No. 3 Oklahoma – Hawkins’ Signature Win – “They Think They Can Win!”


— September 29th – Boulder        Colorado 27, No. 3 Oklahoma 24 — Kevin Eberhart connected on his second game-winning field goal of the month, hitting from 45 yards out with no time remaining to give Colorado a 27-24 upset win over No. 3 Oklahoma. A homecoming crowd of 50,031 witnessed the Buffs rally from 17 points down (the fourth largest comeback in CU history) to pull off the upset. Oklahoma, which had been averaging 61.5 points and 562 yards per game, was held to just 24 points and 230 yards by …

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— September 22nd – Boulder           Colorado 42, Miami (Ohio) 0 — Freshman quarterback Cody Hawkins passed for two touchdowns and rushed for his first career score, leading Colorado to a 42-0 rout of Miami (Ohio). Colorado amassed 634 yards of total offense, the most for the Buffs since 1999, while the defense limited the RedHawks to 139 yards in posting CU’s first shutout since a 34-0 win over Oklahoma State in 2005. The Buffs started methodically. After the teams exchanged punts to open the game, the Colorado offense put together a …

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— September 15th – Boulder          Florida State 16, Colorado 6 — A week after surrendering over 400 yards of total offense to Arizona State, the Colorado defense came to play against Florida State. The Buffs held the Seminoles to 221 total yards, but the CU offense could not take advantage, failing to score until the final result of the contest had been determined. At the final gun, the scoreboard showed a 16-6 Buff loss before a Folsom Field crowd of 52,951. The kickoff, set for 8:15 p.m., was the latest in …

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  — September 7th – at Arizona State          Arizona State 33, Colorado 14 — No, there is no such thing as a good loss (especially after taking a 14-0 lead in the first quarter). But is there hope for the rest of the season? The Arizona State Sun Devils shook off early mistakes and a 14-0 deficit to defeat the Colorado Buffaloes, 33-14. ASU quarterback Rudy Carpenter completed 19 of 37 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns as the Sun Devils dominated the last three quarters of the game. …

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— September 1st – Denver           Colorado 31, Colorado State 28 (OT) — Kevin Eberhart waited four years for his opportunity to be Colorado’s No. 1 placekicker, and when called upon, the senior produced. Replacing two-time all-American Mason Crosby, Eberhart kicked the game tying field goal with 13 seconds remaining in regulation, then booted a 35-yarder in overtime to lift the Buffs to a 31-28 win over rival Colorado State in the 2007 season opener. The 68,133 who showed up for the 10:00 a.m. kickoff were treated to an exciting game with …

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