Adkins, Powell help Colorado rout UMass 48-14

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Michael Adkins and Christian Powell became the first Colorado tailbacks to eclipse 100 yards rushing in the same game in nearly five years, helping the Buffaloes snap a nine-game losing skid by beating Massachusetts 48-14 on Saturday.

A week after looking out of sorts in a season-opening loss at Hawaii, the Buffaloes found their groove on offense as they gained 558 yards. Adkins rushed for 119 yards and a TD, while Powell finished with 105 and two scores. Nelson Spruce caught six passes to become the school's all-time leader in receptions.

Tied at 14 early in the second quarter, Colorado (1-1) scored 34 unanswered points to turn the game into a rout. The Buffaloes rallied last season to beat UMass 41-38.

Blake Frohnapfel threw for 225 yards and one score for the Minutemen (0-1). Tajae Sharpe had 11 catches for 138 yards. He's caught a pass in 36 straight games.


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