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Offense shut down as Buffaloes fall to Cougars 27-3

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Colorado couldn't score a touchdown against a team allowing 30 points per game.

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Buffaloes couldn't get the offense moving behind new quarterback Cade Apsay and Cougar wide receivers Gabe Marks and Dom Williams both had touchdown receptions as Washington State beat Colorado 27-3 on a cold Saturday night in Pullman.

Apsay was 26-40 for 238 yards in his first start replacing Sefo Liufau. He threw two interceptions and couldn't convert in the WSU red zone, leading the Buffs to only three points out of six drives inside the 20.

Diego Gonzalez missed field goals of 47 and 33 yards in the first half but added three points from 24 yards late in the third quarter. The three points were the fewest allowed by Washington State to a Pac-12 opponent since 1996. Yea, it was that bad.

Nelson Spruce had a big night with 10 catches for 120 yards, his seventh career game with double-digit receptions. Phillip Lindsay got the carries many Buffaloes fans have been calling for, finishing with 78 yards on 16 rushes.

There was a scary moment in the third quarter when Washington State quarterback Luke Falk was taken off the field on a cart after being sacked by Samson Kafovalu. Falk's head slammed against the turf and he appeared to be knocked out. After having his facemask removed Falk gave two thumbs up and waved his hands as he left the field.

The Colorado Buffaloes will play their (now surely) final game of the 2015 season this coming Saturday when they take on the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City at 12:30.

Matchup
1st Downs 17 30
3rd down efficiency 5-16 3-12
4th down efficiency 1-5 2-4
Total Yards 323 481
Passing 238 332
Comp-Att 26-41 40-57
Yards per pass 5.8 5.8
Interceptions thrown 2 1
Rushing 85 149
Rushing Attempts 30 21
Yards per rush 2.8 7.1
Penalties 7-61 6-40
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles lost 0 0
Interceptions thrown 2 1
Possession 29:05 30:55