Colorado football completed a major comeback against Nebraska earlier this afternoon.
In the day’s most exciting game, the Buffaloes scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to tie the game. In overtime, Nebraska missed a game-tying field goal giving CU the win.
Things were chippy heading into the match-up. The long-time rivalry definitely evoked bitter feelings from both fan-bases and teams. Not to mention the large turnout from Nebraska fans in Boulder.
Following the game, Colorado’s quarterback Steven Montez had some things to say about the Cornhuskers.
“You guys saw all those crazy quotes (Nebraska was) putting out in the week and I think they talked themselves right out of it,” Montez said, via Twitter. “Before the coin toss they were talking trash. They were spitting at the bottom of piles so they got what was coming to them.”
Certainly some strong words from Montez — one of Colorado’s heroes of the game. Montez completed 28-of-41 passes for 375 yards and two touchdowns.
Nebraska’s players certainly weren’t shy heading into the game.
Daniels (continued on Colorado): “I felt like last year we were the better team. And then if we were the better team last year, I know we’re the better team this year… I’m just ready to go and kick some ass, to be honest with you.”
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) August 31, 2019
Colorado’s win is not only big for the program, but for the Pac-12 conference. The Pac-12 has struggled to win big non-conference games in recent years. But Colorado’s win helps the conference as a whole gain some much needed respect.
Saturday’s victory is a great start for new Colorado head coach Mel Tucker.