No. 32 – 2009: CU 35, Texas A&M 34 / Player No. 32: Nate Solder


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2009 – CU rallies from a 21-10 halftime deficit to defeat Texas A&M, 35-34 … The game also remembered for being a “Blue Out” as Buff fans tire of Dan Hawkins … Player No. 32: Offensive tackle Nate Solder (2006-10), CU’s first-ever consensus All-American at the offensive tackle position …

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Jon Embree on losing his home opener as Colorado head coach: “I thought we would win. We continually find a way not to finish” … Tyler Hansen sets a new single game record for passing with 474 yards, also setting a school record with 49 passes without an interception … Paul Richardson sets a new school standard with 274 yards receiving …

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Wide Receiver Roulette

//posted 8.1.2010

Smith out; Clemons in / Simas out; Richardson in – Summers in Boulder tough on wide receiver corps …

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The Buffs have a record-setter and a potential 1,000-yard receiver back, but the 6’5″ basketball star …?

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Nebraska 28, Colorado 20

//posted 11.28.2009

For the Colorado Buffaloes, the 2009 season ended the way it began, with a disheartening home loss to a rival. A season which had the potential for “ten wins”, and the expectation of at least seven or eight wins and a bowl game, ended with a 28-20 loss to Nebraska to put an end to a miserable 3-9 season …

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For the second time in 2009, Colorado held a 14-10 halftime lead, on the road, against a ranked conference opponent. As with the Texas game in October, however, the Buffs could not hold the lead, falling 31-28 to No. 12 Oklahoma State. The Buffs turned four Cowboy turnovers and the poor play of backup quarterbacks into a 21-10 lead, but were unable to come away with their first road victory since 2007.

Four 15-yard penalties, missed opportunities, and a complete lack of a running game dropped the Buffs to a 3-8 season record. Oklahoma State did not complete a pass in the first half, as backup quarterback Alan Cote, substituting for the injured Zac Robinson, started 0-for-9 with an interception. Turning to third-string quarterback Brandon Weeden, the Cowboys found the spark they were looking for. Weeden went 10-for-15 for 168 yards and two touchdowns in leading the second half comeback. Colorado also played two quarterbacks, with starter Tyler Hansen missing much of the second quarter with a hand injury. Cody Hawkins was mostly effective in relief, going 7-for-11 for 69 yards, including a five-yard touchdown pass to Riar Geer just before halftime.

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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 …

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Colorado 35, Texas A&M 34

//posted 11.7.2009

The Buffs rally to take the lead late against the Aggies, then force two turnovers late in the game to preserve the much-needed win …

CU quarterback Tyler Hansen hit tight end Patrick Devenny from 22 yards out with 2:04 to play to put the Buffs up 35-34, with Texas A&M giving up two turnovers late as Colorado prevailed, 35-34.

Hansen was sacked eight times for the second consecutive week, but did pass for 271 yards and a touchdown as the Buffs raised their record to 3-6, 2-3. Rodney Stewart had 118 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and Markques Simas finally showed some of the spark that endeared him during practices the past two seasons, catching seven passes for 135 yards (Simas had 122 yards receiving for the season coming into the game).

The game, as had become the pattern for Colorado in 2009, began ominously …

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Colorado used two first half turnovers inside the Kansas five yard line to build a 24-3 lead, then hung on for a 34-30 victory with a deflected pass in the endzone as time expired.

Sophomore quarterback Tyler Hansen, making his first start of the 2009 season, completed 14-of-25 passes for 175 yards and a score, adding 34 yards on 11 carries. Rodney Stewart led the rushing attack for the Buffs, with 108 yards and two touchdowns.

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West Virginia running back Noel Devine rushed for a career-high 220 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown on the Mountaineers’ second play from scrimmage, leading West Virginia to a 35-24 win over Colorado in Morgantown. Cody Hawkins had 292 yards passing and two touchdowns for Colorado, but also threw three inteceptions. Running back Rodney Stewart had 105 yards rushing for the Buffs, and tight end Riar Geer had a career-best 113 yards receiving, but a combination of missed opportunities and missed assignments doomed Colorado to a 1-3 record in non-conference play.

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The Colorado Daily

//posted 9.16.2009

“By the Numbers” … Practice participants increase … First peek: WVU offense …

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