Colorado quarterback Steven Montez is on pace for career highs in passing yards and touchdowns.
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Colorado quarterback Steven Montez is on pace for career highs in passing yards and touchdowns.

CU spotlight on …

Steven Montez

Position: Quarterback

Height: 6-5

Weight: 230

Year: Senior

Numbers: This season, Montez has completed 64.4 percent of his passes (67-of-104) for 827 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s on pace for career highs in passing yards and touchdowns.

Potential impact vs. ASU: Montez wasn’t at his best last week in an overtime loss to Air Force, but he has bounced back from subpar performances to play well the next week in the past (ex. 2016 at Oregon, 2017 vs. California). His ability to do that will greatly impact CU’s chances of winning this week.

Montez said: “As a senior quarterback, a lot of times when things don’t go your way in a game, it’s on the quarterback. I take that. I take all the responsibility that’s given to me. I go out there and try to do my best. When things don’t go your way and adversity hits you, like it did last week, you have to bounce back and come back to work. That’s the biggest thing is coming back, putting in the work, putting in the time and I think good things will happen for you in the future.”