Buffs dominate second half, rally for win
No. 13 Colorado erased a six-point third-quarter deficit with 21 unanswered second-half points, earning their first win in Lincoln since 1990 with a 28-13 victory.
The Huskers dropped to 7-6 on the season, marking the first time in 34 years Nebraska will fail to win nine games.
Nebraska led 13-6 early in the third quarter after a Colorado fumble led to Dale Endorf’s second field goal of the game, a 49-yarder, but Brandon Drumm and Bobby Purify combined for three touchdowns in the game’s final 22 minutes. Nebraska was outyarded 199-75 in the second half.
Colorado improved to 9-3 on the season heading into next week’s Big 12 title game.
The Buffs got a big boost from freshman Brian Calhoun, who rushed for 137 yards on 20 carries in relief of Purify, who missed part of the game with a sprained ankle.
Nebraska’s Dahrran Diedrick ran for 96 yards on 13 carries, but the Huskers were held to 215 yards rushing, nearly 60 yards below their Big 12-leading average of 274.3 yards per game.
Frank Solich announced staff changes
three days after the game.