NCAA Game Summary - Colorado at Baylor|
(Saturday, October 6th)
Final Score: Colorado 43, Baylor 23
Waco, TX (Sports Network) - Cody Hawkins completed 17-of-26 passing for 293
yards and two touchdowns to lead the Colorado Buffaloes to a 43-23 victory over
the Baylor Bears in a Big 12 Conference matchup at Floyd Casey Stadium.
Hugh Charles ran for 122 yards on 20 attempts for the Buffaloes (4-2, 2-0 Big
12), and Josh Smith contributed 103 yards receiving on just two receptions.
Dusty Sprague grabbed five passes for 95 yards and a score in the Colorado
victory, and Demetrius Sumler scored three touchdowns.
Blake Szymanski completed 36-of-60 for 410 yards and a touchdown but threw two
interceptions in the Baylor (3-3, 0-2) loss, while Brandon Whitaker hauled in
11 passes for 166 yards for the Bears.
Hawkins completed a 26-yard touchdown pass to Sprague early in the first
quarter and the Buffaloes took a 7-0 lead.
A 41-yard field goal by Kevin Eberhart late in the period extended the Colorado
advantage to 10-0.
The Buffaloes increased their lead early in the second quarter, as Hawkins
completed a seven-yard touchdown strike to Sumler.
Baylor got on the board midway through the period with a 26-yard field goal by
Sumler scored on a three-yard run late in the frame, giving Colorado a 24-3
Less than a minute later, Baylor got into the end zone on a two-yard plunge by
With a minute remaining in the half, Eberhart hit a 44-yard field goal to give
Colorado a 27-9 lead.
Eberhart struck again in the closing seconds of the first half, this time from
54 yards away, and the Buffaloes went into the break with a 30-9 advantage.
Eberhart hit a 42-yard field goal early in the third quarter to increase the
Colorado lead to 33-9.
Midway through the period, Sumler plunged into the end zone from two yards away
to give the Buffaloes a 31-point lead.
The Bears made it a 40-16 game late in the frame, as Szymanski completed an 18-
yard pass to Justin Akers.
Colorado padded its lead early in the fourth quarter with yet another Eberhart
field goal, a 30-yard kick that extended the Buffaloes lead to 43-16.
Jay Finley put Baylor on the board once more late in the period with a four-
yard TD run, leaving the Buffs with the 20-point triumph.
Colorado, which controlled the ball for more than 33 minutes on the night, held
the Bears to a mere 55 yards rushing on 18 attempts.
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