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A lookback at the 24 losses

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by jjbuffs13, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. jjbuffs13

    jjbuffs13 Well-Known Member

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    It lasted 1,490 days and covered 24 games but 'The Streak' has finally come to an end.

    FAST FACTS: There were two shutouts during the streak (Both by Missouri; 58-0, 26-0)...20 different teams contributed to 'The Streak' with Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa State doing it twice...It was present during five seasons and covered three full seasons (2008, 2009, 2010)...Three different QB's made a start on the road during the streak (Hawkins, Hansen, Hirschman)....It lasted through three different head coaches (Hawkins, Cabral and Embree)...CU held a halftime lead in five games (tied once; Nebraska 2008)...eight teams were ranked at the time of the game...The Buffs lost in 13 different states (Iowa, Louisiana, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Nebraska, Ohio, West Virginia, Oklahoma, California, Hawaii and Washington).

    Nov. 10, 2007: Iowa State 31, CU 28. With Colorado up 21-0 at halftime, this game looked to be under control. Until a crucial 4th and 1 from the CU 43 could not be converted. ISU ended up scoring 21 3rd-quarter points to tie the game and then at the end of the game with :01 second left the Buffs couldn't get the snap off before the clock struck :00. The streak began.
    Dec. 30, 2007: Alabama 30, CU 24 (Independence Bowl): CU trailed by 27 points and nearly came back to win failing on the final drive.
    Sept. 27, 2008: Florida State 39, CU 21: After starting the season 3-0 CU took to Jacksonville, FL against FSU. Tied at 7 after the first quarter FSU scored 12 points in the 2nd quarter with the momentum shift of a blocked Matt DiLallo punt for a safety having FSU not look back.
    Oct. 11, 2008: Kansas 30, CU 14: Kansas was ranked No. 16 and had a safety (possibly the first consecutive road games with a saftey in CU history) and two interceptions in the first half, yet led only 9-7 at the half and 16-14 after three quarters of play. QB Cody Hawkins finished 8-for-22 for 90 yards and was replaced at the end of the game and the defense couldn't stop RB Jake Sharp who finished with three scores.
    Oct. 25, 2008: Missouri 58, CU 0: Possibly the second most embarassing road loss (see KU/CU 2010) which snapped CU's 242-game scoring streak. This game was true freshman QB Tyler Hansen's first road start. And that's all I have to say about that.
    Nov. 1, 2008: Texas A&M 24, CU 17: CU led 10-3 at halftime, yet couldn't overcome RB Rodney Stewart's broken leg to hold on to the lead. CU threw an interception with 2:29 left in the game, which put the game away.
    Nov. 28, 2008: Nebraska 40, CU 31: Alex F****** Henery kicked a school record 57-yard field goal with 1:43 left in the game to take the lead 33-31. After S Patrick Mahnke recorded a 15-yard sack which seemed to put them out of field goal range, Henery game in to break the record. QB Cody Hawkins had a final minute pass attempt batted in the air which DT Ndamukong Suh returned for a touchdown.
    Sept. 11, 2009: Toledo 54, CU 38: On a nationally televised ESPN Friday night game CU fell behind early (23-3 at halftime) and game up 428 yards of offense to Toledo's quarterback; including a touchdown on a 61-yard draw at the start of the 4th quarter.
    Oct. 1, 2009: West Virginia 35, CU 24: Again on national TV CU couldn't capitalize on four WV fumbles in the first half, converting only three points off of the turnovers.
    Oct. 10, 2009: Texas 38, CU 14: This started to look like an upset. The Buffs led 14-10 in the third quarter when Texas used a blocked punt, a 92-yard interception return and 74-yard punt return (all for touchdowns) to ice the game.
    Oct. 24, 2009: Kansas State 20, CU 6: CU had only 60 rushing yards, and alternated between QB's Tyler Hansen and Cody Hawkins.
    Nov. 14, 2009: Iowa State 17, CU 10: Iowa State punted nine times and was outgained 390 yards of offense to 310, yet held CU out of the endzone on a 1st-and-goal in the second half. CU had four chances inside the redzone, yet only managed a field goal, converting just 25%.
    Nov. 19, 2009: Oklahoma State 31, CU 28: CU led 14-10 at halftime and 28-10 during the third quarter. TB Brian Lockridge had a 98-yard kick return to put the Buffs up 28-24 with just over 11 minutes left in the game but couldn't stop OSU's third-string QB (now in the Heisman discussion).
    Sept. 11, 2010: California 52, CU 7: CU didn't score until the third quarter and committed five turnovers, including an 82-yard fumble return with :32 seconds left by Darian Hagan, Jr. (Our RB's coach's son).
    Oct. 9, 2010: Missouri 26, CU 0: The second shutout during The Streak (both by Missouri). CU was called for a safety in the first quarter and missed a 40-yard field goal trailing 5-0, when the game was still within reach.
    Oct. 30, 2010: Oklahoma 43, CU 10: OU WR Ryan Broyles had a school record 208 yards and three touchdowns and CU gave up 453 yards through the air and a blocked punt led to yet another safety.
    Nov. 6, 2010: Kansas 52, CU 45: With 14:52 remaining the game, CU led by 28 points and The Streak looked to be ended. Kansas scored 35 unanswered fourth quarter points in a game which cost Head Coach Dan Hawkins his job. Some have said that if CU would have taken a knee on every down and punted, Kansas would not have had enough time left to score at will like they did.
    Nov. 26, 2010: Nebraska 45, CU 17: The two teams' final Big 12 game matched No. 16 Nebraska against a CU team fighting for bowl eligability under interim coach Brian Cabral. Nebraska RB Rex Burkhead rushed for 101 yards and completed two passes for two touchdowns.
    Sept. 3, 2011: Hawaii 34, CU 17: A new head coach, new coaching staff, new season. CU fell behind 17-0 after allowing Hawaii QB Brian Moniz to rush for a career high 120 yards in the first half, but battled back to 24-17 in the fourth quarter before Hawaii finally iced the game with a late-game touchdown and field goal.
    Sept. 24, 2011: Ohio State 37, CU 17: Without their sweater-vested head coach, Heisman contender QB and star WR this game looked like it could be a win. Ohio State had different ideas. CU had two fumbles in the first half and fell behind early again, 17-0.
    Oct. 8, 2011: Stanford 48, CU 7: Playing against Heisman hopeful Andrew Luck, who picked apart CU's depleated secondary, put CU in an early hole when K Will Oliver's chip shot field goal was blocked and returned it 75 yards for a touchdown.
    Oct. 15, 2011: Washington 52, CU 24: UW led 38-10 at halftime after scoring on all six first-half possesions leading to 349 total yards and QB Keith Price had four of his first 18 throws go for touchdowns.
    Oct. 29, 2011: Arizona State 48, CU 14: Falling behind 31-7 at halftime, CU didn't have an answer for ASU, allowing 207 yards on the ground and another 240 through the air.
    Nov. 19, 2011: UCLA 45, CU 6: In a game in which a win was guaranteed by QB Tyler Hansen, the team seemed to not show up. In the first half CU managed just 117 yards of offense and six first downs and CU was behind 21-6 at halftime. UCLA used their pistol offense to race through CU's defense.

