September 14th - Boulder No. 17 USC 40, No. 18 Colorado 3
Robert Hodge became the only the second Colorado quarterback since 1959 to make his starting debut as a senior, as he led the Buffs onto the field to face the Trojans of USC. In 1976, senior Jeff Austin made his debut against Texas Tech, only to lose, 24-7. Hodge fared no better, as the Buffs were completely dominated by USC, 40-3.
The numbers are numbing:
Worst loss since 1992 (52-7 loss to Nebraska in Lincoln);
Worst loss at home since 1983 (59-20 loss to Missouri);
First game without a touchdown since 1997 (27-3 loss to Michigan);
Fewest points at home since 1986 (28-0 loss to Oklahoma).
On the afternoon, the Buffs managed only four first downs and 61 yards of total offense. Robert Hodge connected on only one of his nine passes, with his one completion going for 20 yards. Hodge threw one interception, ran the ball eight times for a minus-10 yards, and fumbled once. Zac Colvin came in for Hodge when the game was out of hand, but could only go 1-for-4 passing (for four yards), with a minus-13 yards rushing and a fumble to …
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