Boulder, Colo. (NWN) – Cole Baker was more impressed by his counterpart’s big field goal than he was with his own game-winner in double overtime.
Oregon State kicker Everett Hayes missed a 38-yard field goal in the second overtime, setting a school record 60-yard yards at the end of regulation, and Baker’s 43 yards Saturday night gave Colorado a 37-34 win over the Beavers.
“That’s the moment all young kickers dream about,” said Baker, a new player. Homecoming crowd that landed in the field When his last field goal went high through uprights.
But what about Hayes’ 60-yarder, which this season is the longest in the FBS, the longest in Oregon state history, and the longest ever at Folsom Field.
“It was incredible,” Baker said. “I think, if I’m right, he didn’t score more than 50 in his career. When he scored 60, I didn’t get a shot. I’m standing on the bench, it was a good 65, and I was like, ‘That was a kick!'”
Colorado (3-6, 2-4 Pac-12) won the first of four multiple-overtime games in program history, and the Buffalos were denied Bowl eligibility to Oregon State (5-4, 3-3). , which is still ongoing. Searching for his first six-win season since 2013.
The teams exchanged touchdowns in the first overtime, with Brendan Lewis scoring on the 9-yard quarterback keeper for Colorado and running back to BJ Baylor, snoring a high straight snap with his left hand and sprinting into the end zone. Gaya.
Baylor, the conference’s leading rusher, scored 98 yards on 22 carries, but the Buffaloes were delighted as they were without their top tackler in injured linebacker Nate Landham and several others stepped in.
Colorado actually outclassed the Beavers from 222 yards to 220 on the ground, thanks to Jarek Broussard’s 151 yards on 24 carries, including a 49-yard run that set up a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
An incredible ending by the Beavers is needed for the game to go to extra time.
Hayes missed 51-yards with 32 seconds remaining, but the Beavers had all three of their timeouts and forced Colorado to punt the ball, which Anthony Gould shot 26 yards to the Beavers 49 by 5 seconds. returned with.
With five defenders on the goal line, Chance Nolan threw a 9-yard pass to Gould, who stepped out of bounds at the Buffs 42 with 1 second remaining.
With his holder at the 50-yard line, Hayes easily cleared the crossbar, his 60-yarder breaking the school record of 58 yards set by Chris Mangold in 1982 and tied by Alexis Serna in 2006. It also tied the record held by Mason Crosby, set against Iowa State on October 16, 2004, for the longest field goal at Folsom Field.
“I was like, ‘Whoa!’ I think he definitely has length,” said Colorado coach Carl Dorrell. “And it was right down the pike. And what I did was just to see what their thoughts were. It was not as if he had hanged his head. They just said, ‘We’re working overtime.'”
“The mindset was just, ‘Get out there, score again,'” Lewis said. “And we did.”
“It’s hard to put a guy in that position,” said Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith. “But they caught it.”
Lewis’s 16-yard TD pass to Montana Lemonius-Craig gave the Buffs a 27-24 lead with 2:24 remaining.
The score was set by Broussard’s 49-yard run when Nolan gave Oregon State a first lead at 24–20, with a 27-yard touchdown tossed to Tre’Shawn Harrison in the middle of the fourth quarter.
The two teams provided an appetizer for the frantic end by exchanging field goals in the last 39 seconds of the first half.
Hayes matched Baker’s 52-yard run with a 45-yard run to pull the Beavers 13-10 until halftime when time ran out.
Oregon State: An unseasonably hot day in the Rocky Mountains when it was 73 degrees at kickoff, the Beavers started freezing and trailed most of the night in their second consecutive loss.
Colorado: The Buffs had a season-best 144-yard offense in the first quarter, but they had a 50-yard offense with a 40-yard penalty in the second quarter. He was flagged three times in five plays after arriving at Oregon State 15 with 1:33 remaining. But he was resilient and headed to victory after taking 10-0 and 20-10 leads.
Oregon State: Hosts Stanford on Saturday.
Colorado: Visiting UCLA on Saturday.
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