Saturday, October 18, 2008

Colorado QB confident despite struggles


— Cody Hawkins sees a Colorado offense on the verge of a breakout, not a breakdown.

He also feels he's the quarterback to lead the charge back from a three-game skid, even if his performance has been lacking luster of late.

But should his father and head coach Dan Hawkins decide the Buffaloes need to work backup Matt Ballenger into the game plan, Cody Hawkins is all right with that tactic, too.

"Whoever's in there, whoever's taking snaps, is going to be the right guy," said Cody Hawkins, whose team will entertain Kansas State (4-2, 1-1 Big 12) today. "I know if I'm working as hard as I can in practice and there's a guy better than me, he deserves to be playing."

The Buffaloes offense has been scuffling along since a win over then-ranked West Virginia on Sept. 18, averaging just 16.3 points a game during their string of three straight losses.

An ineffective Hawkins has been pulled the last two weeks to give Ballenger a chance to ignite a spark under the team.


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