Sefo Liufau threw for a career-high 364 yards and Paul Richardson tied a team record for receptions in a contest with 11 to help Colorado snap a 14-game conference losing streak by beating slumping California 41-24
Keith Price threw for two touchdowns and ran for one as part of a huge first half where Washington racked up nearly 500 yards on offense, and the Huskies routed Colorado 59-7.
Colorado hung with UCLA in the first half before the Bruins began their roll to a one-sided victory. The Buffaloes lost their 13th straight Pac-12 game and their 21st consecutive road game against a ranked team.
Mike MacIntyre hardly considers himself a patient person. So when the first-year Colorado coach saw his team regress in their rebuilding efforts last weekend against Arizona, he was a tad bit agitated.
A failed fourth-and-goal play, a flubbed fake punt and a turnover all went against Colorado in the second half, turning a close game into a runaway at the end.
Quarterback Sefo Liufau won his first career start Saturday thanks to fellow freshman Michael Adkins’ four touchdown runs in Colorado’s 43-10 rout of lower-tier Charleston Southern in a rare mid-October breather for the Buffaloes.
Struggling on both sides of the ball against the fired-up Sun Devils, Colorado trailed by 25 points in the first quarter and never recovered in a 54-13 loss to Arizona State on Saturday night.
Connor Wood emerged from spring ball as the Colorado Buffaloes’ starting quarterback for the second straight season. Unlike last year, he kept that title in the fall, fending off flashy freshman Sefo Liufau.