Scores

Final

Colorado 24

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Colorado State 3

(0-1, 0-1 home)

2:00 PM ET, September 4, 2010

1 2 3 4 T
COLO 7 10 7 024
CSU 0 0 0 33

Top Performers

Passing: T. Hansen (COLO) - 192 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Stewart (COLO) - 16 CAR, 67 YDS

Receiving: S. McKnight (COLO) - 6 REC, 78 YDS, 1 TD

Scotty McKnight, Colorado rout rival Colorado St.

Associated Press

DENVER -- Scotty McKnight became Colorado's career receptions leader with a 27-yard touchdown grab that sparked the Buffaloes to a 24-3 season-opening win over archrival Colorado State in the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown on Saturday.

McKnight's 168th career catch broke the mark set by Michael Westbrook from 1991-94. The senior finished with six catches for 78 yards.

The Buffaloes got off to a good start in what will be a crucial year for coach Dan Hawkins, who has yet to post a winning season since arriving in Boulder from Boise State in 2006.

With three interceptions, freshman quarterback Pete Thomas had a rough debut for the Rams, who lost their last nine games of last season to finish 3-9, same as the Buffaloes.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
COLO
CSU
1st Downs1814
Total Yards307245
Passing192196
Rushing11549
Penalties10-1042-35
3rd Down Conversions5-131-12
4th Down Conversions0-00-2
Turnovers13
Possession32:3827:22

Passing Leaders

ColoradoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hansen17/251927.721
Colorado StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thomas24/331965.903

Rushing Leaders

ColoradoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Stewart16674.2010
Torres5265.209
Colorado StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Drake23216.0020
Carter11100.905

Receiving Leaders

ColoradoRECYDSAVGTDLG
McKnight67813.0127
Stewart24120.5027
Colorado StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Steele45413.5018
Yemm3279.0012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCOLOCSU
TD06:03Travon Patterson 18 Yd Pass From Tyler Hansen (Aric Goodman Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERCOLOCSU
TD08:49Scotty McKnight 27 Yd Pass From Tyler Hansen (Aric Goodman Kick) 140
FG04:07Aric Goodman 28 Yd 170
THIRD QUARTERCOLOCSU
TD01:55Tyler Hansen 1 Yd Run (Aric Goodman Kick) 240
FOURTH QUARTERCOLOCSU
FG09:36Ben DeLine 43 Yd 243