Top 40 of the Past 40 – No. 18


Posts Tagged ‘Joel Klatt’

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2019: Buffs rally from a 17-0 halftime deficit to defeat the hated Huskers in overtime, 34-31 (with video) … Essay: “Trust the Process” – “I had forgotten how much I hate Nebraska” … Player No. 18: QB Joel Klatt (2002-05) – set 44 school records, including nine career fourth quarter comebacks …

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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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2005: Joel Klatt passes for 398 yards and three touchdowns in 41-20 rout of Texas A&M … Essay for the Game: “Too Cool” – spending the A&M game in the CU press box, down on the field, and at the post-game press conference … Player No. 22: Record-setting quarterback Koy Detmer (1992-96) …

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2003 – Joel Klatt makes his debut with 402 yards passing and four TD’s in CU’s 42-35 win over No. 23 CSU … Rams claw back from two 14-point deficits, but Buffs prevail after lightning delay with a Bobby Purify run with 40 seconds remaining … Player No. 25: Three-time All Big Eight DB Mickey Pruitt (1984-87) …

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In 2004, the Buffs won the Big 12 North and earned a trip to the EV1.Net Houston Bowl to play University of Texas, El-Paso (UTEP) … The hard-fought 33-28 win represents CU’s last (most recent) win in a bowl game … Player No. 28: Linebacker Chad Brown (1989-92) …

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Game No. 39 is the 2004 Nebraska game … A 26-20 CU win in Lincoln, the game featured Bobby Purify, but also was memorable for all of the Nebraska team records which fell by the wayside … Player No. 39: All-American punter Barry Helton (1984-87) …

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Whoa, Nellie! Are you ready for some war stories from Keith Jackson? … How did Joel Klatt get his start in broadcasting? Plati: “Because I was awful at something” … On O.J. Simpson: “This guys is a psycho” (in 1990) …

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Washington 38, Colorado 23

//posted 11.1.2014

Buffs race out to 20-10 lead, but lapses by all three units lead to 28-3 run by Huskies to end the game

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Washington State wide receiver Marquess Wilson sped past two Colorado defenders and hauled in a 63-yard touchdown pass from Cougar quarterback Marshall Lobbestael with 1:10 left to lead Washington State to a stunning 31-27 comeback win over Colorado in Boulder.
Jon Embree: “So when is it enough? When are they going to get tired of losing?”

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Spring Game – 2011

//posted 6.9.2011

Embree: “I’m happy with where we are” after offense puts up 625 yards in Spring game … Spring Awards announced … Coach Mac’s speech

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April 30th Jalil Brown and Scotty McKnight lightly considered in 2006 While Nate Solder and Jimmy Smith were not highly regarded as high school prospects in 2006 (see story, below), they were all-stars compared to the other two Colorado players, Jalil Brown and Scotty McKnight, who were 2011 draft picks. Jalil Brown was a two-star athlete out of Phoenix, Arizona. Brown, however, went unsigned during Signing Day, 2006. There was interest from Arizona State, Hawai’i, and Oregon State, but Brown did not receive a scholarship offer. Brown did attend the 2006 Colorado Spring game, and committed …

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Nebraska 45, Colorado 17

//posted 11.29.2010

Colorado was riding the high of a two-game winning streak, needing one more win to qualify for a bowl game. Instead, the Buffs reverted to old bad habits, falling on the road to No. 16 Nebraska, 45-17. Three Colorado turnovers were all converted into touchdowns by the Cornhuskers, who held the ball for almost 40 minutes of game time. With the loss, Colorado ended its final season as a member of the Big 12 conference with a 5-7 record. Cody Hawkins, who had only two interceptions (and 12 touchdowns) in four games after taking over for an injured Tyler Hansen, threw two interceptions early in the third quarter, allowing Nebraska to turn a close game into a rout.

While it was impossible to know it at the time, the game may have turned on the fifth play from scrimmage. Nebraska took the opening kickoff, and, on second-and-eight at the Cornhusker 47 yard line, Nebraska quarterback Cody Green hit running back Rex Burkhead for a short gain. Burkhead fumbled the ball, with the fumble picked up Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith and returned to the Nebraska 23 yard line. The 3,800 Buff fans in attendance were in full voice – Colorado had the ball and the momentum!

After a booth review, however, the play was ruled an incomplete pass, and Nebraska maintained possession.

It was as close as the underdog Buffs would come to a turnover all day, and as close as Colorado would come to dictating play.

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1993 No. 20 CU takes down No. 9 Oklahoma, 27-10 Lamont Warren and Charles E. Johnson team up for national "Play-of-the-Year" READ