Game Day: Colorado vs. Nebraska Football Saturday, September 8, 2018

Going back in time 29 years ago was the last time I photographed these two rivals, in which No. 1 Nebraska was upset by No. 15 Colorado 27-21 at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo. The Buffaloes had dedicated their season to starting quarterback Sal Aunese who passed away from cancer in September 1989. Fans rushed the playing field tearing down both goalposts. Colorado gained a bid for the Orange Bowl and was beat by Notre Dame in the National Championship. At the end of this post is a photo I took before kickoff of head coaches Tom Osborne of Nebraska and Bill McCartney of Colorado shaking hands.

This day in Lincoln, Neb. Colorado would be the spoiler again beating Nebraska 33-28.

Colorado safety Kyle Trego salutes fans while celebrating the Buffaloes 33-28 victory over Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb.

Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez points to Husker fans while scoring a touchdown that’s signified by his teammate tight end Jack Stoll (86) at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. Colorado beat Nebraska 33-28.

Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr., right, tries to silence the Nebraska fans after scoring a touchdown at Memorial Stadium Saturday in Lincoln.

Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. stretches to make a fingertip catch in front of Nebraska cornerback Dicapro Bootle at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez goes head over heels into the end zone to score a touchdown against Colorado at Memorial Stadium Saturday in Lincoln.

Nebraska’s Will Honas (3) and Dicaprio Bootle (23) upend Colorado tailback Travon McMillian (34) at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Nebraska first year head coach Scott Frost visits with Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre prior to kickoff at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Colorado wide receiver Jay MacIntyre scores a touchdown against Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez is sacked by the Colorado defense at Memorial Stadium Saturday in Lincoln.

Colorado defensive end Mustafa Johnson is in pursuit of Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez resulting in a sack at Memorial Stadium Saturday in Lincoln.

Nebraska head coach Scott Frost along with team trainers respond to an injured freshman starting quarterback Adrian Martinez during an injury timeout against Colorado at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Head coaches Tom Osborne of Nebraska, left, and Bill McCartney of Colorado shake hands before their rival teams play at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo. in 1989.

 

 

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