UNH offensive lineman Noah Robison (#79) uses the CU logo to limber up as he and his teammates prepare for the start of their game against the University of Colorado Saturday, Sep. 15, 2018 at Folsom Field in Boulder.
 In keeping with CU tradition, Ralphie (the school’s buffalo mascot) is run onto and around the field before the start of the football game.
 The UNH offense battles against the CU defense on the New Hampshire side of the field in the first half of UNH’s game against CU in scenic Boulder, CO, at the base the Rocky Mountains. Temperatures were in the 90s at game time.
 CU tailback Kyle Evans (#21) sidesteps UNH defensive end Brian Carter (#99) and linebacker Cameron Brusko (#50) for a six-yard gain early in the second quarter. UNH had trouble stopping the CU offense, which broke out to a 28-0 lead by the end of the first half.
 UNH kick returner Carlos Washington, Jr. (#26) winces as he is hit by CU safety Hasaan Hypolite (#12) and tailback Beau Bisharat (#35) during a kickoff return in the second quarter. Washington returned the ball to the UNH 10 yard line before being stopped.
 With UNH linebacker Quinlen Dean (#4, in air, left) pursuing, UNH safety Pop Lacey (#40) takes down CU tailback Travon McMillian (#34) after a 12-yard gain midway thru the third quarter.
 UNH running back Brandon Gallagher (#29) looks for an opening in the CU defense. CU defensive back Chase Newman (#46) defends on the play.
 UNH fans holler in support of their trailing Wildcats late in the third quarter. UNH had just narrowed the score to 38-14.
 UNH running back Carlos Washington, JR. (#26) watches a pass from quarterback Christian Lupoli (not shown) sail over his head for an incompletion in the second quarter.
 CU punt returner Ronnie Blackmon (#2) slips a tackle attempt by UNH linebacker Michael Balsamo (#15) on a 20-yard punt return early in the second quarter.
 UNH wide receiver Neil O’Connor (#82) is unable to pull in a pass under pressure from CU linebackers Davion Taylor (#5) and Nate Landman (#53) early in the third quarter.
 UNH head football coach Sean McDonnell argues a call with an official midway into the first quarter.
 CU safety Pop Lacey (#40, far left) knocked the ball loose from quarterback Steven Montez (#12, face down) while Montez was being tackled by UNH defensive end Brian Carter (#99) in the second quarter. CU offensive tackle Aaron Haigler (#64) recovered the fumble. Also in pursuit for CU is center Colby Pursell (#65).
 UNH cornerback Isiah Perkins (#9) walks past CU celebration as CU offensive lineman William Sherman (#78) hoists tailback Kyle Evans (#21) in the air after Evans rushed for a six-yard touchdown for the Buffs in the second quarter.
 UNH field goal holder Drew Sanborn (#10) holds his head in disbelief after kicker Jason Hughes’ (#21) kick bounced off, and outside of, the right upright for an unsuccessful field goal attempt in the second quarter.
 Following a 71-yard touchdown strike from UNH quarterback Christian Lupoli to Neil O’Connor late in the third quarter, Bill Gatchell (uncle of injured UNH quarterback Trevor McKnight) rallies the UNH fan base at CU’s Folsom Field with a chant of “U-N-H! U-N-H!” UNH closed to 38-14 with a 2-play, 82-yard scoring drive.
 UNH safety Evan Horn (#33) takes down CU tailback Kyle Evans (#21) after one of Evans’ three consecutive rushing gains early in the second quarter. UNH cornerback Alonzo Addae (#41, left) closes in on play.
 UNH running back Trevon Bryant (#8) evades CU safety Nick Fisher (#7) for a 4-yard gain in the first quarter.
 UNH quarterback Christian Lupoli (#5) completes a pass to running back Evan Gray (#22) early in the fourth quarter.
 UNH cornerback Isiah Perkins (#9) takes down CU wide receiver Tony Brown (#18) for a 2-yard gain during the first quarter.
