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— October 27th – at Oklahoma State            No. 10 Oklahoma State 20, Colorado 14 — Junior Craig Keenan made his first start at quarterback at Colorado, earning the start on the road against Oklahoma State. Keenan replaced Colorado’s all-time passer Steve Vogel, but faced a real challenge, as the Buffs took the field against a top ten opponent for the second week in a row. Colorado had played Nebraska tough the week before, leading 7-3 after three quarters …  but not tough enough to post a win. History doesn’t always repeat itself. Sometimes …

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— October 20th – Boulder           No. 5 Nebraska 24, Colorado 7 — All too soon for Buff fans, it was time again to face the Huskers. Nebraska came into the contest ranked 5th in the nation, with the only blemish in the Huskers 5-1 record coming in a upset loss to Syracuse, 17-9, on the road. Since the non-conference loss, Nebraska had posted two Big Eight wins against Oklahoma State and Missouri, and was not looking for a difficult game against the 1-5 Buffs. The game, however, did not turn …

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— October 13th – Boulder           Colorado 23, Iowa State 21 — Only 36,762 came out for Colorado’s Homecoming game against Iowa State. Who could blame the fans for their apathy? The game wasn’t much of a draw. The Buffs were 0-5. The Cyclones were 2-3, with both wins coming over inferior opponents (West Texas State and Drake). Unbeknownst to the faithful, however, as they filed into Folsom on the 55-degree, Chamber of Commerce postcard fall day, it would be the Buffs’ most exciting game of the year. The game started as ominously for …

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— October 6th – at Missouri           Missouri 52, Colorado 7 — The Missouri Tigers posted their sixth consecutive win over the Buffs in fine fashion, routing the Buffs in Columbia. The loss to his alma mater had to be that much harder for head coach Bill McCartney, as the Tigers continued their domination of his new team. Missouri scores against McCartney’s 1982-84 Buffs: 35-14, 59-20, and 52-7. Missouri came into the game 1-3, but the record was deceiving. The Tigers’ three losses had come by a total of only nine points, including a 16-14 …

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1990 Pigskin Classic v. Tennessee ends in a tie Buffs fail to hold a lead; 31-31 tie may have cost CU an undisputed national title READ