Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen swore the team that went to Berkeley last weekend and lost 52-7 to Cal wasn't the real Buffaloes.
Through nearly three quarters against Hawaii, it looks like he was right. With Georgia on the way in two weeks, Colorado badly needed a win. The Buffaloes look in good position to get it with a 17-13 lead against the Warriors.
Colorado has done what it couldn't do against Cal: Establish the running game and limit turnovers. Colorado fumbled twice early on, but Tyler Hansen hasn't thrown an interception and the Buffaloes have already rushed for 189 yards on 40 carries. Tailback Rodney Stewart has also topped 100 yards in just three quarters.
For a team trying to hold a lead through the fourth quarter, that's a good sign. Look for the Buffaloes to lean even more heavily on Stewart and Brian Lockridge to finish.
Lockridge has 69 yards on nine carries.