Starting linebacker Doug Rippy (knee), starting cornerback Greg Henderson (ankle), starting free safety Ray Polk (ankle) and starting center Gus Handler (ankle) are out. That doesn't help Colorado defensive coordinator Greg Brown, who will be using three true freshmen in the secondary again vs. Derek Carr, or offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, who is looking to establish the running game and plans to use two quarterbacks.
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A costly personal foul against CU cornerback Kenneth Crawley and a 24-yard run by Robbie Rouse key a nine-play, 65-yard scoring drive that takes 2:54 off the clock. Fresno State takes a 7-0 lead after a 3-yard touchdown run by Rouse (Quentin Brashears PAT).
Fresno State 7, Colorado 0
After Jordan Webb's first interception of the season, Rouse breaks off a 36-yard run and then catches a 9-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr to cap a five-play, 45-yard drive that took 1:40. The route is on?
Fresno State 14, Colorado 0
Robbie Rouse already has a hat trick. Fresno State's star running back caps a 1-play, 12-yard drive with a touchdown reception from Carr. U-G-L-Y for the Buffs.
Fresno State 21, Colorado 0
Carr hits Isaiah Burse for a 97-yard touchdown to complete a 1-play, 13-second drive. This is humiliating for the Buffs.
Fresno State 28, Colorado 0
Buffs pin Fresno State down at the 3-yard line again. Bulldogs laugh. Rouse scores his fourth touchdown on a 96-yard run. A two-play drive this time though. And the 35-yard PAT is good, too.
Fresno State 35, Colorado 0
Carr connects with Josh Harper on a 4-yard touchdown pass to cap a 12-play, 83-yard drive that took 3:58. Extra point is blocked.
Fresno State 41, Colorado 0
Yet another 1-play drive for the Bulldogs. This time it's Davante Adams catching a 60-yard touchdown pass from Carr. The drive lasted 12 seconds. Still a long way to go ... in the first half. Ouch.
Fresno State 48, Colorado 0
Jordan Webb throws a 23-yard touchdown pass to Tyler McCulloch to get the Buffs on the board. Caps a seven-play, 69-yard drive that took 2:10 off the clock. Yes, the clock does tick down. Very slowly.
Fresno State 48, Colorado 7
Webb throws a pick-six to Philip Thomas, who returns an interception 14 yards for a touchdown for Fresno State. Not sure who the Buffs could beat this season.
Fresno State 55, Colorado 7
The Bulldogs outgained CU 516 yards to 123 yards in the first half.
Halftime score: Fresno State 55, Colorado 7
This time Connor Wood is the CU quarterback who throws a pick-six to Thomas who takes the turnover 43 yards for a touchdown.
Fresno State 62, Colorado 7
Marteze Waller rushes for a 1-yard touchdown in garbage time to cap a six-play, 80-yard drive that took 3:42 off the clock.
Fresno State 69, Colorado 7
Josh Ford, a spring football star, gets into the end zone during mop-up time with a 1-yard touchdown run. Caps a CU scoring drive of 10 plays, 64 yards and 5:54 off the clock.
Fresno State 69, Colorado 14
And it's a final: The Buffs lose 69-14 at Fresno State to fall to 0-3. Next up: The Pac-12 opener at Washington State next Saturday.