Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson admits he might steal a few looks at the Oregon State offense and specifically wide receiver Brandin Cooks on Saturday when the Buffs take on the Beavers.

But Richardson won't be admiring Cooks' game or comparing himself to one of the other top receivers in the conference and the country.

Richardson said if he is able to take a few minutes to watch Cooks and the rest of the Beavers, he will do so with the thought in mind of how he might be able to take what he sees and help his teammates on defense.

"Just from a receiver's perspective, if I notice anything he does that can help our defense, I'll definitely let them know," Richardson said after Thursday's practice. "That's the best way I can help our team."

The game between the Buffs and the Beavers in Corvallis, Ore., features the nation's two leading receivers in terms of receiving yards per game this season. Richardson is No. 1 in the nation averaging 208.5 yards per game, albeit, with only two games under his belt. Cooks is averaging 159.8 yards through four games.

Cooks has caught seven touchdown passes. Richardson has four. Both should be heavily involved once again this week.

Richardson said he doesn't go into the game aiming to outperform Cooks.

"I can't really say that I just want to do better than him because if I do better than him and we still lose, then it really means nothing," Richardson said.

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