The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Fresno State on Saturday seeking their first win of the year, and to win they will need to maintain a high level of offense throughout the game. The Buffs have started games well on offense, jumping out to early leads in both their losses. The offense has faltered in the second half, though, where Colorado has scored just 13 points total.
Ralphie Report, SB Nation's Buffaloes blog, wrote about the importance of fixing the offensive issues:
Colorado's Offense vs. The Speedy Decline - Coach Bieniemy and the offensive staff have fixed one problem that has plagued this team in recent years: Those pesky slow starts on offense. The new problem is that we fall off quickly from the early production, and it's happening for a number of reasons. No adjustments are made, players start to get pushed around, guys get sloppy, Jordan Webb's effectiveness dwindles, the running backs are a step and the playcalling falls off and the execution isn't there. There are a LOT of things that go into this issue, but even improvements in a few of these areas will make a difference. This group has shown the ability to score points, and they've done it multiple different ways. Sustaining that production throughout the game will make a HUGE difference in the outcome of these games.
The task may be difficult against a Fresno State defense that has been solid in the second half. The Bulldogs have allowed just 14 second-half points through two games, including just seven to offensive powerhouse Oregon.
The game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. MT and will be televised on CBS Sports Network.