CU at the Game Podcast: Road Trip, 1989 – No. 5 CU at No. 21 Washington


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1989: The Buffs journey Husky Stadium in Seattle to face No. 21 Washington … The game, a 45-28 CU victory, came just a week after the death of Sal Aunese, and was an emotional trip for the Buffs and their fans …

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Recap of the 1989 CU/Washington game … with video highlights … the trailer for “Born to Lead: The Sal Aunese Story” … the “Uecker seats” commercial … and … the photo of Brad with his CU jacket …

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2004 – Colorado 27, Colorado State 24 … Before a Folsom Field record crowd of 54,954, the Buff defense stopped the Rams inside the five yard line in the final minute to preserve the win … Essay for the Game: “Win One for the Stripper” … Player No. 17: Defensive back Victor Scott (1980-83) …

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Top Three Game Seven’s

//posted 5.28.2020

Dave Plati’s Top Three Game Seven’s includes the epic 20-10 win over No. 3 Nebraska in 1986 … My contributions include the 40-16 “Statement” win over No. 24 ASU in 2016; the 19-17 win in 1998 over undefeated No. 22 Texas Tech; and the 35-21 win over No. 19 Kansas State in 1994 …

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2019: Buffs rally from a 17-0 halftime deficit to defeat the hated Huskers in overtime, 34-31 (with video) … Essay: “Trust the Process” – “I had forgotten how much I hate Nebraska” … Player No. 18: QB Joel Klatt (2002-05) – set 44 school records, including nine career fourth quarter comebacks …

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Top Three Game Six’s

//posted 5.23.2020

Dave Plati’s Top Three includes a last minute win in 1981, a rout of Missouri in 1991 and the “This One’s for Fred” game in 2001 … To which I have added a 27-10 road win over No. 9 Oklahoma in 1993; Chris Brown’s 309-yard game in 2002; and CU’s 50-47 overtime win over Kansas in 2003 …

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2008 – Aric Goodman connected on a 25-yard field goal in overtime, lifting CU to a 17-14 win over No. 21 West Virginia … Cody Hawkins threw for two TD’s in first five minutes before turning the game over to the Buff defense … Player No. 19 – CU’s two-time All-American kicker Mason Crosby (2003-06) …

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Links to articles and stories mentioned in the CU at the Game Podcast, including links to the most recent stories about the future of the 2020 season, the status of the Name, Image, and Likeness legislation, and the precarious position of CU’s Recruiting Class of 2021 …

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What is the latest best guess as to how/when the 2020 season will be played? … Is there reason for concern about the CU Recruiting Class of 2021 (when commits are being made at a record pace nationally?) … Will the NCAA get its NIL recommendations passed by Congress? …

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Top Three Game Five’s

//posted 5.15.2020

Dave Plati’s Top Three Game Five Games includes a big win over Nebraska … To which I would add: John Hessler’s five-touchdown debut in 1995, an overtime win over Missouri in 1999 … and Laviska’s four-touchdown effort against Arizona State in 2018 …

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We’ve reached the Top 20!! … 1989: Darian Hagan ushers in an undefeated regular season with a 75-yard run on the opening series against Texas, leading the Buffs to a 27-6 win (with highlight video of Hagan’s career) … Player No. 20: Running back Chris Brown …

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2004 – The Buffs scored on a interception and a blocked kick, but needed a goal-line stand in the final minute to defeat Washington State, 20-12, in a game played in Seattle … Player No. 21: Thorpe-Award winning defensive back Chris Hudson (1991-94) …

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