CU Buffs’ Mustafa Johnson drawing more attention from opposition

Given how dominant Mustafa Johnson has been this season on the Colorado defense, it made sense that at some point teams were going to focus on stopping him.

After Johnson racked up a pair of sacks in the first half Oct. 27 against Oregon State, the Beavers had enough.

During the second half of that 41-34 overtime loss, Johnson was double-teamed more than normal, he said. Last week in a 42-34 loss to Arizona, the Wildcats did the same.

“I definitely think (Arizona) schemed against me,” Johnson said. “They had a couple times where I was getting back blocked, so I couldn’t flow to the ball as easily as I normally would, making plays on the backside. They played it very smart.”

CU (5-4, 2-4 Pac-12) faces pass-happy No. 10 Washington State (8-1, 5-1) on Saturday at Folsom Field, and the Buffs hope Johnson can make his usual impact.

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