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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** 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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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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Utah AD: “We’ve had to make some tough decisions because you can’t wait for what might not happen” … Stewart Mandel: Are Larry Scott’s days numbered? … Opinion: College Football Playoff should expand to eight teams this season …

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Buffs 4-1 on 9/22 … 1984: Buffs travel to South Bend with heavy hearts … 1990: Bieniemy’s famous speech rallies the troops (with Hagan and Williams recollections) … 2012: Buffs only win of the season a last-minute road win over Washington State …

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9/21 … A significant date in CU history … From 2002-2019, the Buffs played 31 games against ranked teams on the road … There was a 31-20 win over No. 20 UCLA on 9/21/2002 … then 29 straight losses … then a 34-31 win over No. 24 Arizona State last September 21st …

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9/20 has seen CU play at some iconic venues … “Death Valley” at LSU … “The Horseshoe” against Ohio State … Doak Walker Stadium against Florida State … Fortunately for Buff fans, there has also been one home game (and one home win) on this date …

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Buffs 5-1 on 9/19 … 1981: Buffs blow 10-0 in final four minutes v. WSU on two blocked punts … 1992: Koy Detmer’s first appearance a 17-point comeback win v. Minnesota … 2009: Ugly “Throwback” uniforms net win v. Wyoming … 2015: Comeback OT win v. Colorado State …

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CU is 5-1 on 9/18 … 1982: Bill McCartney’s first win as CU’s coach a road win over Washington State … 1993: Controversial last-minute loss to No. 20 Stanford … 2008: A Thursday night national game a 17-14 overtime upset over No. 21 West Virginia …

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A 4-1 record on 9/17 … 1983: A thumping (31-3) of Rams in first game v. CSU in 25 years … 1988: CU’s first road win (24-21 over No. 19 Iowa) over a ranked team in nine years … 1995: A 55-17 win over No. 10 Wisconsin … 2011: A 28-14 win over CSU … 2016: A tough loss to No. 4 Michigan …

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Buffs 3-2 on 9/16 … 1989: Jeff George and Illinois routed (Farewell to Sal Aunese) … 1995 & 2017: Record-setting routs of NE Louisiana (66-14) and Northern Colorado (41-21) … 2000: Neuheisel returns (and wins) with No. 9 Washington … 2006: 21-3 loss to No. 22 Arizona State …

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Significant games on this date … 1984: Oregon (The Ed Reinhardt game) … 1990: No. 21 Illinois (the only loss in title run) …. 2007: Florida State (first-ever “blackout” game) … 2012: Fresno State (“Five Stages of Grief”) … 2018: New Hampshire (finally, a victory!) …

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Sept. 14th … Not a banner day: Three games in which ranked CU teams lost to ranked opponents … But, the one CU win on 9/14 was a game of which Bill McCartney said, “I think that could be a turning point for our program” (and he was right) … Check out CU v. Oregon, 1985 (with video of final play) …

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