The Colorado Buffaloes and UCLA Bruins met in a highly anticipated Week 8 matchup of two of the Pac-12's top contenders. The Bruins entered the game as the favorites, but the Buffaloes were able to pull off a stunning 27-24 upset victory.

The Buffaloes got off to a fast start, taking a 10-0 lead in the first quarter. Owen McCown connected with Jordyn Tyson on a 35-yard touchdown pass, and Charlie Offerdahl added a 45-yard field goal.

The Bruins responded with a touchdown in the second quarter, but the Buffaloes maintained their lead. McCown connected with Kyle Patterson on a 10-yard touchdown pass to give the Buffaloes a 17-7 lead at halftime.

The Bruins came out strong in the second half, scoring two touchdowns to take a 24-17 lead. Dorian Thompson-Robinson connected with Jake Bobo on a 25-yard touchdown pass, and Zach Charbonnet added a 1-yard touchdown run.

The Buffaloes responded with a touchdown of their own to tie the game at 24-24. McCown connected with Tyson on another touchdown pass, this one from 25 yards out.

The Buffaloes then won the game with a field goal in overtime. Offerdahl hit a 36-yard field goal to give the Buffaloes a 27-24 victory.


The Buffaloes were able to pull off the upset victory thanks to a strong performance from Owen McCown. McCown threw for 308 yards and four touchdowns. He also showed great mobility, running for 44 yards.

Jordyn Tyson was also a key contributor for the Buffaloes. He caught eight passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns.

The Bruins were led by Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who threw for 276 yards and two touchdowns. However, he also threw two interceptions. The Bruins' running game was also effective, rushing for 178 yards.

The Bruins' defense was unable to stop the Buffaloes' offense, which averaged 6.5 yards per play. The Buffaloes also converted 10 of 16 third-down attempts.


The Buffaloes' victory over the Bruins was a major statement. It showed that they are still the team to beat in the Pac-12. The Bruins, on the other hand, will need to improve their defense if they want to challenge the Buffaloes for the Pac-12 title.

Post-match quotes:

Owen McCown (Colorado Buffaloes quarterback):

"We played a great game today. Our offense was clicking, and our defense made some big stops when we needed them. We're a good team, and we're getting better every week."

Dorian Thompson-Robinson (UCLA Bruins quarterback):

"We played a good game, but we made too many mistakes. We threw two interceptions, and we gave up too many big plays on defense. We need to learn from our mistakes and move on."

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