Minnesota – Detmer’s 1st game becomes 3rd-best comeback ever

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— September 19th – at Minnesota          No. 11 Colorado 21, Minnesota 20 — The third game of Colorado’s 1992 season was played at night (6:00 p.m local time kickoff), and was played indoors (at the Metrodome in Minneapolis).  Whether the Buffs were confused by the surroundings or the time of day is unclear, but the 17-0 deficit Colorado found itself in midway through the third quarter was no mistake. The Golden Gophers of Minnesota had dug a very large hole for the visitors from Boulder. Enter …


— October 26th – at Nebraska           No. 5 Nebraska 17, Colorado 7 — “Resurgent Colorado”, as the Buffs were called in the Nebraska Homecoming program, met the Cornhuskers in a game televised to the western half of the nation by ABC. It was Colorado’s first nationally televised game since a newly-formed all-sports network by the name of ESPN had televised the 1979 Colorado/Oregon game (the first game ever for ESPN – but it was shown on tape delay). At stake, as strange as it sounded, was nothing less than first place in the Big …


— October 4th – Boulder           No. 12 Oklahoma 82, Colorado 42 — The score says it all. 82-42. If you have never seen these numbers before, consider yourself fortunate.  The headline in the October 5, 1980, Rocky Mountain News was:  “Buffs humiliated by Sooners 82-42”.  The statistics border on the unbelievable.  The total number of points scored by two teams, 124, set a modern day NCAA record, as did the total number of touchdowns by both teams (18).  In all, at least 51 NCAA, Big Eight Conference, Colorado/Oklahoma team, or Folsom …

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