Shay Fields spent Saturday afternoon burning Oregon State defenders for big plays and touchdowns.

Afterward, the Colorado junior said there really wasn't much to it.

"The play-calling is there, I just happen to be open and (quarterback Steven Montez) gets me the ball," Fields said. "That's pretty much it."

In theory, that's true, but on Saturday, Fields was spectacular during Colorado's 47-6 win against Oregon State.

Fields caught seven passes for a career-high 169 yards — the 14th-best single-game total in CU history — and became just the fourth CU player to catch three touchdown passes in a game.

Coming into the game, Oregon State had the No. 1 pass efficiency defense in the Pac-12. The Beavers had given up just one passing touchdown on the season and had yielded just one passing play of 30-plus yards.

Fields burned OSU for touchdowns of 51, 33 and 63 yards — all in the first half.

"After the first drive we saw some things we could take advantage of," Fields said. "We talked to coach (Darrin) Chiaverini and coach (Brian) Lindgren and we just called some plays that worked."

The first of Fields' touchdowns was set up by six consecutive Kyle Evans runs. On the next play, Montez did a play-action fake and Beavers' safety Devin Chappell bit on the fake. A double-move by Fields left him wide open down the field.


On his last score, Fields took a short pass, benefited from a great block from fellow receiver Devin Ross and outraced everybody for 63 yards to the end zone.

"It's awesome," Montez said of the junior. "I just give him a decent ball and he goes out there and makes amazing plays. All of our receivers do. He got absolutely loose on a little 5-yard fish route, an easy throw for me and he just turned it into a highlight reel play."

Fields has made a habit out of creating highlight reel plays. He now has nine plays during his career that have covered at least 50 yards. The school record is 13 by Paul Richardson.

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