1996 10-2 #5 final ranking Close losses to #11 Michigan and #4 Nebraska. Shutout of up and coming #9 Kansas State. Beat #13 Washington in Holiday bowl. 1997 5-6 High expectations failed. Some pre-season publications had Colorado pre-season #1. Killed by Michigan, Neuheisel looking like an ass to John Hessler on national TV. 1998 8-4 5-0 start, pounded then #15 and favored CSU 42-14 in the first RMS in Denver. Beat oregon in Aloha bowl. 1999 7-5 Blown out by CSU in a score reversed from the previous year. Lost to Ricky in Seattle, beat a resurgent high powered Oklahoma in Bob Stoops' first year. Heartbreaking loss to Nebraska in OT after we miss a game winning kick in regulation as time expired. Crushed Boston College in Insight.com bowl. 2000 3-8 0-4 start, first win comes in Craig Ochs' first start as a freshman on the road against Texas A&M. Squib kick loss to Nebraska. 2001 10-3 #8 final ranking 5-2 record against ranked teams. Loss to Fresno State in opener cost us an invitation to the BCS national championship game. Beat #12 Kansas state on the roadCrushed #1 Nebraska in one of the biggest wins in school history. Beat Texas in CCG for first and only Big 12 title. Killed by #2 Oregon in Fiesta bowl. 2002 9-5 #18 final ranking After a 1-2 start that included losing to CSU and gettign rolled by USC, the Buffs went on to win 8 of the last 9 regular season games. Won in Lincoln for first time in 12 years. Lost to Oklahoma in CCG and lost to Wisconsin in OT in the Alamo Bowl. 2003 5-7 Klatt shreds CSU in his first start in RMS shootout. Defense torched a lot this season. 2004 8-5 Overcame a lot with the season of scandal. Ended Nebraska's 33 year winning season streak. Won 3rd Big 12 North title, crushed by Oklahoma in CCG. Beat UTEP in Houston bowl. 2005 7-6 7-2 start, 0-4 finish. Lost to Nebraska and Texas by a combined score of 100-6. Lost to Clemson in Champs Sports bowl. 2006 2-10 Embarrasing Hawkins debut loss to Montana state. Blew a 13-0 lead in the 4th at #9 Georgia. 0-6 start, blowout win over Texas Tech. 2007 6-7 Beat CSU, #4 Oklahoma and Nebraska. Pounded by Mizzou in Boulder. Lost to Alabama in Independence bowl in a game where the final score wasn't as close as the game. 2008 5-7 3-0 start with a OT win over #21 West Virginia. Would only win two more games after that.Mizzou ends our non-shutout streak which was one of longest in nation (first shutout since 1988). Once again blew a great chance to beat Nebraska. Heat really starting to turn up on Hawkins. 2009 3-9 Lost to CSU in Boulder for first time since 1986. Blown out at Toledo. Blew great chances to beat ranked teams Texas and Oklahoma state on the road. 2010 5-7 Lifeless performance at Cal. Upset a mediocre Georgia team in Boulder. Another shutout loss to Mizzou. Lost to Kansas after being up by 4 td's in the 4th. Hawkins fired, Buffs win last two home games for interim coach Brian Cabral.