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Colorado 35, Texas A&M 34

//posted 11.7.2009

The Buffs rally to take the lead late against the Aggies, then force two turnovers late in the game to preserve the much-needed win

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  — December 25th – Aloha Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii          No. 17 Colorado 41, No. 25 Fresno State 30 — While the Buffs found no snow on the ground on Christmas Day, 1993, they did find presents there. Colorado’s defense forced four Fresno State fumbles, converting all four turnovers into points as the Buffs ran away from the Bulldogs, 41-30, to win the 12th-annual Aloha Bowl. Sophomore tailback Rashaan Salaam rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Buffs’ offense, while the depleted Colorado secondary withstood 523 yards passing by Fresno […]

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  November 13th – Boulder           #21 Colorado 38, Kansas 14 Despite their 4-6 record (2-3 in the Big Eight), the 1993 Kansas Jayhawks could not be overlooked. While the Buffs were putting the finishing touches on their 31-14 win over Oklahoma State, the Jayhawks were putting a major scare into the 4th-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers. With 52 seconds remaining, Kansas tailback June Henley scored from a yard out to bring the Jayhawks to within a point at 21-20. Rather than play for the tie, Kansas head coach Glen Mason went for the win. Unfortunately […]

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— October 16th – at Oklahoma           No. 20 Colorado 27, No.9 Oklahoma 10 — Oklahoma’s defense came into the Colorado game ranked 6th in the nation, holding opponents to 11 points a game. Colorado’s defense, meanwhile, had been giving up yards and points in bunches. Both trends came to a halt before 64,213 shocked Sooner fans as the Buffs became only the second team ever to defeat Oklahoma three straight times in Norman by beating Oklahoma soundly, 27-10. The Buffs, 0-4-1 against top ten teams since the National Championship season, took out the […]

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— September 25th – Boulder           No. 3 Miami 35, No. 13 Colorado 29 — The Miami Hurricanes came into the 1993 game against Colorado in Boulder with a 2-0 record, having only surrendered nine points in their first two contests. Miami’s record and dominating defense were not surprises. Over the previous ten seasons, the Hurricanes had posted four national championships, three near-misses, a 107-14 (89%) record, and a Top Ten ranking for 122 consecutive polls. Still, the Hurricanes, like the Buffs, were replacing a number of defensive starters. If Colorado […]

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  September 11th – Boulder           #10 Colorado 45, #24 Baylor 21 Just like that, the would-be questionable Colorado Buffaloes looked like world-beaters. After forcing six turnovers against Texas, the Buffs’ defense forced three first-half fumbles against Baylor, helping the Buffs cruise to a 21-0 first quarter lead. By half, it was a 35-0 laugher as Colorado went on to crush 24th-ranked Baylor, 45-21. “Our defense is like a time bomb”, said wide receiver Michael Westbrook. “When we (the offense) get to the sidelines anymore, we don’t take our helmets off. […]

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  — September 4th – Boulder          No. 11 Colorado 36, Texas 14 — In 1989, the Colorado Buffaloes opened their memorable 11-0 regular season with a 27-6 thrashing of the Texas Longhorns. After a convincing 36-14 win over Texas to kickoff the 1993 campaign, the Buff fans could realistically hope that history would repeat itself. A national ESPN television audience and a sell-out crowd of 52,125 looked on as Kordell Stewart threw for 246 yards and three touchdown passes to lead the Buffs. Stewart opened the scoring with a 35-yard touchdown […]

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— Colorado v. Syracuse – Fiesta Bowl – January 1, 1993 — Lost Luggage, Lost Jacket, Lost Holiday I had never been to Phoenix before.  In fact, unless you count stepping across the state line at the Four Corners area which represents the intersection of the borders of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, I had never been to Arizona before.  Coming at the end of December, a trip to the Fiesta Bowl to cap off the 1992 season seemed like a great idea. My trip got off to a […]

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