December 31, 2007

And the Season Ends

SHREVEPORT, La. - If there is any word that Alabama coach Nick Saban uses more than any other, its the term "finish."

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Tide Finishes

SHREVEPORT, La. — Alabama’s 30-24 victory over Colorado in Sunday’s Independence Bowl couldn’t have been scripted any better for the Crimson Tide.

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December 30, 2007

Back the Other Way

SHREVEPORT, La. - Well, Colorado just got the ball back with 8:39 remaining and down 27-17.

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Coming down the wire

SHREVEPORT, La. - Well, Alabama now stands 87 yards from a 17 point lead.

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Dive! Dive!

SHREVEPORT, La. - Football should take its cue from Hockey.

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Turning of the Tide?

SHREVEPORT, La. - Well, after that touchdown at the end of the first half, Colorado probably hoped it could take the ball and score on Alabama at the start of the second.

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You Can't Trust a Buffalo

SHREVEPORT, La. - Well, credit the Buffaloes for stopping Alabama on its last drive of the half.

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Oh those turnovers

SHREVEPORT, La. - Well, nothing like a John Parker Wilson interception to make a game a little more interesting.

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Flippin with the Tide

SHREVEPORT, La. - It's a party Louisiana style -- if you're Alabama.

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Quick Start for the Tide

SHREVEPORT, La. - Well, this looks the the Alabama of six games ago.

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That Dizon guy?

SHREVEPORT, La. - Before the game, I to hear Jordon Dizon's name on every Alabama offensive play.

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Pull the kid!

SHREVEPORT, La. - Colorado quarterback Cody Hawkins might be testing his father and Buffaloes head coach Dan's patience early.

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Colorado's band

SHREVEPORT, La. - Gotta give Colorado an A+ for gameday presentation.

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Back in Shreveport...

SHREVEPORT, La. - Well, Alabama probably never thought it would be back in Shreveport at the Independence Bowl.

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November 03, 2007

Mizzou rolling at the half 31-10 over Colorado

Boulder, Colo.- The Daniels led offense continues to roll. Daniels started off with a interception, but was able to put it in his rear view mirror. Despite Colorado converting an early interception and a blocked punt into points, they have since gone cold ending the half with five straight three and outs. The Buffs also have no answer for Mizzou's spread offense. The first half has been highlighted by big plays through the air with Daniels hitting his primary receivers William Franklin and Jeremy Maclin, who combined account for 194 of Daniels' 289 yards. The biggest play has come off the Tigers final drive of the half. The Tigers had the ball at the Colorado 25 yard line and were facing a third and six. Daniels dropped back and looked through his reads, seeing no one open. Daniels, feeling pressure, rolled out of the pocket to his right. He threw across his body to his open tight end Chase Coffman who broke two Buffs tackles to rumble into the endzone putting Mizzou further ahead 31-10. We'll see if the Buffs can answer.

Student Body

BOULDER, Colo. - Folsom field is filled at capacity tonight thanks to the students. The CU student body has often been accused of being fair-weather fans. The most recent example was during the Oklahoma game where nearly half the student section was absent before the Buffs began their comeback. By the time Eberhart's game winning field goal cleared the uprights, the student section was magically full again ready to rush the field. Tonight the student section is full despite their team trailing Mizzou 24-10.

Tom Brady-like Review Swings Momentum Tigers Way

BOULDER, Colo.- The tide shifts the Tigers' way with the first play of the second quarter. During Colorado freshman quarterback Cody Hawkins' attempted throw, Missouri defensive lineman Lorenzo Williams hit the ball loose before Hawkins' arm started to go forward. The play was briefly reviewed and the play stood. Missouri took. Daniels and the rest of the Mizzou offense did not waste time and took advantage via a 46-yard pass to freshman wideout Jeremy Maclin to put the tigers up 14-10 with plenty of time left in the second quarter.

#9 Missouri at Colorado turnover battle

Boulder, Colo. - On Missouri's second play from scrimmage, QB Chase Daniels' throw was tipped in the air and intercepted by Colorado Defensive Tackle George Hypolite (his first career interception) who took it to Missouri's 11 yard line. Three plays later, senior tailback Byron Ellis' three yard run put the Buffs up 7-0 sending Folsom Field into an early frenzy.

#9 Missouri at Colorado pre-game warm-ups

Nov. 3 2007
Boulder, Colo.- The Buffaloes appear to be loose during warm-ups doing their best impression of rap artist Soulja boy's superman. The Colorado cheerleaders joined in the dance. The edge has to go to the players.

#9 Missouri at Colorado preview

Nov. 3, 2007
BOULDER, Colo.- Over the past few years the Big 12 North has been lacking intra-conference games, Big 12 North v. Big 12 North, with potential BCS impact in November. There will be such a match-up today as No. 9 Missouri (7-1, 3-1 Big 12) squares off against Colorado (5-4, 3-2 Big 12).

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October 20, 2007

Colorado comes up short against Jayhawks

BOULDER, Colo. - On a blustery day in Boulder it seems fitting that the flags around Folsom Field have quit whipping. With 2:16 remaining in the fourth quarter and down 19-14, the Buffs were primed to make a march down the field to score the game winning touchdown. Alas the wind was taken from the Buffs sails as the No. 15 Kansas Jayhawks walked away from Boulder with a five point win.

