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Arizona State vs. Colorado: Buffaloes beaten in primetime

The Colorado Buffaloes were outscored 31-0 in the second half in their 51-17 loss to the Arizona State Sun Devils at Folsom Field in a nationally televised game on ESPN.

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Nick Kasa says the Buffs shouldn't dwell on record

The senior tight end caught four passes for 71 yards and a touchdown on Thursday night.

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Colorado vs. Arizona State: Deja vu for Buffaloes

The Colorado Buffaloes dropped another game on Thursday, this time a 51-17 loss to the Arizona State Sun Devils at Folsom Field.

It wasn't as bad as the score looked, at least in the first half. In fact, the Buffaloes actually had a very manageable game on their hands at halftime. The offense and defense had both played solid football, trailing down 20-17 at the half. Unfortunately for CU, it went downhill quickly as they gave up a quick touchdown and looked listless from that point on.

CU blog The Ralphie Report said the second-half collapse was just another case of deja vu for the 1-5 Buffs:

The Buffaloes once again fell apart in the second half at home after a strong turn at the end of the second quarter let them head into the locker room down by only a field goal.

All that hope and momentum was quickly dashed when Rashad Ross took the opening kickoff of the second half 100 yards and silenced a suddenly energized Folsom crowd. From there the Sun Devils followed the lead of the Bruins two weeks ago and carved up a suddenly nowhere to be found Buffalo defense.

Things won't get much easier for the Buffaloes in coming weeks, as they face off against the USC Trojans on Oct. 20 and the Oregon Ducks the week after that.

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Colorado falls at home to ASU, 51-17

While Colorado kept it close within three points at halftime, Arizona State came to life in the second half to ultimately dominate the Buffaloes.

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Colorado trails Arizona State, 34-17

The momentum Colorado built by scoring the final 10 points of the first half were all for naught, as Arizona State's Rashad Ross returned the second-half kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown to put the Sun Devils up, 27-17. The Colorado offense wasn't able to get anything going in the third quarter, as all four of their possessions led to a punt. Three of those series were three-and-out.

The Buffaloes defense held their own for a little while, forcing the Sun Devils to punt on their first offensive possession of the third quarter. However, Arizona State was able to crack the Colorado defense on their next drive, driving 76 yards on 11 plays and scoring their second touchdown of the quarter on a 20-yard pass from Taylor Kelly to Marion Grice.

The Sun Devils nearly got another score late in the quarter, as they elected to go for it on 4th-and-6 on the Buffaloes 24-yard line, but Kelly was sacked by Chidera Uzo-Diribe.

That defensive stand did not spark the Buffs' offense, as they went on to punt the ball after three straight plays.

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Colorado hosts Arizona State on Thursday night

The Colorado Buffaloes will have their work cut out for them on Thursday night, as the red-hot Arizona State Sun Devils invade Folsom Field.

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ASU's Onyeali returns home to play Buffs

Arizona State's Junior Onyeali is a Denver native, so Thursday night's game at Colorado will have more significance for him

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Ray Polk expected to play for Buffs

The Buffaloes get a senior leader in the lineup for the first time since Week 1

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Freshman CB leading Buffs in tackles

Colorado's Kenneth Crawley is racking up tackles as teams target him

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Nelson Spruce assuming top receiver role for Buffs

The redshirt freshman leads the Buffaloes in receptions and receiving yards, and holds a tie for the lead in touchdown receptions.

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Christian Powell questionable vs. Sun Devils

The Buffaloes' running back has gained a team-leading 294 yards on the ground.

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