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.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Kyle Busch's chances of making the Chase

Kyle Busch won Sunday's road course race in Sonoma, California, but he still has a long way to go to become eligible for a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Extra Points: Bennett is far down on Seahawks' list

NFL players have a very short shelf life to make significant amounts of money so it's tough to fault anyone who has outperformed a contract when they go knocking on the door to ask for more.

Mackanin to remain Phillies interim manager

Pete Mackanin will remain interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies for the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday.

Report: Thunder sign Singler to extension

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly retained restricted free agent forward Kyle Singler with a five-year contract extension.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.