Boxscore
Colorado 17, Utah 14
Friday, November 25, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - Rice-Eccles Stadium
Attendance - 45026

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Colorado 7 3 7 0 17
Utah 0 0 14 0 14

Recap


Tyler Hansen threw for a touchdown and rushed for another in his final game, and visiting Colorado unleashed a strong defense to stun Utah 17-14 on Friday, ending the Utes’ bid for the Pac-12 South title.

Utah’s Coleman Peterson missed three field goals, including a 48-yarder with 4 seconds left.

The Buffaloes (3-10, 2-7 Pac-12 South), who were 20.5-point underdogs, held the Utes to 274 yards, including 39 in the first half en route to a 10-0 lead. They snapped their 24-game losing streak outside the state of Colorado.

Colorado, which had been outscored 193-51 in its previous four Pac-12 road games, entered 104th among the 120 FBS teams in yards allowed with 450.

Utah's John White IV, who was eighth in the country with 125.2 rushing yards per game, finished with 28 after injuring his left leg on the second play of the second half.

Utah (7-5, 4-5) needed a victory – coupled with losses by UCLA and Arizona State – to win the South, but instead, UCLA is the division winner, and will play at Oregon or Stanford in the inaugural Pac-12 championship game on Dec. 2.

Colorado took a 17-7 lead on Hansen’s 1-yard touchdown pass to Evan Harrington late in the third quarter after Utah’s Tauni Vakapuna’s 3-yard run earlier in the period got the Utes on the board.

Jon Hays’ 6-yard touchdown pass to Shawn Asiata brought Utah to within 17-14 late in the third quarter before Peterson missed a 26-yard field goal with 8:55 remaining.

The Buffaloes led 7-0 after outgaining Utah 185-17 in the opening period. Hansen’s 1-yard keeper capped a 12-play, 80-yard drive to start the game.

The Buffaloes' 31-26 victory over Texas Tech on Oct. 27, 2007 marked its previous win outside Colorado.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:08
Colorado   TD  Utah 0 - Colorado 7
2nd Quarter - 7:09
Colorado   FG  Utah 0 - Colorado 10
3rd Quarter - 10:29
Utah   TD  Utah 7 - Colorado 10
3rd Quarter - 4:47
Colorado   TD  Utah 7 - Colorado 17
3rd Quarter - 0:54
Utah   TD  Utah 14 - Colorado 17
TEAMS

Team Records

  Colorado Utah
W/L 3 - 10 - 0 7 - 5 - 0
Conference 2 - 8 - 0 4 - 5 - 0

Team Stats

  Colorado Utah
Score 17 14
First Downs 20 15
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-14
36%
6-for-13
46%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 373 274
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-109 33-89
Average/Rush 3.6 2.7
Passing
Comp-Att 22-36 18-25
Passing Yards 264 185
Average/Pass Play 7.1 6.4
Penalties-Yards 10-65 4-50
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 33:06 26:54

PLAYER STATS

Colorado (3 - 10)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Hansen 22/36 264 1 1
Utah (7 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Hays 18/25 185 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Jones 12 72 6.0 0
R. Stewart 10 35 3.5 0
T. Hansen 7 4 0.6 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Vakapuna 14 77 5.5 1
J. White IV 10 28 2.8 0
S. Asiata 1 1 1.0 0
J. Hays 8 -17 -2.1 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Clemons 4 102 25.5 0
D. Thornton 2 54 27.0 0
P. Richardson 5 45 9.0 0
R. Deehan 1 20 20.0 0
L. Gray 2 12 6.0 0
R. Stewart 2 10 5.0 0
T. Jones 2 8 4.0 0
N. Kasa 1 8 8.0 0
K. Cefalo 1 6 6.0 0
E. Harrington 2 -1 -0.5 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Christopher 4 56 14.0 0
L. Matthews 4 45 11.2 0
D. Rolf 1 26 26.0 0
K. Moeai 3 21 7.0 0
D. Anderson 1 14 14.0 0
S. Asiata 2 12 6.0 1
K. Scott 1 8 8.0 0
R. Dunn 1 7 7.0 0
J. White IV 1 -4 -4.0 0
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