Wash­ing­ton State 24

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

Sefo Li­u­fau threw for 345 yards, ran for 108 more and scored three touch­downs in Colorado’s vic­tory over Wash­ing­ton State in a matchup of un­likely Pac-12 divi­sion lead­ers.

Phillip Lind­say added 144 yards rush­ing and two TDs for the Buf­faloes (9-2, 7-1, No. 10 CFP).

Li­u­fau briefly left in the fourth quar­ter only to re­turn and pick up a cru­cial third-and-short that led to a game-seal­ing TD run by Lind­say.

Luke Falk threw for 325 yards and three scores for Wash­ing­ton State (8-3, 7-1, No. 22 CFP). The Cougars had won eight in a row. strug­gle in which LSU con­verted a fourth-and-10 play on its fi­nal drive, only to get stopped on back-to­back runs from the 1 to end the game.

Florida’s Austin App­pleby com­pleted only seven passes on 17 at­tempts, but one of his con­nec­tions went for a piv­otal 98-yard touch­down to Tyrie Cleveland. Eddy Piniero scored the rest of Florida’s points on field goals of 36, 24 and 34 yards.

LSU (6-4, 4-3 SEC, No. 16 CFP) con­trolled most of the game and held con­sid­er­able sta­tis­ti­cal ad­van­tages, out­gain­ing Florida (8-2, 6-2, No. 23 CFP) 423 yards to 270 and hold­ing pos­ses­sion for 34:02. But on three oc­ca­sions, the Tigers failed to score af­ter driv­ing in­side Florida’s 10 — the first time be­cause of Guice’s fum­ble in the first half and the sec­ond time be­cause of a botched field goal in the third quar­ter. The loss likely cost the Tigers a Sugar Bowl bid.

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