Notes From the Win Over Texas A&M

Inside, notes and observations from CU's 41-20 win over Texas A&M, including a partial list of recruits who were at the game.

• Quarterback Joel Klatt had one of his best games in a CU uniform. He set a school record for passing yards and total yards in a quarter when he threw for 211 in the first. He ended with 398 yards on 28 of 36. He now has five 300-yard games in his career, second to Koy Detmer's school record six.

The senior passed Darian Hagan in total career offense yards, moving into second place all-time at CU with 5,825. Kordell Stewart has 7,700.

• Senior tight end Quinn Sypniewski had his biggest day receiving. He caught three passes for 70 yards including a touchdown catch. Together with Joe Klopfenstein, the CU tight ends had eight grabs for 169 yards.

• CU's 559 total yards of offense was the sixth most by a CU team in Big 12 play, and most ever against a Big 12 South opponent.

Reggie Joseph started the year wearing No. 6. He switched to 18, but on Saturday the sophomore receiver was wearing No. 80. He played a few snaps late in the fourth quarter. Fellow receiver Jarell Yates also wears No. 80 – at least he had worn that up to this point. Yates is still out recovering from a knee scope.

Bernard Jackson lined up as both a wide out and running back late in the game. Stephone Robinson played a few snaps at wide receiver.

• While the Aggies came into the game averaging 238 yards on the ground, CU held them to just 78.

J.J. Billingsley topped CU with eight tackles (seven solo), while Thaddaeus Washington had seven stops, including a sack.

Texas A&M's leading tailback rusher Courtney Lewis was out with injury and did not suit up.

Reggie McNeal is a terrific player. He has gotten his yards before Saturday's game, and he'll continue to get his yards as the Aggies continue their schedule. But Colorado did a terrific job on the senior Aggie quarterback. McNeal came in averaging 92 yards rushing and 227 yards passing per game. The Buffs held him to –14 on the ground and 146 through the air.

• A&M's most successful formation Saturday was the triple option, run out of the shotgun. But they didn't run it as much as they had been because they got down by three scores so quickly.

Alonzo Barrett has either a knee sprain or PCL tear. Whatever it is, he's officially listed as OUT for the Texas game. He will be reevaluated Sunday and/or Monday. Early word is that he'll be able to return this fall, but who knows what the real story is until after an MRI.

Daniel Sanders has a slight hamstring tear and is doubtful for Texas. Sanders and Barrett are the only two injuries coming out of the game for CU.

This and That
• Junior safety Dominique Brooks saw his first action of the season Saturday on kickoff team. Reserves Nick Clement and Marcus Jones got some playing time late in the foruth.

• Colorado hoped to sell out the Homecoming game, but came up short. The announced attendance was 50,686.

Montbello's Andrew Davis, left, and
Greg Banks chat with Bill Inge. (BSN)

Recruits in the House
• As AZ reported they would earlier in the week, CU had a lot of visitors Saturday, both official and unofficial. Among the visitors I could identify were DB Jonathan Hawkins of Moreno Valley (Rancho Verde), Calif., DL Derrick Hill of Oakland (McClymonds), Calif., DE/TE Keith Browner of Los Angeles (Susan Miller Dorsey), Calif., DL Greg Banks of Denver (Montbello), and his teammate, junior TE/WR Andrew Davis, DB Darin McDonald of Denver (Cherry Creek), and DL Lamar West of Niwot. Someone told me Chris Guarnero was there, but I didn't see him.

Niwot High School defensive lineman Lamar West. (BSN)

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