WASHINGTON 7 10 14 7 38
COLORADO 10 10 3 0 23
Date of game: 11/1/2014

Recap: Colorado vs. Washington

Boulder, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Dante Pettis tallied 172 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, as the Washington Huskies used a second-half surge to defeat the Colorado Buffaloes, 38-23, in a Pac-12 Conference bout at Folsom Field.

Pettis caught two passes for 76 yards and a touchdown and also returned a punt 87 yards for a score for Washington (6-3, 2-3 Pac-12), which snapped a two- game losing streak to earn bowl eligibility. Cyler Miles threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns on 13-of-19 passing. Shaq Thompson was explosive out of the backfield with 174 yards and a score on 15 carries to go with 41 receiving yards.

Sefo Liufau completed 36-of-52 passes for 314 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, as Colorado (2-7, 0-6) remained winless in conference play. Nelson Spruce (13 receptions, 138 yards) was outstanding out wide yet again in his fifth 100-yard game of the season. Michael Adkins II turned 13 carries into 109 yards.

Colorado opened up a 10-0 lead in the game's first 12 minutes thanks to a 30- yard touchdown pass from Liufau to D.D. Goodson and a 32-yard field goal by Will Oliver.

Washington cut into its deficit at the end of the opening frame on a 24-yard touchdown run by Thompson.

The Buffs orchestrated a seven-play, 59-yard touchdown drive after the Washington score. Liufau delivered a 1-yard scoring strike to George Frazier to put the hosts up, 17-7.

After Cameron Van Winkle (35 yards) and Oliver (39 yards) exchanged field goals, the Huskies scored with under a minute remaining in the half on a 9- yard touchdown from Miles to Kendyl Taylor to cut their deficit to three, 20-17.

Colorado received the second-half kickoff and cashed in with a 49-yard field goal by Oliver.

The Huskies took their first lead of the game, 24-23, midway through the third quarter on a 28-yard touchdown pass from Miles to Pettis. They added to that advantage less than a minute later when Travis Feeney intercepted Liufau and returned it 30 yards for a score.

Pettis sealed the victory for the Huskies early in the fourth quarter with his long punt-return touchdown.

Washington was explosive on the afternoon, amassing 442 yards despite picking up just 14 first downs.

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