April 6, 2007

Buffs battle past freezing temperatures

BOULDER, Colo. - Freezing temperatures did not prevent the Buffaloes from running through their third spring scrimmage on Friday afternoon. In fact, the 42 live plays constituted the longest scrum of spring ball thus far.

"We're definitely way better than we were, way better," commented head coach Dan Hawkins. "You have to look at things a little differently obviously because of our lack of offensive linemen. But this was probably the most significant scrimmage that we've had."

The offense totaled 197 yards, an average of 4.7 yards per play.

"We couldn't really let them finish drives [because of our lack of linemen]," Hawkins explained. "They were looking at me cross-eyed wanting to finish drives, but I was trying to stick to 40 plays and not go over that too much. So that kind of hampered the offensive production a little bit."

Tempers flared midway through the scrum, and a fight broke out. The entire team ran 15 gassers as punishment, one gasser for every yard a personal foul penalty would have cost them in a game.

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