Colorado Buffs scouting report vs. Arizona State – BuffZone

Colorado Buffaloes scouting report

Head coach: Mike Sanford (interim), 1st season (1-1; 10-17 career)

This season: 1-6, 1-3 Pac-12

Last week: Lost at Oregon State, 42-9

5 Players to Watch

• PK Cole Becker: He has been reliable all season, as he has made seven of eight field goals overall, including 7-of-7 inside 50 yards. Since the 0-for-3 start to the 2021 season, Becker has made 21 of his last 25 field goal attempts.

• LB Josh Chandler-Semedo: Posted a season-high 11 tackles last week and has recorded at least one tackle for loss in five straight games. On the year, he has 55 tackles and a team-high 10.5 tackles for loss.

• WR RJ Sneed: Numbers are modest this season (12 catches for 89 yards), but the Baylor transfer appears to finally be over a foot injury that bothered him earlier in the year.

• QB JT Shrout: Set to make his second straight start and fourth of the season, it will be his first start at Folsom Field. Shrout has struggled on the road, but he played well in Boulder.

• S Tyrin Taylor: Settling into his new spot at safety, Taylor had an interception two weeks ago, but has recorded only three tackles in 111 snaps the past two games. Buffs may need him to have a bigger impact against the Sun Devils.

Colorado is offended

Turnovers, dropped passes and missed assignments continue to plague the Buffs, who have yet to figure out how to get the offense rolling consistently. CU has had some measure of success running the ball, but the passing game continues to struggle. “Just the throwing and catching the football to me is where we have to go win football games,” Sanford said. “There are opportunities there but we’ve got to make those plays.” This week, they’ll rely on junior JT Shrout to lead the offense again and hope he can play as well in a start as he has in relief appearances at Folsom Field.

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