On Sunday night, just hours after he racked up 208 receiving yards and two touchdowns in a 41-27 win over Colorado State, Colorado receiver Paul Richardson sat down to watch film.
The explosive junior didn't spend his time reviewing his outstanding plays against the Rams. Instead, he was already looking ahead to the Central Arkansas Bears, a team the Buffs will face Saturday at 6 p.m. at Folsom Field.
"You can't get hung up on the week before, man," Richardson said. "The week before means absolutely nothing after it passes, whether it's a win or a loss."
Colorado knows all about losing streaks. The Buffs snapped an eight-game skid on Sunday. But, it's been a few years since the Buffs have been on a winning streak.
In fact, the last time CU won back-to-back games, Brian Cabral was the interim head coach, in November of 2010.
Getting another win this week won't be easy, considering Central Arkansas is one of the top five teams in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). CU, however, has to find a way to seize the momentum from Sunday and take advantage of the opportunity ahead.
"I think it's a very big opportunity," Richardson said. "We need it. We need every win, though. This program needs a lot of wins. We understand that and we're up for the challenge."
Richardson wasn't the only Buff watching film on Sunday night. Monday was an off day, but there's no doubt the players spent their alone time studying the Bears that day, too.
By 5:45 on Monday morning, head coach Mike MacIntyre was in his office at the Dal Ward Center, putting all his energy into getting win No. 2.
"I was well grounded," he said. "Once you watch (UCA) on tape, you forget about everything else."
Sunday was a fun night for the Buffs. It was a feeling they had been waiting a long to feel. But MacIntyre and many of his players are making sure the Buffs don't have to go so long in between wins.
It's time to move on.
"We take every game as a season within itself," MacIntyre said. "We've got our next season this week."
CU got back onto the practice field Tuesday morning. If anybody was basking in the glow of being 1-0, it didn't show.
"Real winners, it doesn't faze them if they win a bunch of games and if the media says a lot of good things about you," quarterback Connor Wood said. "You don't let that get to your head and you stay hungry.
"Just stay hungry and never be satisfied about where we are."
MacIntyre and Wood both said they received a bunch of congratulatory texts after the win on Sunday. Richardson said that players wouldn't have to walk around campus hiding under hoods and hats like they have in the past.
MacIntyre talked about the importance of enjoying the moment, and CU has certainly enjoyed beating the Rams.
What could truly define this team, however, is how it builds upon that win. Tuesday was the first step in that direction, as the players put together a great session of practice.
"You have to get yourself motivated and focused during the week to be motivated and focused on Saturday," MacIntyre said.
For the first time in a long time, the Buffaloes seem to have both the motivation and the focus to make the good feelings last a little while.
"I think the guys feel the excitement, the feeling of winning and I think we're hungry for that again, and we want to take those steps to do it again," Wood said.