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How Buffs Opponents Fared In Week 2

Sep 13, 2021

   Here's a quick rundown of how the remainder of Colorado's opponents fared last weekend:

Minnesota (1-1) beat Miami (Ohio) 31-26 — The Gophers built a 21-3 lead at the half, then held off Miami down the stretch for the win. Trey Potts, taking over for injured Mo Ibrahim, ran for 178 yards and two scores in his first career start. QB Tanner Morgan was 8-for-17 for 112 yards and two scores, with WRs Dylan Wright and Daniel Jackson each catching TD passes. Minnesota's defense held Miami to 104 yards rushing on 30 attempts but gave up 237 yards and two touchdowns in the air. LB Mariano Sori-Marin had 10 tackles, including 1.5 for loss, and DB Tyler Nubin had an interception. Miami pulled to within 21-20 in the fourth quarter before the Gophers added touchdown and field goal to put the game away.

No. 19 Arizona State (2-0) beat UNLV 37-10 — The Sun Devils led just 14-10 at the half, but outscored the Rebels 23-0 after intermission. QB Jayden Daniels threw for 175 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, and also ran for a career-high 125 yards. Rachaad White added 95 yards on the ground and five different Sun Devils caught at least three passes. ASU's defense forced seven consecutive UNLV punts, as linebacker Darien Butler had eight tackles, including two sacks. ASU held the Rebels to 11 first downs and 155 yards total offense (88 rushing, 67 passing).

USC (1-1) lost to Stanford, 42-28 — The error-prone Trojans, ranked 15th headed into the game, gave up 375 yards offense (141 rushing, 234 passing) and the Cardinal outscored USC 28-3 in a key stretch to break open a tight 14-10 game. USC quarterback Kedon Slovis had an interception returned for a touchdown and the Trojans were flagged for nine penalties, five of which gave Stanford a first down.  

Arizona (0-2) lost to San Diego State, 38-14 — The Wildcats lost their 14th straight game and second in a row under new head coach Jedd Fisch as UA gave up 454 yards total offense (271 rushing, 183 passing). Arizona fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter and trailed 38-7 in the third quarter before adding a final touchdown. The Wildcats had just nine first downs and 51 yards rushing as SDSU dominated in every category.

Cal (0-2) lost to TCU, 34-32 — The Bears let a lead slip away for the second straight week, as TCU overcame a 26-21 fourth quarter deficit with two touchdowns. TCU finished with 498 yards offense (264 rushing, 234 passing) as Zach Evans shredded the Cal defense for 183 yards on the ground and QB Max Duggan threw for three touchdowns. Bears QB Chase Garbers threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns and was sacked twice. Cal's defense allowed TCU to convert 10 of 18 third-down attempts.

No. 4 Oregon (2-0) beat Ohio State — The Ducks registered one of the Pac-12's biggest wins in recent years by beating then-No. 3 OSU on the Buckeyes' home turf. The Ducks led for almost the entire game and piled up 505 yards total offense (269 rushing, 236 passing). QB Anthony Brown threw for 236 yards and two scores and also ran for 65. Running back C.J. Verdell rushed for 161 yards and two scores. Oregon's defense held OSU to 128 yards rushing and recorded one interception and three sacks.

Oregon State (1-1) beat Hawaii, 45-27 — BJ Baylor ran for 171 yards and three touchdowns and Chance Nolan threw for 302 yards and two scores for the Beavers. Anthony Gould had seven receptions for 199 yards as OSU built a 31-7 lead, then had to fight off a late Hawaii rally. OSU linebacker Avery Roberts had 12 tackles.

UCLA (2-0) was idle.

Washington (0-2) lost to Michigan, 31-10 — The Huskies, who started the season ranked No. 20, lost their second straight as Michigan led 10-0 at the half and 24-3 in the fourth quarter before UW ever found the end zone. Washington has scored just two touchdowns in two games. UW had only 50 yards rushing and quarterback Dylan Morris was sacked four times. Michigan ran for 343 yards and controlled the tempo throughout the game.

Utah (1-1) lost to BYU, 26-17 — The Utes became the second ranked Pac-12 team to lose, as the in-state rival Cougars dominated from the beginning. Utah committed two turnovers early, helping BYU to a quick 10-0 lead. The Utes managed to cut the deficit to 10-7 but the Cougars responded with 13 unanswered points to take control for good. BYU ran for 219 yards against Utah's usually tough defense as the Utes saw their nine-game win streak in the heated rivalry come to an end.