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CU must take advantage of early scoring opportunities

Tom Kensler
The Denver Post

BOULDER – It remains to be seen whether Colorado’s offense will begin tonight’s game at West Virginia in an up-tempo, no-huddle alignment, as the Buffaloes did against Wyoming. But whatever the strategy, CU knows that scoring early is imperative when playing on the road.

“We need to start fast and score as soon as we get the ball. That’s the main thing,” CU sophomore tailback Darrell Scott said. “You can’t start slow. The fans get into it.

“And in Morgantown, they have a tradition of burning couches to get everybody fired up. We need to come off the bus ready to go.”

CU fell behind early at Toledo and was routed 54-38.

Getting the first score “is really big, really big,” CU coach Dan Hawkins said. “It affects your own confidence level. It affects the crowd.”

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