Missouri-Colorado: Buffs Drop Homecoming Game 36-17

Stuart WhitehairAnalyst IOctober 31, 2009

BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 31:  Derrick Washington #24 of the Missouri Tigers picks up yardage as he fends off Ray Polk #26 of the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 31, 2009 in Boulder, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Oct. 31 – Boulder          Missouri 36, Colorado 17

Missouri sacked Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen eight times and forced four turnovers, racing out to a 33-0 lead en route to a 36-17 victory.

The Buffs outscored the Tigers 14-0 in the third quarter to make it interesting, but four possessions with the score 33-17 netted two turnovers on downs, an interception, and a punt, as Colorado fell to 2-6, 1-3 on the season.

A Homecoming crowd of 45,634, the smallest crowd of the season, was on hand to witness a fourth straight win for Missouri in the series.

Still to come (tonight and tomorrow) – a full game recap; locker room notes and quotes; and my essay “One Last Record” …