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How Buffs' Opponent Fared In Week 4

Sep 28, 2021

   Here's a quick rundown of how the teams on Colorado's schedule fared in Week 4. CU opponents are now 27-21 this season:

Northern Colorado (2-2) beat Northern Arizona, 17-10 — The Bears played their second overtime game in a row, and this time came away with a win after losing to Lamar 17-10 the week prior. QB Dylan McCaffrey returned from an injury to throw for 199 yards and two touchdowns.

No. 15 Texas A&M (3-1) lost to Arkansas, 20-10 — The Aggies' 11-game win streak came to an end as Arkansas jumped out to a 17-3 lead at the half, then kept A&M at bay after intermission. A&M finished with just 272 yards offense while yielding 443. Aggies QB Zach Calzada threw for just 151 yards, no touchdowns and an interception, and was sacked three times. 

Minnesota (2-2) lost to Bowling Green, 14-10 — One week after blanking Colorado, 30-0, the Gophers' offense went stale. Minnesota finished with just 241 yards total offense and committed three turnovers, including two late interceptions that sealed the win for BGU. The Gophers also failed to convert a fourth-and-1, leading to a short field and Bowling Green touchdown.

Arizona State (3-1) beat Colorado 35-13.

USC (2-2) lost to Oregon State, 45-27 — The Trojans trailed 21-17 at the half, but the Beavers outscored USC 14-0 in the third quarter to take control. USC's defense yielded 535 yards of offense, including 322 by the Beavers on the ground. USC also committed four turnovers (three interceptions, one fumble) and gave up a pair of QB sacks. 

Arizona (0-4) lost to Oregon, 41-19 — The Wildcats lost their school-record 16th straight game as Oregon QB Anthony Brown threw for 206 yards and three touchdowns. The Wildcats actually outgained the Ducks, 435-393, and trailed just 24-19 late in the third quarter. But Oregon put the game away with a field goal and touchdown early in the fourth quarter, then added an exclamation point with a 68-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Cal (1-3) lost to Washington, 31-24 (OT) — After Washington scored first in the extra period, the Bears fumbled at the 1-yard line on their ensuing possession to give the Huskies the win. Cal rallied from a 14-point deficit to force overtime. Bears QB Chase Garbers threw for 319 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Washington QB Dylan Morris threw for 234 yards and two touchdowns. The Bears outgained the Huskies, 457-326, but three Cal turnovers and eight penalties made the difference.

No. 3 Oregon (4-0) beat Arizona, 41-19 — (See above).

Oregon State (3-1) beat USC, 45-27 — (See above)

No. 20 UCLA (3-1) beat Stanford, 35-24 — Bruins QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw for two touchdowns and ran for two scores. UCLA broke a 21-21 tie in the fourth quarter with a 75-yard Thompson-Robinson touchdown pass to Kyle Phillips and the two connected again from 5 yards out with 2:30 remaining to put the game away. The Bruins held Stanford to just 67 yards rushing. 

Washington (2-2) beat Cal, 31-24 (OT) — (See above).

Utah (2-2) beat Washington State, 24-13 — Utah overcame a 13-7 third-quarter deficit with 17 unanswered points. Utah's defense recorded three interceptions while holding WSU to just 106 yards total offense in the second half. Utes RB T.J. Pledger ran for 117 yards and a touchdown, including a 20-yard TD run for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter.