Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Buffs Rip Ou; Ksu Falls despite Record Effort

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Buffs Rip Ou; Ksu Falls despite Record Effort

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Colorado's high-octane offense figured to need some help from the defense Saturday to beat No. 9 Oklahoma, and the Buffaloes got it.

No. 20 Colorado held Oklahoma to 92 yards rushing and outgained the Sooners by more than 200 yards to win 27-10. The Buffs are the first Big Eight opponent to win three successive times in Norman since Nebraska did it in 1932, '34 and '36.

"I thought we won the front on both sides of the ball and that's why we won the game," Colorado coach Bill McCartney said. "Our defense has taken a lot of shots, but that was a good defense out there today."

Colorado (4-2 overall, 2-0 in the Big Eight) knocked quarterback Cale Gundy out of the game early in the fourth quarter after he had scrambled for 28 yards. His run moved the ball out near midfield with the score 20-10, but the offense went nowhere without him and the Buffaloes sealed the victory with a late touchdown.

"Once he went down, our hopes basically went down with him," said coach Gary Gibbs, whose team dropped to 5-1 and 1-1.

Gundy was taken to a hospital. "He finally regained consciousness," Gibbs said. "They said he has a moderate to severe concussion. There is swelling in the area of the right temple. We have no idea what his status will be - we just hope he's OK."

Colorado receiver Charles Johnson, who scored on two long touchdown plays in the first half, suffered a broken ring finger on his left hand on the series before Gundy was hurt. McCartney called it a "significant injury," although Johnson returned late in the game.

"They were the most dominant team on both sides of the ball," Gibbs said. "Their ability to run and break tackles, their ability offensively to make big plays certainly was the main ingredient."

Lamont Warren showed why he is the league's leading rusher, carrying 34 times for 182 yards and helping the Buffaloes keep possession for more than 36 minutes. …

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