No. 22 Washington State holds a 17-14 lead over No. 10 Colorado at the half in Boulder.
Colorado struck first, stopping Washington State on the opening possession — the Buffs haven’t allowed a point this season on such drives — then moving 81 yards in 12 plays, culminating in a 9-yard Phillip Lindsay run.
Washington State added the next two scores — a 14-yard pass from Luke Falk to Robert Lewis and a 46-yard strike from Falk to Jamal Morrow — to hold a 14-7 lead through one quarter.
Colorado knotted the game midway through the second frame, a 3-yard dash by quarterback Sefo Liufau.
The Cougars see-sawed back in front on a 28-yard Erik Powell field goal, then survived a 1-yard punt late in the half when Davis Price sailed a field goal wide right with eight ticks left before the horn.
Falk closed the half hitting only 16-of-34 throws, but netting 248 yards and two touchdowns, while Liufau completed 14-of-25 throws for 183 yards.
Colorado holds a 103-64 rushing edge. The Buffs will receive to open the second half.