Nebraska 45, Colorado 17


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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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Colorado 44, Kansas State 36

//posted 11.20.2010

Buffs roll up 476 yards of total offense, hold off Wildcats for 2nd consecutive win …

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Colorado 34, Iowa State 14

//posted 11.14.2010

Buffs open with a convincing win in the first game of the Brian Cabral era at Colorado …

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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 …

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The Buff defense shuts down Colorado State in rout … Scotty McKnight sets all-time reception record …

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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

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Missouri 36, Colorado 17

//posted 10.31.2009

Buffs woefully inept against the Tigers in the first half, with decent play in second half insufficient to prevent sixth loss of the season …

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Toledo 54, Colorado 38

//posted 9.12.2009

Toledo quarterback Aaron Opelt looked like a Heisman trophy candidate in posting six touchdowns as the Toledo Rockets embarrassed the Colorado Buffaloes, 54-38, before a national ESPN television audience. Opelt connected on 15-of-23 passes for 319 yards, and rand for 109 yards and two more scores as the Rockets posted a mind-numbing 624 yards of total offense.

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  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, …

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