No. 23 Clemson – Champs Sports Bowl, a/k/a The Lack of Interest Bowl


— December 27th – Orlando, Florida           No. 23 Clemson 19, Colorado 10 — Champs Sports Bowl The tumultuous 2005 season came to an end for the Colorado Buffaloes with a lackluster 19-10 loss to 23rd-ranked Clemson in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Playing with an interim staff and an uncertain future, the CU defense kept the Buffs in the game throughout, with Clemson scoring the game-clinching touchdown with 1:38 to play. The game went into the record books as a Gary Barnett coached squad, but the former coach …

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— December 8, 2005 Gary Barnett Out as Colorado Head Coach — December 16, 2005 Dan Hawkins In as Colorado Head Coach — The rumors had been swirling since the end of the Texas game. A contract extension for Colorado head coach Gary Barnett, thought to be a virtual done deal just weeks earlier, was now a virtual impossibility. An extension and a raise for a coach whose team had been embarrassed on national television two weeks in a row? An extension for a coach whose teams had been mired …

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— December 3rd – at Houston Reliant Stadium           No. 2 Texas 70, Colorado 3 — Big 12 Championship Game The Texas Longhorns came into the Big 12 title game at Reliant Stadium in Houston on a mission to make it back to the Rose Bowl for the second consecutive year. They left Houston smelling like Roses, as the Longhorns completely out-classed Colorado, 70-3. Texas quarterback and Heisman trophy hopeful Vince Young accounted for four touchdowns, three by air and one on the ground, in leading the Longhorn rout. Running back Jamaal Charles scored …

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