Can Colorado sustain another FCS stunner?
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Colorado is struggling against a Football Championship Series opponent as Eastern Washington has raced to a 21-14 lead over the Buffaloes late in the third quarter.
Eastern Washington QB Matt Nichols and an opportunistic defense has proved troublesome for Colorado. Nichols has passed for 193 yards and J.C. Sherritt added a 48-yard interception return that extended the Eagles' lead to 14 points at the half.
Colorado suffered a similarly demoralizing loss to a FCS school in their last game when the Buffaloes lost to Montana State in Dan Hawkins' first game in 2006.
Texas A&M utilized a couple of big plays to jump to a quick 14-7 lead over New Mexico, despite losing QB Stephen McGee to an apparent shoulder injury. Backup Jerrod Johnson hooked up on a 21-yard scoring pass to freshman Jeff Fuller in his first pass to account for A&M's second TD.
And Oklahoma is facing a tougher-than-expected battle in Norman with a 21-13 lead over Cincinnati.
I'm headed for Mackay Stadium, so this will be the last report for awhile. Talk to you guys later.
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