The 1995 Season – A Look Back


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In the final season of the Big Eight, CU’s surprising choice for head coach, Rick Neuheisel, rode a backup quarterback (John Hessler) all the way to a ten-win season and a No. 5 final ranking …

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The 38-6 domination of Oregon in the 1996 Cotton Bowl was a sweet end to the first season under Rick Neuheisel, but the game had an unintended consequence – the creation of NikeU … Player No. 36: Running back Bobby Purify (2000-04), the third-leading rusher in CU history …

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1995 … No. 4 CU traveled to Norman to face No. 10 Oklahoma without injured star QB Koy Detmer … Enter John Hessler, who threw for five touchdowns in a 38-17 rout … Essay – “Yo, Howard (Schnellenberger): Sit down and shut up” … No. 38 Player: QB Cody Hawkins …

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UCLA 45, Colorado 6

//posted 11.20.2011

Bruins race to a 21-0 first quarter lead in rout of Buffs … CU faces worst season in school history

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The University of Colorado continued to compile all-time (negative) records in losing its first-ever game against a Pac-12 South rival, falling 48-14 to No. 23 Arizona State. In falling behind 21-0 in the first quarter, the result of the game was never in doubt. The Buffs surrendered over 30 points for the sixth straight game, which last happened in 1983. Colorado also gave up over 500 yards of total offense (522) for the fourth consecutive game, something which had never happened before.

Then, of course, there was the road losing streak, extended to 22 games (the previous record for consecutive road losses, in the 121-year history of the program, was ten).

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Colorado State quarterback Grant Stucker passed for 208 yards, while running back John Mosure had two scores in leading the Rams to a 23-17 victory over Colorado in Boulder.

The win was the first in Folsom Field for Colorado State since 1986, sending most of the near-sellout crowd of 53,168 home in dismay.

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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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  — CU/Nebraska Pregame – Worth the Trip? — When the Big 12 was formulated, Nebraska was left with a dilemma. Gone from the schedule was the traditional Thanksgiving weekend game against Oklahoma, now of the Southern Division. Rather than give up the money and exposure of the high-profile game, Nebraska agreed to make Colorado its new season-ending competition. The first game, the 1996 17-12 Husker victory in Lincoln, proved worthy of the special time slot. The first such contest in Boulder did not seem to merit any hype. Nebraska …

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  November 15th – @ Kansas State           No. 10 Kansas State 37, Colorado 20 In 1996, Kansas State was once-beaten (handily by Nebraska), and ranked No. 9 in the nation heading into the Colorado game. The result: Colorado 12, Kansas State 0. Colorado once again had slammed the door on a Wildcat squad attempting to obtain legitimacy on the national stage. The University of Colorado had its critcs, to be sure, being only the 2nd-best team in the Northern Division of the Big 12. But if that was the case, what must …

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1997 – Buffs win a 43-38 thriller on the road over Iowa State

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  November 1st – Boulder                    Missouri 41, Colorado 31 Unable to capitalize upon the success of the previous two weeks, the Buffs came home and laid an egg against Missouri, losing 41-31. Colorado lost in all phases of the game, and were never able to place itself in a position to win the game in the second half.  The Tigers came to Boulder 5-3, 3-2 in the Big 12.  Missouri was riding high coming to town,  having made national news the week before in defeating previously unbeaten Oklahoma State, …

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  October 25th – at Texas           Colorado 47, Texas 30 During the week leading up to the Kansas game, the Colorado coaching staff had adopted the phrase “relentlessly positive” as the slogan for the remainder of the season. It was the staff’s intention to keep the Buffs upbeat and optimistic, despite the 2-3 start to the 1997 season. The first week of the new campaign was a great success, in part due to an inept Kansas squad which came to Boulder carrying a suspect 4-2 record (only one win over a …

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