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Scouting the Buffaloes

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The Colorado Buffaloes won their first game of the season Saturday 30-6 over Texas Tech. New head coach Dan Hawkins' offense has gotten off to a rough start only averaging 15.7 points per game.

Quarterback Bernard Jackson (7) leads the Buffaloes offense. He has completed 50.4% of his passes for 712 yards with 3 touchdowns to 5 interceptions. Jackson only averages 101.7 passing yards per game but also adds 52 yards a game with his feet. Jackson averages just under 4 yards per rush and leads the Buffaloes in rushing attempts (93) and rushing touchdowns with 4.  Jackson has also been sacked 18 times this season.

Hugh Charles (2) is the Buffaloes primary running back. He has carried the ball 90 times for 504 yards and 1 touchdown. Charles averages 5.6 yards per carry and isn't much of a receiving threat. He averages one catch for just over 10 yards per game.

Colorado's passing game shouldn't strike fear in any defense but when the do throw the ball tight end Riar Geer (87) is the man Bernard Jackson looks to. Geer leads the team in receptions with 21 and receiving yards 229. He has also caught 2 of Jackson's 3 touchdown passes.

The linebackers are leading the Buffaloes on the defensive side of the ball. Jordon Dizon (44) leads the team in tackles with 46. He is followed by Thaddaeus Washington (49), 32 tackles, and Brad Jones (40) with 24 tackles.

Cornerback Terrence Wheatly (26) is a special player on the defensive side of the ball. He is third on the team in tackles with 30 and also leads the Buffs in interceptions (4).

The Sooners will also need to keep tabs on defensive end Abraham Wright (53). Wright has recorded has recorded 26 tackles and leads the team in sacks with 9.