Oregon State, who has proven to be one of the better teams in the Pac-12 this season, provided a big challenge for the struggling Buffaloes. After we saw some signs of life in last week’s loss to the Oregon Ducks, the Colorado offense played its best game of the 2021 season. The Buffs finished with 392 total yards, with 222 coming on the ground, and zero turnovers.
The Beavers offense is known for their efficiency, and the Colorado defense fought to hold them out of the end zone. While Oregon State finished with 475 total yards of offense, the Buffs defense did just enough to lead CU to victory, including holding Beaver running back B.J. Baylor just under 100 yards.
The Buffaloes appeared to have the game on lock-down, until Oregon State kicker Everett Hayes knocked a 60-yard field goal through the uprights to tie the game at 27 a piece heading into overtime.
The impressive feat was overcome by the Buffaloes, who scored another touchdown in the first overtime, and a game-winning field goal in the second after the Beavers matched the touchdown and missed their own field goal.
Freshman quarterback Brendon Lewis had a huge day, throwing for 170 on 15 completions and four touchdowns, one of them rushing. Sophomore tailback Jarek Broussard had a day, rushing for 151 yards and a touchdown.