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Pac-12 roundup: Laviska Shenault’s 4 TDs lead No. 21 Colorado past ASU 28-21

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Associated Press

Wide receiver Laviska Shenault scored four touchdowns and 21st-ranked Colorado beat Arizona State 28-21 Saturday in Boulder, Colorado, for just the second time in the program’s history.

“At the end of the day it’s a team sport,” Shenault said, professing to be more excited about the Buffaloes’ 5-0 record, including 2-0 atop the Pac-12 South, than about his 140 scrimmage yards.

The Buffaloes overcame the ejection of star linebacker Nate Landman in the second quarter and stifled Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin in the second half, when the Sun Devils were stopped on their final five drives, punting four times and turning it over on downs.

The Buffaloes also chewed up 12:34 of the fourth quarter, including the final 7:10 thanks to a pair of third-down grabs by Shenault.

“No better feeling than going and running the ball down their throat for the win,” said Buffs left guard Brett Tonz.

How about stifling Benjamin, who set a school record a week ago with 312 yards against Oregon State?

He finished with 120 yards and two touchdowns but managed just 23 yards and zero scores after halftime.

Shenault scored on a pair of 1-yard runs off direct snaps and caught TD passes of 3 and 30 yards from Steven Montez, who threw for 328 yards.

Shenault caught 13 passes for 127 yards and ran five times for 13 yards.

Utah 40, Stanford 21: Jaylon Johnson returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown and Zack Moss ran for two scores to lead the Utes’ victory over the Cardinal in Stanford, California.

Moss ran for 160 yards and the Utes intercepted K.J. Costello on back-to-back first-half drives in the red zone to snap an 11-game home winning streak for the Cardinal.

Utah ended a six-game skid against Top 25 teams with its first win over a ranked program in three years.

Johnson intercepted the first at the goal line and raced down the sideline for the third 100-yard interception return in school history and first since Harold Lusk did it in 1994 against Colorado State.

Arizona 24, California 17: The Wildcats took advantage of four second-half turnovers by Cal quarterback Brandon McIlwain, turning two of them into touchdowns, and handed the visiting Golden Bears their 14th consecutive Pac-12 road loss.

Scottie Young Jr. had two fourth-quarter interceptions, returning the second one 24 yards for a touchdown to put Arizona up 24-14 with 3:13 to play.

Arizona beat the Bears for the fifth straight time.

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