The opening phase of the game went all Cu’s way, the defensive stood strong on the first few drives, the offense took the opening series and scored with a solid pass from Montez to Shenault who showed off his yards after catch ability and another reason he’s likely a first-round pick.
The following series the Buffs marched down the field for a field goal. Up 10-0 everything was going Cu’s way. Fans were buzzing as the crowd noised picked up heaver. A third and eight in the first quarter with the falcons down 10. Most in the stadium would assume a run. However, they dropped Hammond back who threw a very pretty lob pass to Sanders for a touchdown.
The start of the second quarter the Falcons and their clock chewing offense drove down with about five minutes time of possession and scored. Making it 13-10. Their following series Hammond drops back and throws another lob pass to Waters down the seam. Making the score 23-10.
The next moments of life for both sides comes late in the fourth quarter. Colorado drove down into the redzone time was against them however. But this buffs team is as Mel Tucker wants them to be Relentless, Montez dropped back on a 3rd and 4 with 6 minutes left in the fourth quarter and throws a strike to Stanley, making it 23-16. The extra point afterwards was blocked.
The next drive Cu was in the red zone and on the wildcat offense Shenault sprinted up the middle for the score tying it at 23-23.
Falcons lost the coin toss and went on offense and the very first play they Falcons optioned to the right and scored. For Air Force it was their first win over a pac12 school since beating Cal in 2002.
Next up for Colorado is conference opponent Arizona State, who come in off a tough win in a hostile environment at Michigan State off the legs of a true freshmen quarterback, and an offensive line that is also filled with true freshmen.