Game Updates: Colorado vs. Washington
November 20, 2021 • Folsom Field • Boulder, Colo. • 1:10 p.m. MT
- The Colorado Buffaloes (3-7, 2-5 Pac 12) will host the Washington Huskies (4-6, 3-4 Pac 12) for their final home game of the 2021 season.
- Colorado is coming off a rough 44-20 loss at the Rose Bowl last week against UCLA where it had a promising 20-10 lead at halftime. Washington is coming off a thrilling 35-30 loss to Arizona State last weekend.
- Colorado beat Washington in the last meeting between the two teams on November 23, 2019 at Folsom Field by a score of 20-14.
- Freshman QB Brendon Leis has been improving all season and has especially been good in the last two games for the Buffs where his completion percentage has jumped from 54.8% in the first seven games to 68.7% in the last three games.
- Seven of Lewis' 10 touchdown passes this season have been completed to freshmen, three to Brenden Rice, two to Montana Lemonious Craig and and one each to Chase Penry and Ty Robinson.
- One thing the Buffs have done exceptionally well well has been taking care of the football. The Buffs have just seven turnovers in 10 games- the third fewest in the nation- and have had a CU record five games without a turnover in 2021, including two of the last three games.
- Sophomore running back Jarek Broussard has had back-to-back games with 100+ yards on the ground.
- Freshman WR Rice has made several long plays in the early part of his career. This season he leads the Buffs in all purpose yards with 822 and has 469 kickoff return yards, 299 receiving yards and 54 rushing yards.
Weather: The weather in Boulder is 55 degrees and cloudy with a little bit of wind.
Captains: Six weeks ago the team decided to vote CB Mekhi Blackmon, LB Nate Landman, QB Brendon Lewis and TE Brady Russell captains for the remainder of the season. This game marks the sixth straight for this group and seventh straight for Blackmon and Landman.
Uniforms: The Buffs will wear their black jerseys with gold helmets and pants.
Coin Toss: Washington wins the toss and has deferred to the second half. Colorado will receive the opening kickoff and defend the north end zone.
COLORADO 20, WASHINGTON 17
END OF GAME: Colorado wins one that came down to the wire 20-17 in its final game for its fans at Folsom Field in 2021 and improve to 4-7 overall and 3-5 in Pac 12 play this season. The Buffs will have their last game this season next Friday at Utah.
4Q: WASHINGTON TURNOVER ON DOWNS: The Huskies fail to convert on 4th down as Carson Wells came through with a quarterback hurry, his second of the game on the last play. 1st and 10 Buffs at their own 24. 1:13 left in the fourth quarter with the Buffs leading 20-17.
4Q: COLORADO PUNT: Watts punt goes 51 yards, fair caught at the 17. 1st and 10 Huskies at their own 17.
4Q: WASHINGTON KICKOFF: Out of the end zone for a touchback. 1st and 10 Buffs at their own 25.
4Q: WASHINGTON TOUCHDOWN: Morris pass to Ja'Lynn caught and ran for 55-yards for a touchdown. Extra point by Henry GOOD. Buffs now lead the Huskies by 20-17 with 2:30 left in the fourth quarter.
4Q: COLORADO KICKOFF: Into the end zone for a touchback. 1st and 10 Huskies at thier own 25.
4Q: COLORADO TOUCHDOWN: Lewis runs out right and dives into the right corner of the end zone for a touchdown, the second rushing touchdown of hte season by the quarterback. Extra point attempt by Becker GOOD. Drive was 14 plays, 90 yards, 6:23. Buffs now lead 20-10 with 4:05 left in the fourth quarter.
4Q: COLORADO INTERCEPTION: Nikko Reed, first career interception in the end zone, Colorado's fourth turnover of the game. After an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty it's 1st down Buffs from their own 10.
4Q: COLORADO KICKOFF: Kick rolls through the end zone for a touchback. 1st and 10 Huskies at their own 25.
4Q: COLORADO FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT: GOOD. Becker makes 22-yard attempt. Colorado now leads 13-10 with 14:35 remaining in the fourth quarter.
END OF THE THIRD QUARTER: Neither offense was able to get any score across in the third quarter as the score remains tied 10-10 going into the fourth quarter. Colorado currently has the ball at Washington's 6-yardline however, their best field position and chance for their offense to score that they have had in the second half.
3Q: WASHINGTON FUMBLE: Ball fumbled by the Huskies and recovered at the 7-yard line by Colorado's Barnes giving the Buffs great field position. 1st and 10 Buffs at the Washington 7.
