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Colorado senior WR Shay Fields is in the concussion protocol.

Fields suffered the head injury during Saturday's loss to USC. Per the Boulder Daily Camera's Brian Howell, the senior is "doing well" and "progressing" early in the practice week. He'll have this weekend to rest, as Colorado is currently off on bye. They'll finish out the regular season against Utah a week from Saturday. Fields' availability for that one won't be determined until closer to kickoff.
Nov 14 - 8:09 PM

Colorado junior QB Steven Montez completed 27-of-49 passes for 376 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in a 38-24 loss to USC on Saturday.

Montez's yardage total is a bit misleading, as much of it came with the game essentially in hand for the Trojans. Still, he showed flashes of the upside that intrigues scouts, particularly on two 70-yard scores to Juwann Winfree. He also showed why scouts remain frustrated with the signal-caller with his inaccuracy and slow decision-making. Montez will look to end the year on a high note in two weeks when he takes on Utah after a bye.
Nov 11 - 8:04 PM

Colorado redshirt junior WR Juwanna Winfree caught five passes for 163 yards with two scores in Saturday's loss to USC on Saturday.

Winfree (6'3/210) had zero catches over his last two games, so it's fair to say this was a surprise. He essentially kept the Buffaloes from being blown out in this one with two long scores, a 79-yarder from Stephen Montez to make it 27-7 USC in the third quarter, and a 77-yard score from Montez midway through the fourth that made it 38-24. If Shay Fields is out, Winfree could have another big game in two weeks against Utah.
Nov 11 - 8:00 PM

Colorado senior WR Shay Fields (undisclosed) is out for the remainder of Satuday's contest against USC.

Fields came down hard and awkwardly while attempting to make a catch. He came out for the second half in street clothes. If we get specifics on what the injury is, we'll pass that along as soon as possible.
Nov 11 - 6:21 PM

Colorado junior QB Steven Montez threw for 345 yards and a touchdown and interception on 23-of-41 passing in a 41-30 loss to Arizona State on Saturday.

It's back-to-back 340 yard passing games for Montez, who has been much more effective getting the football down the field; particularly to wide receiver Shay Fields. The 6-foot-5, 200-pound quarterback still has fits of inaccuracy, and he threw his seventh interception of the year. Montez is going to have to be at his best next week if they're going to compete with the USC offense.
Nov 5 - 12:28 PM

Colorado senior RB Phillip Lindsay ran for 80 yards and two scores on 23 carries in a 41-30 loss to Arizona State on Saturday.

Lindsay was able to get the two scores, but was mostly bottled up by the resurgent Arizona State run defense. His best play of the night was a 60 yard pass from Stephen Montez to set up a touchdown. His rushing scores came from six and one yards in the second quarter when Colorado had control of the game. That didn't last long. Lindsay and the Buffs take on USC next week.
Nov 5 - 1:10 AM

Colorado senior WR Shay Fields caught six passes for 128 yards with a touchdown in a 41-30 loss to Arizona State on Saturday.

Fields (5'11/185) has gone above 100 two weeks in a row, and has scored in both of those games as well. His score this week was a 54-yard bomb from Stephen Montez to give the Buffaloes a 27-17 lead late in the third. Unfortunately for Colorado, they didn't do much more on offense, and the defense fell apart. Fields could make it three century yardage games in a row next week against USC.
Nov 5 - 1:07 AM

Colorado junior QB Steven Montez threw for 347 yards and three scores on 20-of-26 passing in Saturday's 44-28 win over Cal.

You can't bounce back much better than this. Montez was given the early hook in last Saturday's loss to Washington State after a horrific first half (4-of-13 for 21 yards). Seven days later, he turned in his best performance of the season. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Montez now has a 15/6 TD/INT ratio through nine games. Colorado (5-4) is one win from bowl eligibility. They'll look to achieve it at Arizona State next week.
Oct 28 - 5:36 PM

Colorado senior RB Phillip Lindsay ran for 161 yards on 33 carries in a 44-28 win over Cal on Saturday.

He also had two catches for 23 yards. Lindsay (5'8/190) is no Heisman contender, but he is one of the nation's best backs. Through nine games, he's rushed for 1,254 yards and 10 touchdowns while posting a 19-173-1 line as a receiver. Lindsay has already surpassed the 1,252 rushing yards he posted during last year's breakout campaign.
Oct 28 - 5:33 PM

Colorado junior QB Steven Montez will start Saturday's game against Cal.

Montez was benched for redshirt freshman Sam Noyer in last weekend's loss to Washington State following a woefully ineffective first half. He was able to hold off Noyer from taking the starting job outright during the practice week, though if he proves incapable of revving the offense on Saturday, it's not out of the question that Noyer could see some work once more.
Oct 28 - 2:09 PM

Colorado sophomore CB Isaiah Oliver ranks as the top corner on Mel Kiper's draft board in 2017.

Oliver (6'1/190) has been one of the few standouts in a disappointing year for the Buffaloes, and has played as well as any Pac-12 cornerback this year. Kiper notes that he's "long and athletic," and that "the talent shows up on the tape." He'll also likely be one of the fastest timed defenders in the draft, as he competes on the Colorado track team. If Oliver ends up declaring and tests as well as analyst's like Kiper thinks, he'll be a first-round pick if he declares.
Oct 27 - 9:01 PM

Colorado redshirt junior LB Drew Lewis has created 23 quarterback pressures in 2017, the most of any draft-eligible inside linebacker according to Pro Football Focus.

Perhaps the most impressive thing is that Lewis (6'2/200) has only attempted to rush the passer 79 times this year, so that means he's hitting at nearly a 30 percent clip when attempting to rush the passer. When your pass-rush pressure percentage doubles as a good batting average, you know you're doing a good job. Lewis will be one of the first inside linebackers off the board in 2017 if he chooses to not stick around Colorado for one more season.
Oct 23 - 9:13 PM

Colorado junior QB Steven Montez was benched in Saturday's game at Washington State.

Montez got the hook in favor of redshirt freshman Sam Noyer at halftime after going 4-of-13 for 21 yards in the first half. His first nine passes were all incompletions. Montez entered the day with 1,691 passing yards on 63.6-percent completions. It was gusty and rainy in Pullman last night. We'd guess Montez gets the benefit of the doubt and remains the starter. Colorado (4-4, 1-4 Pac 12) hosts Cal next week.
Oct 22 - 12:00 PM

Colorado senior RB Phillip Lindsay ran for 98 yards on 29 carries in a 28-0 loss to Washington State on Saturday.

Lindsay (5-8/180) had to struggle -- and we do mean struggle -- for every yard against the Washington State defense. It didn't help but that Steven Montez got nothing done against the Cougars in the first half, and his replacement, freshman quarterback Sam Noyer, was no better. Lindsay should see more open lanes next week against Cal.
Oct 22 - 2:17 AM

Colorado freshman QB Sam Noyer replaced junior Steven Montez at quarterback after halftime of the game against Washington State on Saturday.

Montez was awful in the first half, and the change doesn't appear to be injury-related. Noyer has played in just two games so far for the Buffs, completing 5-of-8 passes in limited time.
Source: ESPN
Oct 22 - 12:47 AM


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