Colorado deferred until the second half and capitalized, going on a 71-yard touchdown drive that ended with Sefo Liufau’s 7-yard touchdown run. The Buffaloes converted three third downs on the drive, putting the Cougars on their heels and keeping them there for the rest of the game.
Door left open
The Buffaloes could have taken control much earlier in the game, getting to 1st-and-10 at the WSU 41-yard line while leading 21-17. But the Cougars forced a turnover on downs, allowing just five yards on 4th-and-7, then retook the lead on the ensuing drive.
Luke Falk was sacked with just under eight miutes left in the game, forcing the Cougars into a three-and-out down 31-24. Colorado responded with an efficient touchdown drive that effectively won the game.
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