In the best offensive showing of the 11-game Jon Embree era, Colorado won it’s first-ever Pac-12 game in dominating Arizona, 48-29.

On a Senior Day when there was a chance that the 2011 Buffs would become the first Colorado team to fail to win a home game at Folsom Field, the Colorado seniors came up big. Senior running back Rodney Stewart had 24 carries for 181 yards and three touchdowns, while also contributing a touchdown passing. On the other end of that halfback pass for a score was senior quarterback Tyler Hansen, who went 16-for-26 for 213 yards and two touchdowns.

On a 57-degree afternoon with winds gusting as high as 62 mph, Colorado posted 500 yards of total offense for only the second time in 2011, while holding the opposition under 500 yards for the first time in six games. The Colorado defense, which had only four interceptions in the first ten games of the year, had three against Arizona quarterback Nick Foles.


They never had a winning season in a Colorado uniform.

They endured a coaching change, with expectations and hopes of the fan base pointed toward the future, not the present.

They were forced to handle derision, ridicule and scorn; they were fixtures in the “Bottom Ten”.

Yet they still managed to win their final home game at Folsom Field, and go out with a little style and class.

Of course, I am talking about the large CU senior Class …

… of 1983.


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