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Game Updates: Colorado vs. UCLA

Nov 13, 2021
Credit: Joel Broida



November 13, 2021 • Rose Bowl Stadium • Pasadena, California • 7:10 p.m. MT

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  • The Colorado Buffaloes (3-6, 2-4 Pac-12) travel to Rose Bowl stadium to take on the UCLA Bruins (5-4, 3-3 Pac-12).
  • Colorado looks to build upon their 2OT 37-34 home win over Oregon State last week while UCLA lost to Utah 44-24 two weeks ago in Salt Lake City.
  • UCLA welcomes back former Bruin and now-Buffalo TE Matt Lynch. The former Bruin quarterback played that position for the Bruins from 2016-18 before making the switch to tight end in 2019 before transferring to CU for the 2020 season.
  • UCLA leads the all-time series 11-5, with a 7-1 mark against the Buffs in California. However, the Buffaloes have won three of the past five meetings with the Bruins, including a 48-42 decision to open up the shortened 2020 season on November 7, 2020 at Folsom Field. The Buffalo offense had 525 total yards of offense in that game.
  • Colorado head coach Karl Dorrell is returning to the Rose Bowl as a head coach for the first time since he was the Bruins' head coach from 2003-2007.

Weather: Weather in Pasadena is 73 degrees with temperatures dropping into the high-to-mid 60s later in the game.
Captains: CU captains for this game are junior CB Mekhi Blackmon, senior LB Nate Landman, freshman QB Brendon Lewis, and junior TE Brady Russell. 
Uniforms: Colorado will be wearing white jerseys with gold helmets and black pants. The Bruins are sporting blue jerseys with gold pants with gold helmets. 
Coin Toss: UCLA wins coin toss, defers to second half.

UCLA 44, Colorado 20

UCLA turns the football over on downs after failing to convert a fourth-and-goal. Buffs take over on offense with 21 seconds left.
4Q: UCLA's Odua Isibor forces a fumble on a sack of Drew Carter, and the Bruins' Mitchell Agude recovers at the CU 22-yard line. QB Ethan Garbers is now in for the Bruins with 3:55 remaining in regulation.
4Q: UCLA PUNT: Luke Akers punts 51 yards for a touchback. The Buffaloes take over at their own 20-yard line with 5:06 remaining. QB Drew Carter is in for the Buffaloes.
4Q: CU cannot convert a 4th-and-3 on offense from the UCLA 42-yard line. Bruins take over on offense with 7:05 remaining in the game.
4Q: UCLA KICKOFF: RJ Lopez kickoff 64 yards to the CU run, Buffalo WR Brenden Rice returns 25 yards to the CU 26-yard line.
4Q: UCLA TOUCHDOWN: CU P Josh Watts punts 45 yards to the UCLA 18, UCLA WR Kyle Philips returns the punt 82 yards for a Bruin touchdown. XP by Nicholas Barr-Mira is good. UCLA leads 44-20.
4Q: UCLA TOUCHDOWN: Bruins RB Zach Charbonnet scores his third touchdown of the night on a two-yard run. XP by Nicholas Barr Mira is good. Bruins lead, 37-20.
4Q: The UCLA defense stops CU on a 4th-and-1 Brady Russell run with 13:57 remaining in regulation. Bruins take over from the CU 34-yard line. 
END OF THIRD QUARTER: The Buffaloes look to overcome a 10-point deficit against the Bruins in the fourth quarter. They have a 2nd-and-6 from their own 29 to start the quarter.
3Q: UCLA KICKOFF: RJ Lopez kickoff 65 yards for a touchback. Buffaloes take over at their own 25-yard line.
3Q: UCLA TOUCHDOWN: Bruins RB Zach Charbonnet scores his second touchdown of the night on a three-yard scamper. XP by Nicholas Barr-Mira is good. UCLA leads 30-20.
3Q: COLORADO FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT: K Cole Becker misses a 43-yard field goal wide right. Drive was eight plays for 50-yards, taking up 2:43 of game time. UCLA's offense takes over at their own 33-yard line with 3:24 remaining in the third quarter.
3Q: UCLA KICKOFF: RJ Lopez kicks 65 yards to the end zone. Buffs offense takes over from the CU 25-yard line.
3Q: UCLA TOUCHDOWN: Bruins QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson runs 23 yards for a touchdown. XP by Nicholas Barr-Mira is good. UCLA takes their first lead of the night, 23-20, with 6:07 remaining in the third quarter. The Bruins covered 83 yards over seven plays, taking up 1:54 of game time.
3Q: COLORADO PUNT: P Josh Watts punts 58 yards to the UCLA 6-yard line. Buffalo defense goes back out onto field with a 20-16 lead at the 8:01 mark of the third quarter.
3Q: UCLA KICKOFF: RJ Lopez kickoff 63 yards to CU 2-yard line, Buffalo WR Brenden Rice returns kickoff 17 yards to CU 19-yard line.
3Q: UCLA TOUCHDOWN: UCLA RB Zach Charbonnet scores a two-yard rushing touchdown for the Bruins. XP by Nicholas Barr-Mira is NO GOOD. The nine-play, 76-yard drive took up 3:23 of game time. Colorado leads 20-16 with 11:33 remaining in the third quarter.
3Q: COLORADO KICKOFF: K Cole Becker kickoff 64 yards to UCLA one-yard line, returned by UCLA's Kazmeir Allen for 23 yards to the UCLA 24-yard line to begin the second half.