 UNH safety Evan Horn (#33) makes sure to get a foot in bounds after intercepting a pass from CU quarterback Steven Montez (not shown) intended for CU wide receiver Jay MacIntyre (#14) in the second quarter.
 The UNH fan section at CU’s Folsom Field celebrates a 71-yard touchdown strike from UNH quarterback Christian Lupoli to Neil O’Connor  in the third quarter, narrowing the score to 38-14, following the extra point.
 UNH quarterback Christian Lupoli (#5) and coach Garrett Gillick raise their fists to celebrate the overturning of a fumble call that would have given CU possession of the ball in the second quarter.
 UNH wide receiver Malik Love (#1) is tackled by CU inside linebacker Rick Gamboa (#32) and cornerback Ronnie Blackmon (#2) after making a first down in the second quarter.
 UNH lines up against CU to defend against an extra point try after CU scored a touchdown on the first play of the third quarter.
 Under pressure by CU linebacker Drew Lewis (#20) and defensive end Terrance Lang (#54), UNH quarterback Christian Lupoli (#5) throws a 71-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Neil O’Connor (not shown) in the third quarter to make the score 38-14, following the extra point. Lupoli completed 14 of his 24 passes for 133 yards in his first career start for the Wildcats.
 UNH offensive lineman Matt Mascia (#70) has a leaping celebration with UNH safety Pop Lacey (#40) after Lacey put UNH on the scoreboard, returning an interception 15 yards for a touchdown early in the third quarter.
 UNH 2008 alumni Sam McGowen, of Denver, rallies the UNH fans after UNH’s puts up its first points of the game to make the score 35-7, early in the third quarter. UNH safety Pop Lacey, not pictured, had returned an interception 15 yards for a touchdown.
 UNH safety Pop Lacey (#40) and his UNH teammates chase CU tailback Travon McMillian (#34) in vain as McMillian races down the west sideline for a 75-yard touchdown run on the first play of the third quarter.
 UNH quarterback Christian Lupoli is sacked for a 6-yard loss by CU defensive tackle Javier Edwards (#33) and defensive end Mustafa Johnson (#34, on ground) on UNH’s first play of the third quarter.
 UNH football head coach Sean McDonnell tries to invigorate his team at the beginning of the third quarter. The Wildcats began the second half behind CU 28-0.
 UNH defensive tackle Jacob Bradshaw (#60) stands his ground against CU offensive lineman Kary Kutsch (#58) to contain CU tailback Beau Bisharat (#35) in the fourth quarter.
 UNH safety Evan Horn (#33) dives to get a hand on the left foot of CU tailback Beau Bisharat (#35) and prevent a CU touchdown midway thru the third quarter. Bisharat gained 47 yards on the play.
 UNH’s Carson Leary (#90) tries to move the pile forward as kickoff returner Trevon Bryant (#8) is wrapped up by CU’s Aaron Maddox (#9) and Javier Edwards (#33, underneath) on a kickoff return following a CU field goal near in the third quarter.
 CU defensive back Chase Newman (#46) makes an unsuccessful attempt to stop UNH wide receiver Nick Lubischer (#31) on a 37-yard pass play to CU’s 32 yard line with 1:05 remaining in the game. The Wildcats only made it to CU's 22 yard line before time ran out.
 UNH defends against a CU extra point attempt by kicker James Stefanou (#48). Stefanou’s successful conversion was the final point of the game, putting CU ahead 45-14.
 UNH fan displayed enthusiasm for their team throughout the game, in spite of the lopsided match-up, won 45-14 by CU.
 UNH faithful stayed to the bitter end to cheer the efforts of their Wildcat football team as players leave the field following the team’s 45-14 loss to the University of Colorado Saturday, Sep. 15, 2018 in Boulder, CO. Leaving the field (l. to r.) are UNH defensive end Brian Carter (#99), wide receiver Sean Coyne (#35) and tight end Gunner Gibson (#49).
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