Although it probably took a little bit longer than anyone might have anticipated, the Colorado Buffaloes finally earned their first Pac-12 victory, knocking off Arizona, 48-29, at Folsom Field. The victory was made even more special by the fact that the senior class was able to earn a win in its last game in front of the home fans.
Senior RB Rodney Stewart gave the fans a performance to remember, rushing for 181 yards on 24 carries. Stewart made numerous key plays throughout the game, including two rushing TDs and a touchdown pass in the second half. Senior QB Tyler Hansen threw for two TDs in his final game and also added 50 yards rushing. Hansen targeted Toney Clemons throughout the game, with the senior WR leading the way with 115 yards receiving. This marked the second consecutive game that Clemons had over 100 yards receiving.
Arizona committed numerous turnovers in the second half that limited any chance of a comeback. Although he threw for 352 yards, Nick Foles also threw three interceptions, including a costly pick following the recovery of an onside kick. Senior WR Gino Crump led the way in the passing game, as he had 10 catches for 95 yards in the loss.
Colorado will hope to play the role of spoiler when it travels to the Rose Bowl to face UCLA next week. Arizona closes out its Pac-12 schedule next week when it hosts Arizona St..