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Game Updates: Colorado vs. UCLA

Nov 7, 2020

Colorado

48

Nov. 7, 2020 • Folsom Field • Boulder • 5:05 p.m. MT

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UCLA

42

Pregame:   

  • After a 343 day offseason for the Colorado Buffaloes, it is finally time for them to kick off their 2020 campaign against the Bruins of UCLA.
  • Colorado finished the 2019 season with a record of 5-7 for the third consecutive season. That included a 3-6 record in Pac-12 play.
  • UCLA finished the 2019 season with a record of 4-8 and a Pac-12 conference record of 4-5. The last time these two teams met was November 2nd of last year, when the Bruins took home a 31-14 victory over the Buffaloes in Pasadena.
  • This is the debut game for first year head coach, Karl Dorrell. He is the 27th full-time football coach for the University of Colorado. Dorrell will also be going up against the team he used to coach. From 2003-2007 he served as the head coach of the Bruins and recorded a record of 35-27.
  • Fifth year senior, Sam Noyer, will be the starter under center for the Buffs. This is his first start as a quarterback and the Buffs will surely be looking to get him going early.

Uniforms: 

  • The Buffs will be sporting their classic black jerseys and gold helmets for Saturday's contest along with gold pants and black cleats.
  • The Bruins will be wearing white jerseys with gold helmets and pants.

Captains:  Captains for the Buffs Saturday are senior LB Nate Landman, senior DT Mustafa Johnson, Junior TE Brady Russell, and Junior William Sherman.
Weather: The temperature at kickoff is currently 59 degrees and partly cloudy.
Coin Toss: UCLA has won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Colorado will receive the opening kickoff and will defend the north goal. 

1Q: The Bruins kicked off to the Buffaloes. The kick was returned 13 yards by the Buffs. 1st and 10 CU from the CU 13 yard line.
1Q: The Buffs were able to get one 1st down on their opening drive. The Bruins then came up with a 3rd down stop and forced the Buffs to punt. Punt from Josh Watts went 43 yards. The punt was returned 1 yard before Derrion Rakestraw for the Buffs forced a fumble. Colorado recovered. 1st and 10 CU from the UCLA 25 yard line. 
1Q: Off the forced fumble the Colorado offense used strong running by Jarek Broussard and Sam Noyer to help the Buffs get to the UCLA 6 yard line. From there, Broussard powered the ball into the end zone for a 6 yard Colorado rushing touchdown. PAT from James Stefanou was good. Colorado lead 7-0 with 10:00 remaining in the 1st quarter. 
1Q:
 Turnover UCLA. Dorian Thompson-Robinson and the Bruins began their drive from their own 9 yard line. The Buffs came up with another takeaway as Carson Wells intercepted a pass from Thompson-Robinson and ran the ball down to the UCLA 1 yard line. 1st and 10 CU. 
1Q: Touchdown Colorado. From the 1 yard line, Broussard extended the Buffaloes early lead with a 1 yard run for a Colorado touchdown. PAT from Stefanou was good. Colorado lead 14-0 with 8:01 remaining in the 1st quarter. 
1Q: UCLA began their drive from their own 25 yard line. After an early delay of game penalty, UCLA was unable to move the ball on the Buffs pesky defense. A three and out was forced by the Buffaloes and the Bruins were forced to punt. After the punt from Luke Akers, CU began their drive from their own 23 yard line. 
1Q: Turnover on downs. Noyer continued to use his feet and his arm to get crucial yardage for the Buffaloes. Noyer increased his rushing total to 28 yards and his passing total to 41 yards. This helped the Buffaloes move the ball down to the UCLA 37 yard line before they were unable to convert on 4th down. UCLA will take over from their own 40 yard line with 2:37 remaining in the 1st quarter. 
1Q: UCLA Touchdown. Thompson-Robinson and the Bruins were finally able to move the ball on the CU defense. Thompson-Robinson came up with 2 big completions on the Bruins drive to help them move the ball down to the CU 28 yard line. From there Demetric Felton was able to get in the end zone on a 28 yard touchdown reception. PAT from Nicholos Barr-Mira was good. Colorado leads 14-7 with 1:12 remaining in the 1st quarter. 
1Q:
After returning the kickoff to their own 24 yard line, Noyer was able to put together three completions to help the Buffs move down to the UCLA 44 yard line. 