HALFTIME: Colorado leads 20-10 heading into the halftime break at Rose Bowl Stadium. Offensively, the Buffaloes have been led by RB Jarek Broussard, who has 102 rushing yards. Fellow RB Alex Fontenot has scored both Buffalo touchdowns. The Buffaloes have 155 yards rushing. Fontenot and kicker Cole Becker have scored all of the CU points. Becker has made all four of his kicks (2-2 FGA, 2-2 XPA). Defensively, S Mark Perry picked off UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson on UCLA's second offensive possession of the game. UCLA will get the football back to start the second half. 
2Q: UCLA FIELD GOAL: K Nicholas Barr-Mira makes a 41-yard field goal as time expires in the first half. Colorado takes a 20-10 lead into the locker room.
2Q: COLORADO KICKOFF: K Cole Becker kicks 65 yards to the end zone. UCLA takes over from their own 25-yard line.
2Q: COLORADO FIELD GOAL: K Cole Becker makes a 40-yard field goal from the left hash to give the Buffaloes a 20-7 lead with 57 seconds remaining in the first half. Colorado went 49 yards in eight plays, taking up 2:23 of game time.
2Q: On a 2nd-and-8 for the Buffs from their own 31-yard line QB Brendon Lewis finds WR Daniel Arias for a 42-yard gain to the UCLA 27-yard line. First down Buffaloes.
2Q: UCLA FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT: UCLA K Nicholas Barr-Mira misses a 47-yard field goal. CU's defense tightened up after allowing a 55-yard UCLA completion. Buffalo football at their own 29-yard line.
2Q: COLORADO TOUCHDOWN: Buffalo RB Alex Fontenot gets his second one-yard touchdown run on the play to give CU a 17-7 lead with 5:22 remaining in the first half. Fellow RB Jarek Broussard had a run of 46 yards on the drive that took CU down to the UCLA 3-yard line. Fontenot would score two plays later.
2Q: UCLA TOUCHDOWN: The Bruins get on the scoreboard off a touchdown run from RB Brittain Brown. Bruins went 64 yards in three plays, only taking 36 seconds off the clock. CU leads 10-7 with 7:56 remaining in the half.
2Q: COLORADO FIELD GOAL: Kicker Cole Becker makes a 23-yard field goal. He now has 47 points on the season for the Buffs. Colorado leads 10-0 with 8:37 remaining in the half after going 55 yards on nine offensive plays. The drive took up 3:54 of game time.
2Q: UCLA wide receiver Kam Brown illegally touches the football on a UCLA 4th-and-8 throw from Dorian Thompson-Robinson. Buffs stop the Bruins and take over at their own 40-yard line. Carson Wells and Terrance Lang combined for a sack on Thompson-Robinson on the prior play.
2Q: Brendon Lewis and La'Vontae Shenault were unable to connect on a 4th-and-4 pass. UCLA football with 14:56 remaining in the 2nd quarter at the Bruin 40-yard line.
Start of 2nd quarter
End of 1st quarter: Colorado faces a 4th-and-4 from the UCLA 40 to start the second quarter. CU QB Brendon Lewis is a perfect 6-of-6 passing in the first quarter. CU outgained UCLA 80 yards to 35 in the quarter.
1Q: COLORADO INTERCEPTION: S Mark Perry picks off UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson on a 3rd-and-18 from the Bruin 40-yard line. Perry returns the interception 15 yards to the UCLA 46-yard line. Buffs football. 
1Q: COLORADO KICKOFF: Cole Becker kickoff for 65 yards, returned by UCLA's Kazmeir Allen to the Bruin 22-yard line. UCLA football.
1Q: COLORADO TOUCHDOWN: Colorado gets a one-yard touchdown run from Alex Fontenot, as they get 70 yards in 12 plays to score the first points of the game. Cole Becker makes the extra point and the Buffs lead 7-0 with 4:53 remaining in the first quarter. Buffs possessed the ball for 6:34 on the scoring drive.
1Q: On the first possession of the game, the Buffs looked to convert a 3rd-and-1 on a Jarek Broussard run but the refs overturned it. The Buffs had to punt, but the defense forced UCLA into a three-and-out of their own.