CU Games of the Day – September 30th


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CU has an 2-3 record on 9/30, with both victories of historical significance … 1989: In the emotional first game after the death of Sal Aunese, the Buffs dominate No. 21 Washington in Seattle … 1995: Backup QB John Hessler sets a school record with five touchdown pass in rout of No. 10 Oklahoma (with video highlights) …

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CU is 2-2 on 9/29, with two memorable games … 1990: Deon Figures interception in the end zone preserves a 20-14 win over No. 12 Washington … 2007: In what would prove to be Dan Hawkins signature win, the Buffs rally to top No. 3 Oklahoma, 27-24 (with video of the game, and of the game-winning field goal) …

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CU 3-2 on this date … 1985: 14-13 road win over Arizona gets CU back “among others” in the AP poll … 2018: Mike MacIntyre’s final shining moment, a 38-16 rout of UCLA (with video highlights) … 1996: CU’s first-ever game as a member of the Big 12 is a road win over Texas A&M …

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Karl Dorrell and his staff were days away from spring ball when those practices were canceled; days away from Fall Camp when the season was canceled; and hours away from practicing when Boulder pulled the plug … Is it just me, or does it seem that CU (and its fans) can’t buy a break? …

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Buffs 1-4 with strange personal stories … 1980: My first home game is a rout by Lee Corso’s Indiana (plus: SI’s story on Chuck Fairbanks’ desk) … 1997: A last second field goal beats Wyoming, while I’m stuck in Syracuse … 2014: Cal 59, CU 56 (2OT): Multiple records set by Sefo Liufau and Nelson Spruce …

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*No. 9 Texas A&M 30, CU 16*

//posted 9.26.2020

Buffs hang tough against the No. 9 team in the nation, but fail to convert on red zone opportunities … “We had our chances”, Karl Dorrell said. “We will learn from this game” … **Alternate Universe** – James Stefanou’s 47-yard field goal as time expires gives CU a 24-21 upset win …

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A 3-1 record includes familiar names … 1981: Jim McMahon and Steve Young lead No. 11 BYU to a win over CU … 1987: Sal Aunese subs for Mark Hatcher, leading CU to victory over Washington State … 1998: A Darrin Chiaverini 44-yard reception leads to game-winning field goal over Baylor …

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Fitting under the circumstances … CU is 0-3 on 9/25, including: 1982: CU’s record v. Wyoming falls to 21-2-1 after 28-14 loss to the Cowboys … 1993: “The Brawl” game v. No. 3 Miami … 1999: Buffs get a shot at Rick Neuheisel nine months after he left CU … but can’t close the deal …

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** 1994: “The Miracle at Michigan” (with video) ** … ** 2016: Witherspoon’s interception seals a huge win over Oregon (with video)** … ** BONUS: Both the “Miracle at Michigan” and the CU victory at Oregon in 2016 will be shown twice on the Pac-12 Networks on Thursday** … 

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Colorado Daily

//posted 9.23.2020
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Sign of the times: Ohio State cuts 25 jobs, furloughs hundreds in facing $107 million budget deficit … *Video – Mark Johnson interviews former CU AD Bill Marolt* … Ten Buffs see action in Week Two of NFL action …

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CU has only played three games on 9/23 in the past 40 years, but, remarkably enough, all three games were against Top Ten teams … 1995: Backup John Hessler shines in win over No. 3 Texas A&M … 2006: My first trip to an SEC venue as the 0-3 Buffs almost beat No. 9 Georgia …

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In August, the Pac-12 dutifully followed the Big Ten’s lead and postponed fall sports. This past week the Big Ten announced its revised fall schedule and the Pac-12 dutifully … can’t decide what to do … A look at the past month’s events, and its affect on your Buffs …

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ARCHIVED GAME OF THE WEEK
1990 Pigskin Classic v. Tennessee ends in a tie Buffs fail to hold a lead; 31-31 tie may have cost CU an undisputed national title READ