BOULDER, Colo. — Joshua Karty kicked a 31-yard field goal in the second overtime after tying the game in regulation, Elic Ayomanor had a school-record 294 receiving yards and Stanford rallied from a deficit of 29 points at halftime for a 46-43 victory over Colorado early Saturday.
It was the largest lost lead in Colorado history.
Safety Alaka’i Gilman caught a floated pass from Shedeur Sanders in the end zone to set the stage for Karty, who connected on a 46-yarder with no more regulation time left.
The Cardinal (2-4, 1-3 Pac-12) trailed 29-0 at halftime, with QBs Justin Lamson and Ashton Daniels unable to ignite a spark.
That is, until the second half, when Daniels – with contributions from Lamson – led Stanford on eight straight goals. The Cardinal had 408 of its 523 yards in the second half and overtime.
Daniels threw for 396 yards and four touchdowns. Ayomanor had 13 catches and three touchdowns, including one to tie the first overtime and another for a game-changing 97 yards.
His 294 receiving yards broke the record held by Troy Walters (278) against UCLA in 1999.
Colorado committed 17 penalties for 127 yards in a game that started at 8:20 p.m. East and ended around 12:15 a.m. local time.
Sanders finished with 400 passing yards and five touchdowns and rushed for a team-leading 37 yards. The Buffaloes (4-3, 1-3) got off to an early start, taking a 29-0 lead. It was inspected on Friday the 13th.
This was not the case.
Travis Hunter, a two-way standout, returned after missing three games following a late hit in the Colorado State game that sent him to the hospital with a lacerated liver.
He had 13 catches for 140 yards and two scores.
He also made five tackles.
Stanford: The Cardinal host No. 18 UCLA on October 21.
Colorado: The Buffaloes have a week off before traveling to UCLA to face the Bruins on October 28.
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