19-year-old Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Sefo Liufau proved his toughness against the UCLA Bruins last week, confronting UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr after a late hit that Liufau didn’t take kindly to. Colorado would go on to lose the game, but Liufau’s attitude is indicative of a team on the cusp of turning things around.
The Buffaloes will play the Washington Huskies tonight, and while nobody is really giving Colorado a chance at pulling off the huge upset, Liufau told reporters that the team is confident:
Everyone over here is fighting. The last couple games have been close. The score may not say so, but there’s a couple plays here, a couple plays there — especially from myself — that if we make and we’re consistent, the game’s a lot different than what it has been. We all feel it, and we can’t wait (The Seattle Times).
The game will be a chance for Liufau to play in front of his family and friends. Liufau, who went to Bellarmine Prep in Washington and was a three-star prospect, was even recruited by Steve Sarkisian. The young quarterback told reporters that he’s especially excited about the homecoming, and he hopes to lead his team to victory in his return to the Pacific Northwest.
The game between the Buffaloes and Huskies can be seen at 5:00 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Network.
[Source: The Seattle Times]