An impressive streak came to a close on Saturday for CU's great sports information director, David Plati.

Plati has been dealing with circulation issues in his left leg, and that prevented him from being able to travel to the game. It marked the first time since November of 1983 that Plati missed a CU game, a remarkable streak of 410 in a row.

"It was more melancholy than sad, I guess," Plati said via e-mail after the game. "I could cheer, haven't been able to do that for 35 years, and it was cool when Coach Mac gave me a quick call postgame to check in on me. Told him I could crack open a cold one to celebrate. But it was definitely strange not to be there with everyone."

Plati's streak began with a 38-21 win against Kansas State on Nov. 19, 1983. It's possible he will miss next week's game at Washington State, as well.

Ball protection

CU set a school record on Saturday by playing a turnover-free game for the third week in a row. In fact, CU has played a school-record 13 consecutive quarters without a turnover.

The Buffs have had five back-to-back turnover free games, but had never done it three times in a row.

CU also tied the school record with its fourth turnover-free game of the season.

Montez, meanwhile, extended his streak to 95 consecutive passes without an interception.



CU tied its series with Oregon State at 5-5, and beat the Beavers for the third year in a row. ... Safety Evan Worthington had a third-quarter interception. That gave CU a takeaway in 32 of its last 34 games, including every game this season. ... Oregon State was 10-for-15 on third downs, and opponents have converted 62.5 percent of third downs (25-of-40) in the last three games. ... CU improved to 699-497-36 all-time. ... The Buffs are 3-0 in their last three trips to the state of Oregon, with the wins coming by a combined 10 points. ... CU has forced its opponents to punt just twice in the past two games. ... Nose tackle Javier Edwards (ankle) did not play.

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