End of 1st quarter, Colorado leads UCLA 14-7. 

2Q: Touchdown Buffaloes. The Buffs continued to make life difficult for this bruins defense. The Buffs moved the ball in a variety of ways, through the air and on the ground, which helped them march down to the UCLA 12 yard line. After a fake handoff to Broussard, Noyer was able to drop back and connect with junior tight end Brady Russell for a 12 yard touchdown pass. This was the first career touchdown pass for senior Sam Noyer. PAT from Stefanou was good. Colorado leads 21-7 with 12:56 remaining in the 2nd quarter. 
2Q: Turnover UCLA. The Buffs forced their third turnover of the contest, forcing Thompson-Robinson to fumble the ball. Ball was recovered by Rakestraw of CU. Colorado will take over from the UCLA 47 yard line. 
2Q: The Buffs went with a new look under center on this drive and put junior quarterback, Tyler Lytle, into the game for the first time. The Buffs didn't help themselves on this drive as they were called for two penalties for 15 yards which hurt their chances of getting a 1st down. The Buffs were unable to convert on 3rd down and were forced tro punt. Punt from Watts went 33 yards and was fair caught by UCLA at their own 8 yard line. 1st and 10 UCLA. 
2Q: Turnover UCLA. Jamar Montgomery stripped the football from Felton of UCLA and recovered it for the Buffaloes for their fourth forced turnover of the first half. 1st and 10 CU from the UCLA 7 yard line.
2Q: Touchdown Colorado. It did not take Colorado long to capitalize on the UCLA turnover. Jarek Broussard ran the ball for 6 tough yards on the 1st play of the drive and then was able to punch the ball in from the 1 yard line for his third touchdown of the day. PAT from Stefanou was good. Colorado extends their lead to 28-7 with 8:35 remaining in the 2nd quarter. 
2Q:
The Buff's defense once again did not allow the UCLA offense to get anything going offensively. Rakestraw was able to make UCLA QB Thompson-Robinson uncomfortable with a QB hurry on 2nd down that forced him to throw the ball away. The Buffs then almost came up with yet another interception on 3rd down. UCLA was forced to punt on 4th down and CU will begin their drive from their own 30 yard line. 
2Q: Touchdown Colorado. Broussard and Noyer highlighted this drive for the Buffaloes. Both continued to rush the ball down the field well and helped move it all the way to the UCLA 2 yard line. Then sophomore Jaren Mangham finished off the drive for the Buffaloes with a 2 yard rushing touchdown. PAT from Stefanou was good. Colorado leads UCLA 35-7 with 5:46 remaining in the 2nd quarter. 
2Q: Touchdown UCLA. The UCLA offense came on the field and came up with a big response to shrink the Colorado lead. On the third play of the Bruins drive, Thompson-Robinson found a wide open Greg Dulcich who was then able to run the ball all the way into the end zone for a 52 yard touchdown. PAT from Mira-Barr was good. Colorado leads 35-14 with 4:44 remaining in the 2nd quarter. 
2Q:
Colorado was unable to respond to the UCLA score and had their second three and out of the night. Punt from Watts went 47 yards and was fair caught by UCLA. The Bruins will begin their drive from their own 20 yard line. 
2Q: UCLA was unable to get a first down on the ensuing drive and were also forced to punt. Colorado will begin their drive from their own 41 yard line. 
2Q: Turnover on downs. A Dimitri Stanley 17 yard reception helped CU move the ball into Bruin territory. From there, they could not move it much further and failed to convert on 3rd down. The Buffs then turned to their placekicker, Stefanou, who's 51 yard field goal attempt was no good. Thompson Robinson of UCLA then took a knee with the ball to send the game to halftime.

End of 2nd Quarter. Colorado leads 35-14 at the end of the first half. 

