Kansas – Chris Brown and Cortlen Johnson go for 100+ yards each


— September 29th – Boulder             Colorado 27, Kansas 16 — “The first thing you have to say,” said a relieved Gary Barnett after his Buffs had finally put away the Kansas Jayhawks, 27-16, before 47,495 on a beautiful fall afternoon in Boulder, “is that it looked like we took two weeks off.” For much of the game, the 2001 Buffs looked like their much-maligned 2000 counterparts.  Dropped passes, mental errors, and penalties – especially the penalties – kept Kansas in the game until very late in the second half. The …

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— September 15th – at Washington State          Cancelled — It was supposed to be a test. Two teams who had struggled in 2000 were to use the September 15th match-up to make a statement to the rest of the college football world that they were back.  Colorado was 2-1 on the young season, coming off of two dominating performances.  Washington State was 2-0, shaking off the effects of a 4-7 campaign in 2000 with two easy wins over local rivals Idaho and Boise State. Both teams wanted to use the …

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—  September 8th – Boulder            Colorado 51, San Jose State 15 — Colorado demonstrated that the convincing victory over Colorado State was no fluke, amassing 560 yards of total offense in dominating San Jose State, 51-15.  Sophomore Chris Brown scored three touchdowns in leading the Buffs’ balanced attack.  In all, CU, improving to 2-1 on the young season, put up 297 yards through the air and 263 yards on the ground. “Our plan was just to go out and run the ball first and see how they were going to adjust …

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— September 1st – at Denver                        Colorado 41, No. 24 Colorado State 14 — For a change, it was Colorado who seized early momentum in a big game. Junior cornerback Donald Strickland returned an interception for a touchdown in the first minute of play to set the tone as the Colorado dominated No. 24 Colorado State, 41-14. Playing before 75,022 at the new Invesco Field at Mile High, the Buffs’ secondary, which had given up big plays to the Rams in two consecutive losses, came up with four interceptions on …

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