Mel Tucker came to Boulder spreading the mantra of being “relentless.” The Colorado Buffaloes hope that morphs into their style of play against the No. 25 Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday. The second of a home-and-home series between once Big Eight/Big 12 rivals will feature a traditional look for CU, per an announcement on Tuesday.
Had to go classic for our home opener at Folsom ️ pic.twitter.com/m0cMEYPG9h— Colorado Buffaloes Football (@CUBuffsFootball) September 4, 2019
As for the black jersey, gold helmet and pants combination for the Buffs, it seems fitting sticking overall theme with the Huskers. Colorado comes into the Folsom Field opener after handing Tucker his first Centennial Cup with a 52-31 win in the Rocky Mountain Showdown over Colorado State.
A great deal is on the line for both teams going into the 71st all-time meeting. Colorado can extend their series win streak over Nebraska after pulling out last year’s contest in Lincoln. The last time the Buffaloes racked up wins in consecutive seasons over the Huskers was in 2001 and 2002 — a monumental 62-36 beat down that made college football history in Boulder and a 28-13 victory a year later on the road in the valley of red. For Nebraska, Scott Frost’s second season brings yet another top 25 ranking to maintain going forward.
Colorado welcomes Nebraska into Boulder on Saturday, Sept. 7 for a 1:30 p.m. MT kickoff on FOX.