FOURTH QUARTER

The Buffs score 21 points in the final seven minutes to stun Washington State, 35-34, for Colorado's first victory of the season. Stay tuned to Buffzone.com for complete coverage.

Jordan Webb caps a program-turning drive with a 4-yard touchdown on fourth-and goal. Will Oliver's PAT gives the Buffs an improbable 35-34 lead with nine seconds left.

Teondray Caldwell returns a kickoff 56 yards to set Washington State up at the CU 23. Buffs defense holds again. A 42-yard field goal by Andrew Furney makes score 34-28.

Tony Jones scored on an 82-yard run to pull the Buffs to within 31-28. Could CU return the favor to Washington State after last year's fourth-quarter collapse?

CU's defense forces another punt. Buffs have the ball back at their own 10-yard line. Jordan Webb gets injured on first snap of the drive, however, forcing Nick Hirschman into the fray (Connor Wood was hurt in practice late in the week).

Jon Major intercepted a pass to keep slim hope alive for the Buffs. CU's offense took advantage of the opportunity as Jordan Webb finds tight end Nick Kasa on a 70-yard touchdown pass to cut the deficit to 31-21. Five plays, 92 yards and 1:01 off the clock.

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After Darryl Monroe draws an unsportsmanlike penalty against Jordan Webb (in soccer it's called flopping), Darragh O'Neil shanked a punt to give Washington State a first down at the CU 30. The Cougars settled for a 45-yard field goal by Andrew Furney to make the score 31-14.

THIRD QUARTER

Washington State scores on a 49-yard screen pass that Marquess Wilson takes in for a touchdown to give the Cougars a 28-14 lead with 5:27 left in the third. Caps a six-play, 77-yard drive that included two more third-down conversions.

Bad news for Jordan Webb. After his interception on a deep pass intended for Gerald Thomas, offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy was waiting for him. Buffs have three turnovers now.

The Cougars had two potential touchdown passes to Marquess Wilson broken up by Greg Henderson and then Marques Mosley. Washington State's Michael Bowlin then missed a 53-yard field goal attempt. Buffs with the ball down by one possession (21-14).

CU is back in this game after safety Terrell Smith recovers a fumble and returns it to the half-yard line. On the next snap, Jordan Webb plunges in for a touchdown. Washington State's lead is now 21-14 with 9:53 remaining in the quarter.

The Buffs got a break on their first drive of the half when a running into the kicker (punter Darragh O'Neill) gave them a first down. But four snaps later O'Neill was punting again. Tyler McCulloch with a key drop.


SECOND QUARTER

Colorado had 206 yards of offense in the first half to Washington State's 241. Jordan Webb was 11-for-13 passing for 129 yards with a touchdown. Connor Halliday completed 15-of-23 passes for 200 yards with three touchdowns and an interception.

Jon Embree told KOA radio on the way to the locker room that the Buffs defense must get off the field on third down and the offense must cut out costly mistakes to mount a comeback.

CU defense forces a second Washington State punt after Webb's turnover. Buffs offense decides not to take any more chances from the 20 late in the half. Washington State 21, Colorado 7 at the intermission.

The Buffs had a nice end-of-half drive going after Webb connects on a 9-yard pass to Tyler McCulloch and a 22-yard pass to Nelson Spruce. But then Webb is sacked and fumbles the ball away to the Cougars with just under a minute to go in the half.

CU forces the first punt of the game after a defensive stop. Buffs take over first-and-10 at own 12 with 2:56 to go in the half.

The Buffs went for it on fourth-and-12 and McCulloch hauled in the catch after the pocket collapsed on Webb, but his foot was clearly out of bounds at the 5-yard line and CU turns the ball over on downs with about six minutes left in the first half.

Isiah Meyers hauls in a touchdown catch against CU's Kenneth Crawley to give the Cougars a 21-7 lead. Washington State converted a fourth-and-8 on the drive after recovering McCulloch's fumble.

CU's Tyler McCulloch just fumbled on CU's own 39. Washington State has the ball again.

Halliday connects with Marquess Wilson for a touchdown as the second quarter begins and the Cougars regain a 7-point lead.  Washington State 14, Colorado 7.


FIRST QUARTER

Sophomore Jered Bell intercepted Halliday and returned it to the Colorado 40. However, the Buffs were unable to capitalize on the turnover. They drove down field, but a holding penalty on third-and-long, pushed them back and Will Oliver missed a 30-yard field goal attempt. Score remains 7-7.

The Colorado Buffs answer with a 16-yard strike from Jordan Webb to Nelson Spruce to tie the score at 7-7 9:04 left in the first quarter. 

Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday connects with freshman Gabe Marks on a 32-yard touchdown to open the scoring Saturday in Pullman. Cougars lead 7-0.


We're just minutes from kickoff as the University of Colorado football team opens Pac-12 Conference play today at Washington State in Pullman.

Colorado is looking for its first win of the season after a disappointing 0-3 start to the 2012 season. The Buffs lost to Colorado State, Sacramento State and Fresno State.

Mike Leach's Cougars are 2-1 in his first season as Washington State head coach. Washington State opened the season with a road loss at BYU, then won at home against Eastern Washington and at UNLV. Today's game is Homecoming for the Cougars.