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Game Updates: Colorado vs. Cal

Oct 23, 2021
TFX Field



October 23, 2021 • TFX Field • Berkeley, Calif. • 1:40 p.m. MT

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  • The Colorado Buffaloes hit the road this week to Berkeley, Calif. to take on the California Golden Bears this Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1:30 PM MT.

  • The Buffs are 2-4 overall, 1-2 in Pac-12 play coming off a commanding 34-0 victory over the Arizona Wildcats at Folsom Field last week. 

  • The Golden Bears are 1-5 overall, 0-3 in Pac-12 play coming off a heartbreaking 24-17 defeat by No.9 Oregon last week.

  • The Golden Bears lead the all-time series 6-4 (4-0 in Berkeley). Cal also leads 3-2 since the two teams have both been in the Pac-12.

  • The Buffs offense will look to continue to limit their turnovers. Last week's game was the third game out of six this season where the Buffs did not commit a turnover. CU has just five on the season. This is just the third time in school history that Colorado has had three turnover-free games in their first six matchups. 

  • Colorado scored in all three areas of play offense, defense and special teams. Offensively, quarterback Brendon Lewis completed 12-of-19 passes for a career best 248 yards and two touchdowns. Colorado's defensive score came on a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown linebacker Carson Wells. On special teams, freshman Trevor Woods had a blocked punt which he returned 36-yards for a touchdown, earning him Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week.

Captains: Colorado captains for the afternoon are senior linebacker Nate Landman, freshman quarterback Brendon Lewis, junior tight end Brady Russell and junior cornerback Mekhi Blackmon.  
Weather: Weather is approximately 63 degrees and cloudy in Berkeley. 
Coin Toss: Golden Bears win coin toss, and defer. Colorado will start with the ball.

4Q: COLORADO PUNT: 44 yard punt by Watts goes for 44 yards. Fair caught by Remigio at Cal 36. 1st and 10 California at its own 36.
Colorado starts drive at its own 23. Drew Carter in at quarterback for the Buffs. 
4Q: CALIFORNIA FIELD GOAL: Longhetto field goal attempt from 33 yards is GOOD. After a Cal touchdown call was overturned the Golden Bears settled for a field goal. First field goal attempt was blocked by Colorado but a penalty brought the ball back to give Cal a second chance. The Golden Bears lead the Buffaloes 26-3 with 4:56 remaining the 4th. 
4Q: COLORADO PUNT: Watts punts ball for 57 yards to the Cal 21. Remigio returns seven yards to the Cal 28. 1st and 10 California at its own 28. 10:28 left in the 4th quarter.
4Q: CALIFORNIA PUNT: The Buffs defense again makes a statement. Defensive lineman Mustafa Johnson gets first sack on the day and his first since returning with the Buffs. Sheahan punts 34 yards out of bounce at the Colorado 22. Unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Cal for 15 yards gives Colorado 1st and 10 from its 37.
4Q: COLORADO TURNOVER: Lewis pass intercepted by Elijah Hicks at Cal 43, returned for two yards. 1st and 10 California at its own 45.
4Q: COLORADO PUNT: Sheahan punts for 37 yards out of bounds to Colorado 33. 1st and 10 Buffaloes at their own 33.
End of third quarter. California has the ball at its own 30.

3Q: COLORADO PUNT: Colorado goes three-and-out. Watts punts ball 52-yards to the Cal 24. 1st and 10 Golden Bears at their own 24.
3Q: CALIFORNIA PUNT: Colorado takes advantage of a holding penalty to stop California for the second consecutive drive. Now they will look to put some points on the board and get back into this one. Sheahan punts for 40-yards to the end zone for a touchback. 1st and 10 Buffaloes at their own 20 with 4:16 left to play in the 3rd
3Q: COLORADO PUNT:  Watts punts ball 57 yards to Cal five. Returned 17 yards by Remigio. 1st and 10 Golden Bears at their own 22 with 10:04 left in the 3rd quarter.
3Q: CALIFORNIA PUNT: Colorado gets much needed stop on Garbers as California is forced to punt the ball Jamieson Sheahan punts it 35 yards to the Colorado 23 where it is fair caught by Chase Penry. 1st and 10 Buffaloes at their own 23. 
3Q: COLORADO KICKOFF:  Becker kicks off to 58 yards. 1st and 10 California on its own 26.
Start of second half 

