Boulder, CU – Colorado stays undefeated as they drove through the Wild Cats with 407 rushing yards in a 24-13 win.
Sophomore running back Jarek Broussard led the charge with a career-high 301 rushing yards. Unfortunately, he did not score a touchdown in a game where he became the fourth player in Colorado Buffalo history to rush for 300 yards—the first time since October 12, 2002.
The Arizona Wildcats tried everything to stop him, but his record-breaking season has turned him into a formidable foe with the most rushing yards ever in Colorado history in the first four games with 733 yards.
“I don’t think any of us are surprised,” Colorado head coach Karl Dorrell said about Broussard. “He was doing the same type of thing during training camp.”
The 4-0 Buffaloes fell behind with a 13-point deficit in the first half: the largest one this season. The Wildcat’s opening drive led to their only touchdown for the game with a 26-yard run from senior running back Gary Brightwell.
With a season-high of five quarterback sacks, including four on third down for the second straight game, the defense held on tight and never let the Wildcats score again. After allowing over 30-points in the first two games, the defense has stepped up and not allowed 20-points in the last two games against two Arizona teams.
Their dominant performance allowed the offense to recover as well, and Colorado was able to come up with 24-unanswered points to win the game.
“Our defense did a nice job of getting themselves back in control. (Arizona) had a couple of great opportunities to put points on the board, and they went for a couple fourth-down situations, and the defense came up big,” Dorrell said. “They were inside the 5-yard line, and we had a tackle for loss play, and we created a huge play on fourth and 5.”
Sophomore outside linebacker Carson Wells and senior inside linebacker Nate Landman both had monster defensive performances. Landman with 16 tackles (12 solos), including 3.5 for a loss, and Welles with 11 tackles (seven total) and four tackles for a loss with 1.5 sacks.
Colorado hosts Utah Friday night.