Freshman QB receives praise from many

Colorado true freshman quarterback Sefo Liufau took over for junior signal caller Junior Connor Wood during the Arizona State game. Ever since, Liufau keeps improving each week, including last week's season best performance throwing for 364 yards, three touchdowns against just one interception.

Colorado true freshman quarterback Sefo Liufau took over for junior signal caller Junior Connor Wood during the Arizona State game.

Ever since, Liufau keeps improving each week, including last week's season best performance throwing for 364 yards, three touchdowns against just one interception.

Many schools don't allow true freshmen to meet with the media on a weekly basis, according to Colorado Head Football Coach Mike MacIntyre, Liufau is more mature than most freshmen and feels he can handle the pressure. Liufau met with the Colorado media today during the Buffs regular Tuesday's press conference.

"Dave Plati (CU veteran Sports Information Director) said Liufau can handle it," MacIntyre said. "He is very mature for a freshman."

Junior wide out Paul Richardson had a lot of compliments for his quarterback.

"I think that he just grows each week," Richardson said. "He is making better decisions each week. He wouldn't have had turnover this past week if he didn't get hit in the arm on that one pass, that would have actually been a touchdown. I just like his growth and maturity."

According to Richardson, Liufau is harder on himself than others.

"When he comes down on himself about little things, like a bad throw or a throw that is off the spot, I tell him that once it leaves his hands, it is on us to make the play. Him understanding that and making him want to put it in the air more leaves opportunities for guys like Nelson, to have 140 receiving yards."

Liufau is very humble when talking about his success in his first year at Colorado. He had this to say when asked about the Buff offense starting to click.

"I think it just everyone doing their individual job on each play," Liufau said. "Each person has a job, each player has someone to block, or has to throw, catch, or run the ball. I think that we are all just putting it together at the right time now and we are all starting to click more as an offense and be more consistent."


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