Colorado football countdown to Week 1 kickoff: 27 days

Only 27 days remaining, we can do this Buffs fans.

As we count down another day, stop and take a moment to realize that we only have three more Saturdays without college football. Yes, CU will open on a Friday, but who doesn’t long for the days of waking with College Gameday, planning out a day of 10 am (MT, of course) Big Ten matchups, mid-day SEC on CBS and maybe a nice afternoon/evening of Buffaloes football.

While we wait and daydream, here are a few tidbits about the No. 27 in Colorado history to make your non-gameday morning a little brighter.

Buffaloes who have worn the number

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Carroll Hardy, RB (1951-54)

Brian Iwuh, OLB (2002-05)
Cortlen Johnson, TB (1998-2001
Leon Mavity, HB (1961-63)
Greg Thomas, FS (1989-91)

Nigel Bethel CB Current

Tony’s favorite Buff at 27

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Brian Iwuh was a monster for the Buffaloes and this translated into a stint in the NFL. Iwuh was named a second-team All-Big12 LB in both his junior and senior seasons. As both a Broncos and Buffs fan, it was quite the treat to see the Broncos sign Iwuh during the 2012 playoffs.

Stat you should know

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The great Rashaan Salaam holds the career record for Colorado’s highest average rushing yards per game at 113.2 yards over 27 career games.

Stat you won’t know

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JJ Flannigan holds the CU career record for the highest average rushing gain per touchdown at 18.7 yards, or 506 yards on 27 touchdowns.

Brick Game

Sept. 4, 2004: Colorado 27, Colorado State 24

Marcus Houston couldn’t get revenge against his former team and Brian Iwuh had a pick-six.

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