Top 40 of the Past 40 – No. 1

Posts Tagged ‘Eric Bieniemy’

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1986: CU hadn’t beaten Nebraska since 1967; hadn’t beaten the Cornhuskers in Boulder since 1960 … The 2-4 Buffs take down third-ranked ‘Huskers in a game which laid the groundwork for a national championship … No. 1 Favorite Player: CU’s all-time leading rusher, Eric Bieniemy (1987-90) …

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We’ve made it to the Top 5! … 1990: No. 9 Colorado 27, No. 3 Nebraska 12 … Eric Bieniemy goes from goat to hero with four fourth quarter touchdowns to propel CU to the Orange Bowl (with full game video) … No. 5 Player: Unanimous All-American and Butkus Award winning linebacker Alfred Williams (1987-90) …

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1989 – Illinois came to Boulder with a star QB in Jeff George and a No. 10 national ranking, but left with a humbling 38-7 defeat … The game was also the last for Sal Aunese … Essay: Remembering Sal … Player No. 15: Tight End Jon Embree (1983-86) …

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1990 … CU traveled to Austin with a 1-1-1 record, and trailed the No. 22 Longhorns, 22-14, in the fourth quarter … Enter Eric Bieniemy and a speech which lifted the Buffs to a come-from-behind win and a run to a national title … Player No. 27: WR/KR Ben Kelly (1997-99) …

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1990 – The Fifth Down game … One of the most infamous games in CU history, the Buffs score on the final play of the game against Missouri … Video of the game’s final drive (count the number of slips by CU players on the Faurot Field turf) … Player(s) No. 30: CU’s long list of great offensive linemen …


Offensive line musical chairs – who is staying, and who is going … Darrin Chiaverini is saying the right things, but how will he handle his demotion? … CU basketball can quickly right the ship – or keep heading for the iceberg … Which former Buff can still earn a Super Bowl ring as a player this year? …


Bieniemy & Salaam for HOF

//posted 5.22.2014

Mike Bellotti (Oregon), Tony Boselli (USC), Darrin Nelson (Stanford), John Sciarra (UCLA) make the HOF


Pac-12 Notes – March

//posted 3.30.2013

Update: George Farmer out for the season … Auburn allegedly paid players; changed grades under Chizik


“No Más”

//posted 11.11.2012

“No More”. CU has created a culture in which new (horrible) records are set each week


Fall Camp Quotes

//posted 8.24.2012

Embree: “The first thing I think of when I hear ‘Ray Polk’ is leadership” … five players sit out with “nagging” injuries


No. 21 USC 42, Colorado 17

//posted 11.5.2011

“Eventually, it will turn their way”, said Colorado head coach Jon Embree after Colorado lost its seventh game in a row, falling 42-17 to No. 21 USC.

Trojan quarterback Matt Barkley threw for a school record six touchdowns as USC used a 21-point second quarter to pull away from the Buffs. Colorado running back Rodney Stewart, out for the previous three games, made a successful return, with 88 yards rushing and 67 yards receiving, but the Colorado offense overall continued to make crucial mistakes at critical times, preventing the Buffs from keeping the game competitive.


Senior quarterback Tyler Hansen was in on all four Colorado touchdowns, as the Buffs doubled up the Colorado State Rams in Denver, 28-14. In leading the Buffs to the first win of the Jon Embree era, Hansen threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others, including a two-yard run to cap an epic 16-play, 85-yard drive in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.

1990 Pigskin Classic v. Tennessee ends in a tie Buffs fail to hold a lead; 31-31 tie may have cost CU an undisputed national title READ