Our long nightmare of a football season has finally come to a fitting end as the Buffaloes fell to the Utah Utes 42-45, completing a winless season at home for the first time in over a century. This one was worse than the blowouts as the Buffaloes actually put together a competent performance against a poor Utah team and let it slip away with awful mistakes in crunch time.
Nick Hirshman tantalized us with a 307-yard, four interception performance that had us wondering what would he have looked like this season if he had been leading the offense all year long? Donta Abron had another great game, once again averaging over 6 yards a carry, but Christian Powell was sorely missed.
The defense finally stepped up and delivered a decent performance, but were consistently but in tough spots due to turnovers and couldn't do enough to win the game.
We'll have a long offseason to discuss where this program goes next and I'm sure we will hear more about what changes we can expect to the coaching staff over the next month or two.
On a small positive note, Will Pericak was given the Buffalo Heart Award immediately after the game. He certainly deserved it as he was a rock on this team this year and he gave 110% each of his four seasons in Boulder. Congrats, Will