No. 3 Miami – Buffs lose after a brawl; Stuart wins after all


— September 25th – Boulder           No. 3 Miami 35, No. 13 Colorado 29 — The Miami Hurricanes came into the 1993 game against Colorado in Boulder with a 2-0 record, having only surrendered nine points in their first two contests. Miami’s record and dominant defense were not surprises. Over the previous ten seasons, the Hurricanes had posted four national championships, three near-misses, a 107-14 (89%) record, and a Top Ten ranking for 122 consecutive polls. Still, the Hurricanes, like the Buffs, were replacing a number of defensive starters. If the …

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— September 18th – at Stanford           No. 20 Stanford 41, No.7 Colorado 37 — Led by senior quarterback Steve Stenstrom, No. 20 Stanford rallied for 10 points in the last four minutes of the game to snatch a 41-37 win over a shocked No. 7 Colorado Buffalo squad. With eight seconds remaining, and Stanford facing a third-and-goal from the Buffs’ five yard line, the game came down to one play. Stenstrom, who would post 382 yards and five touchdowns passing on the evening, hit Tony …

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  — September 11th – Boulder           No. 10 Colorado 45, No. 24 Baylor 21 — Just like that, the would-be questionable Colorado Buffaloes looked like world-beaters. After forcing six turnovers against Texas, the Buffs’ defense forced three first-half fumbles against Baylor, helping the Buffs cruise to a 21-0 first quarter lead. By half, it was a 35-0 laugher as Colorado went on to crush 24th-ranked Baylor, 45-21. “Our defense is like a time bomb”, said wide receiver Michael Westbrook. “When we (the offense) get to the …

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— September 4th – Boulder          No. 11 Colorado 36, Texas 14 — In 1989, the Colorado Buffaloes opened their memorable 11-0 regular season with a 27-6 thrashing of the Texas Longhorns. After a convincing 36-14 win over Texas to kickoff the 1993 campaign, the Buff fans could realistically hope that history would repeat itself. A national ESPN television audience and a sell-out crowd of 52,125 looked on as Kordell Stewart threw for 246 yards and three touchdown passes to lead the Buffs. Stewart opened the scoring with a 35-yard touchdown pass …

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