The Washington State Cougars blew a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter to the Colorado Buffaloes at Martin Stadium Saturday, giving Colorado its first victory of the season, 35-34.
Washington State kicked a field goal with 14:47 remaining in the fourth quarter, giving the team a comfortable 31-14 lead. It wasn't enough Saturday, though, as the Cougars saw every bit of their lead disappear.
The Cougars did not trail the Buffaloes at all during Saturday's game, until Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Jordan Webb four-yard rushing touchdown set up a game-winning extra point with just 11 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. It was Webb's fourth touchdown on the day and his second via the running game.
For the Cougars, it is hard to pin the loss on any player on the offense. Sophomore quarterback Connor Halliday threw for over 400 yards and found the end zone four times. Running back Teondray Caldwell led the Cougars' running attack and the freshman took ten carries for 72 yards.
Now 2-2 on the season, the Cougars will need to move past this heart-breaking loss quickly as the team prepares to take on the Oregon Ducks on Sept. 29 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
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