Texas – “Continue to Climb” theme works against the Longhorns


  October 25th – at Texas           Colorado 47, Texas 30 During the week leading up to the Kansas game, the Colorado coaching staff had adopted the phrase “relentlessly positive” as the slogan for the remainder of the season. It was the staff’s intention to keep the Buffs upbeat and optimistic, despite the 2-3 start to the 1997 season. The first week of the new campaign was a great success, in part due to an inept Kansas squad which came to Boulder carrying a suspect 4-2 record (only one win over a …

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  October 18th – Boulder           Colorado 42, Kansas 6 For the first time in 1997, the Colorado Buffaloes played like the 1997 Buffaloes were predicted to play when the season started. After falling behind 3-0 early, the Buffs dominated on both sides of the line of scrimmage, posting its first easy win of the season, taking out Kansas, 42-6.  Leveling the season record at 3-3, the Buffs recorded their largest margin of victory since leveling Northeast Louisiana 66-14 early in 1995.  A night game parent’s weekend crowd of 52,097 was treated to …

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  October 11th – at Oklahoma State          No. 20 Oklahoma State 33, No. 24 Colorado 29 From a college football fan’s perspective, the 33-29 victory by No. 20 Oklahoma State over No. 24 Colorado was a great game. Plenty of offense, plenty of big plays by the defenses and special teams, numerous lead changes, and a cliff-hanger ending. Enthusiasm of the Oklahoma State homecoming crowd was dampened only by intermittent showers on a 70-degree evening in Stillwater. Colorado struck first, completing an 80-yard drive when Marlon Barnes took a pitch from John Hessler and …

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  October 4th – Boulder          No. 21 Texas A & M 16,  No. 16 Colorado 10 The headlines from the Denver newspapers the morning after the CU-Texas A & M game spoke volumes:  “Agg-ony of defeat -CU’s hopes for season go poof” proclaimed the Denver Post; “Feeling Buffa-low – League opening loss to Texas A & M sends Neuheisel searching for answer, offense” charged the Rocky Mountain News. Yes, it was “Agg-ony”, and I was feeling “Buffa-low”.  But more than anything, it was frustration.  The chances were there to win …

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