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Getting Clobbered at Home...?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Rraalph 3000, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Rraalph 3000

    Rraalph 3000 Well-Known Member

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    Not much discussion on the game tomorrow, most likely since noone expects anything fun....but seeing that the line is 32.5 points for tomorrow's Homecoming Bonanza and knowing the decimated nature of our squad, seems pretty on line and maybe even most of us betting folks here would throw the $ on the Ducks....Yet, given the recent downward spiral of our football program, we've only been blown out at home by 30 or more points, twice in the last 20 (and probably more) years.

    I recall each of these games rather clearly & fuzzily at the same time (alcohol)...as the pain of the whipping will always resonate along with the pain of the hangover the next day...think I lived in my Kitt West dorm bathroom the Sunday after the USC '02 beatdown.....so will tomorrow be like the last time we played a 9th ranked opponent at home (Mizzery - 2007) or can the home atmosphere/aura at least make this somewhat interesting for a little bit? Anyone as unfortunate as me and remember the last 2 beatdowns more than they'd like?
     
  2. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    I don't see much hope for even keeping it close tomorrow. Oregon has insane speed and our D is decimated
     
  3. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    While we have had bad teams in the last 20 years, nothing near this bad. I'm just hoping we can keep Oregon under 60.
     
  4. Denver_sc

    Denver_sc Club Member Club Member

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    Welp, I pretty much have been telling my wife all week that this is a no-hoper and my UofO buddy that the spread wasn't big enough, but then I had a dream last night we won 17-15. At least CU wins in my dreams!
     
  5. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    I remember USC '02 very well. I had a media pass and watched the game from every concievable vantage, and I settled for on the field. Robert Hodge made his first start at QB that day. He completed dropped back to pass (I believe) 17 times, completed one pass, was sacked (I believe) 7 times. So that was our passing game. Chris Brown was stuffed all day, including our only shot to score, where we had first and goal close in but settled for 3. We had a pick called back for a roughing the passer early on, and USC scored on a joke screen pass shortly thereafter. But the rout was on. 40-3 L.

    The '07 55-10 loss to Mizzou appears to be our worst home loss (margin) in program history.

    Indiana beat us by 42 and Oklahoma by 40 (scoring 82 in the process) in 1980.

    Our worst loss ever was @ Texas... in '46... 76-0... god it hurt to type that
     
  6. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I have prepared myself, mentally, spiritually and physically for the premium butt kicking I expect OU to lay on...they will want to run it up to try and get style points. If they want to get back in the MNC hunt they need gaudy numbers and some of the other BCS ranked teams to falter. It will be ugly.
     
  7. CVilleBuff

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    Mizzou '07 was a ****ing nightmare. Probably the must ****ed up I ever was in Folsom, completely out of control.
     
  8. JWP303

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    I am going to drink early and often. I think we're getting Deli Zone for the tailgate spread - so at least there is that.
     
  9. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    the ou loss 82-42 was probably the worst one i remember. fairbanks sent an assistant over to the sooner locker room at the half to beg switzer to take it easy on him, for old times's sake. switzer ran the fullback up the middle basically the whole second half and CU scored garbage points, but it was a 100% asskicking, start to finish.

    ucla put up 40+ in the first half at folsom during the fairbanks era, but they were merciful and let off the gas in the second half.

    that mizzery loss was ****ing bad, too, as was the usc loss.

    ****. i think this one might top them all.
     
  10. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    You're thinking 1980 @ UCLA, it was 56-0 at the half.

    The most we've even given up at home was 63, to Nebraska in 1975. I think we're looking at breaking most points given up at home and largest margin of loss at home in one game. Bartender, shot of whisky, leave the bottle.
     
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  11. leftybuff

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    I was there with my neighbor, an avid Mizzou fan...brutal.
     
  12. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    yes, you are right. that was ****ing awful, but it wasn't at folsom. yay us. :lol:
     
  13. Denver_sc

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    Another reason intrepid bettors might want to lay the points this weekend: Helfrich.

    I wonder if he's going to take the foot off the gas pedal. My guess is no.
     
  14. Mick Ronson

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    09 Mizzou was pretty brutal as well. at the half, we had more turnovers than rushing yards. worst half of CU football i've ever seen in person. we rallied a bit in the 2nd half, but it was over. we beat ourselves every way possible. fumble, int, fumble on our goal line on a kickoff return, jump offsides in the RZ (and get sacked out of FG range), i call Gabbert's post route for a TD before the play happens, we also give up a fake FG for a TD in that one. crap football every which way.

    one of my grad school buddies was in town and we had great seats in sec 5 i think. beautiful day, crap football.
     
