No-huddle spurs Buffs

Will Colorado stick with the no-huddle offense that was so successful against Hawaii? Get inside for more.

The second half of a win over Hawaii last week was unquestionably one of the most successful halves of football in the Dan Hawkins' era at Colorado. A no-huddle offense was the key.

The Buffs scored 31 points in the second half while gaining 328 yards in two quarters. The Buffs have played plenty of full games under Hawkins in which they weren't as productive.

"We will use it, I don't want to say a big portion of our offense, but we will use it again for sure," quarterback Tyler Hansen said. "I mean, we moved the ball very good in the no-huddle and I think we get into a rhythm faster and get more comfortable with the game when we're in no-huddle. I don't know when we're going to use it. I don't know how much we'll use it, but it will be something we use."

The no-huddle tired out Hawaii players and helped Hansen. He completed seven of 11 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns in the half.

The most impressive part of the no-huddle for the Buffs was the production on the ground. They plowed their way to 183 rushing yards in the second half and 252 in the game.

"That's what we can use to our advantage," wide receiver Scotty McKnight said. "We're all in great shape and have been running at altitude. You will see more of that in the future."


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