Wyoming – Second loss ever to the Cowboys


  — September 25th – Boulder           Wyoming 24, Colorado 10 — While Colorado and its neighbor 100 miles to the north hadn’t played since 1975, there seemed little reason for the Buff faithful to be concerned about continuing the domination Colorado had over the Wyoming Cowboys from the Western Athletic Conference. After all, a Colorado football team hadn’t lost to Wyoming since 1935, with an overall record of 21-1-1 against the Cowboys. But this was 1982, and there were no certain wins. Colorado had its chances, as Wyoming turned the ball …

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  — September 18th – at Spokane           Colorado 12, Washington State 0 — Colorado shut out an opponent for the first time since 1977, and won on the road for the first time in two years, defeating Washington State 12-0 in Spokane. It did not make up for the 14-10 “loss snatched from the jaws of victory” that the Buffs had endured the year before against Washington State, but it did give head coach Bill McCartney his first victory as a collegiate head coach, and squared his record as the …

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  — September 11th – Boulder           California 31, Colorado 17 — There was renewed optimism as the Colorado football program opened the 1982 season with a new head coach. Gone was Chuck Fairbanks, who, with his 7-26 record, had left for the USFL. In his place was the unknown Bill McCartney. While there was renewed optimism, it would take wins to put fans back in the stands. Only 35,103 showed up for the opener in the rain against the California Golden Bears, coached by former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Kapp. Kapp …

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