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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Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota accounted for seven touchdowns – five passing and two rushing – leading No. 2 Oregon to a 57-16 victory over Colorado.

The Ducks amassed 755 yards of total offense, with 406 yards passing and 349 yards rushing. The Buffs, who held tough with the nation’s No. 2 team for a quarter-and-a-half, had over 300 yards of total offense in the first half, but next to nothing in the second half. Colorado went the entire fourth quarter without a first down, settling for 373 yards of total offense. Buff quarterback Connor Wood struggled, going 11-for-33 on the day, for 205 yards and two interceptions. Paul Richardson had only five catches, going for 134 yards.

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In Case You Were Wondering

//posted 6.22.2013

Where does CU’s 143-week streak in the polls rank? … What television history did CU set against Nebraska?

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— November 15th – Boulder          No. 13 Oklahoma State 30, Colorado 17 — Colorado held Oklahoma State’s offense to its lowest output against any team not ranked in the top five in the nation, but it wasn’t enough to overcome yet another sluggish effort from the CU offense, as the Cowboys prevailed in Boulder, 30-17. OSU quarterback Zac Robinson ran for one touchdown and threw for another to lead the Cowboys to their first back-to-back wins in Boulder in twenty seasons. For Colorado to have an …

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Colorado evened its season record at 6-6, and its Big 12 mark at 4-4, with a record-setting 65-51 win over Nebraska. The Buffs put up the third highest point total ever against the Cornhuskers over the course of almost four hours before a frigid Folsom Field crowd of 51,403.

With the win (combined with a loss by Kansas State to Fresno State), the Buffs earned a bowl berth in the second season of the Dan Hawkins’ era, while simultaneously helping to seal the fate of Nebraska head coach Bill Callahan, who was dismissed by interim athletic director Tom Osborne the day after the game.

Given that the Nebraska defense came into the game ranked near the bottom nationally in most defensive categories, including rushing defense (114th out of 120 teams), total defense (111th), and scoring defense (105th), combined with a Colorado defensive unit which had surrendered 31 points to Iowa State in the second half of the Buffs’ previous game, predicting a shootout for the season finale was not difficult. The 116 points and 1,128 yards of combined offense, however, was more than anyone could have reasonably foreseen.

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— October 27th – at Texas Tech           Colorado 31, Texas Tech 26 — Senior cornerback Terrence Wheatley tied a school record with three interceptions in a game, leading the Buffs to a 31-26 win over Texas Tech in Lubbock. Linebacker Jordon Dizon picked off a fourth pass from Red Raider quarterback Graham Harrell, returning his interception 42 yards for a touchdown, as Colorado improved its chances of going bowling with its fifth win of the season. The Buffs’ game plan against the potent offense of Texas Tech was clear from …

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— October 13th – at Kansas State           Kansas State 47, Colorado 20 — Senior tailback Hugh Charles rushed ran for a career high 171 yards and a score, but it was not enough to keep the Buffs in the contest, as Colorado fell to Kansas State, 47-20, in Manhattan. Kansas State running back James Johnson ran for 159 yards and two scores, and quarterback Josh Freeman threw for 214 yards and another score as the Wildcats became the first team to post over 40 points against …

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— September 29th – Boulder        Colorado 27, No. 3 Oklahoma 24 — Kevin Eberhart connected on his second game-winning field goal of the month, hitting from 45 yards out with no time remaining to give Colorado a 27-24 upset win over No. 3 Oklahoma. A homecoming crowd of 50,031 witnessed the Buffs rally from 17 points down (the fourth largest comeback in CU history) to pull off the upset. Oklahoma, which had been averaging 61.5 points and 562 yards per game, was held to just 24 points and 230 yards by …

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— September 8th – at Arizona State          Arizona State 33, Colorado 14 — No, there is no such thing as a good loss (especially after taking a 14-0 lead in the first quarter). But is there hope for the rest of the season? The Arizona State Sun Devils shook off early mistakes and a 14-0 deficit to defeat the Colorado Buffaloes, 33-14. ASU quarterback Rudy Carpenter completed 19 of 37 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns as the Sun Devils dominated the last three quarters of the game. A …

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  Preseason – 2007 A preview of the 2007 Colorado Buffaloes – the strengths and weaknesses of the roster; the schedule; and the competition in the Big 12. The Colorado Buffaloes enter the second season of the Dan Hawkins era confronting a problem the program hasn’t faced in over twenty years – low expectations. Coming off a 2-10 campaign in 2006, the Buffs are not expected to make much of an impact on the national stage in 2007. This lack of faith runs contrary to the preseason prognostications coming on …

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— November 24th – at Nebraska          No. 23 Nebraska 37, Colorado 14 — Colorado stayed with No. 23 Nebraska for the better part of three quarters, but the fourth quarter witnessed the Buffs succumb to a more talented team. In the end, the Buffs limped out of Memorial Coliseum in Lincoln on the short end of a 37-14 score. The game did not start off well for 2-9 Colorado, with a Matt DiLallo punt being partially blocked on the Buffs’ first possession. The Buff defense made …

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— October 28th – at Kansas           Kansas 20, Colorado 15 — Colorado built a 9-0 halftime lead, but couldn’t make it stand up, as freshman quarterback Todd Reesing rallied Kansas to a 20-15 victory. Reesing tore off his red-shirt, throwing for two touchdowns and running for another as Kansas won its first game over Colorado since 2000. Colorado controlled the first half, but was unable to built a sizeable lead. The Buffs were able to drive the ball, but could not get into the end zone, settling for field goals …

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