BOULDER, Colo. – The route meeting did not begin until the beginning of the fourth quarter in Folsom Field.
When it started, the # 25 Huskers and Buffaloes had left for the races.  But Nebraska's explosive pair of sophomores – quarterback Adrian Martinez and Maurice Washington – were not enough to bring the visitors through the line with a 34-31
Colorados James Stefanou kicked the game winning 34: 1. Yard Field Goal in the first extension. It was the only leadership of the buffs when they had to get back to the halftime after a 0-17 deficit. Nebraska had a chance to reply in extra time, but three-time and older Isaac Armstrong, who made his debut as a replacement for injured runner-up Barret Pickering, missed a 48-yard field goal that would have brought the game to a goal can second extension.
The buffs linked the game 46 seconds behind a 26-yard touchdown pass from Steven Montez to receiver Tony Brown. Nebraska's subsequent journey ended with a 19-second advantage for Martinez after a low pass on the right side of the field, and Colorado knelt to send the match into overtime.
Martinez finished the game with a total of 356 yards and four touchdowns Washington had a total of 195 yards, including a touchdown of 75 yards in the fourth quarter on a swing pass and a rush of 40 yards on another touchdown ride a few minutes later. This drive, which was capped by a 6-yard Martinez touchdown run, gave NU a 31-24 lead five minutes and 49 seconds before the end.
Star CU receiver Laviska Shenault was able to free herself from the ensuing kick-back, but Cam Taylor-Britt, Luke Reimer, graduate of Lincoln North Star, brought it back to bring the Husker offensive back on the market ,
CU opened the fourth with a 96-yard touchdown pass from Montez to recipient KD Nixon on a flea flick from his own end zone, the longest offensive play in the history of Buffs football.
NU responded with a 75-yard swing pass from Martinez to Washington for the second game of the following trip.
The buffs took less than a minute to react with their own 75-yard scoring trip back within three points of their old Big 12 rival on an afternoon that initially felt like a takeover by Nebraska in the Crowd and on the field felt and ended up with a tilt-a-whirl in the finish.
Martinez made a critical mistake with 11 minutes left in the game when he – fumbling his second lost fumbling in the afternoon – fumbled for a third sack and turned the ball back to the NU 20 for Colorado's attack.
Nebraska's defense remained strong in the red zone. After a pass separation from Lamar Jackson in the end zone CU could be satisfied with a 20-yard field goal by James Stefanou to finish the game at 24 clock.