Huskers let late lead slip away as Colorado wins in overtime

BOULDER, Colo. — Nebraska let a late lead slip away and lost to Colorado in overtime, 34-31, in its first trip to Boulder in a decade.

In the first possession of overtime, Colorado made a 34-yard field goal to take the lead. Nebraska then went backward on its possession after Adrian Martinez was sacked on third down. Isaac Armstrong attempted a 48-yard field goal that was no good to seal the loss.

Despite leading 17-0 at halftime, Nebraska was tied with Colorado at 24-24 midway through the fourth quarter.

Martinez ran in for a 6-yard touchdown on fourth down with less than six minutes to play to put NU back ahead. The Huskers recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, but couldn't take advantage and punted it back to the Buffs.

Colorado tied it again on its next possession with a 26-yard touchdown pass with 46 seconds left on the clock.

Martinez then threw an interception in the next series and that sent the game to overtime.

Nebraska returns to action next Saturday at home against Northern Illinois.

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