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The streak is over! Colorado defeats Oregon State, 17-13

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It wasn't pretty but there isn't a Buffs fan out there who won't take it. The Buffaloes are in the Pac-12 win column.

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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.

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?

Matchup
1st Downs 20 17
3rd down efficiency 5-14 6-15
4th down efficiency 1-1 0-3
Total Yards 328 401
Passing 140 199
Comp-Att 16-23 13-32
Yards per pass 5.8 5.4
Interceptions thrown 0 1
Rushing 188 202
Rushing Attempts 45 41
Yards per rush 4.2 4.9
Penalties 9-80 8-65
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles lost 0 0
Interceptions thrown 0 1
Possession 33:44 26:16