Found September 22, 2012 on
Jordan Webb scored on a 4-yard run in the final seconds, the last of three Colorado touchdowns in the final 7 minutes, to beat Washington State 35-34 on Saturday in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both teams.
Webb threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more for Colorado (1-3), which had been outscored by an average of 40-19 coming into the game.
Connor Halliday threw four touchdown passes for Washington State (2-2), which was looking for its first three-game winning streak since 2006.
Washington State was ahead 34-28 when Colorado took over on its 30 and marched to the WSU 4. On fourth down, Webb bootlegged up the middle for a touchdown to tie the score. Will Oliver's extra point gave Colorado its first lead, 35-34, with 9 seconds left.
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AT MOMENTS, it wasn’t clear who the worst team was in the Pac-12: Washington State or Colorado. As a result, the Cougars were unable to escape numerous blown chances, penalties and turnovers as they fell to the Buffaloes 35-34 in their homecoming game at Martin Stadium.
WASHINGTON STATE opened the week as a 14½-point favorite over Colorado, but few bettors got a chance to collect on that generous spread. As the days closed toward kickoff, the Cougars’ favoritism has soared. By Friday, the line was up to 20 points in most Vegas betting joints. Which begs the question: Just how uncharted is this kind of favoritism for the Cougars?
THE COUGARS fell apart in the fourth quarter -- not that they had looked stellar to that point anyway. But most writers agree, Washington State simply let this one slip away and in shocking fashion.
The Cougars have lost their two last games in close, hard-fought battles that were decided by a few plays. Lone Peak’s Talon Shumway watched both games and feels that the team will get on the right track.
PULLMAN – Washington State came out in the second half of Saturday’s 35-34 loss against Colorado quite contrary to local weather conditions. In a state where forests are blazing and smoke taints the air, the Cougars could barely muster a spark. But one player showed requisite fire: Travis Long.
LOW POINT. That seems to be a moving target when it comes to Washington State’s football program the last five years. But when quarterback Jordan Webb scrambled for a 4-yard touchdown run on fourth-and-goal to propel previously winless Colorado to a 35-34 win before a homecoming crowd at Martin Stadium, it felt like it could rival any of the setbacks suffered by the Cougars in recent years.