3Q: Touchdown UCLA. It took the bruins just two plays to get into the end zone to start the second half. Thompson-Robinson was able to find a hole in the Colorado defense and expose it with a 65 yard rushing touchdown. PAT from Barr-Mira was good. Colorado leads UCLA 35-21 with 14:24 remaining in the 3rd quarter.  
3Q: Noyer was able to connect with Russel once again for a 34 yard connection. This helped the Buffs move into field goal range where Stefanou's field goal attempt was blocked by UCLA and returned to the UCLA 40 yard line. 1st and 10 Bruins. 
3Q: Off the blocked kick, Thompson-Robinson connected with his tight end Dulcich for another big play for 41 yards to move the Bruins into Colorado territory. 
3Q: Touchdown UCLA. The UCLA comeback continues with a 15 yard rushing touchdown from Felton. On 3rd and 6, the UCLA running back was able to find a hole in the middle and then explode to the right side of the field and into the end zone. The Buffs have seen their second quarter 28 point lead cut to just seven points. Colorado leads 35-28 with 10:10 remaining in the 3rd quarter. 
3Q:
Touchdown Colorado. Noyer kept the ball and snuck into the end zone for a 1 yard Colorado rushing touchdown. PAT from Stefanou was good. Noyer and Broussard continued to dominate the rushing game for the Buffaloes. The pair combined for 38 rushing yards on this drive and Noyer was able to finish it off for his second touchdown of the evening. Noyer currently has 66 rushing yards while Broussard has 142. Colorado leads 42-28 with 6:41 remaining in the 3rd quarter. 
3Q: Touchdown UCLA. The Bruins put together another quick scoring drive. Strong running from Fenton and a Colorado penalty helped set up Thompson-Robinson for a 26 yard touchdown pass to Keegan Jones. PAT from Barr-Mira was good. Colorado leads 42-35 with 5:19 remaining in the 3rd quarter. 
3Q: Field goal Colorado. The Buffs began their drive from their own 25 yard line and were able to convert on three 3rd downs. However, the Buffs saw their good fortune come to an end and were unable to covert on a 3rd and 8 play. The Buffs then brought out Evan Price for the first time to attempt a 45 yard field goal. Field goal attempt was good. Colorado leads 45-35 with 00:21 remaining in the 3rd quarter. 
3Q:
The Bruins were able to end the quarter on a high note and move the ball to midfield thanks to a 22 yard reception from Jaylen Erwin. 1st and 10 UCLA from their own 47 yard line. 

End of 3rd quarter. Colorado leads 45-35. 

4Q: Turnover on downs. The only significant yardage the Bruins were able to get were thanks to a Colorado penalty. After that the Buffs came up with a huge 4th down stand to give the possession back to the Buffaloes. 1st and 10 CU from their own 30 yard line. 
4Q: Field goal Colorado. On the second play of the ensuing drive for the Buffs, Noyer connected with Daniel Arias for a 38 yard gain and his first reception of the game. However, the Buffs were unable to get a first down following this and were forced to attempt a field goal. 36 yard field goal from Price was good. Colorado extends their lead to 48-35 with 9:26 remaining in the 4th quarter. 
4Q: Turnover on downs.
UCLA began this drive withn a swarm of penalties coming their way. The Bruins had three penalties called on them for 35 yards. Despite this, they were still able to convert on a 3rd down and move the chains. Following this, The Buffs were finally able to get to Thompson-Robinson for the first time. Mustafa Johnson came up with the sack, which helped the Buffs force a fourth down, where linebacker Nate Landman put pressure on Thompson Robinson leading to him throwing a pass that was broken up by cornerback, Mekhi Blackmon. UCLA turned the ball over on downs. 1st and 10 CU from their own 40 yard line with 5:04 remaining in the 4th quarter. 
4Q: Tunrover on downs.
The Buffs opened up their drive with a 25 yard burst from Broussard to move the ball into Bruin territory. The Buffs continued to take time off the clock by running the ball forcing the bruins to use the last of their timeouts. On a 44 yard field goal atempt from Price, UCLA came up with their second blocked field goal of the night. Bruins take over from their own 37 yard line with 3:20 remaining in the 4th quarter. 
4Q: Touchdown UCLA. 
Bruins tight end, Dulcich caught for 33 yards on this drive to help them Bruins move the ball down field. Thompson-Robinson was also able to find some space and break free from some Colorado pass rushers for a 22 yard gain. Thompson-Robinson then finsihed off a 10 play, 63 yard drive with a touchdown pass to Mike Martinez. PAT from Barr-Mira was good. Colorado leads 48-42 with 1:45 remaining in the 4th quarter. 
4Q:
On the ensuing kickoff, UCLA attempted an on-side kick that was recovered by Stanley of CU. CU began their drive from the UCLA 41 yard line. Noyer took a knee three times to run out the clock and ensure victory for the Buffaloes.

End of 4th quarter. Colorado defeats UCLA 48-42.