Top 40 of the Past 40 – No. 36


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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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— Colorado v. Oregon – Cotton Bowl – January 1, 1996 — The “Forgotten Bowl” Colorado had its wish come true.  After losing two conference games early, the best Colorado could hope for was nine wins and a New Year’s Day game.  The win over Kansas State in the regular season finale allowed the Buffs to achieve both goals. The only problem was, no one seemed to notice. Dubbed the “Forgotten Bowl”, the Colorado/Oregon match-up represented the first time in 55 years that the Cotton Bowl would be played without …

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ARCHIVED GAME OF THE WEEK
1985 CU rolls Missouri, 38-7, for Bill McCartney's first win over his alma mater ... Mark Hatcher goes for 151 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries in leading the Buffs to a rout of the Tigers READ