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How Colorado's Opponents Fared In Week 6

Oct 10, 2021

 Here's a quick rundown of how the teams on Colorado's schedule fared in Week 6. CU opponents are now 30-30 this season:

Northern Colorado (2-4) lost to Eastern Washington, 63-17 — The Bears' offensive woes continued, as they have failed to score more than 17 points in any game this year. EWU, ranked No. 4 in the FCS poll, led 22-3 after one quarter and 43-10 at the half.

Texas A&M (4-2) beat Alabama, 41-38 — The unranked Aggies pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the year, stunning the No. 1 Crimson Tide behind a terrific performance from QB Zach Calzada. The sophomore who struggled in a relief role against Colorado earlier this season (18-for-38, 183 yards in a 10-7 A&M win) shredded Alabama's defense, throwing for 285 yards and three TDs. The Aggies also got a 96-yard kick return for a TD from Devon Achane. 

Minnesota (3-2) had a bye week.

USC (3-3) lost to Utah, 42-26 — The Utes won in Los Angeles for the first time since 1916 in their first game since safety Aaron Lowe was killed at a party on Sept. 26. USC receiver Drake London caught 16 passes for 162 yards and a score, but that was one of the few Trojan highlights. Utah QB Cameron Rising was 22-for-28 for 306 yards and three TDs as the Utes compiled 486 yards offense. Utah scored on four straight possessions over the second and third quarters to break the game open.

Arizona (0-5) lost to UCLA, 34-16 — The Wildcats lost their school-record 17th straight game. UA had an early 3-0 lead and trailed just 17-16 midway through the third quarter, but the Bruins then put the game away with touchdown runs from QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson and Brittain Brown on their next two possessions. Thompson-Robinson ran for two scores and threw for another while Brown had 146 yards rushing. Arizona starting QB Jordan McCloud suffered a knee injury in the second half and is reportedly out for the season. His replacement, Gunner Cruz, was 4-for-7 for 48 yards and is expected to get the start next week against Colorado.

Cal (1-4) had a bye week.

No. 9 Oregon (4-1) had a bye week.

Oregon State (4-2) lost to Washington State, 31-24 — The Beavers led 10-3 at the half, but yielded 28 points after intermission. WSU drove 75 yards for the winning score with 5:25 to play and the Beavers gave the ball up on downs on their last possession. OSU ran for 309 yards but quarterback Chance Nolan threw two interceptions, including one at the WSU 8-yard line in the second half.

UCLA (4-2) beat Arizona, 34-16 — See above. 

Washington (2-3) had a bye week.

Utah (3-2) beat USC, 42-26 — See above.