Boulder-Who said that Buffs had no chance to snowball in Bermuda’s game against Texas A&M on Saturday? The following is a list of the last six starting quarterbacks who have defeated the Aggies since 2019, in reverse chronological order:
Mike Jones, Joe Burrow, Jack Fromm, Tua Tagovaloa, Bo Nix, Trevor Lawrence.
NFL first-round draft pick, NFL overall first overall pick, NFL fifth-round draft pick, NFL top 5 overall draft pick, future NFL draft pick, NFL overall first overall pick.
In the past two autumns, sixth-ranked Aggies will be entangled with CU (1-0) at Empower Field in Mile High, with a record of 17-6. The other 17 starting quarterbacks were finally defeated with an average score of 38-19.
Brandon Lewis, the floor is yours. Floor and albatross.
“This is an important game to play at Mile High,” CU’s freshman quarterback Lewis said late last Friday. In the season opener of these two events, Buffs defeated Ed McCaffrey 35-7. UNC Bears.
“We (treat) every game we play is a really big game…We know (A&M) is a big game, but we don’t try to go where we are distracted, and so on.”
They don’t have to be perfect, these Buffs. But they must be clean. In any case, it looked cleaner than they were fighting against McCaffreys. Despite the high altitude, Vegas sees CU as an underdog with a score of 14 to 17.
“We all know what lies in front of us,” CU coach Karl Dorrell said of his team. Despite being sent off 12 times for 118-yard free throws, they still Win easily at Folsom Stadium. “Punishment will get you out of the game.”
Especially in the game against Aggies (1-0), they beat Kent State University 41-10 at home last Saturday night with a score of 41-10.
If CU’s loyal supporters hope to embrace it, it is A&M quarterback Haynes King-a freshman, like Lewis, who just made his debut-had a bumpy game against the Golden Flash: 292 yards Passing, two touchdowns, three picks.
On the other hand, Aggies never bet. When Kent State University sprinted for 226 yards, the Chargers had only one touchdown in four games to the red zone.
Starting quarterback Dustin Krum was fired three times, and substitute Colin Shiley was fired twice. Kent State University returned 10 starters from an offense that averaged 4.1 points per driving a year ago. According to BCFToys.com, Making it the third most effective scoring offense in the country. That offense only scored 10 points and 336 yards in the night. At the same time, A&M piled 595 yards, of which 292 yards were on the ground.
From a talent point of view, what CU did to the Bears, Aggies can do the same easy things to Buffs. It depends on the CU’s ability to deal with a series of offenses in the first week. If any rust remains lingering, then you are toast.
It depends on Lewis, who played prep ball in Melissa, Texas, about three and a half hours north of the college town A&M campus. The child’s first CU started equally well-15 passes and 10 passes for 102 yards, a touchdown in the air, and another 44 yards on the ground-because it was uncertain.
The Buffs were careful not to show too much, and they had to adjust their defense quickly to accommodate the defense of a UNC staff they had never coached together in a college-level regular season before. But the Bears also provide the weakest opponent defense, at least in terms of personnel, CU may face this defense throughout the season.
On the bright side, if Lewis is fooled or the game fails, he usually manages to run into the day or throw the ball away. On the other hand, several of these 10 completions have spent a variety of time in their pockets.
He will not have time to fight the Force 5 team. He almost certainly won’t have time to fight the Aggies.
“I think I played well,” Lewis said. “(I) definitely need to play better, so I’m a bit disappointed in the way I play. (I) Lost a few times. But I just want to come back (in week 2) to get better and better for A&M (Saturday).”
The last six QBs that beat the Aggies completed an average of 19 attempts in 29 attempts, 269 yard passes and two touchdowns. So, no, Lewis doesn’t have to be perfect. For Buffs, he doesn’t have to be Lawrence or Jones to make A&M sweat. But it certainly won’t hurt approaching.