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2005 Season Archive

— December 27th – Orlando, Florida           No. 23 Clemson 19, Colorado 10 — Champs Sports Bowl The tumultuous 2005 season came to an end for the Colorado Buffaloes with a lackluster 19-10 loss to 23rd-ranked Clemson in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Playing with an interim staff and an uncertain future, the CU defense kept the Buffs in the game throughout, with Clemson scoring the game-clinching touchdown with 1:38 to play. The game went into the record books as a Gary Barnett coached squad, but the former coach […]

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— December 8, 2005 Gary Barnett Out as Colorado Head Coach — December 16, 2005 Dan Hawkins In as Colorado Head Coach — The rumors had been swirling since the end of the Texas game. A contract extension for Colorado head coach Gary Barnett, thought to be a virtual done deal just weeks earlier, was now a virtual impossibility. An extension and a raise for a coach whose team had been embarrassed on national television two weeks in a row? An extension for a coach whose teams had been mired […]

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— December 3rd – at Houston Reliant Stadium           No. 2 Texas 70, Colorado 3 — Big 12 Championship Game The Texas Longhorns came into the Big 12 title game at Reliant Stadium in Houston on a mission to make it back to the Rose Bowl for the second consecutive year. They left Houston smelling like Roses, as the Longhorns completely out-classed Colorado, 70-3. Texas quarterback and Heisman trophy hopeful Vince Young accounted for four touchdowns, three by air and one on the ground, in leading the Longhorn rout. Running back Jamaal Charles scored […]

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— November 25th – Boulder           Nebraska 30, Colorado 3 — Colorado failed spectacularly in its attempt to win the Big 12 North on its home field, falling to Nebraska, 30-3. The Buffs were held to a season-low 212 yards of total offense, but were dominated in all aspects of the game, leaving the door open for Iowa State to claim the North Division title with a win over Kansas the following day. In a game which meant so much, the day actually began quite well for the Buffs. After forcing a […]

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 — November 12th – at Iowa State           Iowa State 30, No. 22 Colorado 16 — Iowa State took advantage of strong winds and two defensive touchdowns, using both to upset No.22 Colorado in Ames, 30-16. In a game delayed at the start due to a tornado in the region, the Cyclones blew some ill wind of their own, returning a fumble and an interception 66 yards apiece to provide the final margin. With the win, Iowa State kept its hopes for a Big 12 North Division title alive. The opening kickoff for the […]

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— November 5th – Boulder          No. 25 Colorado 41, Missouri 12 — Senior running back Lawrence Vickers rushed for 85 yards and four touchdowns, leading Colorado to a 41-12 win over Missouri in Boulder. The victory put the Buffs in the driver’s seat in the race for the Big 12 North Division crown, giving Colorado a two game lead on the division with two games to play. Brad Smith, who would become the NCAA’s all-time leading rusher for quarterbacks during the game, was held to just 16 yards on 13 carries […]

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— October 29th – at Kansas State           Colorado 23, Kansas State 20 — Mason Crosby kicked a 50-yard field goal with six seconds remaining to lift Colorado to a 23-20 road win over Kansas State. The victory was the second last minute win in a row over the Wildcats, as the Buffs had handed Kansas State a 38-31 setback in Boulder on a Joel Klatt to Ron Monteilh 64-yard touchdown with five seconds left in 2004. The Colorado win, combined with a loss to Kansas by Big 12 North co-leader Missouri, gave the […]

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— October 22nd – Boulder           Colorado 44, Kansas 13 — Joel Klatt passed for four touchdowns, becoming the Colorado all-time touchdown pass leader in the process, leading the Buffs to a 44-13 win over Kansas. Klatt ended the evening with 42 career touchdown passes, two more than Koy Detmer posted in his four years in Boulder (1992-96) While Klatt was setting records, it was the Colorado defense and special teams which turned a close game against the Jayhawks into a rout. Colorado scored on its second possession of the game, taking over on […]

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