No. 22 Oklahoma – An Evening in Paradise


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— October 15th – Boulder                 No. 4 Colorado 45, No. 22 Oklahoma 7 — It was now official. What had been dreamed of since the “Miracle in Michigan” could now be spoken of openly.  The Rocky Mountain News banner headline after Colorado dismantled Oklahoma 45-7 before a national ESPN audience said it all:  “Buffs make a run for No. 1?”. Not to be outdone, the Denver Post headline proclaimed:  “Taking aim at No. 1?”. Before the Buffs took the field to set about …

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— Buffalo Sports News makes some eerily uncanny preseason predictions — In its two editions leading up to the start of the 1994 season, the Buffalo Sports News captured more about the upcoming year than could have been known at the time. In prophetic tones, the August 18th edition featured a cover photo of quarterback coach Rick Neuheisel giving directions to quarterback Kordell Stewart with the headline reading:  “On Target:  Rick Neuheisel has quarterback Kordell Stewart and CU’s passing attack aimed to win in 1994.”  The next issue, dated August 29th, …

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— Adios, Southwest Conference — Quick – Name the last eight members of the Southwest Conference. Not so easy, is it? Entering the 1994 season, the long-anticipated demise of the SWC became official.  The 1994 and 1995 campaigns would be the last for the storied conference.  After 80 seasons, the Southwest Conference would fold up its tents; its teams left to a new future. Arkansas, the only Southwest member outside of the state of Texas, had defected to the Southeastern Conference in 1990.  Now Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, and Texas …

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  — September 11th – Boulder           No. 10 Colorado 45, No. 24 Baylor 21 — Just like that, the would-be questionable Colorado Buffaloes looked like world-beaters. After forcing six turnovers against Texas, the Buffs’ defense forced three first-half fumbles against Baylor, helping the Buffs cruise to a 21-0 first quarter lead. By half, it was a 35-0 laugher as Colorado went on to crush 24th-ranked Baylor, 45-21. “Our defense is like a time bomb”, said wide receiver Michael Westbrook. “When we (the offense) get to the …

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— Scouting the Nation — As the summer of 1993 wound down, (a great summer for me and my lady, thank you very much) the pre-season magazines appeared. There was little or no consensus as to which team would emerge from the upcoming season ranked No. 1 on January 1, 1994. Florida State received much of the ink, but Alabama was also getting support for a repeat of its 1992 National Championship. When the pre-season Associated Press poll came out, five different teams received first-place votes. Included with Florida State, …

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  — October 26th – at Kansas State          No. 16 Colorado 10, Kansas State 0 — The 1991 Kansas State team was different from the Wildcat teams which Big Eight teams had grown accustomed to playing. Third year coach Bill Snyder was building a program in Manhattan.  The joke of the conference throughout much of the ‘1980’s (and, in all honesty, for a number of decades), Snyder had taken a woeful team over in 1989, going 1-10 in first campaign.  The second team improved to 5-6, and in 1991 the Wildcats were …

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