Liufau again drove the Buffs into WSU territory, but on a run that put him over 100 yards for the first time in his career, he suffered a hip injury and headed to the locker room. The drive stalled, but backup kicker Chris Graham nailed a 46-yard field goal to give CU a 31-24 lead.
On a day when the Washington State offensive line frustrated CU, Gillam finally broke through on the Cougars’ next drive for a third-down sack that opened the door for Lindsay’s clinching score.
“We knew if we did our job we’d be able to win the game,” said CU cornerback Chidobe Awuzie, who helped the Buffs hold Washington State scoreless cheap jerseys for the final 18 minutes of the game.
Washington State (8-3, 7-1) led 17-14 at halftime but was left to lament missed chances. Falk was 16-of-34 passing for 248 yards in the first half, a completion rate that was hammered by dropped passes by his wide receivers. The Cougars dropped two would-be touchdown passes in the first half.
The biggest came four minutes into the second quarter, with WSU leading 14-7 and facing a second-and-7 at the CU 26-yard line. Falk floated a perfect pass down the right sideline and into the end zone for Gabe Marks, but cheap NFL jerseys the ball hit Carolina Panthers jerseys the Pac-12 leader in career catches in the hands and dropped to the turf. CU held the Cougars on fourth down later in the drive, and the Buffs scored on Liufau’s 3-yard touchdown run on their ensuing possession to tie the game.
“We just squandered the opportunity,” Cougars coach Mike Leach said.
CU had a chance to tie the game just before halftime, but freshman Davis Price badly missed wholesale jerseys a 38-yard field goal with four seconds left.
But Liufau ran in for a score to give CU lead to start the third quarter, and he just kept making wholesale NFL jerseys plays. Liufau had run to the locker room after a big run in the fourth quarter. But he was back on the field as the clock ran out, center stage in a college football dream that will live another week.
“We’re very happy to be in the position we’re in,” Liufau said. “We kept our hopes alive.”