football Focus' fourth-highest graded returning corner.

Awuzie earned PFF's second-highest pass rush grade and fifth-best run stop percentage of returning corners. The 6-foot, 190-pound Awuzie collected two interceptions and five passes defended last season. "[He] should be able to exceed those numbers this year and remain one of the top CBs in all of college football," wrote Josh Liskiewitz.
Jul 26 - 6:10 PM

Colorado athletic director Rick George told the media the school has no interest in leaving the Pac-12.

The Big 12 is certainly considering expanding, and Colorado was one name thrown out after previously leaving the Big 12 for the Pac-12 in the summer of 2011. Two more schools left the Big 12 in 2012. According to George, Colorado's alumni base is larger in the Pac-12, which allows for a stronger connection.
Source: Buff Zone
Jul 22 - 9:50 AM


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