CU Walking Wounded Return To Folsom

The Buffs are so beat up right now that CU mascot Chip the Buffalo is listed as the teams 4th string quarterback and he might see action.

Starting QB Craig Ochs is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game with Missouri (3-4 / 2-3)at Folsom Field with a strained tendon in his ankle. An MRI on Monday was negative, but Ochs will only be used in an emergency situation. Bobby Pesavento will get the start, coming off a 15-20, 180 yards 1 TD performance against Oklahoma State. Robert Hodge will be the back-up quarterback. Other CU injuries include: -LB Kori Mossoni: Questionable (Herniated Disk) -LB Joey Johnson: Probable (Back Spasms) -RB Cortlan Johnson: Probable (Knee sprain) -RB Marcus Houston: Probable (Ankle) -WR Cedric Cormier: Probable (Separated Shoulder) And you can't play in the CU secondary without a cast on your hand. Four players will be playing with either hard or soft casts on their hands including FS Robbie Robinson (Fractured Wrist), Terrance Wood (Broken Thumb), Cylde Surrell (Broken Thumb) and Phil Jackson (Fractured Hand). The CU secondary will have their "hand" full with 6-4 / 200 lb. Missouri Tiger WR Justin Gage. Gage is a physical receiver who averages over six catches per game, which ranks 17th in the nation. At quarterback for the Tigers should be Kirk Farmer, although reports out of Missouri list him as questionable with a back injury. If Farmer can't go, the Buffs would face Darius Outlaw. Although the Buffs are preparing for both quarterbacks, Coach Gary Barnett thinks Farmer will be the man. "That's a smoke screen, Farmer will play, trust me, he will play", said Barnett. Although the Buffs became Bowl eligible with their comeback win over Oklahoma State last week, CU has bigger prizes on their mind. To get to the Big 12 Championship game in Dallas, CU must win the rest of their games, beginning with the Tigers.

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