Nebraska 28, Colorado 20


Nebraska 28, Colorado 20

//posted 11.28.2009

For the Colorado Buffaloes, the 2009 season ended the way it began, with a disheartening home loss to a rival. A season which had the potential for “ten wins”, and the expectation of at least seven or eight wins and a bowl game, ended with a 28-20 loss to Nebraska to put an end to a miserable 3-9 season …

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Hot Turkey Sandwich

//posted 11.27.2009

For many, many years, I was not able to eat before a Colorado football game. I would try and nibble on snacks in order to maintain some equilibrium, but sit down for a meal? Never. I couldn’t do it – I was always too nervous. But for the 2009 Nebraska game, I ate a hot turkey sandwich before the game without a second thought, as, with the inexplicable retention of Dan Hawkins as CU’s head coach, there was nothing for CU fans to be nervous about …

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Nov. 27 – Nebraska*

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Despite a 16-32 record, Dan Hawkins was retained for the 2010 season … Phil Di Stefano. “He has done all that we have asked him to do” …. Really?????

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It’s NEBRASKA week! Can CU defeat its rival for the fifth time this decade? ….

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Late November = rivalry games … Alabama/Auburn (’82), Florida/Florida State (’93), CU/Nebraska (’98)

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Nebraska Trivia

//posted 11.23.2009

Nebraska v. Top 20 – 0-for-last-25 … “Bugeaters”, “Treeplanters”, and other nicknames …

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The Colorado Daily

//posted 11.23.2009

It’s official … Dan Hawkins retained to make 5th attempt at a winning season …

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For the second time in 2009, Colorado held a 14-10 halftime lead, on the road, against a ranked conference opponent. As with the Texas game in October, however, the Buffs could not hold the lead, falling 31-28 to No. 12 Oklahoma State. The Buffs turned four Cowboy turnovers and the poor play of backup quarterbacks into a 21-10 lead, but were unable to come away with their first road victory since 2007.

Four 15-yard penalties, missed opportunities, and a complete lack of a running game dropped the Buffs to a 3-8 season record. Oklahoma State did not complete a pass in the first half, as backup quarterback Alan Cote, substituting for the injured Zac Robinson, started 0-for-9 with an interception. Turning to third-string quarterback Brandon Weeden, the Cowboys found the spark they were looking for. Weeden went 10-for-15 for 168 yards and two touchdowns in leading the second half comeback. Colorado also played two quarterbacks, with starter Tyler Hansen missing much of the second quarter with a hand injury. Cody Hawkins was mostly effective in relief, going 7-for-11 for 69 yards, including a five-yard touchdown pass to Riar Geer just before halftime.

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Bill McCartney and I have at least one thing in common.
Both of us came to Boulder in the early 1980’s wondering, “Who is Colorado’s rival?”.

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Nov. 19 – @ Oklahoma State*

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OSU’s “Big Three” have not had the season they planned on, but the Cowboys remain very good …

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