Kansas – A Sense of Optimism Returns


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— September 18th – Boulder           Colorado 51, Kansas 17 — Colorado continued to distance itself from the opening game debacle against Colorado State, raising its record to 2-1 (1-0 in Big 12 play) by dismantling Kansas, 51-17. Scoring over 50 points in consecutive games for the first time since 1923, the Buffs scored on their opening drive and never looked back. By halftime, CU was up 30-3, cruising to the Buffs’ 16th straight Homecoming victory. Mike Moschetti continued his exceptional play, completing 17 of 22 passes for 216 yards and two …

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—  October 21st – at Iowa State           No. 9 Colorado 50, Iowa State 28 — Offer college football teams a 22-point win on the road against a conference opponent, and a 50-point total on the scoreboard, and most of those teams would walk away quite content. Not the Buffs. Against a 2-5 Iowa State team heading nowhere, Colorado fell asleep at the switch, allowing a 27-10 halftime lead become a 28-27 deficit before rallying for the 50-28 win.  If ever there was a “lucky” three-touchdown win, this was it. On a …

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In the final season of the Big Eight, CU’s surprising choice for head coach, Rick Neuheisel, rode a backup quarterback (John Hessler) all the way to a ten-win season and a No. 5 final ranking …

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— October 8th – at Missouri                           No. 5 Colorado 38, Missouri 23 — The Colorado Buffaloes could have been forgiven for being sluggish against the Missouri Tigers. After all: – the game against Missouri represented CU’s third straight road game; – The game was the Buffs only game against an unranked opponent sandwiched between six games against nationally rated foes; and – Missouri was 1-3 after having lost to the likes of Tulsa. Fortunately for Colorado fans, the Buffs were ready to play.  Cruising to a 21-7 first quarter lead, Colorado never …

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— September 24th – at Michigan                      No. 7 Colorado 27, No. 4 Michigan 26 — While there is much to be said about the final six seconds of the 1994 Colorado/Michigan game, the set-up is equally important. Both teams had the opportunity to dominate the game, but both fell short. Momentum swayed back and forth before 106,427 fans, the largest crowd to witness a Colorado football game in school history. Midway through the second quarter, the Buffs were putting on …

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— Badger Mania The Wisconsin Badgers came to Boulder September 17th for a night game to be nationally televised by ESPN. Like the Buffs, the Badgers were 1-0 on the 1994 season, having dispatched Eastern Michigan, 56-0.  Wisconsin, ranked 10th  in the nation, had been the feel-good story of 1993, having come from nowhere to post a 10-1-1 record.  Claiming a share of the Big 10 title for the first time in over three decades, the Badgers made their first trip to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl since 1962.  A 21-16 win …

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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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— December 25th – Aloha Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii          — No. 17 Colorado 41, No. 25 Fresno State 30 — While the Buffs found no snow on the ground on Christmas Day, 1993, they did find presents there. Colorado’s defense forced four Fresno State fumbles, converting all four turnovers into points as the Buffs ran away from the Bulldogs, 41-30, to win the 12th-annual Aloha Bowl. Sophomore tailback Rashaan Salaam rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Buffs’ offense, while the depleted Colorado secondary withstood 523 yards passing by Fresno …

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— September 12th – at Baylor          No. 12 Colorado 57, Baylor 38 — Heading off to Waco for the second game of the 1992 season, there was no chance Colorado was going to take the Baylor Bears lightly. Baylor had defeated the Buffs 16-14 at Folsom Field in 1991, led by quarterback J.J. Joe’s 301 yards of total offense. Traveling to Waco for only the third time in school history, Colorado exacted a measure of revenge for the 1991 upset in routing the Bears, 57-38.  Kordell …

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