Looking Back – The 2004 Season


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After a winter of discontent (sex scandal blowing up), the Buffs won its first two games on goal line stands (the “Marcus Houston Bowl”), sent Nebraska reeling with its first losing season since 1961, and capped the season with CU’s last (most recent) bowl victory …

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— October 29th – at Kansas State           Colorado 23, Kansas State 20 — Mason Crosby kicked a 50-yard field goal with six seconds remaining to lift Colorado to a 23-20 road win over Kansas State. The victory was the second last minute win in a row over the Wildcats, as the Buffs had handed Kansas State a 38-31 setback in Boulder on a Joel Klatt to Ron Monteilh 64-yard touchdown with five seconds left in 2004. The Colorado win, combined with a loss to Kansas by Big 12 North co-leader Missouri, gave the …

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— October 15th – at Texas           No. 2 Texas 42, No. 24 Colorado 17 — Texas quarterback Vince Young led the 2nd-ranked Longhorns to five first half touchdowns, leading the way to a 42-17 rout of 24th-ranked Colorado. Young, a Heisman Trophy front-runner, connected on 25-of-29 passes for 336 yards and two touchdowns, rushing for another 58 yards and three more touchdowns, as the Longhorns scored touchdowns on their first five possessions to remove any doubts about a hangover after the win over Oklahoma the previous week. After Colorado failed to secure a …

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—   September  3, 2005 – Boulder           Colorado 31, Colorado State 28 — For the fourth year in a row, the “Rocky Mountain Showdown” between Colorado and Colorado State came down to the final minute of play. For the third year in a row, the Buffs prevailed. Colorado opened its 2005 campaign by defeating the Rams, 31-28, before a sweltering Folsom Field record crowd of 54,972. Mason Crosby connected from 47 yards out with four seconds remaining to give the Buffs the victory. Unlike 2003 and 2004, when the Buffs watched double …

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— Preseason – 2005 — Despite winning the Big 12 North Division title three of the previous four years, and despite having 17 starters returning, the Colorado Buffaloes entered the 2005 season in search of national recognition. The titles of the past and the promise of the future were offset by a lack of overall success. After all, it was argued, the Buffs finished only 8-5 overall in 2004, had played in a lackluster division, and had backed into the 2004 title with a 4-4 conference record when Iowa State failed …

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— Colorado v. UTEP – Houston Bowl – December 29, 2004 — Bowling For Dollars The Buffs reward for winning the Big 12 North in 2004 was a trip to Kansas City to face No. 2 Oklahoma, one of the most dominant teams in the country. The result? A 42-3 debacle. Still, Colorado was still 7-5 on the season, and was still the Big 12 North champions. The winning season merited an invitation to play in the EV1.Net Houston Bowl against the University of Texas, El-Paso (UTEP). It had appeared …

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— October 23rd – at Texas A&M          No. 17 Texas A&M 29, Colorado 26 OT — Texas A&M kicker Eric Pegram connected on a 19-yard field goal in overtime, lifting the Aggies to a 29-26 win over Colorado.  The Buffs’ opportunity to tie the game, or better yet, to pull out a road conference win, ended when Colorado fumbled on its overtime possession.  The 73,745 on hand at Kyle Field witnessed five lead changes and over 1,000 yards of offense in the hotly contested battle. The scoring and the offensive …

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—  October 2nd – at Missouri          Missouri 17, Colorado 9 — Missouri quarterback Brad Smith generated just enough offense to lead Missouri to a win over Colorado in the Big 12 conference opener for both teams, 17-9.  Pre-season All-American Smith passed for 186 yards and ran for 76 more in leading the Tigers to their first win in six tries against a Gary Barnett-coached Buff squad. Statistically, the Tigers dominated, holding the ball for ten minutes longer than the Buffs, and out-gaining Colorado, 415-254.  But Missouri couldn’t capitalize, missing three field …

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—  September 18th – Boulder          Colorado 52, North Texas 21 — After going almost two complete games without an offensive touchdown, Colorado put up 586 yards in total offense in putting away North Texas, 52-21.  Joel Klatt completed 26-of-33 passes for 371 yards and three touchdowns in guiding what had been an anemic Colorado offense since the first half of the Colorado State opener.  Bobby Purify amassed 112 yards and three scores on only 15 carries as the Buffs let their fans enjoy a victory prior to the last five seconds …

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— Preseason: 2004 – Barnett suspended – A chronology of the recruiting scandal — Preseason – 2004 The setting for Preseason, 2004, for the Colorado Buffaloes had its origins over two years earlier. On December 7, 2001, Colorado football players and recruits attended an off-campus party.  At least one woman indicated she was raped at the event, though no sexual assault charges were ever filed. Four players did have their scholarships revoked for providing alcohol to minors at the party. It was this recruiting visit which initiated a firestorm of …

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