HALFTIME: California has dominated the game particularly on offense with 297 yards of total offense versus Colorado's 91. Colorado will need to find an answer to Garbers in the second half as he has been effective both throwing and running the ball putting up 161 passing yards and leading the team with 82 yards on the ground, averaging 11.1 yards per carry as Cal will also get the ball to start the second half. 
2Q: CALIFORNIA FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT: GOOD. Longhetto drills one from 51-yards to give Cal a commanding 23-3 lead at halftime.
2Q: COLORADO PUNT: Watts punts for 45 yards to Cal 19 after Colorado has another quick drive of six plays for 11 yards. Remigio returns for 2-yards. 1st and 10 California at its own 29. 
2Q: CALIFORNIA KICKOFF: Longhetto's kickoff goes for 65 yards for a touchback. 1st and 10 Buffaloes at their own 25.
2Q: CALIFORNIA TOUCHDOWN:  Garbers completes pass for 31 yards to Gavin Reinwald for a touchdown. Longhetto extra point attempt GOOD. California leads Colorado 20-3 with 3:21 left in the 1st half. 
2Q: COLORADO KICKOFF: Cole Becker's 65-yard kickoff for 65 yards gets returned by Remigio for 34 yards. 1st and 10 California at its own 34. 6:34 left in the 1st half.
2Q: COLORADO FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT: GOOD. Cole Becker makes 33-yarder to put Colorado on the board. Score is now 13-3 with 6:41 left in the 1st half.
2Q: CALIFORNIA KICKOFF: Longhetto kicks off for 65 yards to the end zone where Brenden Rice makes explosive 67-yard return to give the Buffs their first great field position of the game. 1st and 10 Buffaloes at the California 33. 
2Q: CALIFORNIA FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT: Longhetto field goal attempt from 30 yards GOOD. California now leads 13-0 with 9:23 left in the first half.
End of 1st quarter: California jumps out to an early 10-0 lead totaling 143 yards of offense versus Colorado's 72 yards of total offense. Colorado will look to get their offense going after trying to stop California's current drive being led by fifth year quarterback Chase Garbers. 
Colorado linebacker Nate Landman reaches career tackle number 400.
1Q: COLORADO PUNT: Watts punts ball 51 yards to the end zone for a touchback. 1st and 10 Golden Bears at their own 20.
1Q: CALIFORNIA KICKOFF: Kick goes into the end zone for a touchback. 1st and 10 Buffaloes at their own 25.
1Q: CALIFORNIA TOUCHDOWN: Quarterback Chase Garbers passes to Keleki Latu for 24 yards. Extra point attempt by Longhetto GOOD.  Golden Bears have a 10-0 lead with 6:05 left in the 1st quarter.
1Q: TURNOVER ON DOWNS: Colorado fails to convert on 4th and 1 at the Cal 49 giving Cal 1st and 10 at the 50.
1Q: CALIFORNIA KICKOFF: TOUCHBACK. 1st and 10 Buffaloes at their own 25.
1Q: CALIFORNIA FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT: GOOD. Dario Longhetto makes field goal attempt of 49-yards to give Cal an early 3-0 lead with 9:42 left in the 1st quarter.
1Q: COLORADO PUNT: Josh Watts punt goes for 36 yards to the Cal 16. Fair caught by Nikko Remigio at Cal 16. 1st and 10 Golden Bears at their own 16.
1Q: Kickoff goes 65 yards for a touchback. 1st and 10 Buffaloes at their own 25.
Start of game