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Colorado Buffaloes Bounce Back With Critical Win Over Arizona

The Buffs took down the Wildcats 34-0.

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After four-weeks of winless football Colorado grabbed a much needed 34-0 victory over Arizona on Saturday afternoon in Boulder.

Family weekend and a sold out crowd contributed to an electric environment at Folsom Field, and it is certain that the Buffs felt the energy. An extremely slow first half with the offense struggling to move the ball had fans concerned that change wasn’t in the near future. Both offensively and defensively, Colorado proved them wrong.

Colorado only mustered two field goals in the first half but was able to take a 6-0 lead into the locker room thanks to a four-play goal line stand from the one-yard line.

Just minutes into the second half, the Buffs had a blocked punt returned for a touchdown, and an interception that was run back for a touchdown the very next possession. On top of that, the defense pulled in two interceptions on the day.

For weeks, freshman quarterback Brendon Lewis has struggled with getting the ball rolling on offense. On Saturday, Lewis threw for 248 yards with two touchdowns. While he has plenty of work to do to keep these performances coming, Saturday was a promising look.

Despite Arizona’s poor record, a win is a win to any struggling team. It was the first win over the Wildcats in Boulder in the last four tries. Heading into next week at Cal, head coach Karl Dorrell has plenty to work on with his team, but plenty to celebrate as well.