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Season Prediction thread

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Unleash Hell, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    What are yours? I am kidless today and bored, so thought I would write up my official season prediction thread. Here goes.

    CSU
    Buffs come out and dominate the line of scrimmage. Darrell Scott earns his first 100 yard game as a buffalo. Rams keep it close in the first half, but like last year, the buffs wear the rams out in the second.
    Buffs 41 Rams 21 1-0

    @ Toledo
    This game really scares me. With really only three days to prepare for this road game across the country, this is going to be a bigger test than most think. Buffs will struggle in this one and trail for most of it. The buffs rally in the final minutes for the win.
    Buffs 28 Rockets 24 2-0

    Wyoming
    Cowboys will be ready to try and take down the king of the region. However, Wyo has lots of questions to go along with their new coaching staff. Colorado's talent is too much for the pokes and CU wins rather easy.
    Buffs 45 Cowboys 14 3-0

    @ West Virginia
    The Mountaineers have to replace one of the top QB's in college football the last couple years in Pat White. However, they are still loaded on offense with Noel Devine and Jock Sanders. WVU returns the favor of the buffs win last year.
    Mountaineers 31 Buffs 21 3-1

    @ Texas
    This could be the best Longhorn team since 2005, when UT won the national championship. Hawkins and the buffs struggle in this one and Hansen comes in to replace Hawkins to get the buffs 10 late points after nearly being shutout.
    Horns 35 Buffs 10 3-2

    Kansas
    Kansas has never beaten CU 4 straight times and that fact will remain true after this year. With Hansen coming into the game as the starter, the buffs defense finally finds a way to contain Reesing and KU's offense. Buffs win a surprisingly defensive battle, Hansen will remain the starter the rest of the season.
    Buffs 17 Jayhawks 14 4-2

    @ Kansas State
    Earlier this year I was worried about this game, but not so much now. KSU is gonna struggle and Snyder's legacy will be in jeapordy. The Buffs break a 9 game losing streak to Big 12 north teams on the road. The last north win away from Boulder was against KSU in 2005.
    Buffs 34 Wildcats 20 5-2

    Missouri
    No team has dominated the buffs the last three years more than Mizzou. The Tigers lose their 3 headed monster in Daniel, Maclin and Coffman. This is on homecoming and Halloween and the crowd will be rockin. The buffs become bowl eligible in October against a team that has dominated them recently.
    Buffs 38 Tigers 24 6-2

    Texas A&M
    This is a game that CU should have won last year in College Station. This year it's in Boulder with a better CU team facinf possibly a even worse Aggy team.
    Buffs 32 Aggy 17 7-2

    @ Iowa State
    The buffs come into this game ranked #23, their first ranking since 2005. Cyclones are once again rebuilding and adjusting to a new coach. ISU hangs in for a while, but buffs pull away late.
    Buffs 31 Cyclones 17 8-2

    @ Oklahoma State
    Buffs come into this game at #22 and play against another ranked team for the first time since playign at Texas in 2005. The Cowboys offense is just too much for the buffs.
    Cowboys 41 Buffs 24 8-3

    Nebraska
    CU should have won last year in Lincoln, and they know it and want this game bad. For the first time since 2001, this game will decide the north. Like most CU/NU games, this one is another thriller. A back and forth high scoring affair. NU kicks a tying FG in the final minutes and the game goes to OT. In OT the buffs hold the fuskers to a FG, and then Tyler Hansen puts a dagger into the fuskers hearts with a TD scramble to win.
    Buffs 44 Huskers 41 OT 9-3

    Big 12 Championship vs. Texas
    For the third time, the buffs and horns will have a rematch from the regular season in the title game. This wont be as bad as 2005, but the horns will still be too much for CU. Buffs do stay competitive for most of the game.
    Horns 31 Buffs 20 9-4

    Holiday bowl vs. USC
    Yep, thats right against Southern Cal. SC will lose to Ohio St, Cal and Oregon in the regular season and will not win the Pac-10 or a BCS birth. SC's talent is too much for the buffs, and SC rolls.
    Trojans 39 Buffs 23 9-5

    Season leaders
    Passing: Hansen 1,670 yards
    Rushing: Scott 1,530 yards
    Recieving: Simas
    TD's: Scott

    Tackles: Mohler
    Sacks: Herrod
    INT's: Cha'Pelle Brown
     
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  2. LongHaulBuff

    LongHaulBuff Club Member Club Member

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    I agree with most of that but I think CU wins the WVU game. I see thier offense struggling the first part of the year and then gaining confidence. Hopfully after CU visits. So if the rest holds true I see 10-4. Sure would be nice.:thumbsup:
     
  3. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    i think the key is to be 4-2 after 6. 3-3 and we're hustling to be bowl eligible and another season of more questions and "what ifs" than answers.

    CSU: 33-16
    @Toledo: 28-17
    Wyo: 35-24
    @WVU: 18-28
    @UT: 17-37
    KU: 24-21
    @KSU: 28-20
    MU: 38-31
    A&M: 36-20
    @ISU: 24-17
    @OSU: 23-33
    NU: 17-12

    9-3

    Alamo Bowl: CU 31 Michigan State 20
     
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  4. Cornh8er

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    CSU...............W
    @Toledo.........W
    Wyoming.........W
    @WVirgina.......W
    @Texas............L
    Kansas............L
    @K-State........W
    Mizzou............W
    aTm...............W
    @IowaSt.........W
    @Okstate........L
    Knebraska.......W

    KU Wins the North, CU Wins bowl game and gets 10 Wins
     
  5. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Ku better not, I'm tired of them. We really should have won at least two of the last three against them. ANd I don't want them to get 4 in a row against us.:smile2:
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I like it. MSU in the Alamo Bowl would be fun too.
     
