Colorado State – Barnett O-fer Openers

— O-fer Openers — Colorado’s 2002 opening game against Colorado State has several positive and several negative numbers with which Buff fans had to contend. On the positive side, there was the fact that since 1946, Colorado was 9-0 in opening games against teams which had already played. Before suiting up against the Buffs, the CSU Rams played the Virginia Cavaliers in the Jim Thorpe Classic. The Rams won that game, 35-29, and were close to entering the polls after the win. Still, CSU had played opening games in 1997 …


  National and Big 12 Recap Ohio State won its fifth national title at the 2003 Fiesta Bowl, defeating Miami, 31-24, in two overtimes. The 2nd-ranked Buckeyes, 13-point underdogs to the Hurricanes, were led by freshman running back Maurice Clarett. Clarett scored on a five-yard run in Ohio State’s second overtime possession, and when Miami quarterback Ken Dorsey’s fourth-down pass fell incomplete, the 14-0 Buckeyes were the nation’s only undefeated team. In defeating Miami, Ohio State captured its first title – and the Big Ten’s first outright title – in …

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