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1988 Season Archive

Scapled in San Diego Still without my wallet (See: “Disneyland – Here I come!”), and having been disappointed by my first two days in California, Brad and I set out again. This day=s objective – San Diego. The way we figured it, we could make the short trip down to San Diego, hit Sea World during the afternoon, and still have time to make it to Jack Murphy Stadium in time to scalp some tickets for the sold out Oklahoma State/Wyoming Holiday Bowl game. The first part of the plan went well, […]

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BYU – Freedom Bowl Blues

//posted 12.28.1988

— December 28th – Freedom Bowl, Anaheim, Calif.           BYU 20, Colorado 17 — The only lead BYU would enjoy the entire game would be when it counted most, as BYU defeated Colorado, 20-17, in the 1988 Freedom Bowl. BYU kicker Jason Chaffetz connected from 35 yards out with 2:33 remaining to give BYU the lead and the win. Two costly turnovers and nine penalties relegated the Buffs to their fifth consecutive bowl loss. Colorado had its chances. Early on, it appeared that the Buffs would have their way, with Eric […]

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Disneyland – Here I come!

//posted 12.1.1988

Disneyland, here I come I had missed Colorado=s first trip to the Freedom Bowl in Anaheim in 1985, but I did not want to miss this one. Plans were made to make the pilgrimage to California, which, of course, included meeting up with Brad. We flew to Los Angeles a few days before the Freedome Bowl, which was to be played the evening of December 29th. Our plans included making several Atouristy@ trips during our five day stay, including stops at Disneyland and Universal Studios. A trip to San Diego was also not […]

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November 19th – Boulder           Colorado 56, Kansas State 14 The Buffs had much to play for in the season finale against Kansas State, and, unlike the lethargic effort against Iowa State which had followed the disappointing loss to Oklahoma, the Buffs came out smoking against the hapless Wildcats. J.J. Flannigan scored the Buffs= first touchdown on Colorado=s opening possession. By the end of the first quarter, the score was 21-0, Buffs, and the rout was on. By the end of the day, Colorado had a satisfying 56-14 win. Flannigan, playing […]

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— November 12th – at Nebraska           No. 7 Nebraska 7, No. 19 Colorado 0 — Nebraska running back Kevin Clark scored on a two-yard run with 4:19 remaining in the third quarter for the game=s only score as Nebraska held on to defeat Colorado, 7-0. Two drives by Colorado were stopped on downs in Nebraska territory in the fourth quarter as the Buffs were shut out for the first time since being handled 28-0 by Oklahoma in 1986. The Buffs had their chances, and could have […]

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November 5th – @ Missouri           Colorado 45, Missouri 8 Six different Buffs scored touchdowns as Colorado routed Missouri, 45-8. In the most lopsided Colorado win in the history of the series, the Buffs amassed 479 yards of total offense, including 328 yards on the ground on a total of 72 rushes. Freshman tailback Marcus Reliford came off the bench to lead the Buffs with 114 yards, including a late 15-yard touchdown run. Colorado sensation Eric Bieniemy, already over 1,000 yards for the season, just kept it going, posting his seventh 100+ […]

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October 29th – Boulder           Colorado 24, Iowa State 12 After playing lethargically for most of the first half, Colorado rebounded to put away a decent Iowa State club, 24-12. Playing as if still in a haze from the Oklahoma game, the Buffs spotted Iowa State a 6-0 lead on two long distance field goals (49 and 52 yards) by Cyclone kicker Jeff Shudak. It was not until almost halftime that the Buffs took the lead, with a Ken Culbertson field goal and a Sal Aunese one-yard run giving Colorado a […]

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— Night Lights — October 22, 1988, marked a significant date in the history of Colorado football. On that date, the Buffs played a night game at home for the first time ever. Portable lights were brought in for the event, only serving to further hype the contest. The matchup, carried nationally by ESPN, pitted the 5-1 Buffs against another 5-1 team, the Oklahoma Sooners. The Sooners were ranked 8th nationally, having lost only to 5th-ranked USC. Oklahoma, despite carrying the identical record as Colorado, was seen as a far […]

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