The Colorado Daily – May


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The Colorado Daily – May

//posted 5.24.2011

Jim Tressel resigns as head coach at Ohio State … Will other players be suspended for CU game?

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— November 8th – Boulder           Colorado 21,  No. 22 Missouri 16 — Joel Klatt passed for 187 yards and two touchdowns, leading Colorado to a 21-16 upset of 22nd-ranked Missouri.  Brian Calhoun rushed for 65 yards and a score, while D.J. Hackett caught five passes for 84 yards as the Buffs beat the Tigers for the fifth straight season. The Buffs scored first, taking a 7-0 lead on a 16-yard pass from Klatt to Derek McCoy, culminating an 82-yard drive to open the contest.  Missouri responded with a 77-yard drive of …

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— Preseason – 2000 — Looking forward to the 2000 Colorado football season, the proverbial glass could be seen as either being half empty or half full. On the positive side, the Buffs had played inspired football the second half of the 1999 season, a 7-5 campaign. Colorado endured close losses to two top ten teams, Kansas State and Nebraska, before mauling Boston College in the Insight.com Bowl. Head coach Gary Barnett spoke of how the players had “bought into” the system the second half of his first season, and …

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  — A Good Loss While the Buffs and their fans were still mourning the lost opportunity of the final moments of the Nebraska game, some good did come from the loss.  Nebraska had come into the game against Colorado ranked third in the Bowl Championship Series standings, behind only undefeated Florida State and Virginia Tech.  The Cornhuskers needed a convincing win over the Buffs, along with a win over Texas in the Big 12 Championship game, to play for the national title.  The narrow escape from Boulder virtually eliminated …

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— November 26th – Boulder           No. 3 Nebraska 33, Colorado 30 OT — The last play from scrimmage in the final Colorado/Nebraska game of the 20th century had the same result as the first play from scrimmage in the final Colorado/Nebraska game of the 20th century – a Nebraska touchdown. Between those two scores, however, was written the script of one of the most memorable contests between the two schools in the 101-year history of the rivalry. Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch scored on a one-yard sneak in overtime to give the third-ranked …

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— October 23rd – at Iowa State           Colorado 16, Iowa State 12 — One week after failing in every facet of the game against Texas Tech, the Colorado Buffaloes responded with sufficient resolve to hold off Iowa State, 16-12. In defeating the Cyclones for the 16th consecutive time, the Buffs gave Gary Barnett his first road win as the head coach at the University of Colorado. But it did not come easily. Substituting for Mike Moschetti, who was held out of the contest due to a concussion, redshirt freshman quarterback Zac …

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— October 16th – at Texas Tech           Texas Tech 31, Colorado 10 — Who needs Ricky Williams? Not Texas Tech. With their star running back out for the season, the Red Raiders, just 2-3 on the year, seemed vulnerable. Colorado, with a 3-2 record, a 2-0 mark in Big 12 play, had fresh momentum after an overtime win over Missouri. Colorado seemed to be primed to take out Texas Tech, leaving the Red Raiders to contemplate a season of what “might have been” had Williams stayed healthy. Instead, it was Colorado which looked …

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— October 9th – Boulder           Colorado 46, Missouri 39 (OT) — It took four long hours, but Ben Kelly finally put an end to what he had started. Colorado’s all-everything cornerback/kick returner opened the Missouri game with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. In overtime, after a game which was a roller coaster of emotion, Kelly intercepted a pass by Missouri quarterback Kirk Farmer to preserve a 46-39 overtime win for the Buffs. Sandwiched between Kelly’s heroic plays, the Folsom Field crowd of 48,674 saw a little bit of …

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  Preseason – 1999 For Colorado to be successful in 1999, a number of players would have to rise above their 1998 performances. Mike Moschetti would return at quarterback, and was primed to have a banner year. Including the Aloha Bowl, Moschetti had 2,334 yards passing in 1998, with 19 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. The incumbent starter also impressed the new coaching staff with his intangibles – “The kinda guy you want next to you in a foxhole”, said new head coach Gary Barnett. Much of Moschetti’s success, though, …

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— Duck Soup As the Buffs licked their wounds from another close loss to Nebraska to end the 1998 regular season, two questions remained unanswered: – Where would the 7-4, 4-4 Buffs be going bowling?; and – Who would be the opponent? As conference championship games were being contested, the 6-5 Washington Huskies seemed the most likely opponent for the Buffs. Among the title games being played in early December, though, was a make-up game between Miami and UCLA. The game, originally scheduled for September 26th, had been re-scheduled to …

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— November 14th – Boulder           Colorado 37, Iowa State 8 — At least some things could be counted upon for the 1998 Buffs. Nursing losing streaks against four of the five members of the Big 12 Northern division, Colorado could at least depend on Iowa State. The Cyclones came to Boulder for the 1998 home finale winless in Big 12 action. The Buffs desperately needed a win to keep their bowl hopes alive, and Iowa State was the perfect opponent. Oft-injured senior tailback Marlon Barnes rushed for a career-high 237 yards …

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  October 25th – at Texas           Colorado 47, Texas 30 During the week leading up to the Kansas game, the Colorado coaching staff had adopted the phrase “relentlessly positive” as the slogan for the remainder of the season. It was the staff’s intention to keep the Buffs upbeat and optimistic, despite the 2-3 start to the 1997 season. The first week of the new campaign was a great success, in part due to an inept Kansas squad which came to Boulder carrying a suspect 4-2 record (only one win over a …

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