Continuing an on-going trend, the Buffaloes lost another Pac-12 road game against Washington 52-24. The Buffs have now dropped 21 straight road games and have not yet won in conference play.
Colorado was bullied by the Huskies all game, thanks in large part to sophomore quarterback Keith Price who threw for 257 yards and four touchdowns. Price averaged 9.2 yards per pass as he picked apart a defense, which was still limping from numerous injuries and suspensions.
Coach Embree expressed concern how the Buffaloes defense would be able to contain Washington’s massive running back, Chris Polk, who is averaging over a 100 yards per game this season. Polk ran for 117 yards on 18 carries and averaged 6.5 yards per carry. Along with sophomore running back Jesse Callier, the Huskies rushed for 295 yards.
The defense had no chance from the start as Washington compiled nearly 400 yards in the first half alone. Colorado was outscored 38-10 in the first half. The Huskies scored 14 points in the second half.
Tyler Hansen and the Colorado offense had no chance in keeping pace with Washington after falling so far behind.
Hansen, who threw for 155 yards and a touchdown, was left to carry the offense by himself. Running back Rodney Stewart went down late in the first quarter with a sprained knee that kept him out for the reminder of the game. He finished the day with only 42 yards on 4 carries.
With Stewart out the game, Colorado’s offense had to turn freshman running back Tony Jones. Jones rushed for 49 yards and two touchdowns, the first of scores of his young career.
The Buffs have not won a true road game since 2007.
The conference schedule only gets tougher as the Buffs host the No. 9 Oregon Ducks next weekend.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Shay Knolle at firstname.lastname@example.org.