Posted: Sep 17, 2011 6:21 PM by Jordan Mason
DENVER (AP) - Tyler Hansen led Colorado on four touchdown drives and the Buffaloes handed coach Jon Embree his first victory Saturday, 28-14 over rival Colorado State.
The Buffaloes (1-2) overcame a slow start and a rash of penalties to beat the Rams (2-1) for the fourth straight time in Denver.
The Rams were playing without two of their top defenders. Standout senior linebacker Mychal Sisson broke his right ankle last week and watched on crutches from the sideline with pass-rusher Broderick Sargent, who tore an ACL in CSU's opener.
The bevy of backups helped stifle the Buffs until they got their ground game going behind Rodney Stewart, who rushed 19 times for 98 yards to go with seven catches for 93 yards and two punt returns for 9 more.
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