The 1995 Season – A Look Back


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In the final season of the Big Eight, CU’s surprising choice for head coach, Rick Neuheisel, rode a backup quarterback (John Hessler) all the way to a ten-win season and a No. 5 final ranking …

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Sept. 2, 1995 … CU had lost a great deal of talent (and its head coach) from the 1994 team, and opened on the road against No. 21 Wisconsin … The result? No. 14 Colorado 43, No. 21 Wisconsin 7 in Rick Neuheisel’s first game as head coach … Player No. 33: Linebacker Ted Johnson (1991-94) …

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1995 … No. 4 CU traveled to Norman to face No. 10 Oklahoma without injured star QB Koy Detmer … Enter John Hessler, who threw for five touchdowns in a 38-17 rout … Essay – “Yo, Howard (Schnellenberger): Sit down and shut up” … No. 38 Player: QB Cody Hawkins …

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Colorado 21, Hawai’i 12

//posted 9.21.2014

GAME STORY … September 20th – Boulder … Wide receiver Nelson Spruce sets a school record with 13 receptions (for 172 yards), but the Buff defense saves the day when the Colorado offense is shut out in the second half …

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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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Hawai’i 34, Colorado 17

//posted 9.5.2011

Colorado was shutout by Hawai’i in first half for second straight year. Unlike the 2010 game, however, there was no second half comeback as the Buffs fall to the Rainbow Warriors in the head coaching debut for Jon Embree …

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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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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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  — October 1st – at Oklahoma State           Colorado 34, Oklahoma State 0 — Posting a shutout for the second time in three games, the Colorado defense led the way to a surprisingly easy 34-0 romp over Oklahoma State in Stillwater. The Buffs held the Cowboys to only 208 yards in total offense, posting a second shutout in a season since the 1991 and 1992 Buffs accomplished the same feat. The afternoon started out well for Colorado. On the Buffs’ first play from scrimmage, sophomore running back Hugh Charles raced past the …

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— November 8th – Boulder           Colorado 21,  No. 22 Missouri 16 — Joel Klatt passed for 187 yards and two touchdowns, leading Colorado to a 21-16 upset of 22nd-ranked Missouri.  Brian Calhoun rushed for 65 yards and a score, while D.J. Hackett caught five passes for 84 yards as the Buffs beat the Tigers for the fifth straight season. The Buffs scored first, taking a 7-0 lead on a 16-yard pass from Klatt to Derek McCoy, culminating an 82-yard drive to open the contest.  Missouri responded with a 77-yard drive of …

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