No. 17 USC – Barnett: “Awful … Just Awful”

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— September 14th – Boulder          No. 17 USC 40, No. 18 Colorado 3 — Robert Hodge became the only the second Colorado quarterback since 1959 to make his starting debut as a senior, as he led the Buffs onto the field to face the Trojans of USC. In 1976, senior Jeff Austin made his debut against Texas Tech, only to lose, 24-7. Hodge fared no better, as the Buffs were completely dominated by USC, 40-3. The numbers are numbing: Worst loss since 1992 (52-7 loss to Nebraska in Lincoln); Worst loss at …


— October 17th – Boulder            No. 7 Colorado 24, Oklahoma 24 — In 1952, the Colorado Buffaloes tied mighty Oklahoma 21-21 to mar an otherwise perfect conference run of the Bud Wilkinson Sooners of 1948-57 (a 57-0-1 streak). Forty years later, the Buffs salvaged a 24-24 tie against a 3-2 Sooner squad led by 4th-year head coach Gary Gibbs.  Colorado managed to pull out the tie only by scoring 10 points in the final 4:27 of the game. Freshman quarterback Koy Detmer, making his debut as a starter, made quite …

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