Game recaps, thoughts and what mattered in the Week 10 games of the Pac-12 college football season?
The remaining Pac-12 recaps to come throughout the day
Arizona 42, Colorado 34
What Happened: Khalil Tate threw five touchdown passes including a 57-yard play to Cedric Peterson in the fourth quarter to break through in a wild shootout.
The two teams traded punches all game long, with Steven Montez throwing three scoring passes to keep pace, with a 20-yarder to Tony Brown in the third quarter to take the lead, but Tate answered with a 39-yard touchdown pass to Shawn Poindexter to take the lead for good.
What Mattered: Tate had his second straight fantastic game, completing 17-of-22 passes for 350 yards and five scores with a pick, and he ran for 15 yards. He spread the ball around well and bombed away for close to 21 yards per completion. JJ Taylor managed 192 rushing yards on 40 carries.
– Laviska Shenault was still out for the Buffs, but Steven Montez was still on, completing 27-of-42 passes for 343 yards and three touchdowns with a pick. Colorado only ran for 40 yards on 32 carries.
– Arizona outgained Colorado 566 to 383, but it got flagged 12 times for 129 yards and turned it over twice.
What It All Means: And now, Arizona is right on the doorstep of bowl eligibility after getting its fifth win. With at Washington State and Arizona State to close, needing to come up with one win in the final two to overcome all the problems and issues and finish strong.
– This wasn’t devastating for Colorado, but it stings. The fourth straight loss means the Buffs are still waiting, waiting, waiting for that sixth win and a bowl game, but Washington State, Utah, and at Cal aren’t easy.