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 …

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— September 14th – Boulder           No. 11 Michigan 20, No. 5 Colorado 13 — The college football world turned its focus on Boulder, Colorado, for the season’s third weekend. As it turned out, the Colorado/Michigan game was be the only game in the country between two ranked teams, so the national media, including the Gameday crew from ESPN, were on hand for the game. A crowd of 53,788, the third-largest in Folsom Field history, crammed into the stadium to see the second game of the three game series. If the …

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  — September 7th – at Colorado State           No. 5 Colorado 48, Colorado State 34 — The Buffs’ in-state rival from Fort Collins was more cause for concern than had been Washington State in the opener. Under the leadership of head coach Sonny Lubick, the Rams had posted an 8-4 record in 1995, repeating as Western Athletic Conference Champions. The Buffs were traveling to Fort Collins for the first time since 1988, and would participate in only the third night game (8:00 p.m. kickoff) in the 28-year history of Hughes Stadium. …

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  — August 31st – Boulder          No. 5 Colorado 37, Washington State 19 — Senior quarterback Koy Detmer made a triumphant return to Folsom Field, leading the Buffs to a convincing 37-19 win over Washington State. Washington State came into the game on the heels of a 3-8 1995 campaign, but were not to be taken lightly. Led by sophomore quarterback Ryan Leaf, the Cougars were picked to finish in the middle of the Pac-10 Conference in 1996. The Buffs started slowly, scoring only on a 31-yard field goal by …

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—  November 18th – at Kansas State          No. 9 Colorado 27, No. 7 Kansas State 17 — The series between Colorado and Kansas State dates back to 1912.  The teams had faced each other 50 times previous to the 1995 meeting. The 51st contest, though, would be special. The 1995 match-up represented the first time in the long history of the rivalry in which the Buffs had faced a Kansas State squad ranked in the top ten. An overflow crowd of 42,454 crammed into the 42,000 seats of Kansas State Stadium …

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— November 11th – Boulder          No. 9 Colorado 21, Missouri 0 — In one of its latest Homecoming dates in school history, Colorado played its final home game of 1995 against a struggling 2-7 Missouri squad which was winless in Big Eight play.  A crowd of 50,645 endured some wind gusts of up to 60 mph, but generally enjoyed balmy November temperature readings of over 50-degrees, leaving Folsom Field satisfied with a methodical 21-0 win for the home team. Quarterback John Hessler, who against Oklahoma State had broken the school record …

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  — November 4th – at Oklahoma State          No. 10 Colorado 45, Oklahoma State 32 — Each week of the 1995 season, first year Colorado head coach Rick Neuheisel faced a new and dramatic challenge. The calendar said November 4th was the date scheduled for the 6-2 Colorado Buffaloes to face the 2-7 Oklahoma State Cowboys.  Reality and the media, however, knew it was time for Rick Neuheisel v. Bob Simmons, Round One. Bob Simmons had been Bill McCartney’s choice to succeed him as head coach.  Mike Hankwitz, who had also been …

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— October 28th – Boulder          No. 2 Nebraska 44, No. 7 Colorado 21 — The largest crowd to ever witness a college football game at Folsom Field, 54,063, watched as the Buffs’ pre-game antics failed to fluster the undefeated Cornhuskers, with 2nd-ranked Nebraska taking out 7th-ranked Colorado, 44-21. Colorado head coach Rick Neuheisel had the Buffs enter through the student section in the southeast corner of the stadium to the beat of a Samoan war drum.  But it was Nebraska which played to the beat of a National Championship cadence, …

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— “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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— September 16th – Boulder          No.9 Colorado 66, Northeast Louisiana 14 — Class: Get out a fresh piece of paper. It’s time to start noting all of the new school records set by the Buffs in mauling the Indians of Northeast Louisiana (now Louisiana-Monroe), 66-14.  The point total for the game set a modern record, besting by one the 65 points put up against Arizona back in 1958. Prior to the Northeast Louisiana “contest”, the highest total offensive output ever by a Buff team in CU football history was 676 …

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—  National and Big Eight Recap – 1995 — In 1995, the Nebraska Cornhuskers repeated as National Champions, dominating the Florida Gators 62-24 in the National Championship game played at the Fiesta Bowl.  Previously unbeaten Florida came into the contest with an air attack led by record-setter Danny Weurffel.  Head coach Steve Spurrier had his “Air Spurrier” offense on track until it ran into a buzzsaw of a defense in Nebraska’s “Blackshirts”. Nebraska was led by quarterback Tommie Frazier, who led the Cornhuskers to a 12-0 record, but could not …

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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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