Just think if we played like this all the time. If we were aggressive with our play calls. If we were diverse with our personnel. If our defense played solid and created turnovers. If we executed big plays.
If we played Colorado every week.
Or if there weren't a second quarter.
The Bruins dominated the first quarter, then reverted back to form in the second but are still leading the CU Buffs at the half, 21-6.
Before the Neubs come out of their holes (presumably dusted with Utah snow), let's remember we have a second half to go. Oh, and we also have 3 years and 10 games of history behind us already. The real if is: if games like this weren't the exception, then we'd all be Neubs.
Overall, it was a good first half. It took two plays to score our first TD, and one play to score our second. Kevin Prince ran like Tebow and threw like Brady. Johnathan Franklin and Derrick Coleman were strong. Shaq Evans, Joe Fauria, Nelson Rosario, and Taylor Embree all caught passes. Eric Kendricks, Donovan Carter, Keenan Graham, Iuta Tepa, and Datone Jones all had tackles for losses. Embree had actual return yards in the punt game.
But after a great start, we still saw the usual assortment of missed tackles, bad pass coverage, and, of course, penalties, penalties, penalties.
Let's hope the Bruins find that same intensity they brought out of the tunnel to start the game for the second half. Let's have a big finish to honor our seniors and build some momentum for next Saturday's game. Unfortunately, it won't be against Colorado.