Colorado evokes 2001 beatdown to troll Nebraska after 36-14 win
Colorado had one last shot to deliver to the Huskers on Saturday afternoon.
The Buffs blasted the Huskers in Deion Sanders’ debut at Folsom Field, 36-14. The 22-point margin was the program’s largest win over Nebraska since the infamous 62-36 win in 2001. So it was only fitting that the Buffs call back to that game on social media afterward.
— Colorado Buffaloes (@CUBuffs) September 9, 2023
That photo comes from the 2001 broadcast. That day has become an inflection point in Nebraska football.
On Nov. 23, 2001, Nebraska traveled to Colorado with the Big 12 North crown technically up for grabs. The Huskers were 11-0 — winners of 13 straight — and ranked No. 1 in the BCS standings. No one expected the vaunted Huskers to lose.
Then CU ran for 380 yards and eight scores on the Huskers. Eric Crouch was picked off twice. The 62 points were unheard of. On Nebraska? The Huskers lost in the Rose Bowl that season and then fired coach Frank Solich two years later.
One could argue Nebraska has been lost in the wilderness ever since.
Cold, Colorado. Deserved. But cold.