"Lady," replied an equally distraught Ward, "I don't think I'll be able to come next week either. I can't take any more like this."
The game was a thriller and definitely not for people with weak hearts.
Colorado's Buffaloes appeared to be on their way to an easy afternoon when they scored early in the first quarter on a long pass play. But first appearances are deceiving sometimes. Before the half ended, the Utes matched the first two Colorado touchdowns and trailed 14-16 only because of an untimely safety.
As the second half began, the drama mounted, and the 86� heat began to frazzle the crowd and the players. However, it was the big, heavily favored Colorado boys who first showed signs of fatigue.
Colorado scored in the third quarter, but Utah matched it in the fourth. With 11 minutes to play, 2 points still separated the teams, and trailing Utah was beginning to falter on the Colorado 20. Coach Curtice sent in End George Boss, who nonchalantly kicked a perfect field goal to put Utah in the lead for the first time 24-23. Then, still in their own territory, the Buffs got one of those breaks that leave coaches mumbling. A Buff pass sailed straight into the arms of a Utah defender. The interceptor started goalward, but the ball didn't, instead slithered through his arms and into the clutching paws of Colorado Back Boyd Dowler. Several plays later, and with the clock showing 41 seconds remaining, Left Half Bob Stransky plunged for a final Colorado touchdown to end the scoring in the seesaw battle of the week.