“Cody’s just such a great leader,” Crawford said. “No matter what, he stays positive the entire time.”
The Cyclones have now given up 400 or more yards of offense in seven straight games, the Buffaloes finishing with 422 yards.
Darrell Scott made his first start as he took over for fellow freshman Rodney Stewart, who’s out for the season after fracturing his fibula against Texas A&M; last weekend.
Scott finished with 87 yards on 19 carries.
“We certainly want to get him the ball for two reasons — he is a good player and you want to run the football,” Dan Hawkins said.
As for Colorado’s platoon system at quarterback, it just got a lot more complicated.
“So much of great football and great teams is being able to work through the bumps and hanging in there,” Hawkins said. “You set aside your ego.”