COLLEGE FOOTBALL WRAP-UP: Buffs, Rams Get Big Wins

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Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. (2) celebrates after scoring with wide receiver Jay MacIntyre in the fourth quarter of CU's 33-28 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. (Photo: Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)


COLLEGE FOOTBALL RECAP - COLORADO, COLORADO STATE, AIR FORCE, WYOMING AND NORTHERN COLORADO


COLORADO 33, NEBRASKA 28 - Lincoln, Nebraska

Steven Montez threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Laviska Shenault Jr. with 1:06 remaining in the game to cap a furious comeback and give the Buffs the win.

Colorado trailed 28-20 with 5:34 left in the third quarter. Despite missing two field goals, the Buffs continued to battle.

They closed to within 28-27 on Steven Montez's eight yard touchdown pass to Jay MacIntyre with 1:24 remaining in the third quarter.

After both teams held on downs, CU's Nate Landman intercepted Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez and returned it to the 'Huskers 32 yard line.

But James Stefanou missed a 43-yard field goal with 4:49 to go.

The Buffs defense forced a punt and Montez and the offense took over at the Buffs 23 yard line with 2:15 left.

On third-and-24 from the Colorado 45, Nebraska safety Antonio Reed committed an unnecessary roughness penalty to give the Buffs a first down and new life at the 'Huskers 40 yard line.

One the next play, Montez found Laviska Shenault Jr. on a 40-yard touchdown pass with 1:06 remaining in the game.

That score stood up and Colorado picked up an impressive road win.

MORE ON CU'S WIN HERE

 
 
 

Postgame comments from CU QB Steve Montez.

 

Postgame comments from CU

 

Postgame comments from CU LB Nate Landman.

 

Postgame comments from CU WR Jay MacIntyre.

 

Postgame comments from CU LB Rick Gamboa.

 

Postgame comments from CU DB Evan Worthington.

 

Postgame comments from CU OL Colby Pursell.

 

Postgame comments from CU head coach Mike MacIntyre.

 

COLORADO STATE 34, ARKANSAS 27 - Fort Collins, Colorado

The Rams also authored a tremendous comeback in securing their first win of the season.

CSU scored 25 unanswered points in the final quarter-and-a-half to defeat Arkansas, 34-27, at Canvas Stadium.

Izzy Matthews scored on a one-yard touchdown run with eight seconds left to cap the comeback from a 27-9 deficit with 7:28 to go in the third quarter.

The Rams move to 1-2 this year.

MORE ON CSU'S WIN HERE

 

FLORIDA ATLANTIC 33, AIR FORCE 27 - Boca Raton, Florida

The Owls built a 13-0 lead by the midway point of the second quarter and a spirited Air Force comeback fell short.

The Falcons got to within 25-20 with six minutes left in the third quarter before Florida Atlantic again went up by double digits on Chris Robison's 26-yard touchdown pass to Willie Wright and subsequent two-point conversion with 10:26 remaining in the game.

MORE ON THE AIR FORCE-FLORIDA ATLANTIC GAME HERE

 

MISSOURI 40, WYOMING 13 - Columbia, Missouri

In the first-ever meeting between the two schools, Missouri proved too much for the Cowboys to handle.

The Tigers scored the first 23 points of the game and led 23-0 with 10:16 left in the third quarter. Emanuel Hall caught a 28-yard touchdown pass to give Missouri that huge advantage.

Wyoming's first touchdown did not come until the 2:51 mark of the third when Jevon Bigelow scored on a seven-yard run.

The Cowboys are now 1-2.

MORE ON THE WYOMING-MISSOURI GAME HERE

 

SOUTH DAKOTA 43, NORTHERN COLORADO 28 - Vermillion, South Dakota

Northern Colorado senior Jacob Knipp threw for 331 yards and three touchdowns but it wasn't enough as the Bears fell to the Coyotes on the road.

Reggie Crawford's four-yard touchdown catch with 2:58 left in the second quarter pushed South Dakota's lead to 34-14.

The closest the Bears would get was 34-28 on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Knipp to Alex Wesley a the 7:58 mark of the third.

Northern Colorado is now 0-2.

MORE ON THE NORTHERN COLORADO-SOUTH DAKOTA GAME HERE

 
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