Lack of big pass plays frustrating for Colorado Buffaloes football

Matthew Stockman, Getty Images Quarterback Steven Montez of the Colorado Buffaloes throws against the Arizona Wildcats at Folsom Field on Oct. 7, 2017 in Boulder.

It’s no secret why the Colorado football team believed it could have one of the most explosive offenses in the country this year.

After all, the Buffaloes feature a talented group of receivers that includes speedsters Shay Fields and Devin Ross.

Pair them with rocket-armed quarterback Steven Montez, and it seemed like the Buffs could spend this entire season burning the opposition with big plays.

Six games into the season, however, the struggling Buffs (3-3, 0-3 Pac-12) have yet to hit home runs in the passing game.

CU doesn’t have any completions longer than 44 yards, and its longest touchdown pass was a 39-yarder to tight end Chris Bounds on Saturday against Arizona. The longest touchdown to a receiver was a 31-yarder to Fields in the season opener.

“It’s very frustrating,” Montez said Monday. “We work on it and work on it, and to miss three or four of them in the game (against Arizona on Saturday), especially a close game like this, it’s tough. It’s very frustrating.”

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