The Colorado Buffaloes stunned the No. 17 TCU Horned Frogs 45-42 in a thrilling season opener for both teams on Saturday night at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Buffaloes, who were picked to finish last in the Pac-12 Conference South Division, were led by quarterback Brendon Lewis, who threw for 303 yards and four touchdowns. Running back Jarek Broussard also had a big game, rushing for 115 yards and two touchdowns.

TCU, which was picked to finish second in the Big 12 Conference, was led by quarterback Max Duggan, who threw for 370 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Zach Evans also had a big game, rushing for 171 yards and a touchdown.

The game was close throughout, and the Buffaloes took the lead for good with 4:25 to play on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Lewis to Brenden Rice. TCU had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but Duggan's pass was intercepted by Christian Gonzalez in the end zone.

The win was a major upset for the Buffaloes, who were playing their first game under new head coach Karl Dorrell. It was also a big win for the Pac-12 Conference, which was looking to start the season strong after a disappointing 2022 season.

Here are some other notable things from the game:

The game was the first meeting between the Buffaloes and Horned Frogs since 2014.
TCU had won the previous four meetings between the two teams.
The game was played in front of a crowd of 56,154, the largest crowd for a TCU home game since 2018.

The win was a major boost for the Buffaloes, who are looking to improve on their 4-8 record from last season. They will face a tough test next week when they travel to face the UCLA Bruins.

TCU will look to bounce back next week when they host the SMU Mustangs.

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