CU vs. Wisconsin
Colorado leads the all-time series by a 4-0-1 count.
The Buffs have won both games in Boulder and own a 2-0-1 edge in Madison. Sept. 18, 1965—Tie, 0-0 (Madison)
The series began on Sept. 18, 1965 in Madison, just a one-game contract, but two Sept. 22, 1973—Colorado, 28-25 (Madison) home-and-home series followed in 1973-74 and 1994-95. Though the series started Sept. 28, 1974—Colorado, 24-21 (Boulder) in 1965, the teams had to wait eight years for someone to light the scoreboard, as Sept. 17, 1994—Colorado 55-17 (Boulder) the two dueled to a 0-0 tie in 80 degree (and humid) weather. The 0-0 tie was CU's Sept. 2, 1995—Colorado, 43-7 (Madison)first since a scoreless stalemate with Utah in 1938; it was UW's first since the 1945 season opener against Great Lakes.
A CU win would tie its longest current winning streak against a major Division I-A opponent, as the Buffs own a five-game streak against Air Force in a series that has been defunct since 1974.
CU head coach Gary Barnett is 3- 4 against the Badgers, all games while he was head coach at Northwestern; he is 30-41-1 all-time against Big 10 teams.
UW coach Barry Alvarez is 0-2 against Colorado and is 2-2 versus Big 12 schools.
Series Did You Know—The two teams played their first home-and-home in 1973 and 1974, at the height of protests on college campuses of the Vietnam War.
Think reputed liberal towns of Boulder and Madison had a few protests staged on game day?
The Last Game (Sept. 2, 1995)—
Colorado broke open a close 10-7 game with 16 points in the final 6:46 of the first half as the Buffaloes won Rick Neuheisel's debut as a head coach, 43-7, in Madison.
Koy Detmer, who had the task of replacing the graduated Kordell Stewart, quickly showed why he was considered CU's next rising star at quarterback, completing 17-of-24 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns. Phil Savoy caught eight of those throws for 107 yards, Herchell Troutman gained 76 yards on just 15 carries and Neil Voskeritchian made three field goals to lead the Buffs, who gained 507 yards on offense, the most in the series by either team.
It was the first time since 1932 that a CU coach won his debut, as the previous 10 all suffered a career-opening defeat.