• University of Colorado Boulder mascot Ralphie VI runs across the field for the first time before a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder mascot Chip and the team celebrate a home win over University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder sophomore defensive lineman Jalen Sami (99) celebrates a sack of University of Northern Colorado quarterback Dylan McCaffrey (12) on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

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    University of Colorado Boulder sophomore wide receiver Dimitri Stanley (14) runs up the middle on a punt return against University of Northern Colorado defenders on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.

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    University of Colorado Boulder freshman tailback Ashaad Clayton (0) is hoisted up by junior tight end Brady Russell (38) after scoring a rushing touchdown against the University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.

  • University of Northern Colorado running back Tru Wilson (8) is gang tackled by University of Colorado Boulder defenders, including Jamar Montgomery (4) and Isaiah Lewis (23) on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder head coach Karl Dorrell looks on from the sideline during a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder freshman quarterback Brendon Lewis (12) looks downfield while escaping pressure during a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • The University of Colorado Boulder marching band marches on the field before a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

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    University of Colorado Boulder junior safety Chris Miller (0) celebrates a tackle for loss against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • The University of Colorado Boulder student section cheers before a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder junior outside linebacker Guy Thomas (1) is held before he can reach University of Northern Colorado quarterback Dylan McCaffrey (12) on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder freshman tailback Ashaad Clayton (0), with tackle Max Wray (72) behind him, stiff arms University of Northern Colorado sophomore defensive back Greg Laday (2) on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder senior inside linebacker Nate Landman (53) tackles University of Northern Colorado wide receiver Dylan Thomas (11) for a one yard gain on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

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    University of Colorado Boulder sophomore defensive lineman Jalen Sami (99) celebrates tackling University of Northern Colorado freshman receiver Zain Zinicola (22) for a loss on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.

  • University of Colorado Boulder sophomore tailback Jarek Broussard (23) squeezes by University of Northern Colorado defenders to score the opening touchdown on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • The University of Colorado Boulder student section cheers during a third down in a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

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    University of Colorado Boulder mascot Ralphie VI runs across the field for the first time before a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.

  • University of Colorado Boulder junior cornerback Mekhi Blackmon (6) intercepts a pass from University of Northern Colorado quarterback Dylan McCaffrey (12) intended for wide receiver Jonah Morris (7) on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Northern Colorado head coach Ed McCaffrey looks on from the sidelines during a game against University of Colorado Boulder on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

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    University of Colorado Boulder sophomore defensive lineman Jalen Sami (99) sacks University of Northern Colorado quarterback Dylan McCaffrey (12) on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder freshman receiver Brenden Rice (2) and mascot Chip the Buffalo celebrate a win over University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder sophomore tailback Deion Smith (20) bounces to the outside during a run against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder sophomore tailback Jarek Broussard (23) is tackled by University of Northern Colorado junior defensive back Aaron Harris (3) on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder head coach Karl Dorrell, left, and cornerbacks coach Demetrice Martin, look on from the sideline during a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder freshman quarterback Brendon Lewis (12) attempts a pass during a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder sophomore defensive lineman Jalen Sami (99) celebrates a sack of University of Northern Colorado quarterback Dylan McCaffrey (12) on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

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    University of Colorado Boulder sophomore wide receiver Dimitri Stanley (14) runs during a punt return in a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

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    University of Colorado Boulder head coach Karl Dorrell greets University of Northern Colorado head coach Ed McCaffrey after a home win for CU on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.

  • University of Northern Colorado head coach Ed McCaffrey during a timeout of a game against University of Colorado Boulder on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • A University of Colorado Boulder handler prepares mascot Ralphie VI for her first run onto the field before a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder junior tailback Alex Fontenot (8) pulls down a pass from freshman quarterback Brendon Lewis (12) during a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

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    University of Colorado Boulder freshman wide receiver Montana Lemonious-Craig (15) celebrates a touchdown catch with freshman offensive lineman Jake Wiley (60) during a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder freshman placekicker Cole Becker (36) kicks the extra point during a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder sophomore tailback Deion Smith (20) celebrates a touchdown during a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder freshman offensive lineman Jake Wiley (60) celebrates a penalty against a University of Northern Colorado defender on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

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    University of Colorado Boulder freshman quarterback Brendon Lewis (12) looks over the defense before a snap during a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder junior tailback Alex Fontenot (8) looks for space during a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder junior tailback Alex Fontenot (8) celebrates a rushing touchdown during a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder head coach Karl Dorrell talks into his mic during a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder freshman quarterback Brendon Lewis (12) attempts a pass during a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder junior tailback Alex Fontenot (8) celebrates a rushing touchdown during a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder freshman wide receiver Montana Lemonious-Craig (15) celebrates a touchdown catch with freshman tight end Alec Pell (21) during a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder junior tailback Alex Fontenot (8) turns the corner during a game against University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

  • University of Colorado Boulder junior safety Chris Miller (0) and outside linebacker Carson Wells (26) tackle University of Northern Colorado running back Tru Wilson (8) on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.(Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

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