    Nov. 25, 2011: CU 17, Utah 14: The Streak is Finally Over! Scoring on their first offensive series and never trailing, CU held off Utah's third quarter surge to finally end the streak at 24 straight losses outside the state of Colorado.
     
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  2. MrFrumpylane

    MrFrumpylane Well-Known Member

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    Wow, talk about a walk down memory lane. I was at 4 of those games. :sad1:
     
  3. 4DemBuffs

    4DemBuffs Most admired poster Club Member

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    damm. CU used to be freaking great!!! where the hell was i during this?
     
  4. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Burn this thread.
     
  5. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    fify :devil:
     
  6. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    Stupid to think how many safeties we gave up, how many leads we blew, and how many of those we could have won with better defense and better QB play.
     
  7. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Jesus, Toledo was only #8 in the streak....
     
  8. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    It has been a longgggggggg 4 years.
     
  9. buffwoman526

    buffwoman526 Club Member Club Member

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    Damn I'm glad the team won't have this monkey on their back next year. Total fresh start.
     
  10. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

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    You know the image that sticks with me about the last time we won on the road? That dumb ass, smug, mother ****er walking off the Tech field holding hands with his wife. Don't know why that image really pisses me off, but it does.
     
  11. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Missouri sigh, those were the worst to me.
     
  12. DesertDawg526

    DesertDawg526 Resident Dawg Club Member

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    CU is on a winning streak and road winning streak heading into its most important offseason in years. Good karma here...
     
  13. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    i can't pick the worst loss on that list. as i read i just kept saying holy ****, that really happened.
     
  14. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    The first one is what did it for me:

    This was the first inkling to me that (He Whose Name Shall Not Not Be Spoken) had no fricking clue how to coach at the BCS level. What kind of asshole has a 3 TD lead (and whose D has given up no points in the 1st half) goes for a 1st down on 4th and 1 on his first possession in the second half IN HIS OWN ****ING TERRITORY?!? :bang:

    ISU got great field position for the first time in that game, and IIRC scored on a pass play on the 2nd play from scrimmage. They were suddenly right back in the game and had momentum, and the rest is (infamous) history.

    Goddam you, you pretentious POS! :angry2:
     
  15. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Yep. I firmly believe that one of the voices in his head starting repeating back to him a bunch of his "did Gandhi take a knee?" bull****, and he decided the time was perfect to prove just how brilliantly unpredictable and innovative he was. That move was all about building his own legend in the mind of somebody beside himself, and not at all about actual football... :bang:
     

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