Utah vs. Colorado score update: Buffaloes trail at halftime, 17-14

Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

The Colorado Buffaloes have turned the ball over three times in the first half.

The Colorado Buffaloes had hoped to end the season on a high note, looking for just their second win of the year as they faced Utah in the final game of the regular season. Turnovers and mistakes on offense, however, have led to a 17-14 deficit at halftime to the Utes in this Rocky Mountain rivalry.

Utah needed just one play to take a 7-0 lead after Travis Wilson's 16-yard touchdown pass to Dres Anderson game which followed Colorado quarterback Nick Hirschman's interception less than a minute into the game. The Buffaloes responded when Hirschman connected with Nelson Spruce to cap a 12-play, 75-yard drive to tie the game, yet another turnover late in the first quarter led to a quick three points for Utah.

Hirschman's second interception of the first half on third down gave the Utes another short field, as Kelvin York's 4-yard touchdown run gave Utah a 17-7 lead late in the half. All 17 of Utah's points have come directly off Colorado turnovers.

Colorado responded with yet another lengthy drive capped by a 1-yard run by Hirschman to knock the lead by Utah down to just three points.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.