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

"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."


ESPN Fan Shop Powered By

  • Nike Men's Colorado Buffaloes Football Icon Legend Black T-ShirtShop

  • Nike Men's Iowa State Cyclones Cardinal Football Icon Legend T-ShirtShop


  • AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman

    Les Miles resolution puts end to embarrassing chapter at LSU

    The silence from LSU's administration this week about Miles' job status spoke volumes, but not as loudly as the support Tigers fans showed on Saturday. It's been a strange week in Baton Rouge.

  • Oklahoma wins Big 12 title

    Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine combine for 267 rushing yards and four touchdowns in Oklahoma's 58-23 victory over Oklahoma State that captured the Big 12 title for the Sooners.

  • Hawaii snaps 8-game skid, 28-26 over Louisiana-Monroe

    Paul Harris ran 27 times for 166 yards and a touchdown to help Hawaii snap an eight-game losing streak on Saturday night, 28-26 over Louisiana-Monroe.

  • College Football Top Plays: Week 13

    Check out the top plays from Week 13 of the college football season, including highlights from Baylor's loss to TCU, Ohio State beating Michigan and Les Miles' emotional win at Tiger Stadium.

  • Impact Performance

    The Capital One Cup Impact Performances of the Week include Stanford QB Kevin Hogan, Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott, Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield and Alabama RB Derrick Henry.

  • SDSU beats Nevada 31-14 for perfect Mountain West season

    Donnel Pumphrey and Chase Price surpassed 100 yards rushing on Saturday night, and San Diego State completed an undefeated conference season with a 31-14 win over Nevada.