BOULDER, Colo. -- For a program that bore the brunt of rebuilding for such an excruciatingly long time, the Colorado Buffaloes sure carried the weight of expectations well on a sunny Saturday afternoon at jam-packed Folsom Field.A rare double-digit favorite in a Pac-12 game, Colorado cruised past Oregon State 47-6 on Saturday behind three long TD throws from freshman Steven Montez to Shay Fields.We just called some plays that worked, Fields shrugged.You have to go ball the way back to Oct. 24, 1992, when the Buffs beat Kansas State 54-7 in Big 12 play to find a league laugher quite like this.The last time the Buffaloes (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12) were a double-digit favorite in a league game was Nov. 25, 2005, against Nebraska -- and they were walloped 30-3 by the Cornhuskers.This time, they came in as an 18-point darling against the Beavers (1-3, 0-1) and they handled their business a week after a signature win at Oregon.It proves were legitimate, maybe, that we can do it, Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said. Everybody kept asking me all week, `Are they going to have a letdown? Did they play out of their minds? Like I said since Day 1, were a good football team.And theyre getting better every week.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. But they scored on their next five possessions to turn the game into a rare October laugher, where a crowd 47,000-strong relished in Colorados resurgence after nearly a decade of so much disappointment.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.When the Buffs finally stalled again, Davis Price trotted in and nailed a line-drive 54-yard field goal, the longest by a freshman in school history, for a 30-6 lead with less than a minute left in the first half.Ten seconds later, freshman QB Conor Blounts quick throw to running back Artavis Pierce was snared by linebacker Rick Gamboa, whose 20-yard pick-6 gave Colorado a 31-point halftime cushion.This time, when the crowd streamed out of the stadium in the fourth quarter of another blowout, it was in celebration, not resignation.POLL IMPLICATIONSColorado, which held a league opponent out of the end zone for the first time since a 34-0 win at Oklahoma State 11 years ago, continues inching its way toward its first Top 25 ranking since Nov. 6, 2005, when the Buffaloes peaked at No. 22.From what I saw? Yeah, why not? said Beavers coach Gary Andersen. Put them in the Top 25.BOLDEN BOTTLED UP: The Buffs neutralized Victor Bolden Jr., who came into the game leading the nation with a 40.2-yard average of kickoff returns. He returned two kickoffs for a 22.5-yard average and fumbled one kickoff but recovered another coughed up by Jaylynn Bailey.TAKEAWAYSOREGON STATE: Left guard Fred Lauina hurt his left knee and was helped off the field. Outside linebacker Titus Failauga limped off and cornerback Jay Irvine left with an arm or shoulder injury.COLORADO: The Buffaloes hadnt had more than one conference win since 2011, when they beat Arizona at home and Utah on the road in their first season in the Pac-12.UP NEXTOREGON STATE: It doesnt get any easier for the banged-up Beavers who host Cal next weekend.COLORADO: The Buffaloes travel to USC next weekend where theyll go for their first win over the scuffling Trojans, against whom theyre 0-10.---AP college football site: http://collegefootball.ap.orgAlex Sandro Jersey . One game after a miserable showing in Oklahoma City, Gay tied a career high with 41 points and the Sacramento Kings cruised to a 114-97 victory at the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Rafinha Brazil Jersey . A forerunning sled crashed into the worker Thursday at the Sanki Sliding Center. 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LOUIS -- Cardinals cleanup hitter Allen Craig says hes recovered from a foot injury and ready to be put on St.Paul McGinley is expecting next months Masters to be one of the most closely contested in recent history with so many players having a realistic chance at the first major of the year.Adam Scott has been in the best form of the worlds top 10 over the last month, following up his second-placed finish at Riviera with back-to-back victories in the Honda Classic and the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Florida.But two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, who pipped Scott at the Northern Trust Open, has also enjoyed an excellent start to the year while defending champion Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy are expected to be in contention on Sunday afternoon at Augusta. Adam Scott has finished second, first and first in his last three starts Ideally, all the players want to be where Adam Scott is right now, McGinley told Sky Sports News HQ. Hes gone second-win-win in his last three starts, and thats where you want to be. But thats not always applicable and not everybody can have that kind of form.I think Jordan Spieth is there or thereabouts, but you could raise an argument for six or seven guys who are going into the Masters with a lot of form and a lot of history around there, and theres no reason why they cant win. Its going to be a very exciting Masters, and its very difficult to pick a winner.Spieth is widely regarded as the best putter in the world, while McIlroys change to a cross-handed grip for the first World Golf Championship event of the year at Doral resulted in an improved performance on the greens which will stand him in good stead for the Masters. Jordan Spieth emerged as one of the best putters in the world when he stormed to Masters glory last year McGinley added: Everyone has strengths and weaknesses, and Spieths strength is definitely his putting. He started off like a train at Augusta last year, and Rory McIlroy was 11 or 12 shots behind before he had even started his second round.Jordan put such a huge distance between himself and the rest of the field and went on to win his first Masters. But the putting is the strongest part of his game. Hes not blessed with the kind of power that Bubba Watson or Rory McIlroy has, but wed all like to be able to putt as well as Jordan Spieth.The interesting thing about Rorys putting is hes always felt he is left-hand dominant with the putter. So he changed to a left-below-right putting grip at Doral and still felt his left hand would control the stroke. The way he putted in the second and third rounds at Doral were as good as hes ever putted. Rory McIlroy new putting technique served him well at Doral I think that will give him a lot of confidence and inspiration going into the Masters.dddddddddddd We know how good his long game is, and when he gets hot with the putter, hes pretty formidable.McIlroy is currently the favourite with Sky Bet as he bids to complete a career grand slam of majors, but McGinley added: Its so difficult to pick a winner, particularly when the difference between the top 10 players in the world is so small. Anybody can turn up, show a bit of form and win.We saw that when Charl Schwartzel won the Valspar Championship at the weekend. Hes won at Augusta in the past, so you cant discount the likes of him and Louis Oosthuizen, who won in Australia a couple of weeks ago. Louis lost out to Bubba in a play-off in 2012, and Bubba has won twice around there now. Bubba Watsons early-season form and stats bode well for another big week at Augusta Theres a lot of good form and trends in terms of Bubbas stats this year, so youve got to look closely at him. This is whats going to make the Masters to exciting, you can build a case for so many different players.The feature of Scotts remarkable recent form has been his outstanding putting after he was forced to revert to a traditional-length putter following the ban on anchored putting that was enforced at the start of the year. Scott is putting better than ever since reverting to a short putter Adam used the long putter for years because he basically had the yips with the short stick, McGinley said. He won the Masters using the long putter and then had a couple of average years, and then he was forced to go back to a traditional putter because of the ban on the anchored technique which came in on January 1.And over the last month, hes actually putted better than he ever has, but can he hold onto that form for another month? Thats the big question, because we know how hard it is to sustain that kind of form for any length of time. But certainly he has the form and the confidence at the moment, and obviously hes a past winner at Augusta.Also See:Schwartzel wins ValsparWorld-class WillettOpinionRory must be patient ' ' '