Baylor – Buffs bowl-eligible in Year One of the Barnett Era

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— November 13th – at Baylor          Colorado 37, Baylor 0 — Needing a win to become bowl eligible, the Buffs found the perfect opponent waiting for them on their schedule. The Baylor Bears, under first year head coach, Kevin Steele, were 1-8 on the year. As the record suggested, Baylor was a bad team, and the Buffs did nothing to dispel the opinion, rolling to a 37-0 win. In posting the Buffs’ first shutout since a 12-0 win over Kansas State in 1996, the Colorado defense continued its fine play. The …


— November 14th – Boulder           Colorado 37, Iowa State 8 — At least some things could be counted upon for the 1998 Buffs. Nursing losing streaks against four of the five members of the Big 12 Northern division, Colorado could at least depend on Iowa State. The Cyclones came to Boulder for the 1998 home finale winless in Big 12 action. The Buffs desperately needed a win to keep their bowl hopes alive, and Iowa State was the perfect opponent. Oft-injured senior tailback Marlon Barnes rushed for a career-high 237 yards …

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