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Sep 14, 2011 2:56 AM by Lee Douglas

Buffs need to improve run game for Rocky Mountain Showdown

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Tyler Hansen's right arm wasn't the least bit sore even after flinging the ball all over the field.

No ice or rest were remotely required after the Colorado senior quarterback threw for a school-record 474 yards in a 36-33 overtime loss to Cal last weekend.

And while Hansen wouldn't mind even more passing plays called against rival Colorado State on Saturday, he realizes that's not going to help the Buffaloes (0-2) fix their woes.

An anemic ground game has to pitch in at some point, too.

To think, that part of the offense figured to be a strength in coach Jon Embree's first season in charge, especially with senior Rodney Stewart leading the way.

Through two games, the Buffs are averaging just 62.5 yards on the ground.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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