The Buffaloes were scorched in their first trip down south against the Arizona State Sun Devils.
Colorado (1-8, 0-5) only scored two touchdowns as the Sun Devils (6-2, 4-1) demolished CU’s diminished defense in a 48-14 victory. The loss extends Colorado’s road-game losing streak to 22 consecutive road game.
It was apparent from the opening minutes that Colorado was no match for Arizona State on either side of the ball. Arizona outscored Colorado in the first quarter with 21 points.
Tyler Hansen, who suffered a concussion last week against Oregon, threw for 285 yards and one score to give the offense its only touchdown.
Tailbacks Tony Jones and Josh Ford split time in the backfield, replacing an injured Rodney Stewart who is still recovering from a sprained knee. Jones rushed for 73 yards on 10 carries while Ford managed to gain on 25 yards on 11 carries.
Brock Osweiler had no issues picking on an already beaten and bruised Buffs defense, throwing for two touchdowns and 307 yards. Sun Devils running back Cameron Marshall picked up 114 on the ground while pulling off a hat trick in the end zone scoring three touchdowns.
Colorado faces off against the USC Trojans next Friday at 7 p.m. at Folsom Field.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Shay Knolle at Shay.Knolle@Colorado.EDU.
Correction: This story has been changed from its original version. In the original version, published Oct. 30, the author stated that Hansen threw in two scores, when one of the two scores was a forced fumble that the defense ran in.