The Gazette: CU defense ready to match the physicality of Minnesota offense

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per The Gazette:

It’s only been two football games, but Colorado finds itself tied for fifth in scoring defense nationally.

The Buffaloes were up to the challenge defensively last week against No. 5 Texas A&M, holding a talented Aggies offense to under 300 total yards, and just over 4 yards per play.

Things don’t get any easier this weekend, though, as Colorado will finish its nonconference schedule with another Power 5 program in Minnesota.

The Golden Gophers are in their fifth year under coach P.J. Fleck and the Buffs are very aware of the type of team they’ll be facing Saturday at Folsom Field.

“They’re definitely a run-first offense,” coach Karl Dorrell said Tuesday. “They’re pretty efficient at doing that. They use a lot of tackles to play the tight end positions. They try to use a big offensive front and make defenses defend them. That’s going to be a tremendous challenge for our defense. In the passing game, they’re young at receiver. They try to hit you on some plays if you’re falling asleep. They keep you locked in on making sure your eyes are in the right place.”


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Our DL or LBs have to get home on some pass rushes or blitzes this week. Wouldn’t want to leave Boulder, and our third game, without notching the season’s first sack.
 

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A&M lost their starting QB early.
 

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per The Gazette:

It’s only been two football games, but Colorado finds itself tied for fifth in scoring defense nationally.

The Buffaloes were up to the challenge defensively last week against No. 5 Texas A&M, holding a talented Aggies offense to under 300 total yards, and just over 4 yards per play.

Things don’t get any easier this weekend, though, as Colorado will finish its nonconference schedule with another Power 5 program in Minnesota.

The Golden Gophers are in their fifth year under coach P.J. Fleck and the Buffs are very aware of the type of team they’ll be facing Saturday at Folsom Field.

“They’re definitely a run-first offense,” coach Karl Dorrell said Tuesday. “They’re pretty efficient at doing that. They use a lot of tackles to play the tight end positions. They try to use a big offensive front and make defenses defend them. That’s going to be a tremendous challenge for our defense. In the passing game, they’re young at receiver. They try to hit you on some plays if you’re falling asleep. They keep you locked in on making sure your eyes are in the right place.”


Go Gophers!!
Wow...deep analysis from the HC.
 






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