CU vs. complacency
After two consecutive emotional victories against rivals, the Buffaloes face an FCS team that, on paper, is overmatched. Playing at Folsom Field for the first time this year should help the Buffs’ focus, but they’ve been focused so far this season. Bring the same approach this week and CU should be in good shape.
CU running backs vs. UNH front seven
New Hampshire’s defense is solid, especially up front. The Buffs struggled to run the ball against Nebraska and figures to put an emphasis on that this week. Kyle Evans, Travon McMillian and other backs will look to find some running room.
CU cornerbacks vs. UNH WR Neil O’Connor
O’Connor is one of the best receivers in the country at the FCS level and CU has to lock him down. A year ago, against FCS Northern Colorado, the Bears’ Alex Wesley torched CU for 102 yards and two touchdowns. CU can’t let O’Conner have a similar day.
CU linebacker Nate Landman vs. UNH offensive
Landman has been a beast so far this season, with 14 tackles and an interception in each game. New Hampshire surely has taken notice and will try to find ways to limit the effectiveness of the talented sophomore.