CU Games of the Day – October 24th


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CU has a 2-4 record on 10/24 … 1987: Buffs give No. 1 Oklahoma all it can handle before falling, 24-6 … 1992: No. 9 CU dominates Kansas State, 54-7 … 2015: “We’re No. 1(1)” – A 17-13 road win over Oregon State leaves CU one rung above last in the Pac-12 …

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Buffs 2-2 on 10/3 … including an impressive debut at quarterback by Sal Aunese, who led the Buffs to a 29-16 win over CSU in Ft. Collins … Also: Before CU, no team had ever won four straight against Oklahoma in Norman, but in 1998, the Buffs made it FIVE straight road wins over the Sooners (including game video) …

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1995 … No. 4 CU traveled to Norman to face No. 10 Oklahoma without injured star QB Koy Detmer … Enter John Hessler, who threw for five touchdowns in a 38-17 rout … Essay – “Yo, Howard (Schnellenberger): Sit down and shut up” … No. 38 Player: QB Cody Hawkins …

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James Stefanou hit a 34-yard field goal in overtime to give Colorado its first lead of the game, and the defense made it stand up, as Isaac Armstrong’s 49-yard attempt for Nebraska sailed wide right, giving the Buffs an unlikely 34-31 overtime win over No. 25 Nebraska.

The Cornhuskers dominated play for most of the contest, taking a 17-0 lead into halftime before 52,829 fans in CU’s first sell-out since 2016. The Buffs didn’t score until only 1:42 remained in the third quarter, when a Jaren Mangham 11-yard run made it a 17-7 game. Mangham’s score touched off a frenetic fourth quarter, in which the teams combined for 38 points. A Steven Montez 26-yard touchdown pass to Tony Brown with 46 seconds remaining in the game set the stage for CU’s dramatic win in overtime.

Steven Montez had a sluggish start to the game, but finished 28-for-41 for 375 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception. K.D. Nixon led the receiving corps, with six receptions for 148 yards and an electrifying 96-yard touchdown – the longest touchdown in CU history – in the first minute of the fourth quarter.

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There are six undefeated teams remaining in the Pac-12, with neither named Washington or Oregon … With wins against rivals Colorado State and Nebraska in the bank, how to the Buffs rate? … The conference will have three non-conference games against ranked foes this weekend …

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“Trust the Process”

//posted 9.8.2019

Mel Tucker has told his team: “We’re going to be steady and we’re going to work and trust the process” … The Buffs did just that in overcoming a 17-0 halftime deficit to defeat Nebraska in overtime … which made the win over the hated Huskers all the more delicious …

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Nebraska Memories …

//posted 9.3.2019

Which CU/Nebraska game was your favorite? … The 1986 20-10 game? The 1989 Hagan-to-Flannigan game? The Eric Bieniemy four touchdown game in 1990? The 62-36 game in 2001? Last year’s game in Lincoln? … Stories and videos here for your enjoyment!! …

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Pac-12 Power Rankings

//posted 11.4.2018

CU moves up two spots in this week’s rankings, but now must face the No. 1 team in the Pac-12 … Buffs will get national attention this week, as the Washington State game will be a national game (ESPN, 1:30 p.m., MT) …

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The Buffs return two 100+ tacklers from 2017, but also have significant issues which remain unresolved …

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Three record-setting receivers graduated … Will a pair of JC transfers or a pair of sophomores fill the void? …

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Colorado Daily – USC

//posted 11.11.2017

Drew Litton … Buffs look for signature win … Neill Woelk’s Five Keys … Derek McCartney saves a life … Ten inducted into CU Sports Hall of Fame

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Same Song, Different Verse

//posted 10.22.2017

It’s not like we haven’t seen this before.

In the final two games of an otherwise magical season, the 2016 Colorado offense looked awful in falling to Washington in the Pac-12 championship game, then again a month later against Oklahoma State in the Alamo Bowl.

The Buffs looked just as bad in falling to No. 15 Washington State, 28-0, on a dark and stormy night in the Palouse.

Against the Cougars, the Colorado offense looked inept. The Buffs posted a grand total of 174 yards of total offense, the lowest since gaining only 163 against Washington in a humbling 41-10 defeat in the title game last December.

“That was the worst offensive performance we’ve had since I’ve been a coach here,” Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said.

Who can argue?

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