The No. 11 Sooners strutted to a not-that-close 43-10 victory, saddling the overmatched Buffaloes with their fourth consecutive loss and leaving them four games to find the three wins necessary for bowl eligibility.
"We know we have a lot to play for," defensive tackle Will Pericak said. "We still can have a good season and go to a bowl game . . . this team doesn't quit. Hell, no, we don't quit."
Hawkins abruptly ended his press conference late Saturday night in Norman, Okla., after one too many questions about his job and his future following another ugly loss. Even Hawkins appears to be growing tired of the speculation.
...Not all the messages to Hawkins` Facebook page are negative. He continues to receive support. Freddie Trauer even managed to strike an optimistic tone while encouraging Hawkins. "Time to regroup big guy," Trauer wrote to Hawkins. "We can still get Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State and go into Nebraska and shut all the naysayers down. What do ya say, coach? Lets do this."
No reason to be Nervous " CU At the Game - A CU Football blog by Stuart Whitehair - Colorado fans don't have to sweat out games like we used to ... but it would sure be nice if we could!
OK, so this may sound crazy. But, this is no time for the University of Colorado football team to give up.
Yeah, things look bad right now. Really bad. On Saturday, the Buffs were crushed by 11th-ranked Oklahoma. It was their fourth straight loss, dropping them to 3-5 on the season. But, with four games to play, Colorado still has a chance to salvage something out of this season.
Up next is a road game at Kansas. The Buffs have now lost 16 in a row away from Colorado, but Kansas is dreadful and snapping that losing streak is a real possibility. After that, the Buffs have home games with Iowa State and Kansas State. Both of those are games the Buffs could win. Get the next three, and CU improves to 6-5 to become eligible before a trip to rival Nebraska to close the season.
Take a hard look at this week's Bowl Championship Series standings, because this is probably as good as it's ever going to get. Sorry. Could these be our golden years? It's Oregon, followed by Auburn, followed by three more ducks: Huey (Texas Christian), Dewey (Boise State) and Louie (Utah). We appear to have achieved, at last, inequality and injustice for all! That won't satisfy those who want the BCS brought to trial at the Hague, and that's fine, but the BCS has reached an important turning point.
What? More football after the jump? Outrageous!
Bowl Preview by Conference - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN - Bowl preview and predictions - broken down by conference.
Under normal circumstances, Colorado cornerback Jalil Brown might have slowed his charge toward the line of scrimmage Saturday night. Instead Brown stepped forward, reacting to Oklahoma`s quick-strike offense, and Sooners` receiver Ryan Broyles slipped past him for a touchdown. Colorado held Oklahoma to six points on the Sooners` first three drives, but the Oklahoma offense finally broke Colorado in the second quarter.
Woelk: Be prepared for rumor mill overdrive - Buffzone - "If" officially turned into "when" Saturday night in Norman, Okla. The team that provided Dan Hawkins with his biggest victory as Colorado`s head football coach sealed his fate with a 43-10 nationally televised thumping.
CU Buffs eyeing ... The Jayhawks - The Denver Post - Something has to give because Kansas (2-6, 0-4 Big 12) and Colorado (3-5, 0-4) remain the only Big 12 teams without a [conference] victory.
CU players setting sights on last 4 games, bowl - The Denver Post - Disappointed but apparently not discouraged, Colorado players vow to continue their fight for bowl eligibility...
Junior Emily Talley matched her school record round of 67 and the University of Colorado women's golf team shook off a shaky start to lead by three strokes after the first round here at the 2010 Alamo Invitational, the Buffs final tournament of their record-setting fall season.
Hey- how 'bout that? Go Buffs!