LAWRENCE, Kan. — James Hill's eight-yard touchdown run with 2:09 to play capped a 42-yard drive that lifted No. 13 Colorado over No. 20 Kansas, 25-18, Saturday, moving the Buffaloes half a game behind Nebraska in the Big Eight race.
Colorado, which rallied behind Kordell Stewart's passing after squandering a 14-0 lead, raised its overall record to 8-1-1 and its Big Eight mark to 4-1-1. Kansas dropped to 7-3 and 4-2.
Colorado can go to the Orange Bowl if it beats Iowa State and Nebraska loses to either Kansas State or Oklahoma.
A 15-yard personal foul penalty against Kansas on a punt gave Colorado the ball on the Jayhawk 42 with 5:15 to play. On third and six, Stewart passed to Charles Johnson for a 24-yard gain. Then Hill took it in with carries of five, two and eight yards.