The scores may look similar, but the feeling inside the Colorado football locker room is not.

As the Buffaloes (2-3, 0-3 Pac-12) try to regroup from three consecutive blowout losses, they haven't been practicing -- or talking -- like a team ready to throw in the towel.

"I don't see no quit in these guys," senior captain Paul Vigo said. "We've played hard. It's not a lack of effort in our team. It's just that we've got to be more disciplined and we've got to continue to bring it every play."

CU's losing streak -- against Oregon State, Oregon and Arizona State -- has come by a combined score of 155-46, bringing back memories of the dreadful 2012 season.

CU captain Paul Vigo says this team hasn’t quit like last year’s squad.
CU captain Paul Vigo says this team hasn't quit like last year's squad. ( CLIFF GRASSMICK )

There was a general vibe that some players had given up on the season last year, and some of those players have since expressed publicly that the Buffs did, indeed, give up at one point.

That's not happening with this year's team, though. The Buffs have continued to hold solid practices, which is a good sign for coach Mike MacIntyre.

"Really, you don't quit on game day; you quit during the week," MacIntyre said.

"As long as they keep (working hard and practicing well), I'll have great hope. If that stops, I won't have great hope. I'll have to find a way."

For now, though, the Buffs continue to be in good spirits.

"Our coaches do a great job of continuing to motivate us and not putting so much blame on us," Vigo said.

With Charleston Southern (7-0, ranked No. 24 in FCS) coming to Boulder on Saturday, the Buffs have put the three Pac-12 losses behind them and turned their focus toward getting their third win of the season.

"You can't have that losing mentality," safety Parker Orms said. "We have to keep our heads high and move forward and correct our mistakes.

"Guys are mad, they're pissed off at what's going on."

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