No. 5 Nebraska – Road trip to Lincoln and Kansas City


— October 26th – at Nebraska           No. 5 Nebraska 17, Colorado 7 — “Resurgent Colorado”, as the Buffs were called in the Nebraska Homecoming program, met the Cornhuskers in a game televised to the western half of the nation by ABC. It was Colorado’s first nationally televised game since a newly-formed all-sports network by the name of ESPN had televised the 1979 Colorado/Oregon game (the first game ever for ESPN – but it was shown on tape delay). At stake, as strange as it sounded, was nothing less than first place in the Big …

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— October 19th – at Iowa State           Colorado 40, Iowa State 6 — What in the name of Fred Folsom was going on? The Colorado Buffaloes, who couldn’t buy a conference win for the first half of the 1980’s, were now making it look easy. A 40-6 romp over Iowa State gave Colorado a 2-0 conference record for the first time since 1971 (the same season the Buffs went on to finish the season ranked No. 3 in the nation), and the Buffs’ largest margin of victory on the road since …

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— October 12th – Boulder           Colorado 38, Missouri 7 — After a two week layoff to contemplate their 3-1 record, Colorado played its homecoming game against the Missouri Tigers. For a change, Homecoming played out the way it was supposed to for the Buffs, with the home team beating up against an inferior opponent. True, Colorado had won its homecoming game against Iowa State in 1984, but that came in the last minute, and proved to be the Buffs only win of the year. In 1985, all cylinders were clicking in …

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