The CU Football Team still remains winless this season as the team losses to No. 25 Missouri 28-13.
Missouri scored on its opening drive by a touchdown pass from quarterback Chase Daniel to Chase Coffman, TE. The Buffs answered quickly on a 32-yard field goal with 7 minutes, 48 seconds left in the first quarter.
But the Tigers marched down the field to score another touchdown when Daniel hooked up with Coffman again. At the end of the first quarter, the Buffs trailed the Tigers 14-3.
Daniel looked comfortable in the pocket throughout the game. He finished 23/35 passing with four touchdowns and two interceptions.
In the second quarter, Crosby nailed a 36-yard field goal. Although the Buffs showed signs of life in the first half, Missouri scored with less than 11 seconds to play in the game. Martin Rucker scored on another touchdown pass from Daniel.
Before Saturday, the Buffs had not scored a touchdown in the second half all year.
On the first play from scrimmage in the second half, quarterback Bernard Jackson tossed a pass to wide receiver Dusty Sprague that put the Buffs in the Red Zone. Jackson rushed the ball into the end zone to make the score 21-13.
A big problem the Buffs faced all day was a failure to convert on third downs. Colorado ended up 3 of 12 for third down conversions. The Tigers were another story, converting 11 of 18 third downs.
In the third quarter, the Tigers scored with 6 minutes, 39 seconds left to play on another touchdown pass from Daniel to wide receiver Jared Perry. Although Daniel threw two interceptions, he played well against the Colorado defense.
Jackson was 13 of 27 with 191 yards passing with no touchdowns or interceptions, and rushed for 92 yards on 15 attempts. The Buffaloes rushing game looked good against the top ranked defense in college football. Running back Hugh Charles gained 87 yards on 13 carries.
The Buffs couldn’t seem to get anything going in the fourth quarter as neither team scored. Missouri’s defense only gave up 13 points against the Buffaloes, but let Jackson and Charles run all over them all day.
After Saturday’s match-up, the Buffaloes fall to 0-5, while the No. 25 Missouri Tigers improve to 5-0.