Regardless of the outcome, Saturday’s matchup between Nebraska and Colorado lived up to the expectation. A rivalry game between to teams that hate each other, the result was an overtime thriller filled with plenty of excitement.
The chirping started earlier in the week, and now, it’s even spilled into the post-game conversation — though it’s mostly coming from Colorado. After the game, Buffaloes quarterback Steven Montez had a few words on the Huskers, and they weren’t too pleasant.
“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 following the game. “Before the coin toss they were talking trash. They were spitting at the bottom of piles so they got what was coming to them.”
Montez: "You guys saw all those crazy quotes (Nebraska was) putting out in the week and I think they talked themselves right out of it. Before the coin toss they were talking trash. They were spitting at the bottom of piles so they got what was coming to them."
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Colorado trailed 17-0 at halftime but clawed its way back into the game, forcing overtime after a late touchdown to make the score 31-31. The Buffs then knocked home a 34-yard field goal in overtime to take a three-point lead.
Isaac Armstrong had an opportunity to knot the game at 34-34 and sent the game to double overtime, but his attempt was well off the mark. Colorado improved to 2-0 on the season with the 34-31 victory.
Montez finished the game with 375 yards and two touchdowns on 28-of-41 passing for the game.