No. 31 – 2007: CU 65, Nebraska 51 / Player No. 31: Sal Aunese


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2007- In a game between two teams vying for bowl-eligibility, Buffs rally from a 35-24 halftime deficit to take down Nebraska, 65-51, before 51,403 frigid fans at Folsom (with game video) … Player No. 31: Quarterback Sal Aunese (1987-88) – with multiple videos …

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Welcome to the Top 40 countdown of my favorite games and favorite players … Up First: No. 40 favorite game – October 13, 2001: No. 20 Colorado 31, No. 25 Texas A&M 21 (the Fred Casotti game) … No. 40 favorite player: WR Scotty McKnight …

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The Colorado Daily – May

//posted 5.24.2011

Jim Tressel resigns as head coach at Ohio State … Will other players be suspended for CU game?

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April 30th Jalil Brown and Scotty McKnight lightly considered in 2006 While Nate Solder and Jimmy Smith were not highly regarded as high school prospects in 2006 (see story, below), they were all-stars compared to the other two Colorado players, Jalil Brown and Scotty McKnight, who were 2011 draft picks. Jalil Brown was a two-star athlete out of Phoenix, Arizona. Brown, however, went unsigned during Signing Day, 2006. There was interest from Arizona State, Hawai’i, and Oregon State, but Brown did not receive a scholarship offer. Brown did attend the 2006 Colorado Spring game, and committed …

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Spring Practice Preview

//posted 3.11.2011

Special Teams Preview: “Numbers Don’t Lie” … Embree: “I want to see who can play” …

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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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Baylor 31, Colorado 25

//posted 10.16.2010

Colorado drove as far as the Baylor 19-yard line in the final minute, but a desperation pass from Tyler Hansen to Toney Clemons fell incomplete, preserving a 31-25 victory for the Baylor Bears in Boulder. The loss left the Buffs with a 3-3 record for the 2010 season, with bowl hopes, so much in view after Colorado upset Georgia to run its record to 3-1, suddenly fading.

The game started well for the Colorado offense, as the Buffs took the opening kickoff and marched from their 20-yard line to the 34-yard line of Baylor. The optimism which permeated through the sun-drenched crowd of 48,953 quickly dissipated, though, when junior quarterback Tyler Hansen was intercepted on a first-and-ten at the 34 by Baylor safety Byron Landor.

Setting up shop at the Colorado 46-yard line after Landor’s 32-yard return, Baylor quickly returned the favor of a turnover. On the Bears’ second play from scrimmage, running back Jay Findley fumbled, with junior safety Patrick Mahnke recovering for the Buffs at the Colorado 26-yard line.

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Colorado 31, Hawai’i 13

//posted 9.19.2010

GAME STORY … September 19, 2010 … Boulder … On Alfred Williams Day at Folsom, the Buffs fall behind the Rainbow Warriors 10-0 before bouncing back with a dominating 31-3 run in the second half …

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California 52, Colorado 7

//posted 9.11.2010

Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott indicated the weekend of the California game that the chances of Colorado moving to the Pac-12 in 2011 are “worse than 50-50”.

Scott did not rule out the chance that Colorado and the Big 12 will work out their differences in time for a move by 2011, but it was looking more and more like the Pac-10 might go with 11 teams for a season. “It sounds like some discussion (with the Big 12) is going on,” said Scott, “but they (CU athletic director Mike Bohn and CU chancellor Phil DiStefano) are pessimistic (about 2011), and are thinking 2012”.

The way the Buffs played against Cal from the Pac-10 in week two of the 2010 season, waiting another year might not be a bad idea …

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