CSU's Nick Stevens is a former All-Mountain West quarterback and considered one of the best in the conference this year.

When it comes to playing CU, however, Stevens doesn't have a lot of fun.

Over the last two seasons, Stevens is 30-for-67 (44.8 percent) for 340 yards, no touchdowns and four interceptions against the Buffs. His QB rating against CU: 75.46.

Against all other opponents in that time, Stevens is 149-for-220 (67.7 percent) for 2,239 yards, 20 touchdowns, four interceptions and a rating of 179.58.


Phillip Lindsay moved into 10th place on CU's all-time career rushing list, with 2,373 yards. ... Receiver Shay Fields caught six passes for 78 yards, giving him 150 catches and 2,007 yards in his career. ... CU has forced a turnover against CSU in the last 19 meetings with the Rams. ... Six true freshmen played for the Buffs on Friday: linebackers Jacob Callier and Dante Sparaco, receivers KD Nixon and Laviska Shenault, tight end Jared Poplawski and Stefanou. In all, 16 players made their CU debut, including T.J. Patterson, a senior walk-on quarterback who served as the holder on kicks.

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