Kansas State – Fairbanks goes out a winner


— November 21st – Boulder           Colorado 24, Kansas State 21 — There was little to entice a crowd to Folsom Field to come out for the last game of the 1981 season. Colorado limped into the game 2-8 and 1-5 in Big Eight play. Kansas State, for its part, came into the contest with similar 2-8 and 1-5 marks. Kansas State had even lost that year to the seemingly mighty Drake Bulldogs, at home, 18-17. The only issue to be decided on this day was which team would finish 7th in …

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— November 14th – at Kansas           Kansas 27, Colorado 0 — Kansas came into the game 6-3, but only 2-3 in the Big Eight, giving Buff fans at least some hope for an upset. Not so much. As had become custom for Colorado, the defense made an effort, and the score was only 10-0 at half. The Buffs, though, made the Jayhawks look like world-beaters, completing a second consecutive year without a road win, as Kansas rolled to a 27-0 victory. The loss was the Buffs’ fourth in a row, dropping …

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— November 7th – Boulder          Missouri 30, Colorado 14 — The Missouri game offered the Buffs an opportunity to rise above the depths of the past season and a half, but squandered opportunities led to a 30-14 loss to the Tigers. Missouri had gotten off to a fast 5-0 start, but had lost their last three, scoring only 8.3 points per game in those contests. Colorado had shown some signs of life prior to the Sooner debacle, especially on defense. Still, the Missouri defense had been more consistent on defense, …

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