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CU Buffs’ offense finally showing some good signs

Chris DempseyThe Denver Post

BOULDER – One game does not make a season, in this case a 35-34 victory over Texas A&M, so Colorado offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau will not sit back and play the part of a satisfied football coach.But he is encouraged by the direction the Colorado offense appears to be headed. How could he not be?CU’s 437 yards Saturday at Folsom Field against the Aggies were the Buffaloes’ second-best total of the season – 451 at Toledo was tops – and their best in Big 12 play.CU entered the game with the 113th-ranked offense in the nation at 286.1 yards per game, the 114th-ranked rushing offense (76.3 yards), the 96th-ranked scoring offense (21.8 points) and the 71st-ranked passing offense (209.9 yards).In Big 12 play, those averages dropped to 217.2 total yards and 158.5 yards passing, both last in the conference. CU’s 58.8 yards rushing per game ranked 11th. And the Buffs’ 17.8 points per game ranked 10th.Now the Buffs hope their offense has turned a corner. Their 166 yards rushing against the Aggies were a season high. And wide receiver Markques Simas’ 135 yards in receptions were a single-game high for a CU player this season.”We really just have to keep on getting better,” Kiesau said. “Offensively we were doing OK, and we had a good game, but we can’t start jumping off to Dal Ward and saying we’re one of the top offenses in the country. We’ve got to continue to work on our run game and counter that with our pass game and just continue to get better. Because yes, (Saturday) was a very good game, and I’m fired up for our offense to do well, but we have to consistently do that every week. We can’t just be a one-hit wonder.”For more of this Denver Post story: http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_13744705


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