Though his team lost 57-16 to the Oregon Ducks on Saturday, Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver Paul Richardson made quite an impression on Oregon defensive backs Terrance Mitchell and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Richardson finished the game with 134 yards receiving on only five catches, and he even threw a 75-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
Mitchell, who finished the game with two interceptions, was burned by Richardson at the start of the first quarter on a 55-yard pass play. Mitchell spoke after the game about lining up against one of the best receivers in the nation:
We got tested, they did make a few plays, we just got to learn from them. I can’t knock him, he did good. He (Richardson) was a little better than I expected (Oregon Daily Emerald).
The sentiment was echoed by Ekpre-Olomu:
I thought he was a good receiver. They put him in ways that he can get the ball in the open field and made it difficult on our defensive backs. He is a good receiver, so far one of the best that I have played this year.
Things won’t get any easier for the Oregon defense next week. The Ducks will be up in Seattle to take on the Washington Huskies. Richardson and the Buffaloes will travel down to play Arizona State.
[Source: Oregon Daily Emerald]