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Colorado rallies in the fourth quarter to stun Wazzu

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In 2010, Colorado gave up 35 fourth quarter points to Kansas in a humiliating 52-45 loss that officially led to Dan Hawkins‘ firing. His successor, Jon Embree, hasn’t had much to celebrate in his short tenure with the Buffs.

Until now. Colorado got to see what it was like on the other side of a comeback, this time rallying from 17 down against Washington State to beat the Cougars 35-34. The winning touchdown, a Jordan Webb 4-yard run, came with just 11 seconds left in the game. ┬áThe comeback began halfway through the fourth quarter when Webb connected with Nick Kasa for a 70-yard touchdown. Wazzu was only able to manage a pair of field goals and couldn’t keep the Buffs out of the end zone.

It was a big win (and bigger relief) for Embree. Colorado was winless on the season and coming off a 69-14 waxing at the hands of Fresno State.

It’s also another embarrassing loss for first-year coach Mike Leach at Wazzu, the first coming in a 30-6 season opening blowout by BYU. So far, Leach’s only two wins are against Eastern Washington and UNLV, the latter of which he almost blew.

Leach should have success at Washington State in time, but in 2012, it’s likely the Pac-12 basement for the Cougars.

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7 Responses to “Colorado rallies in the fourth quarter to stun Wazzu”
  1. billmead1976 says: Sep 22, 2012 8:51 PM

    what an embarrassment. colorado is a bigger joke than ucla. mike price would have been a better choice than mike leach.

  2. thefiesty1 says: Sep 22, 2012 9:12 PM

    Once the pirate gets his “strategy” instilled in them they’ll do fine. A little unconventional but somehow it works just to tee everyone off.

  3. superbowlseahawks says: Sep 22, 2012 9:16 PM

    I wouldn’t call it stunning. Those corn jobbers always embarrass the state of Washington. Go Dawgs!!!

  4. hahapapa says: Sep 22, 2012 10:50 PM

    wazzou really ? You need to schedule Idaho ?

  5. inconsonance says: Sep 23, 2012 12:42 AM

    @billmead1976 – If you (or anyone else) truly believed that Mike Leach could come in, take over a program that was barely on par with a dumpster fire, and transform it into a powerhouse in his first season, you’ve got extremely high expectations. I’d bet you suffer from some severe brain damage as well. Unless your goal was to be called out and chastised for the sheer idiocy of your ill-conceived ramblings, you missed your mark by a country mile.

  6. billmead1976 says: Sep 23, 2012 1:20 AM

    @incontinence – don’t get your panties in a bunch.

    what I said:

    “what an embarrassment” do you agree? no? you are proud of wazzu losing to colorado? ok. you have low expectations. fine. don’t hate on me for that.

    “colorado is a bigger joke than ucla”. do you agree? no? fine low expectations again. they’re ranked 117th (out of 120) in scoring defense, 105th in passing and 108th in rushing. they’ve lost to sad sac state, fresno state and colorado state. sad sac the team that has lost to new mexico state and north dakota(perhaps two powerhouses in your eyes). don’t hate on me for pointing out the obvious. oh…sheer idiocy of your ramblings…

    i don’t have any expectations of mike leach or of wazzu, but i think the return of mike price would have been a better fit.

  7. dmvtransplant says: Sep 24, 2012 11:18 AM

    Mike Leach wouldn’t be in the basement that space actually is reserved for Colorado and one win won’t change that. WAZZU has a HC, Colorado has a positions coach from one of the worst NFL teams in the past 12 years. Two years from now WAZZU will be in the Alamo or Holiday Bowl while the Bluffs will be looking for another version of Hawkins to drive the program off the cliff again. And it serves them right, the school listen to a bunch of has-been players instead of actual football people that knew what they were doing.

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