The Horns smashed the Buffs earlier this season in Austin, dominating the then-No. 24-ranked Colorado 42-17. (Click here for game story.) After that Oct. 15 contest, CU reeled off three straight wins to improve to 7-2, but has since dropped a 30-16 decision at Iowa State and, Friday, a 30-3 debacle at home to Nebraska. Texas, of course, has run the table, including Friday's 40-29 win at A&M.
The title game will also be a rematch of the 2001 game when the 10-1 Horns, who had blasted the Buffs during the regular season by 34, lost 39-37 in Dallas at Texas Stadium, denying the team a potential national championship game berth. A spot in the national title game on Jan. 4 in the Rose Bowl will again be on the line for Texas next Saturday.