Dave Plati – On The Resignations of McCartney and Neuheisel

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CU’s Associate Athletic Director / Media Relations Director Dave Plati talks about two of the most surprising coaching changes in CU history – Bill McCartney’s surprise retirement announcement in 1994; Rick Neuheisel leaving CU for Washington in 1998 …


Kansas 52, Colorado 45

//posted 11.6.2010

Against Kansas, junior Rodney Stewart rushed for a career-high 175 yards, and freshman wide receiver Paul Richardson had his first 100-yard receiving game (11 catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns).

Both noteworthy events.

The 2010 game between Colorado and Kansas, however, will only be remembered by Buff fans as the game in which Colorado lost a 28-point lead. Up 45-17 seven seconds into the fourth quarter on Stewart’s third touchdown of the game, the Buffs gave up 35 unanswered points to lose, 52-45.

The worst “come-from-ahead” loss in school history sent the reeling Buffs to a 3-6 record overall, and their first 0-5 start in conference play since the 1979 Buffs started Big Eight play with an 0-5 record.


Texas Tech 27, Colorado 24

//posted 10.23.2010

GAME STORY … October 23, 2010 … Boulder … Freshman wide receiver Paul Richardson posts the first two touchdown receptions of his career, but Buffs are out-scored 13-0 in the fourth quarter, all but ending CU’s hopes for a bowl bid in 2010 …


Iowa State 17, Colorado 10

//posted 11.14.2009

Buffs travel into the Cyclones’ red zone four times, but net only three points on those trips, dooming CU to a 17-10 loss to Iowa State. With the loss, the Buffs sealed a fourth straight losing season …


Noel Devine rushes for 220 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown run on West Virginia’s second play from scrimmage, as the Mountaineers topped the Buffs, 35-24, before 60,055 in Morgantown …


Colorado 24, Wyoming 0

//posted 9.19.2009

The Colorado defense held the Wyoming offense to only 230 yards of total offense in pitching a much needed shutout … Wearing “Throwback” jerseys from 1937, the Buffs played old fashioned football in posting their first win of the 2009 season …


— September 10th – at Boulder           Colorado 39, New Mexico State 0 — Colorado shut out an opponent for the first time since 2002 in routing New Mexico State in Boulder, 39-0. The game, kicking off at 8:10 p.m., was the latest ever for Colorado at Folsom Field, but the game was out of reach early enough for most Buff fans to get a good night’s sleep. Joel Klatt passed for 186 yards and two touchdowns, and running back Lawrence Vickers scored three times in leading the Buffs over the Aggies. Colorado …


  November 13th – Boulder          Colorado 38, Kansas State 31 The stakes were not as high.  It was not  No. 7 Colorado versus No. 4 Michigan in front of 106,427 fans and a national television audience. Instead, it was 5-4 Colorado versus 4-5 Kansas State in front of 46,502 fans and no television coverage. But the yardage was the same. And – importantly to the Buff Nation – the results were the same. Ten years after Kordell Stewart hit Michael Westbrook for a 64-yard touchdown and a 27-26 win over Michigan, …


  — November 9th – Boulder          No. 7 Colorado 49, Iowa State 42 — Iowa State brought to Boulder running back Troy Davis, on his way to a season in which he would post 2,185 rushing yards. Iowa State also brought to Boulder a team with a 2-6 overall record. For the Colorado Homecoming game, the Cyclones tried to keep it close, but could not compete with the combination of Detmer and Carruth. Two touchdowns in the final 2:24 of the game by Iowa State gave the final score a dramatic …


  — November 2nd – at Missouri          No. 7 Colorado 41, Missouri 13 — By the time the Colorado/Missouri game rolled around the first week of November in 1996, the Missouri Tigers had already matched their win total for all of 1995. For head coach Larry Smith, that was the good news. The bad news was that the Tigers had only won three games in 1995, posting a 3-8 record. Missouri was 3-4 in 1996, and faced the Buffs with a 1-3 record in Big 12 play. Still, that one Big 12 …


— October 19th – at Kansas           No. 9 Colorado 20, Kansas 7 — The Kansas Jayhawks in 1995 had come to Boulder with a 4-0 record in search of respect. The Jayhawks left Boulder with much, much, more. In addition to respect, Kansas came away with a stunning 40-24 win over the Buffs. In 1995, both Colorado and Kansas went on to post 10-2 records and top ten final rankings. In 1996, however, the two teams were heading in different directions. Memories of the 1995 loss to the Jayhawks had to be in …


— A bowl game against Notre Dame – An Afterthought, but still fitting — It would have been appropriate for Bill McCartney to go out playing for the National Championship. The 24-7 loss to Nebraska, however, eliminated the possibility, as Nebraska ran out the string and headed off to the Orange Bowl undefeated and ranked No.1 in the country. By the time the bowl matchups were announced, CU was ranked 4th, trailing only Nebraska, Penn State, and Miami. Such high standing would normally afford the Buffs a worthy New Year’s …

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