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Colorado depth chart

Here’s a look at the depth chart and scouting report for the Colorado Buffaloes:

Offense                                                                     Defense

WR-Z-Shay Fields #5 (5ft11in 175 lb)               LDE- Derek McCartney #95 (6ft3in 240 lb)

           Bryce Bobo #4 (6ft2in 195 lb)                                      Timothy Coleman #59 (6ft2in 245 lb)

WR-X-Nelson Spruce #22 (6ft1in 195 lb)                     NT- Justin Solis #57 (6ft1in 325 lb)

           Bryce Bobo #4 (6ft2in 195 lb)                         Jase Franke #56 (6ft1in 270 lb)

WR-H-Devin Ross #2 (5ft9in 175 lb)                             DT- Jordan Carell #92 (6ft3in 275 lb)

          Donovan Lee #29 (5ft8in 170 lb)                                 Samson Kafovalu #54 (6ft5in 260 lb)

LT-Sam Kronshage #71 (6ft5in 285 lb)                  RDE- Leo Jackson #52 (6ft3in 280 lb)

     John Lisella II #78 (6ft4in 285lb)                                  Michael Mathewes #93 (6ft5in 240 lb)

LG- Gerrad Kough #68 (6ft4in 290 lb)                           WLB- Jaleel Awini #16 (6ft2in 220lb)

       Sully Wiefels #53 (6ft3in 295 lb)                                       Jimmie Gilbert #98 (6ft4in 235 lb)

C- Alex Kelley #74 (6ft2in 315 lb)                        ILB- Rick Gamboa #32 (6ft1in 230 lb)

    Sully Wiefels #53 (6ft3in 295 lb)                                       N.J. Falo #42 (6ft3in 225 lb)

RG- Shane Callahan #70 (6ft6in 300 lb)            SLB- Kenneth Olugbode #31 (6ft1in 220 lb)

       Jonathan Huckins #79 (6ft3in 305 lb)                            Grant Watanabe #35 (5ft11 240 lb)

 

RT- John Lisella II #78 (6ft4in 285lb)                       LCB- Chidobe Awuzie #4 (6ft 195 lb)

                                                                                            Ahkello Witherspoon #23 (6ft3in 190 lb)

FB-George Frazier #18 (6ft2in 250 lb)                     RCB- Kenneth Crawley #2 (6ft1in 180 lb)

     Jordan Murphy #33 (5ft10in 184 lb)                                 Isaiah Oliver #26 (6ft 185 lb)

QB- Sefo Liufau #13 (6ft4in 235 lb)                        SSTedric Thompson #9 (6ft 200 lb)

      Jordan Gehrke #7 (6ft 195 lb)                                    Jered Bell #21 (6ft1in 210 llb)

RB- Nick Wilson #23 (5ft10in 199 lb)                   FS-Jered Bell #21 (6ft1in 210 llb)

       Jared Baker #2 (5ft8in 192 lb)                              Afolabi Laguda #8 (6ft2in 200 lb)

                                                                                

TE- Sean Irwin #81 (6ft3in 245 lb)                              

       Dylan Keeney #86 (6ft6in 220 lb)

Scouting the Buffs: 

Colorado, under third-year head coach Mike MacIntyre, has dropped 5 of its past 6 games, including 42-10 at home to Stanford last Saturday after starting 2015 with a 3-1 mark. Colorado is averaging 424.8 total yards and 27.9 points, but allowing slightly more (428.2, 28.3). Versatile junior QB Sefo Liufau (208-of-337, 61.7%, 2,324 yds, 9 TD, 6 int in 2015, plus 105 tcb, 262 yds, 2.5 avg, 5 TD) directs CU’s offense. On the school’s career lists, he is first in completions (682), second in TD passes (49) and total offense (7,744) and third in passing yards (7,303). His main passing targets are senior WR Nelson Spruce (67 rec, 728 yds, 10.9 avg, 2 TD in 2015, plus 7 PR, 12 yds, 1.7 avg), CU’s career leader in receptions (a Pac-12 record 272) and receiving yards (3,022) and second in career TD catches (21) who currently is 17th nationally in receptions (6.7, second in Pac-12), and sophomore WR Shay Fields (36 rec, 543 yds, 15.1 avg, 4 TD in 2015). When Liufau isn’t running the ball, the Buff ground game features soph TB Phillip Lindsay (107 tcb, 503 yds, 4.7 avg, 5 TD in 2015, plus 16 rec, 148 yds, 9.2 avg and 5 KOR, 120 yds, 24.0 avg) and senior TB Christian Powell (65 tcb, 326 yds, 5.0 avg, 4 TD in 2015, plus 6 rec, 64 yds, 10.7 avg), 2 of the 5 Buffaloes who have run for 100 yards in a game this season. Colorado defensive leaders include junior CB Chidobe Awuzie (61 tac, 9 for loss, 4 sack, 2 int, 6 dfl, 1 FF in 2015), redshirt freshman LB Rick Gamboa (54 tac, 1 for loss, 2 dfl in 2015) and junior S Tedric Thompson (52 tac, 3 for loss, 1 int, 4 dfl, 1 BLK in 2015). PK Diego Gonzalez (16-of-23 FG, 30-of-30 PAT in 2015) is 19th nationally in field goals (1.6, fourth in Pac-12).



Garry Paskwietz
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Garry Paskwietz

A 1988 graduate of USC with a degree in Sports Information. Worked in sports marketing for LA Lakers and Miller Brewing Company. Began covering the Trojans in 1996 with the Trojan Football Fax. Founded WeAreSC in November 1998 with stints at Scout and ESPN. Emmy-winner while covering high school football at Fox Sports West.


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