SAN ANTONIO -- The No. 10 Colorado Buffaloes suffered a heartbreaking loss to the No. 12 Oklahoma State Cowboys in Valero Alamo Bowl Thursday night in San Antonio.
It was the first time both teams in the Alamo Bowl had been ranked in the Top 12.
The Cowboys scored first with a 28-yard field goal in the first quarter to make it 3-0. The Buffs had an opportunity to tie it with a field goal of their own but missed it.
Oklahoma State extended their lead with two touchdowns in the second quarter to make it 17-0 by halftime.
OSU continued to dominate the game in the second half as they scored another two touchdowns in the third quarter to make it 31-0.
CU avoided the shut-out when quarterback Sefo Liufau ran 6-yards for the touchdown in the late fourth quarter. The Buffs topped it off with a two-point conversion by Phillip Lindsay to make the score 31-8.
The Cowboys would answer again with a 37-yard touchdown run and extended their lead to 38-8.
This was CU’s first winning season since 2005. The Buffaloes were Pac-12 South Division champions for the first time since joining the conference.
The Buffs (10-3) were looking to finish their season on a high note after falling to the University of Washington, 41-10, in the Pac-12 championship game.