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Colorado running Phillip Lindsay, right, breaks free from the Cal defense on Saturday.

For the second game in a row, CU running back Phillip Lindsay was held out of the end zone. The senior did rack up 161 yards on 33 carries, however.

“Lindsay does what Lindsay does,” CU head coach Mike MacIntyre said. “I just can’t say enough about Phillip. It sounds like I have a man crush. He’s just awesome. He gives everything, his whole heart and soul. He’s just special.”

Lindsay now has a career-high 1,254 yards on the season, the seventh-best single-season total in program history. It tops the 1,189 yards he had a year ago.

Lindsay is up to 3,487 rushing yards for his career, ranking third at CU. He’s 111 yards behind Rodney Stewart (3,598) and 453 behind all-time leader Eric Bieniemy (3,940).

Streak for Montez

Montez has thrown 134 consecutive passes without an interception, the third-longest streak in CU history.

The last interception thrown by Montez was the pick-six against Washington in the third quarter of a 37-10 loss on Sept. 23.

Montez also became just the 13th player in CU history with 3,000 career passing yards (he’s now 12th all-time with 3,076 yards), and he has the 17th 2,000-yard season.

Injury updates

Junior cornerback Isaiah Oliver and senior center Jonathan Huckins both missed the game after suffering injuries the previous week against Washington State.

Oliver injured his right leg in the first of the Wazzu game on Oct. 21. He improved as this week went along. The Buffs are hoping he will return next week.

Huckins got a concussion in the first half against Wazzu.

Backup defensive lineman Timothy Coleman Jr. and backup safety Kyle Trego were also out with injuries.

Outside linebacker Terran Hasselbach suffered a concussion in Saturday’s game. His status is uncertain going forward.


CU’s win the 700th in the history of the program, improving the all-time record to 700-498-36. The Buffs are the 25th FBS program to reach the 700-win mark. The next closest is Wisconsin, which has 692 wins. … CU is 11-5 when gaining 500-plus yards on offense. … Saturday marked just the seventh time ever that CU has passed for 350 yards and rushed for 200 yards. It’s the second time it’s happened this year (also vs. Northern Colorado), but the first time the Buffs have ever done it in a conference game. … Kicker James Stefanou went 3-for-3 on field goals, improving to 13-for-15 on the season. He’s 28-for-28 on extra points. … George Frazier and Evan Worthington both recorded the first sacks of their careers.

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