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Buffs can't muster upset.

The Colorado Buffaloes did not go down without a fight, but lose to No. 15 Kansas 19-14.

Buffs within a score of the win

The Buffs just made it a game. On a 80 yard 10 play drive that ate up three minutes and eighteen seconds the Buffs closed the lead to five points with 3:42 left in the fourth.

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Third quarter wrap/Kansas touchdown

BOULDER, Colo. - The Buffs again limited a Cody Hawkins interception to just a Kansas field goal and the Jayhawks lead 13-7.

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Jayhawks answer

BOULDER, Colo. - It only took 1:23 for the Jayhawks to answer CU's first score of the day.

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Buffs get on the board

BOULDER, Colo. - The Buffs finally get on the board against Kansas on a 27-yard touchdown pass from Cody Hawkins to tight-end Tyson DeVree. The touchdown gets CU to 230 consecutive games with a score.

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First Half Recap

BOULDER, Colo. - At the end of one half the Buffs trail the No. 15 Kansas Jayhawks 3-0.

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Buffs miss opportunity

BOULDER, Colo. -

On their ensuing drive after taking over on downs, Buffs' wide receiver Dusty Sprague dropped an easily catchable ball on a third down and two from the Kansas 29-yard line.

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Buffs get it back

BOULDER, Colo. -

The Buffs defense was able to put the ball back into Cody Hawkins hands, as Kansas threw an incomplete pass on fourth down.

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Points off turnovers/First quarter recap

BOULDER, Colo. -

The Buffs amidst an 8 play drive turned the ball over on the the Kansas 11-yard line. Colorado running back Hugh Charles, in an effort to stretch for the first down lost control of the ball and gave up a scoring opportunity.

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Again up the middle

BOULDER, Colo. -

On Kansas' first drive CU's interior defense showed lingering effects of last week against Kansas State as the Jayhawks were able to get a couple of first downs on big runs up the middle. The Buffs defense however, did hold on the Jayhawks first possession and force a punt.

Big day in Boulder

BOULDER, Colo. - On a breezy warm Colorado fall day the Buffs will look to bounce back after a tough 27-point loss to Kansas State last week. The surprising 6-0 No. 15 Kansas Jayhawks walk into Boulder atop the Big 12 North as the season of stunners continues in college football.

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Kick near in Ames

Give Iowa State credit.

The Stadium is very nearly full, even to watch 1-6 Iowa State likely be throttled by 6-1 and fourth-ranked Oklahoma. On the other hand, a note to the schedulers, Kansas State and Colorado look like better homecoming candidates than the Sooners. But then, perhaps, Ames may be no place to visit in November.

Still, the homecoming commotion is impressive. A bunch of true believers. And why not. Strangers things have happened … even this season.

The teams are lining up.

And there's the kick.

September 29, 2007

Buffs upset No. 3 Sooners in Boulder

BOULDER, Colo.

The scoreboard in Folsom Field an hour and a half after Colorado's conference opener still says it all...Colorado 27, Oklahoma 24.

Colorado head coach, Dan Hawkins told his players all week that he knew the Buffs were going to win their Homecoming match-up with the No. 3 ranked Sooners. On Saturday, Hawkins foreshadowing came to fruition as the Buffs capitalized on several late Oklahoma turnovers.

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Fourth quarter heroics

BOULDER, Colo.

The Buffs have scored 14 fourth quarter points and now have tied the game with 4:05 left. The second score came on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Hawkins to wide receiver Dusty Sprague.

Game of Tips

BOULDER, Colo.

Turnovers have been painful for the Buffs. Oklahoma has turned two D.J. Wolfe interceptions into touchdowns in the first three quarters of the game. Just three minutes into the third quarter, Wolfe was able to adjust to the second tipped ball of the game and return the interception 28 yards to the Buffs 17. Allen Patrick would then take the next play into endzone for his second score of the day.

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Halftime Update CU vs. OU

BOULDER, Colo.

Colorado coach Dan Hawkins and the Buffs trail (AP) No. 3 Oklahoma at halftime in Boulder 17-7. Running back Hugh Charles has the only score for the Buffs, coming off a 25-yard touchdown run the second quarter.

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Buffs switch scores

BOULDER, Colo.

On a four minute, 8 play drive the Buffs went 69 yards to get their first score of the game with 8:26 left to go in the first half. Running back Hugh Charles took a hand-off and made good on a huge hole created by true freshman right tackle, Ryan Miller for 25 yard scamper to the endzone. The Buffs scoring drive was the first action for the young offensive lineman.

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Colorado vs. Oklahoma

BOULDER, Colo.

Colorado opens up their Big 12 Conference play at home this weekend on a partly cloudy Homecoming morning. An hour before game time the Buffs are in their normal home colors with gold pants and black tops. Oklahoma, the No. 3 (AP) ranked team in the nation, won the last time they were in Boulder 34-20 in 2003 when they came in ranked No.1.

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