Kansas State – 17,750 on hand for battle for last place


— November  21st – at Kansas State          Kansas State 17, Colorado 14 — Aside from Iowa State, Kansas State was the only team from which Colorado could find no sympathy in 1980. The Wildcats were the “Mildcats”, representing little mention in the annals of Big Eight history.  In 1954, Kansas State went 7-3 overall, 3-3 in the then Big Seven.  Not worthy of mention?  Don’t tell that to Wildcat fans.  The 1954 record represented Kansas State’s moment in the sun in the school’s Big Seven/Eight conference history. Kansas State was in …

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— November 15th – Boulder          Kansas 42, Colorado 3 — One week after the Oklahoma State Cowboys posted 42 points against the hapless Buffs, Kansas also scored 42 points against the paper-thin Colorado defense, taking down the Buffs, 42-3. The Jayhawks set a series record in running over, around and through the Colorado defense, amassing 586 yards of total offense.  A crowd of only 24,187 braved the November chill (36 degrees at kickoff) to watch the Buffs close out the home schedule with a 1-5 record, falling to 1-9 overall. With …

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— November 8th – at Stillwater           Oklahoma State 42, Colorado 7 — The early November match-up against Oklahoma State in Stillwater represented perhaps the Buffs’ last best chance at a victory in 1980. Colorado was 1-7 on the season, but the Cowboys had not fared much better. Oklahoma State was 1-5-1 on the year, with the only win a 15-6 win over San Diego State (an Aztec team which had come to Stillwater 1-6).  The Cowboys had fallen to West Texas State in the season opener, and had not played very well …

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— November 1st – Boulder          Colorado 17, Iowa State 9 — In its history, Colorado has had as much success against the Cyclones from Ames as it had against any team in the Big Eight. Coming into the 1980 season, the Buffs had played Iowa State 35 times, losing only eight of those contests.  Still, this was not unique.  Notwithstanding some moderate success in the 1970’s (all four of the school’s bowl appearances up to 1980 had taken place between 1971 and 1978 – all losses), Iowa State consistently battled …

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