On Senior Day in Boulder, the Colorado Buffaloes lead the Kansas State Wildcats, 23-14, at halftime. This will also be the last Big 12 game played at Folsom Field, so the Buffs are already halfway to ending their home schedule in the Big 12 on a high not.
The Wildcats took an early 7-0 lead on the Buffs when Ty Zimmerman returned a punt for 41 yards to the Buffs' one-yard line. Only a play later, quarterback Collin Klein rushed into the end zone for a touchdown. Colorado's Aric Goodman cut into the lead with a field goal, but Collin Klein answered yet again with a one-yard touchdown run.
However, the Buffaloes came back at the end of the first quarter with a Rodney Stewart one-yard touchdown run to make the score 14-9 in favor of Kansas State (Goodman saw his extra point attempt blocked). Then about five minutes into the second quarter, Kansas State's Daniel Thomas was stripped of the ball by Buffs' linebacker Liloa Nobriga. Jimmy Smith recovered the ball and brought it to Kansas State's 22-yard line. Running back Rodney Stewart then completed a 23-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Toney Clemons to put the Buffs ahead, 16-14.
With 1:10 left on the clock until halftime, quarterback Cody Hawkins connected with wide receiver Scotty McKnight for a 37-yard touchdown, putting the Buffs ahead, 23-14.
Cody Hawkins is 7-of-14 with a touchdown, while the Wildcats have predictably stayed on the ground, attempting only six passes. Buffs running back Rodney Stewart has 18 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown.