No. 4 Nebraska – “Ooh, so Close”

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— November 29th – at Nebraska          No. 4 Nebraska 17, No. 5 Colorado 12 — The headlines said it all. From the Buffalo Sports News: “Ooh, So Close”. From the Billings Gazette: “Huskers outlast Buffs”. Both statements were true. The Buffs had their chances in the 17-12 loss to Nebraska on a cold 33-degree day in Lincoln. Rain turned to snow in the late afternoon as Colorado saw the light fade on its chances to beat the Cornhuskers for the first time since 1990. The game started with great promise. …


  — September 28th ‑ at Texas A&M         No. 12 Colorado 24, Texas A&M 10 — In the 1996 pre‑season Associated Press poll, the Aggies of Texas A&M were ranked 13th, two spots higher than A&M had been ranked at the close of the 1995 campaign. The pre‑season ranking, though, proved to be the high‑water mark for the 1996 Aggies.  An opening game loss to BYU, 41‑37 in the Pigskin Classic, was followed by a stunning defeat at the hands of the Ragin’ Cajuns of Southwestern Louisiana, 29‑22.  A win …


— “Fightin’ Words” The lopsided win over Northeast Louisiana raised the 3-0 Buffs to No. 7 in the nation.  The next two opponents, though, would show if Colorado’s rise in the polls was merited. The Aggies of Texas A&M were coming to Boulder for a top ten showdown, the first of Neuheisel’s coaching career.  Undefeated on the young season, Texas A&M featured Heisman-trophy candidates Leeland McElroy at halfback and Corey Pullig at quarterback.  In dominating Tulsa, 52-9, the week before the Colorado game, McElroy accounted for 285 yards of total offense …

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