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Colorado's Phillip Lindsay ran for 131 yards in an October 2016 victory at Stanford, part of the Buffs magical South Division championship season.
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Colorado’s Phillip Lindsay ran for 131 yards in an October 2016 victory at Stanford, part of the Buffs magical South Division championship season.

A look back at some of the memorable moments in Colorado football history for the week of Oct. 19-25:

1909 – Oct. 23, Colorado 57, Colorado State 0: In Fort Collins, John McFadden’s 50-yard touchdown run highlighted a blowout of the in-state rival Rams. It was one of the highlights of a 6-0 season in which CU outscored the opposition 141-0.

1957 – Oct. 19, Colorado 42, Kansas State 14: On the road, CU racked up 478 yards and six touchdowns on the ground in a rout of the Wildcats. Bob Stransky led the way, with 168 yards and three touchdowns. It was the best rushing performance of the season for the Buffs, who led the country in that category (322.4 yards per game) behind the blocking of All-American guard John Wooten.

1967 – Oct. 21, No. 4 Colorado 21, No. 13 Nebraska 16: In Lincoln, Neb., the Buffs picked off four Cornhusker passes, returning two of them for touchdowns. Dick Anderson had one of the interceptions and during the play pitched the ball to teammate Mike Veeder, who went 45 yards for a touchdown. Anderson also blocked an extra point attempt.

1969 – Oct. 25, Colorado 31, No. 5 Missouri 24: In Boulder, the Buffs shocked the Tigers, as Bobby Anderson rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns. It was CU’s first-ever win against a top-5 opponent and it propelled them to an 8-3 season.

1972 – Oct. 21, No. 9 Colorado 20, No. 2 Oklahoma 14: In Boulder, Oklahoma became the highest-ranked team at the time to be defeated by the Buffaloes. CU trailed 7-0 at the half, but Ken Johnson threw two third-quarter touchdown passes to lead the rally.

1986 – Oct. 25, Colorado 20, No. 3 Nebraska 10: In front of 52,440 fans at Folsom Field, the Buffs, which came in at 2-4, stunned the Huskers, beating them for the first time since 1967. A 52-yard touchdown pass from halfback O.C. Oliver to receiver Lance Carl was the key play in a signature win for coach Bill McCartney.

1991 – Oct. 19, No. 22 Colorado 34, No. 12 Oklahoma 17: In Norman, Okla., senior quarterback Darian Hagan, known for his running ability, had one of the best passing days of his career. Hagan threw for 151 yards and three touchdowns as the Buffs dominated the Sooners en route to a third consecutive Big 8 title.

1992 – Oct. 24, No. 9 Colorado 54, Kansas State 7: A week after tying Oklahoma, the Buffs bounced back with a rout of the Wildcats in Boulder. The defense held Kansas State to 16 yards of total offense, including minus-24 rushing, while freshman Rashaan Salaam ran for 75 yards and his first touchdown as a Buff. The win was the last of a 25-game unbeaten streak in Big 8 play (23-0-2), as CU lost at Nebraska the next week.

2008 – Oct. 25, No. 16 Missouri 58, Colorado 0: In Columbia, Mo., this game was memorable for only one reason: the shutout snapped CU’s remarkable streak of scoring in 242 consecutive games.

2016 – Oct. 22, Colorado 10, Stanford 5: One of the key victories in CU’s stunning Pac-12 South title season, the Buffs went to Stanford and won a defensive struggle and became bowl eligible for the first time in nine years. Sefo Liufau threw a touchdown pass to Shay Fields and Phillip Lindsay had 131 rushing yards on 12 carries.

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