Cotton Bowl

January 01, 1996

No. 7 Colorado (9-2) vs. No. 12 Oregon (9-2)

Site: Dallas

Time: 1:30 p.m. today

TV: 13, 9

Line: Colorado by 6 1/2

Players to watch:

Rae Carruth, Colorado: The Buffaloes' fastest player (4.29 seconds in the 40-yard --), Carruth caught 53 passes for 1,008 yards.

Alex Molden, Oregon: The senior cornerback with 11 career interceptions finally is healthy after being bothered by a groin injury. Good thing: He will be matched up against the speedy Carruth.

Best win:

Colorado 27, Kansas State 17: The Buffaloes went into Manhattan, Kan., and knocked off the 9-1 Wildcats to earn a major bowl bid and send the Wildcats to the Holiday Bowl.

Oregon 24, Washington 22: After falling out of the Pac-10 race with a loss to Arizona State, the Ducks set the stage for a season-ending run of three victories by a total of eight points with this upset of the Huskies.

Outlook:

Dallas is not excited about it -- there are about 9,000 tickets available -- but this game features an exciting offensive matchup. Colorado averaged 487 yards per game and scored more than 40 points five times. Oregon averaged 410 yards and was not held below 20 points until its final two games.

Results:

................. Colorado ......................

43 .............. at Wisconsin .................. 7

42 .............. Colorado State ................ 14

66 .............. Northeast Louisiana ........... 14

29 .............. Texas A&M ..................... 21

38 .............. at Oklahoma ................... 17

24 .............. Kansas ........................ 40

50 .............. at Iowa State ................. 28

21 .............. Nebraska ...................... 44

45 .............. at Oklahoma State ............. 32

21 .............. Missouri ...................... 0

27 .............. at Kansas State ............... 17

................. Oregon ........................

27 .............. at Utah ....................... 20

34 .............. Illinois ...................... 31

38 .............. at UCLA ....................... 31

21 .............. Stanford ...................... 28

45 .............. Pacific ....................... 7

52 .............. at California ................. 30

26 .............. Washington State .............. 7

24 .............. Arizona State ................. 35

24 .............. at Washington ................. 22

17 .............. at Arizona .................... 13

12 .............. Oregon State .................. 10

Statistical comparison:

...................... Ore. ............... Colo.

Record own ........... 9-2 ................ 9-2

...... opp. .......... 55-63 .............. 66-53

Rushing own .......... 146 ................ 189

....... opp. ......... 109 ................ 144

Passing own .......... 264 ................ 297

....... opp. ......... 187 ................ 184

Turnovers own ........ 2.1 ................ 1.9

......... opp. ....... 2.0 ................ 2.0

Margin ............... 7.8 ................ 15.6

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