  7. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    I'd say that all of the games besides UT* and OSU would be winnable for the Buffs, hence Hawk's "10 wins & no excuses" mantra.
     
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    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    Love the prediction Leash, you've got me convinced...except for the part about USC with 3 losses, not sure about that.

    Nice job.
     
  9. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    Me too. I have a hard time seeing a team that has lost nine games in the last seven years lose three in one year. I think if Leash is right and we do get them in a bowl I don't see us holding them under forty and I don't see us getting over twenty on them.

    I hope we can manage a better showing against KU and ISU.

    I think we'd better watch out for Miz too even though they lost the big three. Pinky may have that program headed in the right direction and has had some good success recruiting over the last couple of years.
     
  10. sackman

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    W's - CSU, Toledo, Wyoming, ISU, KSU, A&M
    L's - UT
    Tossups - Mizzou, KU, NU, OSU, WVA.

    Figure we go 2-3 in the tossups and end the season 8-4. I have a real hard time predicting a win against a team that beat us 58-0 last year. Unless our defensive brain trust can figure out how to stop that offense, with or without Daniel, Coffman & Maclin, we're screwed. Best chance for the two wins in the tossups, so far as I'm concerned is KU and NU. Neither of those teams impresses me much. I'm generally not in favor of predicting losses even before the game is played, but UT is freaking loaded this year. It would take a miracle to win there.

    8-4 would get us to a decent, yet unspectacular bowl, like the Alamo Bowl. Purdue, Wisconsin, Michigan, MSU, Iowa or Minnesota would all be decent opponents, and ones that I think CU could handle provided we're not too banged up.
     
  11. Liver

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    14-0.
     
  12. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Losses: Toledo, UT, OSU, and another one early. 8-4. Win tie-breaker vs. NU and lose to OU in BTC game. Then win a bowl game. 9-5.
     
  13. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I have a real good feeling about Mizzou, throw what they did to us the last two years out the window, forget about it, wont mean anything. Chase Daniel is what made that offense work, They WILL be completely different. Remember before Daniel got there, Mizzou beat us ONE time in 25 years.
     
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    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I'm picking SC to lose three because they are due to lose a couple conference games in a season and have to play both Cal and Oregon on the road. I think Cal and Oregon can both beat them. There will be a different Pac-10 champion this year.
     
  15. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    8-4.

    They had better damn be 3-0 going into the WVU game.

    Really believe this program will take a big step forward this season.... But not big enough to win in Austin. :sad1:

    WVU and OSU are both winnable. Will have to play close to perfect to come away 2-0 in these games though.

    KU, Mizzou, A&M, and NU could all be wins IMO. All are at home, and all have motivation behind them for **** that happened last year.

    ISU and KSU: The past few seasons I'd be worried about these two. But not this season.

    As fans this is the year we've all pointed to as the 'turn the corner' year in the Hawk era. More talent in the program(even if young), and the easiest schedule since Hawk has been here. For me anything less than 8 wins is a dissapointment.
     
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    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody else have the same concerns about Toledo as I do?

    A normal college football players week to prepare for road game is this.

    Sat: game day
    Sun: Rest/film day and voluntary practice/workout day
    Mon-Thur: workouts and practice
    Fri: travel and walk through
    Sat: game day

    The buffs Toldeo game week (I'm guessing)
    SUN Night: game day
    Mon-wed: practice
    Thur: travel/walk through
    Fri: game day
     
  17. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    :nod:

    The only good thing we can say about it is it's the 2nd game of the season, so there is plenty of time to prep for it. And the extra day to prepare for Wyoming.

    They need to get up early and stay there. We've got trouble if Toledo is still hanging around late in the 3rd.
     
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    CSU - W
    Toledo - W
    WYO - W
    WVU - W
    UT - L
    KU - W
    KSU - W
    Mizzou - W
    A&M - W
    ISU - W
    OSU - L
    Neb - L

    9-3.

    Lose to PSU in the bowl game.
     
  20. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    CSU W
    TOLEDO W
    WYOMING W
    WV L
    TEXAS L
    KANSAS L
    K-STATE W
    MISSOURI W
    A&M W
    ISU W
    OSU L
    NU W

    Bowl win ends cu at 9-4
     
  21. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Has the 90 day (or whatever it was) limit on threads been sorted yet? Because this is the kind of thread that should be preserved along with the recruiting threads. I hope someone who handles this sort of thing is taking note.
     
  22. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    In that case, I change my prediction to 7-6.....:smile2:
     
  23. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    You gotta pick the games, douchebag.
     
  24. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    It was joke ass hat.
     
  25. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    ok. dickwaad.
     
  26. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    Your welcome husker.
     
  27. Daaah

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    h*sker?
     
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  28. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    I got tired of the 80's cut-downs. Meanwhile,back on subject, I like your idea.
     
  29. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Which idea?

    Where is your 7-5 breakdown?
     
  30. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    The idea of preserving this thread like the recruitng threads from above.

    Breakdown

    CSU W
    TOLEDO W
    WYOMING W
    WV L
    TEXAS L
    KANSAS L
    KSTATE W
    MIZZOU L
    A&M W
    ISU W
    OSU L
    NEBRASKA W

    7-5 regular season and a bowl WIN my final prediction is 8-5.
     

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