Missouri 36, Colorado 17


Missouri 36, Colorado 17

//posted 10.31.2009

Missouri sacked Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen eight times and forced four turnovers, racing out to a 33-0 lead en route to a 36-17 victory. The Buffs out-scored the Tigers 14-0 in the third quarter to make it interesting, but four possessions with the score 33-17 netted two turnovers on downs, an interception, and a punt, as Colorado fell to 2-6, 1-3 on the season. A homecoming crowd of 45,634, the smallest crowd of the season, was on hand to witness a fourth straight win for Missouri in the series.

Missouri had out-scored Colorado 113-10 the past two seasons, and, in the first half of the 2009 game, it appeared as if the scores of 55-10 and 58-0 were mere preludes to the hurt the Tigers were going to put on the Buffs in 2009. The Tigers took the opening kickoff, and smartly marched 80 yards down the field. The Colorado defense did force two third downs – 3rd-and-two at the Missouri 28 yard line, and third-and-nine at the Missouri 47, giving Buff fans hope (after all, Colorado was ranked 19th in the nation in 3rd-down defense, at 32%; and was even better at Folsom) – but Missouri easily converted both chances. An 11-play drive was capped off by a one-yard run by Derrick Washington 4:27 into the game.

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One Last Record …

//posted 10.31.2009

It has pained me as, over the past three-plus seasons, the Dan Hawkins’ regime has made a mockery of what has been built at the University of Colorado over the past twenty seasons. With four games left in the 2009 season, there is just one record left which Hawkins has yet to break …

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Oct. 31 – Missouri*

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Home game on Halloween in Boulder for the first time since 1970 … Can the Buffs scare up a win? …

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Buffs over Iowa State (’87) … Blair Thomas over Major Harris … Ricky Williams over Eric Crouch …

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Missouri Trivia

//posted 10.28.2009

Missouri’s claim to the orgins of Homecoming … Colorado coaching ties to Missouri …

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The Colorado Daily

//posted 10.27.2009

Hawkins accepts responsibility for team’s plight … Kasa out for the season … Nebraska’s Suh blows .035 after accident …

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Kansas State 20, Colorado 6

//posted 10.24.2009

Colorado drove 71 yards on its first drive of the game against Kansas State, taking a 6-3 first quarter lead. The remainder of the game, however, the Buffs’ offense generated only 173 yards, turning the ball over four times in falling to the Wildcats, 20-6. The Buffs wasted an outstanding effort from their defense on the afternoon, as the Kansas State offense was held in check for most of the game. Mistakes and penalties, however,¬†continued to plague the Buffs, with Colorado falling to 2-5 on the 2009 season.

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“Road, Dreary Road …”

//posted 10.24.2009

I’m a stats freak. Not a great revelation there. Anyone who has been a part of CU at the Game for more than a day knows that I can’t write a paragraph without some numbers being involved. I am also a history Buff – in more ways than one.

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Oct. 24 @ Kansas State*

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The running back the Buffs need to account for … why an early start bodes well for the Buffs … 728 days …

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Buffs take out K-State (’92) … Jim Plunkett to Randy Vataha (Ahmad Rashad) … Dante Hall bests Ricky Williams …

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