San Jose State – Buffs amass 560 yards of offense in rout


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—  September 8th – Boulder            Colorado 51, San Jose State 15 — Colorado demonstrated that the convincing victory over Colorado State was no fluke, amassing 560 yards of total offense in dominating San Jose State, 51-15.  Sophomore Chris Brown scored three touchdowns in leading the Buffs’ balanced attack.  In all, CU, improving to 2-1 on the young season, put up 297 yards through the air and 263 yards on the ground. “Our plan was just to go out and run the ball first and see how they were going to adjust …

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— September 1st – at Denver                        Colorado 41, No. 24 Colorado State 14 — For a change, it was Colorado who seized early momentum in a big game. Junior cornerback Donald Strickland returned an interception for a touchdown in the first minute of play to set the tone as the Colorado dominated No. 24 Colorado State, 41-14. Playing before 75,022 at the new Invesco Field at Mile High, the Buffs’ secondary, which had given up big plays to the Rams in two consecutive losses, came up with four interceptions on …

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— The Jim Thorpe Classic — The Buffs were anxious to play a 12th game in 2001- anything to get the season started, and put behind them the 3-8 nightmare which was the 2000 campaign. The inaugural Jim Thorpe Classic provided such an opportunity. The game was designated to honor the legendary Thorpe, who had starred in college at Carlisle Indian School in 1912 and 1913 before going on to help bring recognition to the fledgling National Football League.  The Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s top defensive back since …

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— 2001 – National and Big 12 Recap — The Miami Hurricanes won the 2001 national championship, doing so in convincing fashion.  The Hurricanes, under first-year head coach Larry Coker, finished the season 12-0, the nation’s only undefeated team. Miami capped its unblemished season with a 37-14 demolition of Nebraska in the Rose Bowl. Finding a worthy opponent for Miami to play in the Rose Bowl was left for the Bowl Championship Series computers, and – arguably – the computers failed to live up to the challenge. Nebraska, despite not …

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CU responded from a 3-8 record in 2000, an opening game loss to Fresno State, and a regular season thumping by Texas to post a stunning run to the Big 12 championship … 62-36 over No. 2 Nebraska and 39-37 over No. 3 Texas will live forever in CU lore …

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— November 24th – at Nebraska           No. 9 Nebraska 34, Colorado 32 — 1996 – No. 4 Nebraska 17, No. 5 Colorado 12 … At the end of the day, these games come down to cold, hard numbers. 1997-  No. 2 Nebraska 27, Colorado 24 … Not subject to revision nor review. 1998 – No. 14 Nebraska 16, Colorado 14 … Beginning in 1996, the Buffs began playing the Cornhuskers the last game of the season. 1999 – No. 3   Nebraska 33, Colorado 30 – OT … Beginning in 1996, the Buffs gave the …

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— November 11th – Boulder           Iowa State 35, Colorado 27 — “Of all of our losses, this was the hardest one for me to deal with,” said Colorado coach Gary Barnett in the aftermath of his team’s 35-27 loss to Iowa State. “That game was there for us to win, and we just didn’t pay enough attention to details to win it.” In the home finale for the Buffs’ seven seniors, Colorado blew a 20-9 lead by way of four turnovers. Iowa State, 7-3 and bowl bound for the first …

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  — November 4th – at Missouri           Colorado 28, Missouri 18 — On the 10th anniversary of the “fifth-down” game, there was little national attention directed at the Colorado/Missouri game. Both teams were 2-6, and, for the second week in a row, Colorado was facing an embattled head coach, this time in Missouri’s Larry Smith. For the second week in a row, the Buffs did little to aid the cause of the opposing coach, defeating the Tigers 28-18. Colorado took control early. Desperate times call for desperate measures, as was evident by …

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  — October 28th – Boulder           Colorado 37, Oklahoma State 21 — Quarterback Craig Ochs became the first player in Colorado history to run for a touchdown, throw for a touchdown and catch a pass for a touchdown in the same game as the Buffs posted their first easy win of the year, a 37-21 decision over Oklahoma State. Ochs was not content to set just one record versus the Cowboys, however. On the day, Ochs surpassed freshman season records for passing attempts, completions, passing yards and total offense. Ochs completed 21-of-36 …

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— October 14th – Boulder          No. 25 Texas 28, Colorado 14 — For almost 55 minutes of their game against Colorado, the Texas Longhorns allowed the struggling Buffs to stay in the game. Then, with 5:36 to play, Texas running back Hodges Mitchell, whose two fumbles had allowed the Buffs to keep in close, took a short pass and turned it into a 42-yard touchdown which sealed the 28-14 win for Texas. It should not have been that close. On the fourth play of the game, Colorado receiver Roman Hollowell …

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— October 7th – at Texas A&M           Colorado 26, Texas A&M 19 — Making his first college start, true freshman quarterback Craig Ochs led Colorado to a 26-19 upset win over Texas A&M at College Station. In becoming just the second true freshman quarterback in CU history to post a win in his first career start (Marc Walters being the other) Ochs passed for one touchdown and ran for another as Colorado won its first game of the 2000 season. Colorado jumped out to a 12-0 lead against the Aggies …

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— September 30th – Boulder           No. 5 Kansas State 44, Colorado 21 — Kansas State quarterback Jonathan Beasley combined for 361 yards of total offense as the 5th-ranked Wildcats humbled the winless Colorado Buffaloes, 44-21. Beasley hit on 15-of-25 passes for 293 yards and three scores as Kansas State raced to a 13-0 lead five minutes into the contest and never looked back. Kansas State took control of the game from the outset. Colorado failed to produce a first down until its third drive. Meanwhile, the Wildcats posted two touchdowns on …

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