Hansen leads Buffs to first road win in 23 games

SALT LAKE CITY — Coleman Petersen missed a 48-yard field goal try with two seconds remaining as Colorado escaped with a 17-14 victory over Utah on Friday, ending the Utes' hopes for a Pac-12 South title and halting the Buffaloes' school-record 23-game road losing streak.

Petersen missed all three attempts after entering the contest leading the Pac-12 in field goals made with 17. With the loss by Utah (7-5, 4-5), UCLA will represent the South in the inaugural Pac-12 championship game.

Tyler Hansen passed for 264 yards and a touchdown to lead Colorado (3-10, 2-8), which won outside its home state for the first time since Oct. 27, 2007, when the Buffs beat Texas Tech 31-26.

Colorado dominated from the start. At halftime, the Buffs led 10-0 and held a 254-39 total-yardage advantage and 111/2;-minute edge in time of possession.

Utah running back John White left the game in the third quarter with a left ankle injury. He carried 10 times for 28 yards.

Utah had everything to play for and Colorado nothing, other than pride for 26 seniors who had never won a road game.

The Utes had won four straight. A win Friday, coupled with an Arizona State loss against California on Friday night and UCLA loss against Southern California on Saturday night, and Utah would be win the Pac-12 South.

Colorado had other plans.

The Utes didn't get their initial first down until the 2:56 mark of the second quarter, eliciting mock cheers from the crowd of 45,026.

The team was booed as it went into the locker room trailing 10-0.

White had his sights set on Utah's single-season rushing mark of 1,507 yards. But he had just 28 yards on 10 carries before leaving with 14:05 left in the third quarter with a left ankle injury.

He moved into second place on the single-season list ahead of Dameon Hunter (1,396) and now has 1,405 yards on 290 carries.

California 47, Arizona State 38

At Tempe, Ariz., C.J. Anderson scored three touchdowns, Isi Sofele ran for 145 yards and another score and California ended the regular season with a win over Arizona State.

Anderson scored on two runs and a 74-yard catch, and Giorgio Tavecchio hit four field goals to help Cal (7-5, 4-5) ensure its ninth winning season in 10 years.

Zach Maynard threw for 237 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score as the bowl-bound Bears racked up 484 total yards.

Arizona State (6-6, 4-5) lost its chance of winning the Pac-12 South earlier in the day and may have put coach Dennis Erickson's job in jeopardy with its fourth straight loss.

Cameron Marshall ran for 157 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but had a big fumble in the fourth quarter for the Sun Devils. Brock Osweiler threw for 264 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions.

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