Missouri – “A Tough Team to Love”


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— October 9th – Boulder           Colorado 46, Missouri 39 (OT) — It took four long hours, but Ben Kelly finally put an end to what he had started. Colorado’s all-everything cornerback/kick returner opened the Missouri game with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. In overtime, after a game which was a roller coaster of emotion, Kelly intercepted a pass by Missouri quarterback Kirk Farmer to preserve a 46-39 overtime win for the Buffs. Sandwiched between Kelly’s heroic plays, the Folsom Field crowd of 48,674 saw a little bit of …

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  Preseason – 1999 For Colorado to be successful in 1999, a number of players would have to rise above their 1998 performances. Mike Moschetti would return at quarterback, and was primed to have a banner year. Including the Aloha Bowl, Moschetti had 2,334 yards passing in 1998, with 19 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. The incumbent starter also impressed the new coaching staff with his intangibles – “The kinda guy you want next to you in a foxhole”, said new head coach Gary Barnett. Much of Moschetti’s success, though, …

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— Duck Soup As the Buffs licked their wounds from another close loss to Nebraska to end the 1998 regular season, two questions remained unanswered: – Where would the 7-4, 4-4 Buffs be going bowling?; and – Who would be the opponent? As conference championship games were being contested, the 6-5 Washington Huskies seemed the most likely opponent for the Buffs. Among the title games being played in early December, though, was a make-up game between Miami and UCLA. The game, originally scheduled for September 26th, had been re-scheduled to …

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— November 27th – at Nebraska           No. 14 Nebraska 16, Colorado 14 — “General” Robert Neyland, longtime head coach at the University of Tennessee, is a legendary name in the annals of college football. In leading the Volunteers to over 160 wins in 20 seasons, the College Football Hall of Fame coach was used to winning. “Almost all games,” Neyland pointed out, “are lost by the losers, not won by the winners.” Such was the case in Memorial Stadium on Thanksgiving weekend, 1998. The Buffs, despite facing a Nebraska team equally …

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— September 26th – Boulder          No. 15 Colorado 18, Baylor 16 — The Baylor Bears, fresh off of a 33-30 win over North Carolina State (which in turn had just shocked the nation with a 24-7 win over previously 2nd-ranked Florida State) came to Boulder with aspirations of putting to rest the memories of a 2-9 1997 campaign. Baylor almost came away with the win, scoring late to pull ahead of Colorado, 16-15, with 6:31 remaining. But a 44-yard pass on third-and-ten from Adam Bledsoe, subbing for the injured Mike …

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— September 12th – Boulder           No. 16 Colorado 29, Fresno State 21 — Colorado quarterback Mike Moschetti, playing before the home fans for the first time, connected with sophomore wide receiver Javon Green for a 25-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter on what would prove to be the winning score as the No. 16 Buffs held off the Fresno State State Bulldogs, 29-21. Colorado, which entered the game as a 21-½ point favorite, found itself behind 14-3 early in the second quarter before a stunned crowd of 42,623. Two touchdown …

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— September 5th – at Denver           Colorado 42, No. 15 Colorado State 14 — Ralphie IV, only 16 months old and a mere 500 pounds, made her debut as the Buffs’ mascot before a crowd of 76,036 in a sold-out Mile High Stadium and a national television audience in the first-ever college football game at Mile High Stadium. The young buffalo looked small and unsure as she made her initial run, but came through nonetheless. The same could be said for the young Colorado Buffaloes. Only 40 of the 102 …

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  October 18th – Boulder           Colorado 42, Kansas 6 For the first time in 1997, the Colorado Buffaloes played like the 1997 Buffaloes were predicted to play when the season started. After falling behind 3-0 early, the Buffs dominated on both sides of the line of scrimmage, posting its first easy win of the season, taking out Kansas, 42-6.  Leveling the season record at 3-3, the Buffs recorded their largest margin of victory since leveling Northeast Louisiana 66-14 early in 1995.  A night game parent’s weekend crowd of 52,097 was treated to …

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  September 13th – at Michigan                     No. 14 Michigan 27,  No. 8 Colorado 3 Hail, No! During the week leading up to the rubber game of the three-game match between Colorado and Michigan, much was made of the first two games in the series. The Hail Mary pass from Kordell Stewart to Michael Westbrook in 1994 received considerable air time, as did the “Fail Mary” pass thrown by quarterback Koy Detmer to end the 1996 Michigan game.  For an intersectional contest being played for only the fourth time (Michigan defeated Colorado …

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— October 19th – at Kansas           No. 9 Colorado 20, Kansas 7 — The Kansas Jayhawks in 1995 had come to Boulder with a 4-0 record in search of respect. The Jayhawks left Boulder with much, much, more. In addition to respect, Kansas came away with a stunning 40-24 win over the Buffs. In 1995, both Colorado and Kansas went on to post 10-2 records and top ten final rankings. In 1996, however, the two teams were heading in different directions. Memories of the 1995 loss to the Jayhawks had to be in …

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