DENVER – The Colorado Buffaloes defeated the Colorado State Rams 17-3 on Friday at Mile High. Our photographer was there to take photos of the first game of the season.

Buffs fans. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Buffs fans. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Buffs tailgate gear. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Ralphie. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
CSU v CU flag. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Rams mascot. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Little Buffs fans. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receiver (99) Tony Brown. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receiver (18) Lee Walker. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Running back (23) Phil Lindsay. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Running back (23) Phil Lindsay marked with a 21, next to (21) Kyle Evans. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receivers (18) Lee Walker and (13) K.D. Nixon. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Running back (23) Phil Lindsay. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receivers (9) Juwann Winfree, (1) Shay Fields, (4) Bryce Bobo and (2) Devin Ross. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Wide receiver huddle before kickoff. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receiver (9) Juwann Winfree. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receiver (18) Lee Walker. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive back (2) Ronnie Blackmon. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Head coach Mike MacIntyre. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receivers (13) K.D Nixon and (18) Lawrence Walker. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receiver (13) K.D. Nixon. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receiver (17) Kabion Ento. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Running back (29) Donovan Lee. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receiver (13) K.D. Nixon. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receiver (9) Juwann Winfree. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Linebacker (32) Rick Gamboa, running back (23) Phil Lindsay and safety (1) Afolabi Laguda. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receiver (1) Shay Fields. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive back (26) Isaiah Oliver. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive back (26) Isaiah Oliver. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive back (1) Afolabi Laguda. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive back (1) Afolabi Laguda. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Safety (1) Afolabi Laguda. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Cornerback (26) Isaiah Oliver. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive backs (6) Evan Worthington and (25) Ryan Moeller. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive players. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive back (6) Evan Worthington. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Quarterback (12) Steven Montez and running back (23) Phil Lindsay. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receiver (9) Juwann Winfree. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Running back (23) Phil Lindsay. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Running back (23) Phil Lindsay. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Running back (23) Phil Lindsay. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive back (26) Isaiah Oliver. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Running back (23) Phil Lindsay. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Quarterback (12) Steven Montez. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Safety (1) Afolabi Laguda. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive back (1) Afolabi Laguda. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receivers (1) Shay Fields and (2) Devin Ross. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
(Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Quarterback (12) Steven Montez. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Chip celebrates with fans. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive back (25) Ryan Moeller. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive back (7) Nick Fisher. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive backs (1) Afolabi Laguda, (8) Trey Udoffia and (25) Ryan Moeller. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive backs (1) Afolabi Laguda, (8) Trey Udoffia and (25) Ryan Moeller. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive back (25) Ryan Moeller. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receiver (1) Shay Fields. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receiver (1) Shay Fields. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receiver (1) Shay Fields. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Linebacker (95) Derek McCartney. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive linemen (95) Derek McCartney, (96) Terran Hasselbach and (20) Drew Lewis. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receiver (4) Bryce Bobo. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receiver (9) Juwann Winfree. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Receiver (9) Juwann Winfree. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Quarterback (12) Steven Montez. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive backs (8) Trey Udoffia and (1) Afolabi Laguda. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Running back (23) Phil Lindsay. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Running back (23) Phil Lindsay. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive backs (1) Afolabi Laguda and (8) Trey Udoffia at the RMS. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive backs (1) Afolabi Laguda and (8) Trey Udoffia at the RMS. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive backs (1) Afolabi Laguda and (8) Trey Udoffia at the RMS. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive backs (8) Trey Udoffia and (1) Afolabi Laguda at the RMS. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive backs (1) Afolabi Laguda, (8) Trey Udoffia and (25) Ryan Moeller at the RMS. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Defensive backs celebrate at the RMS. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Running back (23) Phil Lindsay at the RMS. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)
Linebacker (95) Derek McCartney at RMS. (Credit: Sam Weaver, BSN Denver)

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Sam is a sports writer and photographer from Austin, Texas. She covers the Colorado Buffaloes for BSN Denver and the NFL for SB Nation. Twitter and Instagram: @SamanthaNWeaver