The University of Colorado football team improved to 3-1 on the season today after soundly defeating Nicholls State University, 48-0. Here are the game’s biggest takeaways:
- Senior wide receiver Nelson Spruce made history in today’s game. The four-year starter made an 11-yard reception in the second quarter of the game, giving him a total of 2,550 receiving yards in a Colorado Buffaloes uniform. Spruce set a new school record, surpassing Michael Westbrook, who played at CU from 1991-1994 and had 2,548 yards receiving. Spruce would finish the game with five receptions for 80 yards, raising his career receiving yards to 2,570.
- Redshirt freshman wide receiver Jay MacIntyre, who is head coach Mike MacIntyre’s son, recorded his first career reception, as well as his first career touchdown, on the same play. MacIntyre caught a 38-yard bullet from quarterback Sefo Liufau in the first quarter. After catching the ball inside the 10 yard line, MacIntyre shook some defenders and razzle-dazzled his way into the endzone to put the Buffs up 21-0. He would finish the game with three receptions for 53 yards to go along with his touchdown.
- The Buffs ran the ball well again, despite the loss of junior tailback Michael Adkins II. Sophomore tailback Phillip Lindsay led the Buffs’ ground attack, rushing for 113 yards on 17 carries. Lindsay scored two touchdowns in the win. Sophomore wide receiver Donovan Lee also had himself a day. Providing some additional depth at the running back position, Lee also reached the century mark, running for 103 yards on 10 carries and also scoring a touchdown.
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