Words cannot do this justice, especially my words, but HOLY SHIT what a comeback!
The first half was absolutely atrocious. The offense couldn’t get much going and the defense struggled after stopping Colorado the first three drives. The score at half read Colorado 24- OSU 3 and many in Beaver Nation, myself included, threw in the towel. That towel got thrown again when Colorado scored right away in the second half and the score was 31-3... Enter Jake Luton. Coming off an ankle injury the senior replaced an ineffective Jack Coletto (6/14 for 24 yards and a pick six).
There were 8 minutes remaining on the third-quarter clock when Luton hit Isaiah Hodgins for an 8-yard TD to bring the score to 31-10. A few stops by the defense and a huge block by the special teams crew on a field goal attempt gave OSU life in the fourth quarter.
A Colletto rushing TD got the beavs to within two scores.
A Jordan Choukair Field Goal made it an 11-point game with nine to go.
A Jake Luton pass to Hodgins got Beaver Nation everywhere on their feet, bringing the score to 31-28 with 7 minutes on the clock.
Colorado finally figured out the OSU defense again, leading a drive deep into OSU territory. The OSU defense showed up when it mattered though holding Colorado to a field goal and giving the Beavs a chance at a game-winning drive.
Luton again picked apart the Colorado defense. Aided by a few Colorado penalties the Beavs were able to drive deep into Colorado territory before Luton found Trevon Bradford for a touchdown to tie and set up an extra point attempt that would give the Beavs a lead with 29 seconds left.
The extra point did not go well.
Colorado went for a miracle field goal at the end of regulation that was nowhere near being good and the game went to OT.
The Beavs lost the toss and started on offense. Luton again picked apart the Colorado D and Jack Colletto came in to give the Beavs the lead.
The Beaver defense shined again, forcing the Buffs to turn it over on downs and the Beavs to reign victorious! The road losing streak is dead after 22 attempts. The Pac-12 losing streak is dead!
Congrats to Jonathan Smith on his first Pac-12 victory.
I wrote all that and didnt even mention Jermar Jefferson breaking 1,000 yards for the year. Congrats Jermar!