Colorado coach Dan Hawkins used his team's 24-0 win over Wyoming on Saturday as a chance to fire back at his program's detractors. "It's easy to stand outside the arena and point fingers and say you're not good enough and ... criticize and be negative," Hawkins said after the game. "But when you're in the arena and you're scrapping, you're never that far away from victory, you're never that far away from defeat."
It wasn't just the lung-searing altitude that bothered Colt McCoy and No. 2 Texas in the first half of the Longhorns' first trip to War Memorial Stadium, alt. 7,200 feet. The weight of expectations were bogging them down, too. McCoy warmed up after a shaky start and Texas overcame spotty special teams play and a sputtering first half to beat Wyoming 41-10 on a cold and breezy Saturday.