Former CU quarterback Cody Hawkins led the U.S. men's national team to a 61-0 win over Australia in the first game of the International Federation of American Football world championships in Austria.
Hawkins completed 13 of 15 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns to earn most valuable player honors in the victory. He did not play in the second half.
Hawkins' first touchdown pass covered four yards to Nate Kmic and his second scoring throw went 18 yards to Alex Anderson.
"I think if you are not motivated enough by wearing your country's name on the side of your helmet and jersey you shouldn't be here," Hawkins said. "That is the great thing about this event, because whether you win or lose, it's all about giving everything you have to represent your country. I am confident Australia did that and I know everyone on our team did."
Team USA plays Germany on Sunday and completes group play against Mexico on Tuesday. The Americans are the defending champions.