The 1994 Season – A Look Back


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The 1994 season (almost) had it all … The “Miracle at Michigan” … Salaam’s 317-yard romp at Texas … Buffs dominate the Sooners … Salaam’s run to the Heisman … McCartney’s surprise announcement … Neuheisel hired … Buffs thump Irish in the Fiesta Bowl …

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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

Phillip Lindsay: “Everybody needs to look at themselves in the mirror and man up” … Will they? … Can they?

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Colorado 36, Oregon State 33

//posted 10.16.2017

Steven Montez threw a 13-yard touchdown to Bryce Bobo with 1:34 left and Colorado hung on for a 36-33 victory Saturday over Oregon State, which was playing its first game since the sudden departure of head coach Gary Andersen.

Montez threw for 168 yards and a pair of touchdowns and also caught a scoring pass from Bobo, who finished with nine catches for 126 yards. Phillip Lindsay ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns, falling just 5 yards short of reaching 1,000 yards rushing for the second-straight season.

Jordan Choukair’s 52-yard field goal attempt for the Beavers with 10 seconds left was short, denying Oregon State of the upset. Ryan Nall finished with 172 yards rushing and three touchdowns, but the Beavers, who punted only once all game, could not finish off its final drive of the game.

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