Buffaloes Keep Rolling, Knock Off Missouri 38-24
The comeback was led by back-up quarterback Bobby Pesavento starting for the injured Craig Ochs; who completed 16 of 19 first-half passing attempts for 252 yards and two scores. The Buffs points came very quick late in the second quarter. With under two minutes to play before the half, Pesavento hit WR Matt Bruson for a 25-yard touchdown strike. After the Buffs defense stopped the Tigers, Pesavento did it again, as he connected with TE Daniel Graham for a 36 yard touchdown to tie the game at 14 with :30 left in the half. Then the Tigers did something they would regret. Instead of running the clock out, the Tigers gave the ball to freshman Tyrone Roberson, who fumbled the ball. Phil Jackson grabbed the ball and the Buffs would soon own the lead. Flores would do something he couldn't do in his last 5 attempts, he made a field goal. Flores kick from 36 yards gave the Buffs a 17-14 lead and CU the momentuim they needed. The second half was a different story. The CU running attack woke up and they played ball control the rest of the way. Bobby Purify put the Buffs up 24-14 in the third quarter when he scored on a 31-yard run. Missouri responded with a 20-yard touchdown of their own by QB Kirk Farmer to cut the CU lead to 24-21. That's as close as they would get. Cortlan Johnson's 15 yard run for a TD just before the quarter ended increased the CU lead to 31-24. Then it was the little man coming up big again. Roman Hollowell, the smallest guy on the field, put the game out of reach when he juked his way past defenders for a 69-yard punt return touchdown. Hollowell's big play earned him the honors of Big 12 Special Team player of the week and helped the Buffs fend off a stubborn Missouri Tiger team. The victory, although not too pretty, was the Buffs second comeback win in as many weeks. More importantly, it kept CU's Big 12 Championship dreams alive.
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