That stupid, no good, very bad conference losing streak has been put to rest. After 14-straight losses the Colorado Buffaloes have finally won a Pac-12 Conference football game. It wasn't pretty and it may have caused a few Colorado hearts to skip a beat but the Buffs will head back to Boulder winners after a 17-13 defeat of the Oregon State Beavers.
I ended up missing the entire first half after my internet went out a half hour before kickoff but Buffs Twitter was more than happy to catch me up.
Help me figure out what I just missed with the Buffs while on the phone with Century Link for 2.5 hours.— RalphieReport (@RalphieReport) October 25, 2015
After the teams traded long drives that resulted in zero points due to two missed field goals at the start of the second half the Buffaloes scored their final points of the game on a Sefo Liufau 4-yard touchdown run at the end of a 13-play, 85-yard drive. The Buffaloes defense immediately allowed the Beavers to drive the ball right down the field with ease but stiffened at the 10 yard line (with a little help from a holding call) to hold Oregon State to a field goal leaving the score at 17-13.
The offense would do the defense no favors in the fourth quarter with three straight punts but Jim Leavitt's defense was able to bend just enough and a Chidobe Awuzie interception on fourth down effectively sealed the game and the win for the Buffaloes.
It was scary, it was ugly, it wasn't a brand of football that any of us would write home about but it ended in the win we have so desperately been seeking. The Colorado Buffaloes are now 4-4 through eight games as they prepare to head to Los Angeles to take on the UCLA Bruins next Saturday. Hey, stranger things have happened on Halloween right?
|3rd down efficiency||5-14||6-15|
|4th down efficiency||1-1||0-3|
|Yards per pass||5.8||5.4|
|Yards per rush||4.2||4.9|