Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy and defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer are both in agreement, Colorado has a talented group of skill players on offense with a solid offensive line but they need quarterback Sefo Liufau.
The senior only missed parts of three games this season. Liufau was injured in the Michigan game and the Buffs were leading the Wolverines right up until Liufau getting hurt and that is when Michigan started coming back. Two weeks later after Liufau had been hurt toward the end of the Oregon State game, Liufau tried to play at USC but only lasted a series and the Trojans won 21-17.
The other occasion that Liufau was missing in action came with the ankle injury against Washington in the Pac-12 Championship Game and the Huskies won despite the CU signal caller trying to come back in the second half. Washington won 41-10.
With Liufau starting and healthy, the Buffs were 10-0.
"They're tough. They've got a quarterback and a running back that are tough guys," safety Jordan Sterns said. "Those are obviously the two guys that will get them going. Their receivers are fast and can beat you down the field. They're tough guys, they're very tough, kind of like Kansas State. They're a bunch of physical guys that will try to run you over and will compete on every play. Any time you go against guys like that you know it's going to be competitive and it's always going to be a good time."
Cornerback Ramon Richards agrees.
"They kind of have a wide variety of skill players," he said. "Their skill players are what makes their team go. They kind of remind me of what Baylor had a couple years ago. They have great skill players, great running back. The quarterback gets the wheels turning. Those are the type of teams I like to play against. The type of challenge I like."
You really like it if you can beat it and the Cowboys will see Sefo Liufau full speed by all accounts.