Colorado Buffs Game Summaries Bowl Game Colorado plays a stout defense in the first half but couldn't finish off drives. They take the halftime lead 9-0. Michigan kicks off at half time, COL fields the kick and the returner gets drilled and coughs it up and MI takes it in for 6. Largely deflating for a defense that held Michigan scoreless and 21 yards of offense. 9-7 Colorado. 5:53 left in the 3rdQ. Colorado proceeds on the ensuing drive to go the length of the field, and get down to the MI goalline. They run a quick toss play and it seems like the HB has a seam, he hits it quickly and proceeds to cough up the football inside the 1 yd line! The ball bounces into the endzone and bodies pile on it. Colorado came up with it, TOUCHDOWN! After that point the Colorado defense just takes over. Michigan was without their starting QB Robinson, and their backup just seemed to be slow to make decisions. In the second half Colorado noticed this and brought the blitz from all over the field, scoring on an amazing 8 sacks in total that came from all over the field: Linemen - 3 LBs - 2 CBs and Safeties - 3 Col 23, Mich 7 A great start for the new coach.