2006 Colorado Football: Game 12 -- Nebraska
Release: November 20, 2006
By: David Plati, Associate AD/Sports Information
Colorado Buffaloes Football
The Colorado Buffaloes (2-9, 2-5 Big 12) close out the 2006 season Friday, November 24, in the annual day-after-Thanksgiving match-up against North Division rival, the No. 23 (AP)/19 (Coaches) Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-3, 5-2 Big 12) in a 1:36 p.m. MST kickoff at Memorial Stadium... The game will televised nationally by ABC, the 11th consecutive time for a CU-NU game (and the 16th of the last 18); Mark Jones (play-by-play), David Norrie (analyst) and Bonnie Bernstein (sidelines) will call the action... This will be the 1,100th game in Colorado football history... Colorado won’t be going to a bowl for just the fifth time since 1984, and this is just school’s fourth losing season in that time frame (1997, 2000, 2003 and 2006)... Nebraska has clinched the Big 12 North Division title, its first since 199, ending a six-year run where Colorado and Kansas State shared the six between 2000 and 2005 (CU won four of those crowns)... NU is No. 22 in the Nov. 19 BCS Standings... CU over NU? Sure, check out this chain: CU beat Iowa State (33-16), who beat Missouri (21-16), who beat Kansas State (41-21), who beat Oklahoma State (31-27), who beat Nebraska (41-29)... CU is out to prevent just its third 10-loss season in 117 years of intercollegiate football (going 1-10 in 1980 and 1984) as well as to end a 13-game losing streak to ranked teams... Receivers coach Eric Kiesau will celebrate his 34th birthday on game day (Nov. 24)... Colorado’s lost nine games by an average of 9.9 points, including four by five points or less, with its two wins by an average of 20.5 points... In 12 standard team statistical rankings in conference games only, CU holds the edge in seven of them, most notably total defense (2nd; NU is 9th); NU holds a similar edge in total offense, however (3rd to 10th for CU)... Colorado is coming off a 33-16 win over Iowa State, as the Buffs scored 23 unanswered points after each team scored a touchdown on their first possessions in building a 30-7 third quarter lead en route to the win... CU’s website, www.CUBuffs.com features game day updates and live stats for all games.
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