Colorado 44

(5-6, 2-4 away)

Iowa State 10

(2-8, 2-5 home)

2:00 PM ET, November 15, 2003

Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

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COLO 14 23 7 044
ISU 0 0 3 710


AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Colorado coach Gary Barnett's team had not led anyone by more than 14 points this season, so it presented a problem when the Buffaloes went to the locker room at halftime up 37-0 over Iowa State on Saturday.

"I didn't know what to do," Barnett said. "I didn't know what to say to the team at halftime. That doesn't happen very much."

Joel Klatt threw two touchdowns passes and Brian Calhoun ran for two more scores in Colorado's 44-10 victory over the Cyclones.

Klatt, 21-for-27 for 288 yards, threw a 42-yard scoring pass to D.J. Hackett and a 20-yarder to John Donahoe.

Calhoun, who scored on two 4-yard runs, had 73 yards rushing and caught two passes for 58 yards. The two touchdowns marked the first multiple touchdown game for the sophomore, who went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for his career with 1,059.

"They dominated and mauled us today," Iowa State coach Dan McCarney said. "They made some really tremendous plays and we had some uncharacteristic breakdowns in our secondary."

Colorado (5-6, 3-4 Big 12) held the Cyclones (2-8, 0-6) to 1 net yard until late in the half when Waye Terry completed three passes for 27 yards and ran for 2 to give Iowa State 30 yards.

"We went in there and really took care of business in the first half," Barnett said. "It was good to see guys making plays and it's a good win for us. It's hard to believe that we are 5-6, but that's the way it is."

Iowa State scored early in the second half after the Buffaloes punted and then were called for interference on the receiver, bringing the ball to the Colorado 38. Seven plays later, Adam Benike kicked a 31-yard field goal.

A 49-yard pass from Klatt to Calhoun on the next series set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Lawrence Vickers for Colorado's final score with 6:36 left in the third quarter, giving the Buffaloes a 44-3 lead.

"To be honest with you, Iowa State has a really good defense," Klatt said. "After watching tapes all week, I think that sometimes it does not always look like that.

"As a team, we are leaps and bounds better than what we were at the beginning of the season," Klatt said. "We are finally clicking and finding the completions that we have been looking for all year."

Klatt's 21 completions give him 207 for the season, one behind the school record of 208 set by Koy Detmer in 1996.

Of the 68 players Colorado brought to Ames, 63 got into the game. Of the five who didn't see action, two are injured and one is being held out of action as a redshirt.

Terry, who finished 16-for-40 and 121 yards, hit Jamaul Montgomery with a 28-yard pass for the Cyclones' only touchdown on the first series of the fourth quarter. Montgomery led Iowa State with 64 yards on five catches.

"Waye was okay," McCarney said of his quarterback who started only the second game of his career. "He wasn't really good or bad. He showed some really good arm strength out there. As far as I'm concerned, he's still our starting quarterback."

Another score was called back because of a penalty for too many players on the field.

Terry led the Cyclones with 72 yards rushing in 13 attempts, mostly on scrambles in the second half. Stevie Hicks gained 56 yards on 15 carries.

"We were fired up and came out with a good game plan," Hicks said. "But I need to watch the game film because I don't know what went wrong.

"It feels good to put some points on the board," Hicks said, noting the Cyclones had been shut out the past two games. "It gives us some confidence heading into our last two games."