Buffs want to finish strong for seniors

Published Nov. 18, 2010 6:39 p.m. EST

Kyle Ringo
November 19, 2010

A group of 15 Colorado seniors will play their final home game at Folsom Field on Saturday against Kansas State hoping to keep their last shot at a postseason berth alive.

The Buffs must win their final two regular season games against the Wildcats and on the road at Nebraska next week to qualify for a bowl game.

It would be a significant accomplishment for the senior class, which has experienced postseason play just once in their careers, losing the 2007 Independence Bowl to Alabama. A handful of the seniors have been in the program all five years under former coach Dan Hawkins and have a 20-39 overall record in that time, though each experienced a redshirt year at one point or another.

For a group that has done more than its share of losing, nothing would be sweeter than leading the program back to the postseason again and positioning the next coach and next season's team with some momentum.

Freshman wide receiver Paul Richardson said the entire team has come together and is playing with more fire and passion in the wake of last week's coaching change. A big reason behind that push is wanting to finish well for the seniors.