Tempe, AZ: Arizona Sun Devils Football (1-4) falls short to the Colorado Buffaloes Football (3-2) during the last possible seconds left in the game.
The Buffaloes, under the guidance of Head Coach Prime [Deoin Sanders], were determined to secure a victory at Mountain America Stadium in Tempe after losing their last two games against Oregon and USC respectively.
The Sun Devils loss earned the Buffaloes their first PAC-12 win this season with the late field goal in regulation, 27-24.
Many of the predictions had the Buffaloes winning game easily against the Sun Devils, but it was not easy at all for the Buffaloes. The Sun Devils was the first to score a touchdown with 10:23 left in the first quarter. The Buffaloes had an
answer for the Sun Devils as Xavier Weaver scored with 2:03 left in first quarter.
Second quarter belonged to the Sun Devils with a touchdown by Cam Skattebo and a 33-yard field goal by kicker Dario Longhetto.
In Sanders fashion, quarterback Shedeur Sanders kept the game
close going into halftime with a 16- yard touchdown run with less than a minute left to go to the break.
The fans for both teams were left on the edge of their seats as neither team couldn’t move the ball down the field to capitalize on any scoring opportunities.
Sanders was feeling the heat throughout the third quarter. The Heisman candidate quarterback wasn’t able to finish off drives to put his team ahead.
Towards end of third he sat on sidelines with towel over his head.
Sanders stated losing is not him. “If we got a chance we are going to win. If it’s not too late on the game, we’re gonna win.”
CU scored on a 9-yd touchdown pass from Sanders to Javon Antonio with 14:32 left. Not much longer after that CU booted a 42-yard field goal putting the Buffaloes up 24-17.
It was still anyone’s game. The Sun Devils seemed like they were running out of steam as they continued to have turnover in downs until :50 seconds left in the 4th quarter. ASU made a great play down at the 14-yard line with a penalty flag.
The Buffaloes challenged the catch and was successful as it was overturned from a catch to an incomplete pass. But the penalty flag was a pass interference which still stood, left the Sun Devils in the red zone on the 15 yard line.
Trenton Bourguet’s 15-yard touchdown pass to Troy Omeire tied the game 24 -24 with less than a minute left in the contest.
Just when everyone thought the game was going to go into overtime, Sanders threw a deep pass to get into field goal position setting up Colorado’s Alejandro Mats with
a 43-yard game winning field goal with :38 seconds left, the
Sun Devils couldn’t muster any more points.
1 2 3 4 T
Colorado (4-2) 7 7 0 13 27
Arizona State (1-5) 7 10 0 7 24
ASU vs 7 Washington (5-0) Saturday, October 21 TBD
CU vs Stanford (1-4) Friday, October 13 7:00 pm