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Utah vs. Colorado 2012: Buffaloes fan thankful for end of season

Ralphie Report writer reflects on Colorado's loss to Utah, which ended the Buffaloes season without a home victory for the first time in over a century.

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The Colorado Buffaloes season came to a close Friday in the form of a 42-35 home loss to the Utah Utes. With the loss, the Buffaloes finished the season 1-11, with zero home wins. Jon Woods of the Ralphie Report called the loss to the Utes worse than one of the blowouts the team suffered this year because they looked poised to win, only to let the game slip away.

That didn't stop Woods from noting some of the highlights of the game and one big "what if" for the season.

Nick Hirshman tantalized us with a 307-yard, four interception performance that had us wondering what would he have looked like this season if he had been leading the offense all year long? Donta Abron had another great game, once again averaging over 6 yards a carry, but Christian Powell was sorely missed.

Trailing 35-28 in the fourth quarter, the Buffaloes freshman Marques Mosley returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and for a brief moment it looked like the game was headed for overtime. However, the Utes answered right back when senior Reggie Dunn had his own 100 yard touchdown return. The Buffaloes couldn't answer back, giving them their first season without a home victory in over a century.