Jayhawks Travel West to Face Colorado

Oct. 19, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas (3-3, 0-3 Big 12) and Colorado (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) meet for the 65th time in series history as the Jayhawks travel to Boulder, Colo., for a 6 p.m. (CT) contest against the Buffaloes. This weekend’s game against CU marks the last of four consecutive contests away from home for the Jayhawks, who will play three of their final four games of the regular-season in Memorial Stadium.

“They’re very athletic and speedy,” said KU Head Coach Mark Mangino of the Buffaloes at his weekly press conference on Tuesday in Hadl Auditorium. “On offense, they have great leadership in (quarterback) Joel Klatt. He’s a very poised quarterback and does a lot of nice things. They are a formidable opponent.”

The Jayhawks enter the contest looking to snap a current three-game losing skid after falling 19-3 to Oklahoma on Oct. 15 in Kansas City, Mo. The KU defense was stellar against the Sooners, allowing the fewest points to an OU team since the 1995 season. Senior linebackers Nick Reid and Kevin Kane led the defensive charge, racking up 15 and 13 total tackles, respectively.

The Buffaloes enter the game against the Jayhawks after a 42-17 setback at No. 2 Texas. Colorado reeled off three-straight wins to open the season, but is 1-2 over its last three outings. The last time KU and Colorado squared off in Boulder, CU was victorious in a thrilling 50-47 overtime shootout.

Kansas – Colorado Series Notes
…This year’s game marks the 58th consecutive meeting (starting in 1948) and 66th overall between the two schools.

…KU and CU also played seven other times prior to World War II.

…Colorado holds an all-time 40-21-3 advantage.

…The team with the most rushing yards in the game has won each KU-CU contest since 1993, a steak of 12 games.

…In six of the last eight games, the home team has walked away with the win.

…The last Kansas victory in Boulder occurred in 1995 when the Jayhawks defeated the Buffs 40-24.

…KU is 8-22 all-time against the Buffs in Boulder, Colo.

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