No. 23 Nebraska and the Kansas City Chiefs – Seeing Red


2006 Season Archive

— November 24th – at Nebraska          No. 23 Nebraska 37, Colorado 14 — Colorado stayed with No. 23 Nebraska for the better part of three quarters, but the fourth quarter witnessed the Buffs succumb to a more talented team. In the end, the Buffs limped out of Memorial Coliseum in Lincoln on the short end of a 37-14 score. The game did not start off well for 2-9 Colorado, with a Matt DiLallo punt being partially blocked on the Buffs’ first possession. The Buff defense made …

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— November 11th – Boulder          Colorado 33, Iowa State 16 — Bernard Jackson threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third as Colorado closed out its home schedule with a dominating 33-16 win over Iowa State. Jackson completed 13-of-19 passes for 200 yards as the Buffs scored on seven consecutive possessions in rolling up 463 yards of total offense. The Buffs scored on their opening possession, with Jackson hitting Alvin Barnett for a 26-yard touchdown to cap a quick four-play, 80-yard drive. After the Cyclones scored on their next …

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— November 4th – Boulder           Kansas State 34, Colorado 21 — Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman completed 22-of-26 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns, leading Kansas State to a 34-21 win over Colorado in Boulder. After a scoreless first quarter, the Wildcats scored 17 unanswered points in the second quarter to take control. The first score of the game came on a 15-yard Leon Patton run early in the second quarter, capping a 10-play, 66-yard drive. Still in the game midway through the second quarter, a fumble on a punt …

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— October 28th – at Kansas           Kansas 20, Colorado 15 — Colorado built a 9-0 halftime lead, but couldn’t make it stand up, as freshman quarterback Todd Reesing rallied Kansas to a 20-15 victory. Reesing tore off his red-shirt, throwing for two touchdowns and running for another as Kansas won its first game over Colorado since 2000. Colorado controlled the first half, but was unable to built a sizeable lead. The Buffs were able to drive the ball, but could not get into the end zone, settling for field goals …

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  — October 21st – at Oklahoma           No. 20 Oklahoma 24, Colorado 3 — The 20th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners played without Heisman trophy candidate Adrian Peterson, but his substitute, Allen Patrick, filled in ably, rushing for 110 yards and a touchdown in leading the Sooners to a 24-3 win in Norman. Patrick became just the second player to rush for over 100 yards against the Colorado defense in 21 games, needing 35 carries to get to his 110 yards. Still, Patrick’s numbers were impressive when held up to the efforts of …

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— October 14th – Boulder           Colorado 30, Texas Tech 6 — Colorado ended a school-record ten game losing streak with a dominating 30-6 win over Texas Tech. Bernard Jackson threw for two touchdowns and the Buffs took advantage of five Red Raider turnovers to collect their first victory under Dan Hawkins. The Buffs scored on their first possession of the game for the sixth time in seven games, with a 28-yard pass from Bernard Jackson to tight end Riar Geer finishing off a five-play, 65-yard drive. Early in the second …

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— October 7th – Boulder           Baylor 34, Colorado 31  3OT — Colorado fell to 0-6 under new head coach Dan Hawkins, falling to Baylor in three overtimes, 34-31. The loss was the tenth in a row for the program, tying the 1963-64 teams for the worst stretch in school history. The Buffs’ hopes of ending the streak came to an end dramatically, as Baylor linebacker Joe Pawelek clinched the win with a leaping interception to bring a close to the third overtime. The homecoming game, before a crowd of 47,065, …

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  — September 30th – at Missouri              No. 25 Missouri 28, Colorado 13 — Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel threw for four touchdowns, leading No. 25 Missouri to a 28-13 win over Colorado.  On the afternoon, Daniel connected on 23 of 35 passes for 253 yards.  The win put the Tigers at 5-0 for the first time since 1981, with the loss dropping the Buffs to 0-5 for the first time since 1980. At the outset, it appeared that the newly ranked Tigers wanted to make a statement that they belonged in …

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  — September 23rd – at Georgia           No. 9 Georgia 14, Colorado 13 — Freshman backup quarterback Joe Cox connected with tight end Martrez Milner on a 20-yard touchdown pass with 46 seconds remaining in the game, lifting the 9th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs to a 14-13 win over Colorado. Cox was inserted late in the third quarter in place of an ineffective Matthew Stafford, leading Georgia to two fourth quarter touchdowns before a crowd of 92,746 at Sanford Stadium in Athens. After Ralphie led the Buffs onto the field to start …

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— September 16th – Boulder          No. 22 Arizona State 21, Colorado 3 — The Colorado offense continued to struggle, posting only a 29-yard field goal in a 21-3 loss to No. 22 Arizona State. The Buffs posted a “season-high” 219 yards of total offense (after posting 216 vs. Montana State and 146 against CSU), but could not make use of four Arizona State turnovers as the Sun Devils slowly pulled away. In the first-ever game played between the two schools from neighboring states, the Buffs had an opportunity to take …

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— September 9, 2006 – at Denver           Colorado State 14, Colorado 10 — Colorado State quarterback Caleb Haine ran for one touchdown and passed for another, leading the Rams to a 14-10 win over Colorado in the Rocky Mountain Showdown in Denver. The contest, in which the two teams went for less than 400 yards of total offense combined, broke CU’s three-game winning streak in the series. As had been the case against Montana State the weekend before, the game started out well for the Colorado offense. The Buffs took the …

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  — September 2nd – Boulder            Montana State 19, Colorado 10 — “Quite simply, it was one of the worst losses in CU history”, proclaimed the Boulder Daily Camera after the Colorado Buffaloes lost to the Montana State University Bobcats, 19-10, to open the Dan Hawkins era at Colorado. The University of Colorado had never played a Division 1-AA team since the designation was created was in 1978, and after the Buffs’ offense managed only 216 total yards against the Bobcats, it could be argued that the Buffs might want …

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ARCHIVED GAME OF THE WEEK
1989 No. 5 Colorado dominates No. 21 Washington in Seattle In the first game after the death of Sal Aunese, an emotional Buff team takes down the Huskies READ