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  15. JWP303

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    Didn't he leave amicably under his own terms? (AKA, saw the ship was sinking and bailed.) I don't remember him having a grudge, so if anything, he might take is easy knowing how it feels to be on the losing CU sideline. Don't get me wrong, I'd still lay the points, but I don't see Helfrich running it up due to any bad blood, unless I'm forgetting something.
     
  16. Buffalo Brad

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    I am prepared to get whacked pretty bad tomrrow. I may put so much demon alcohol in my body early that I puke before entering the stadium. That would be a bad showing for my 12 year old though. Also may be tough to do because of his lacrosse game but there is always half time.
     
  17. SBG

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    If anything helps is Helfrich on UO's sidelines. While he was Hawk's buddy, he knows a lot of the guys on the team currently, especially Tyler. Not going to be pretty, but he doesn't call the plays anyway. Hopefully he tells Kelly to lay off the gas in the early 3rd quarter.
     
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    Allsome!
     
  19. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Ducks might break the century mark in this one.
     
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    The O (our offense, that is) really needs to help out the D on this. Our best defense is something other than three-and-out when we've got the ball.
     
  21. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    I'd say I'm afraid that if things get out of hand, there could be a riot/students throwing things on the field.... but I'm not sure if anyone really cares enough
     
  22. BuffUp

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    wow - no chance at all? c'mon Buff fans?
     
  23. Fight CU

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    You're probably right
     
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    I'm not sure if this is the right thread, but do you think the Guy on a Buffalo is still around? And if yes, do you think he'd be willing to ride Ralphie on the field tomorrow, or any other game day?
     
  25. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    i don't think oregon will lay off. i think they are looking to make a statement at our expense. their loss to lsu hurt them in the national conversation. and, they aren't exactly a traditional powerhouse so newbie elite teams have a tendency in general to over-do things in an effort to show that they belong in the club.

    plus, even if they wanted to lay off, i am not sure it will matter much. our defense is decimated. our offense lacks playmakers.

    i seriously think we could lose by 50-60 points tomorrow.

    sorry to be a downer. better days ahead... if embree and staff can get this turned around, think how sweet it will be after living through games like this one. it was awesome when Mac did it. maybe we will have the joy of feeling awesome again someday.
     
  26. SpacemanSpiff

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    SHOCK THE WORLD! And by that I mean, keep them under 70...

    Seriously, the only chance we have to to control the clock by running the ball. Oregon has too much speed to run wide, so it will have to be between the tackles. That makes jives with the tweet from Creer about getting to play. We've got to try and pound the ball between the tackles and then hit some play action off of that.

    Oregon knows that it has to win big. In a best case scenario, they have an early turnover or two and we have some success running the ball and controlling the clock. Then Oregon starts to press and make some poor decisons, trying to hit the big play.

    I certainly don't expect to win (and I certainly expect to get spanked tomorrow - in the words of Wally, not a eupemism), but if we do, I think it will be:

    CU - 24
    OU - 23
     
  27. buff190

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    Lefty, does this help you come gameday? I have said this before but it doesn't seem to matter that I KNOW we are going to get our butts handed to us (most recent example @ Stanford) I still get really mad and I am just as hurt as if I thought we were going to win the game. No matter how many times I tell myself that the inevitable a**whoopin' won't bother me, it does just as much as any other game.

    It is very painful and it makes me not want to watch but I still do. I'll be in my usual seat in Folsom taking the beat down like a man. (or maybe not so much, my wife doesn't think I handle these losses much like a man, LOL) meh.

    If we could just keep the score somewhat respectable, at least we would have that. Respect.

    Go Buffs!
     
  28. BuffUp

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    o shouldn't lay off the gas.... if they beat the Buffs down, then so be it... their coaches just need to remember "what comes around goes around" one day the Buffs will be back
     
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    I would gladly accept a moral victory in this one.
     
  30. BuffNut99

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    Just to recap, if Oregon scores more than 63, they will set an opponent's record in Folsom, and if they beat us by more than 45, they will set the record for opponent margin of victory at Folsom. They will do both. Glug glug.
     

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