WHAT. A. GAME. Trailing 17-0 at halftime, Colorado outscored Nebraska 34-14 in the second half and overtime to defeat their former Big XII rivals for the second straight year. Mel Tucker’s Buffaloes improved to 2-0 on the young season after what was one of the greatest comebacks in school history. What made this win even more special were the thousands of Cornhuskers fans who made the seven-hour trek from Lincoln, Neb. just to witness it.
Nebraska is playing with home field advantage at Folsom Field in Boulder, CO❄️ pic.twitter.com/rh3sIBezLD— Barstool 'Skers (@BarstoolHusker) September 7, 2019
As you can imagine, minutes after Isaac Armstrong’s 48-yard field goal attempt fell short, people were abuzz on social media reacting to Colorado’s comeback victory.
Here are some of the notable reactions from former CU players:
Rather be dead than red!!!! & we ain’t neither!!!! Bye Corn Busters good win @CUBuffsFootball— Chido (@ChidobeAwuzie) September 7, 2019
Let’s GO!!!!— Phillip Lindsay (@I_CU_boy) September 7, 2019
Wow what a great game . I felt like I was in it the whole time ! #SKOBUFFS— Juwann Winfree (@OnlyOne_JW) September 7, 2019
BUFFALOES— Jeremy Bloom (@JeremyBloom11) September 7, 2019
And some more reaction from around the sports world:
Chris Fowler, ESPN
Wow. Go ahead Boulder, go craaaaaaazy. @CUBuffsFootball all the way back to beat throwback rival Nebraska in OT after trailing 17-0! Buffalo soldiers never quit, buying in to @Coach_mtucker . Watched in our USOpen bus. I’ll raise an iced tequila or two to the #Buffs— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) September 7, 2019
Barstool’s ‘Big Cat’
The last 5 minutes in Nebraska/Colorado is why we love College Football— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) September 7, 2019
Ashley Adamson, Pac-12 Network
Not sure I’ve ever seen a happier man than @RickGeorgeCU just now. He was going full Ric Flair. College football is the freaking best.— Ashley Adamson (@AdamsonAshley) September 7, 2019
Kyle Clark, News 9 Denver
Nebraska fans filled the stands. Buffs fans filled the field. What a game.— Kyle Clark (@KyleClark) September 7, 2019
But perhaps the tweet of the day (and the biggest burn) came from former Iowa State quarterback and 12-year NFL veteran Sage Rosenfels:
On a positive note, all the Nebraska fans who drove to Boulder for the game will get better gas mileage on the 7 hour drive home. It’s all down hill from the mountains.— Sage Rosenfels (@SageRosenfels18) September 7, 2019
I bet they save at least 1 gallon. pic.twitter.com/h8XKwnQ4V5
Next week Colorado hosts Air Force (11 am MT, Pac-12 Network) in their final tune up before Pac-12 play begins. The Buffaloes are 12-4 all-time against the Falcons.