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.