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Missouri 36, Colorado 17
Saturday, Oct. 31
11:30 a.m. -- FSN
Folsom Field, Boulder

Brooks: First Half Haunts Colorado In Loss

BOULDER - Colorado rallied gamely in the second half on Saturday, but it didn't matter. The script fashioned in recent seasons by Missouri went unaltered: The Tigers still have the Buffaloes' number.

This year, that number was 33-3 at halftime.

After blowing past the Buffs by a combined score of 113-10 in their past two meetings, the Tigers endured a three-point second half but let their efficient early work carry them to a 36-17 Big 12 Conference victory at Folsom Field.

Mizzou, the defending North Division champion, won its first conference game (1-3) and improved to 5-3 overall.

With four games remaining, CU slumped to 1-3 in the league and 2-6 overall, further damaging the Buffs' chances of earning the six victories required to reach postseason play.

"The tangible is that (now) you have to win out to go to a bowl game," said coach Dan Hawkins, who has reached the postseason once in going on four years at CU. "The intangible is that people always talk about sports building your character, and I think that's part of it....MORE

Game Reports:
Game Story: Brooks: First Half Haunts Colorado In Loss

Statistics | Notes | Quotes | Final Game Book (pdf) | Live In Game Reports Archive |Photos: First Half, Part 1 | Photos: First Half, Part 2 | Photos: Second Half, Part 1 | Photos: Second Half, Part 2

Video Coverage:
Colorado: Dan Hawkins Post Game Press Conference | Jimmy Smith | Ryan Miller | Rodney Stewart | B.J. Beatty

Missouri: Gary Pinkel | Derrick Washington | Forrest Shock

Game Replays : First Half Replay | Second Half Replay | Benjamin Burney's interception return for a touchdown | CU-Missouri Game Highlights

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2009 Homecoming Events

Game Week Headlines:
Oct. 30: Series Classic: Colorado Takes The Fifth | Oct. 29: Brooks: No Offense, But Polk  Loves 'D' | Oct. 27: Brooks: Hawk Takes A Look InsideDan Hawkins Press Conference | Part II | Quotes |  Brooks: Big 12 North A Six-Ring Circus | Last Meeting: Buffs Shut Out At Mizzou

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