Gameday Live: No. 6 Utah Beats Colorado 45–15
5:30 p.m.: Goooooood evening, Colorado will try to improve on last year by beating a very good Utah team in a very cold night in Utah tonight. Utah can still make the playoff, so this is a big one for both teams.
5:48 p.m.: Colorado punts on its first try.
5:52 p.m: Utah punts and CU muffs it, giving Utah a break it definitely didn’t need.
5:55 p.m.: Utah’ DeMari Simpson’s makes the early “Bonehead Play of the Game” (sponsored by me) by downing a very good punt in the end zone. CU will take it.
5:59 p.m.: Montez needs to take some CBD and chill out.
6:10 p.m.: I can never tell if Mel Tucker is conservative or aggressive. I think he’s still figuring that out himself.
6:12 p.m.: The CBD kicks in for Montez, who hits Brady Russell to give CU a 7-0 lead.
6:27 p.m: Utah answers on a blown coverage by CU to tie it at 7-7. Colorado is going to need to make, I dunno, probably at least one more stop.
6:43 p.m.: Nate Landman is all over the place but it doesn’t matter. Utah goes uo 14-7 with 2:03 left in the first half.
7:02 p.m.: It’s 17-7 Utah at halftime. Pretty good performance by Colorado, which makes trailing by two possessions all the more disappointing. CU could .... COULD ... beat Utah.
7:29 p.m.: To the question of, “How will Colorado react to being pinned against its own goal line?” the answer is, “total panic.”
7:36 p.m.: If Utah scores on this possession, I think Colorado’s season is probably over.
7:45 p.m.: Steven Montez is CU’s all-time passing leader now. Do whatever you want with that information. Personally, I choose to say, “Hmm.”
7:51 p.m.: Utah returns a punt for a TD to go up 31-7 with a minute left in the third.
8:05 p.m.: Daniel Arias catches a TD and CU converts the 2-point conversation to Brady Russell to make it two-score game early in the fourth, 31-15.
8:39 p.m.: Montez is rocked on the last play of his college career. Utah wins 45-15 and CU’s season is over.