No. 8 Texas – “We weren’t ready to play”


   October 30th – Boulder          No. 8 Texas 31, Colorado 7 Texas quarterback Vince Young was able to put two early interceptions behind him before guiding the Longhorns to a 31-7 romp over Colorado.  Running back Cedric Benson rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns, leading the 8th-ranked Longhorns to a 7-1 record.  The Buffs, in losing their eighth straight game to a Big 12 South Division team, managed only three yards rushing on the day, the fewest since Alabama held Colorado to minus-11 in the 1991 Blockbuster Bowl. The day …

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— October 23rd – at Texas A&M          No. 17 Texas A&M 29, Colorado 26 OT — Texas A&M kicker Eric Pegram connected on a 19-yard field goal in overtime, lifting the Aggies to a 29-26 win over Colorado.  The Buffs’ opportunity to tie the game, or better yet, to pull out a road conference win, ended when Colorado fumbled on its overtime possession.  The 73,745 on hand at Kyle Field witnessed five lead changes and over 1,000 yards of offense in the hotly contested battle. The scoring and the offensive …

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—  October 16th  – Boulder           Colorado 19, Iowa State 14 — There were certainly more attractive games on the Big 12 slate for the weekend of October 16th, as Missouri (4-1,2-0) was playing at No. 9 Texas, No. 2 Oklahoma was on the road against a desperate Kansas State squad, and No. 16 Oklahoma State hosted No. 23 Texas A&M. Iowa State (2-3, 0-2) at Colorado (3-2, 0-2) drew little national attention. Who knew the game would be for the Big 12 North title? … Colorado kicker Mason Crosby set several Buff …

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— October 9th – Boulder           No. 22 Oklahoma State 42, Colorado 14 —  The 46,521 on hand for Colorado’s 2004 Homecoming game against No. 22 Oklahoma State were just settling into their seats when the Cowboys took control of the game.  On OSU’s third play from scrimmage, running back Vernand Morency broke away for a 58-yard touchdown run and a quick 7-0 Cowboy lead.  The Buffs would keep in close throughout the first half, but a quick score just before halftime gave Oklahoma State a 21-0 halftime lead on their way to …

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—  October 2nd – at Missouri          Missouri 17, Colorado 9 — Missouri quarterback Brad Smith generated just enough offense to lead Missouri to a win over Colorado in the Big 12 conference opener for both teams, 17-9.  Pre-season All-American Smith passed for 186 yards and ran for 76 more in leading the Tigers to their first win in six tries against a Gary Barnett-coached Buff squad. Statistically, the Tigers dominated, holding the ball for ten minutes longer than the Buffs, and out-gaining Colorado, 415-254.  But Missouri couldn’t capitalize, missing three field …

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ARCHIVED GAME OF THE WEEK
2016 No. 9 CU takes down No. 21 Utah, 27-22, to claim CU's first Pac-12 South title No Conflict, No Story ... Buffs complete worst-to-first ride to title READ