BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Steven Montez had three long touchdown throws to Shay Fields and Colorado cruised past Oregon State 47-6 on Saturday.
The last time Colorado (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12) was a double-digit favorite in a league game was Nov. 25, 2005, against Nebraska - and they didn't wear the tag well, getting walloped 30-3 by the Cornhuskers when they were part of the Big 12.
This time, they came in as an 18-point darling against the Beavers (1-3, 0-1) and they handled their business.
The Buffs, who entered this season 5-40 in Pac-12 play, failed to score a touchdown on their opening drive for the first time all season. After that three-and-out, however, they settled in and scored on their next five possessions.
Montez, a freshman making his second straight start in place of injured senior Sefo Liufau, hit Fields with scoring strikes of 51 , 33 and 63 yards before Phillip Lindsay ran it in from a yard out.
Fields had seven receptions for 169 yards and Montez completed 19 of 27 passes for 293 yards without a sack or an interception.