CORVALLIS, Ore. — Bryce Bobo is doing just fine as a receiver for the Colorado Buffaloes.

Perhaps the Buffs aren't using his talents correctly, however.

"They should just put me at quarterback," Bobo joked after Saturday's 36-33 win against Oregon State.

That's not likely to happen, but Bobo made a key play with his arm, throwing an 11-yard touchdown pass to quarterback Steven Montez on a trick play in the first half.

"Once they called the play, I knew I was going to throw the ball and I didn't need to run it, but during the time I actually had the ball, there was a lot of guys running toward me," Bobo, a senior, said. "In my head, I would just take off. Then I saw (Montez) wide open so I just floated it up and he caught it. Big time play."

For his career, Bobo is 2-for-2 as a passer, for 78 yards and two touchdowns. He threw a 67-yard touchdown to Phillip Lindsay last year.

He's not too bad as a receiver, either. In fact, Saturday was arguably the best game of his career.

Bobo caught nine passes for a career-high 126 yards and two touchdowns. He also hauled in a two-point conversion.

It was just the second 100-yard game of Bobo's career, and the first by a CU receiver in four Pac-12 games.

"He was great," co-offensive coordinator Brian Lindgren said. "I feel like whenever we needed a big play, Steven was looking his way and he stepped up on that last touchdown."


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Montez has struggled to find a connection with CU's other star senior receivers, Shay Fields and Devin Ross, but he and Bobo are clicking. They've connected 15 times for 179 yards and three touchdowns in the past two games.

"He knows I love him and we kind of just have that chemistry," Montez said.

Aside from Bobo and Montez, the only other Buff to catch a pass Saturday was Fields, who finished with five receptions for 42 yards.

Fields, who ranks in the top seven in CU history in catches and yards, hasn't had a big game in a while. Saturday was his best yardage total in four Pac-12 games and he hasn't reached the end zone since Sept. 16 against Northern Colorado.

Ross, meanwhile, went without a catch for the second game in a row. Last year's leading receiver, Ross had caught a pass in 20 consecutive games before last week. The senior slot receiver has barely been targeted in the past two games.

"A lot of it has to do with the scheme (Oregon State) was playing," Lindgren said. "It benefitted more for the outside receivers. I can see us having some different packages for Devin where we actually get him outside, just to try to get him the ball, because he's too talented of a player not to touch the ball. That's something we have to look at as an offense."

CU's other slot receiver, Jay MacIntyre, was held without a catch, as well.

Contact staff writer Brian Howell at howellb@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/BrianHowell33