3Q: COLORADO PUNT: Watts punt goes 45 yards. 11 yard penalty gives the Huskies 1st and 10 at their own 22.
3Q: WASHINGTON FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT: 49-Yard field goal attempt by Henry is NO GOOD, wide left. Game remains tied 10-10. The Buffs take over with 1st and 10 at their own 31.
3Q: COLORADO PUNT: Watts punt goes 29 yards. 1st and 10 Huskies at their own 35.
3Q: COLORADO INTERCEPTION: LB Robert Barnes intercepts a pass breakup by Mark Perry for the defenses second turnover of the game. 1st and 10 Buffs at their own 28.
3Q: COLORADO KICKOFF: Becker kickoff goes out of the end zone for a touchback. 1st and 10 Huskies at their own 25.
Start of the second half
HALFTIME: Game tied 10-10. Colorado jumped out ot an early 10-0 lead in the 1st quarter but Washington tied it in the second quarter. Colorado's offense got it going early and will look to get that back as they finished the half with 87 total yards of offense versus 214 for Washington. Each team has 30 rush yards. LB Quinn Perry leads the Buffs' defense with seven tackles including a tackle for a loss while LB Carson Wells has two sacks on the day, three tackles for a loss.
2Q: COLORADO PUNT: Watts punt goes 47-yards for a touchback. 1st and 10 Huskies at their own 20.
2Q: WASHINGTON KICKOFF: Henry kickoff goes out of the end zone for a touchback. 1st and 10 Buffs at their own 25.
2Q: WASHINGTON TOUCHDOWN: 8-yard pass from quarterback Dylan Morris to Rome Odunze caught at Colorado 10 and ran into the end zone. Extra point by Henry GOOD. Huskies tie it up 10-10 with 2:11 left in the first half.
2Q: COLORADO PUNT: Watts punt goes 48 yards and is returned 17-yards by Jackson. 10-yard penalty on Colorado makes it 1st and 10 Huskies at the Colorado 40.
2Q: WASHINGTON PUNT: Porter's punt goes 54 yards and is fair caught by Chase Penry at the Colorado 15. 1st and 10 Buffs at their own 15.
2Q: COLORADO PUNT: Watts punt goes 43 yards. Four yard return by Jackson. 1st and 10 Huskies at their own 22.
2Q: WASHINGTON PUNT: A 1-yard sack by Wells forces the Huskies to punt for the first time today. P Race Porter's punt goes 57-yards to the Colorado 10 and is returned by Chase Penry for 23-yards. 1st and 10 Buffs at their own 33. 10:03 left in the half.
2Q: COLORADO PUNT: After going three and out Josh Watts punt goes 47 yards returned for six yards by Giles Jackson. 1st and 10 Huskies at their own 33.
2Q: WASHINGTON KICKOFF: Kickoff goes to the end zone for a touchback. 1st and 10 Buffs at their own 25.
2Q: WASHINGTON FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT: 30-yard field goal attempt by Washington's K Peyton Henry GOOD. Scoring drive 12 plays, 59 yard s 4:43 with one defensive penalty. Colorado now leads Washington 10-3 with 12:46 left in the half.
END OF FIRST QUARTER: Thanks to a timely opening offensive drive and a fumble recovery return for a touchdown the Buffs get out to an early 10-0 lead. Lewis is a perfect 3-for-3 passing for 16 yards. He also has 16 yards on the ground.
1Q: COLORADO KICKOFF: Becker kickoff goes 65 yards to Washington 0 returned by Giles Jackson for 29 yards. 1st and 10 Huskies at their own 29.
1Q: COLORADO TOUCHDOWN: Ball fumbled by Washington at the Colorado 3. Fumble is recovered by LB Jack Lamb and returned across the field for 88 yards for a touchdown. This is the third longest miscellaneous return for a touchdown in CU history. Extra point attempt by Becker GOOD. Buffs get out to an early 10-0 lead with 2:37 left in the first quarter.
1Q: COLORADO KICKOFF: Kickoff goes into the end zone for a touchback. 1st and 10 Huskies at their own 25.
1Q: COLORADO FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT: K Cole Becker 35-yard field goal attempt GOOD. Scoring drive was 10 plays 58 yards and 5:08. It featured a 16-yard run by QB Lewis. Buffs lead the Huskies 3-0 with 9:52 left in the first quarter.
1Q: WASHINGTON KICKOFF: Kickoff goes out of the end zone for a touchback. 1st and 10 Buffs at their own 25
Start of game