Washington – Buffs v. Neuheisel – Round One


  September 25th – at Washington           Washington 31, Colorado 24 In every 1999 preseason magazine, whenever the University of Colorado was mentioned, the game against Washington on September 25th was highlighted. “Don’t forget that grudge match against Neuheisel and Washington in Seattle on September 25th”, reminded Street & Smith’s College Football preview. “Most Colorado fans are focused on one opponent”, declared Preview Sports. “Colorado State is a red-hot rivalry, but even that will be overshadowed when the Buffaloes travel to Washington three weeks later,” predicted The Sporting News. The game was as …

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— September 18th – Boulder           Colorado 51, Kansas 17 — Colorado continued to distance itself from the opening game debacle against Colorado State, raising its record to 2-1 (1-0 in Big 12 play) by dismantling Kansas, 51-17. Scoring over 50 points in consecutive games for the first time since 1923, the Buffs scored on their opening drive and never looked back. By halftime, CU was up 30-3, cruising to the Buffs’ 16th straight Homecoming victory. Mike Moschetti continued his exceptional play, completing 17 of 22 passes for 216 yards and two …

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— September 11th – Boulder            Colorado 63, San Jose State 35 — What a difference a week makes. After coming perilously close to being shut out by Colorado State, the Buffs responded seven days later with a record-setting performance. Playing on a grass field at home for the first time since 1970, Colorado cruised to a 28-0 first quarter lead on the way to a 63-35 rout of San Jose State. Quarterback Mike Moschetti, criticized for his mistakes against Colorado State, connected on 25-of-35 passes for a school-record 465 yards. …

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— September 4th – at Denver           Colorado State 41, No. 14 Colorado 14 — “Return to Dominance” would have to be put on hold. Ruining Gary Barnett’s debut as head coach, the Colorado State Rams routed the 14th-ranked Buffs, 41-14, in a game that was not even as close as the score indicated. Colorado committed six turnovers, four of which led directly to CSU points, as the Rams rolled to a 28-0 halftime lead before cruising to the biggest win over the Buffs since a 39-7 win way back in 1927. …

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