BOULDER - How many people thought the CU Buffs would be atop the Pac 12 South, seven weeks into the season? Well, here we are!
The team captured a Homecoming victory in front of the largest crowd in five years at Folsom Field Saturday night.
Phillip Lindsay rushed for 219 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Colorado Buffaloes to their first win over Arizona State in their history, 40-16 Saturday night.
Lindsay averaged 8.4 yards on 26 carries and his big day included a 75-yard rumble on the first snap of the second half. He also scored from 13 yards out and capped it off with a 4-yard run in the final minute.
Sefo Liufau threw for 265 yards on 23 of 31 passing against the nation's worst pass defense in his return to the Buffs starting lineup for the first time since spraining his left ankle at Michigan on Sept. 17.
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His biggest play came when he slipped a sack, rolled left and found Bryce Bobo all alone for a 66-yard gain to the Sun Devils 9. Three plays later, Liufau took it in himself from the 3 to snap a 10-10 tie.
The Buffs (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) need just one more win to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2007. The Sun Devils (5-2, 2-2) lost for the first time in eight games against Colorado.
Senior Zane Gonzalez's field goals of 50, 51 and 59 tied an FBS record for most 50-plus field goals in a game and his 59-yarder established a Sun Devils record. It was the second-longest at Folsom Field behind Mason Crosby's 60-yarder against Iowa State on October 16th, 2004.