Ka'Deem Carey's final statistics on Saturday were pretty good. But, considering what the Arizona tailback did to Colorado a year ago, it wasn't too bad.

Carey finished with 119 yards and four touchdowns in Arizona's 44-20 victory at Folsom Field.

All week, Carey was the focus after what he did against CU a year ago. He had a Pac-12 record single-game record 366 yards and five touchdowns, on only 25 carries, in a 56-31 win in Tucson, Ariz., on Nov. 10, 2012.

On Saturday, Carey needed 23 carries to get his yards, and 30 of his yards came on one carry.

"We stopped Carey pretty good," CU head coach Mike MacIntyre said. "We had one he bounced outside and we should have stayed outside and he wouldn't have gained (those 30 yards), then he ran over us a few times. He's going to do that. He does that against everybody."

CU defensive end Chidera Uzo-Diribe said the Buffs didn't scheme its defense to stop Carey, but made him a focus of their attention.

"We were playing just our normal defense," he said. "We just made it a key to make sure that you tackle (Carey). He's good at breaking tackles. That was our big thing."

Oliver nets career best

CU kicker Will Oliver booted a career-long 53-yard field goal in the first half. His previous best was 52.

"It felt really good," said Oliver, who also missed a 52-yarder in the first half. "It's a great career accomplishment to come out here and do that. I felt I hit both right on the money, and I just sent the one (52-yarder) a little bit wide left.


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Oliver went 2-for-3 on the night. He is 11-for-13 on the season and 28-for-37 in his career. His success rate of 75.7 percent is the best in CU history among kickers that have nailed 20 or more field goals.

Bell nets third INT

CU safety Jered Bell had his third interception of the season. The Buffs had just three as a team in 2012.

"I'm just doing what the coaches ask me -- just doing the right technique, going back to the fundamentals and just being in the right position whenever I need to be," he said.

Crain in attendance

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jesse Crain, who graduated from Fairview High School, attended Saturday's game.

"I grew up coming to the games back in the late 80s and early 90s when we were going to national championships and winning all those games," said Crain, who recently completed his 10th major league season. "I came to all the games growing up and I've always been a big fan of the Colorado Buffaloes."

Former CU athletic director Mike Bohn also made a brief appearance in the press box.

Notable

Parker Orms led the Buffs with 14 tackles, all unassisted. Bell had 10. ... Ryan Severson had a season-long 48-yard kickoff return in the second half. ... Defensive lineman Samson Kafovalu returned after a suspension for violating assorted team rules. ... CU is 61-33-5 in homecoming games, with six consecutive losses. ... The Buffs are still seeking their 300th win at Folsom Field, falling to 299-159-10. ... CU is 0-7 on the coin toss this year.

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