Colorado Daily – April


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Colorado Daily – April

//posted 4.30.2013

CU picks up junior college quarterback, Jordan Gehrke … “He just happened to be in the right place at the right time with CU looking for a quarterback”

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— October 16 – at Oklahoma State           Colorado 25, Oklahoma State 25 — It is hard to imagine that anyone would have a revenge factor in playing the Buffs in the early 1980’s, but that is what the Oklahoma State Cowboys were playing for in 1982. Colorado had come from behind for an improbable, last second 11-10 win in 1981 in Boulder. Now it was Oklahoma State’s turn to right the wrong. Everyone else was getting healthy playing the powder-blue Buffs, and the homecoming crowd …

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The “Unlikely Choice” comes to Boulder

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— Fair weather Fairbanks — Despite compiling a 7-26 record over three seasons, and recording Colorado’s first string of three consecutive losing campaigns in almost twenty years, head coach Chuck Fairbanks still had a job as the 1981 season came to a close. With this record, when combined with the off the field difficulties the program had endured, few would have been shocked if Fairbanks had been sent on his way. Still, athletic director Eddie Crowder remained loyal to his coach. As things turned out, it was Fairbanks who was …

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— November 21st – Boulder           Colorado 24, Kansas State 21 — There was little to entice a crowd to Folsom Field to come out for the last game of the 1981 season. Colorado limped into the game 2-8 and 1-5 in Big Eight play. Kansas State, for its part, came into the contest with similar 2-8 and 1-5 marks. Kansas State had even lost that year to the seemingly mighty Drake Bulldogs, at home, 18-17. The only issue to be decided on this day was which team would finish 7th in …

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— September 19th – Boulder           Washington State 14, Colorado 10 — Washington State came into Boulder 1-0, coming off a warm-up game against none other than Division I-AA Montana State, winning 33-21. The Cougars had only been 4-7 in 1980, so the game matched two teams looking to erase the memories of the previous campaign, and gain confidence by starting 1981 at 2-0. Colorado led the game 10-0, and had possession of the football with under four minutes to go in the game. A 2-0 start was within the Buffs’ …

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— National and Big Eight recap – 1981 — In 1981, the Clemson Tigers brought a National Championship back to the Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time since 1953. Clemson capped off a 12-0 campaign with a 22-15 defeat of Nebraska in the Orange Bowl. The Tigers were not led by household names, but team players such as quarterback Homer Jordan, flanker Perry Tuttle, and tailback Cliff Austin all contributed to the championship. Coach Danny Ford was the consensus coach of the year, but the Heisman went to a …

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— November  21st – at Kansas State          Kansas State 17, Colorado 14 — Aside from Iowa State, Kansas State was the only team from which Colorado could find no sympathy in 1980. The Wildcats were the “Mildcats”, representing little mention in the annals of Big Eight history.  In 1954, Kansas State went 7-3 overall, 3-3 in the then Big Seven.  Not worthy of mention?  Don’t tell that to Wildcat fans.  The 1954 record represented Kansas State’s moment in the sun in the school’s Big Seven/Eight conference history. Kansas State was in …

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— November 15th – Boulder          Kansas 42, Colorado 3 — One week after the Oklahoma State Cowboys posted 42 points against the hapless Buffs, Kansas also scored 42 points against the paper-thin Colorado defense, taking down the Buffs, 42-3. The Jayhawks set a series record in running over, around and through the Colorado defense, amassing 586 yards of total offense.  A crowd of only 24,187 braved the November chill (36 degrees at kickoff) to watch the Buffs close out the home schedule with a 1-5 record, falling to 1-9 overall. With …

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— October 25th – Boulder          No. 9 Nebraska 45, Colorado 7 — Just what the Buffs needed. An 0-6 season record, with once-beaten and 9th-ranked Huskers coming to town.  Nebraska, led by running backs Jarvis Redwine and sophomore sensation Roger Craig, was on its way to leading the nation in rushing and a 10-2 record.  Matching the final 45-7 result of the Missouri game from the week before was not intentional, unless, of course, Nebraska had decided in advance to set the score.  With the way the Buffs were playing, …

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— October 11th – Boulder          Drake 41, Colorado 22 — Colorado bounced back from the 82-42 Oklahoma debacle by out-gaining the supposedly out-manned Drake Bulldogs, 379 yards to 347.  This was not sufficient, however, to prevent a 41-22 loss to a Drake team the Buffs had surely scheduled as a breather game between games against ranked Big Eight opponents. Colorado certainly had no reason to be overconfident against any team,  but they played as if they only needed to put on their pads in order to record their first win of 1980.  …

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— October 4th – Boulder           No. 12 Oklahoma 82, Colorado 42 — The score says it all. 82-42. If you have never seen these numbers before, consider yourself fortunate.  The headline in the October 5, 1980, Rocky Mountain News was:  “Buffs humiliated by Sooners 82-42”.  The statistics border on the unbelievable.  The total number of points scored by two teams, 124, set a modern day NCAA record, as did the total number of touchdowns by both teams (18).  In all, at least 51 NCAA, Big Eight Conference, Colorado/Oklahoma team, or Folsom …

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ARCHIVED GAME OF THE WEEK
1985 CU rolls Missouri, 38-7, for Bill McCartney's first win over his alma mater ... Mark Hatcher goes for 151 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries in leading the Buffs to a rout of the Tigers READ