Nov 26, 2010

Husker Buffalo rivalry ended today with a 45-17 Husker win

To Colorado Buffalo fans this was the end of a fierce rivalry.

To Nebraska Husker fans this was the end of just another series of games with a lesser opponent - and that's what has rankled Buff fans for decades - the condescending attitude of the Huskers.

The Huskers were National Champions in 1970, 1971, 1994, 1995, & 1997. The Buffs won their first and only National Football Championship in 1990.

The Huskers and Buffs ended their rivalry with a convincing Husker win at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska

With 48 Husker wins compared to 18 Buffalo wins (there were 2 tied games) one can understand why the University of Colorado football team has tried it's best to make this into a rivalry to get their players and fans up for the game year after year.

Now, with the Huskers moving on to the Big 10 conference and the Buffs going to the PAC 10, the Colorado Buffalos will need to find another team to hate. That should be easy - especially with Rick Neuheisel coaching the UCLA Bruins.

Neuheisel took over as head coach of the Buffalos in 1995 after Bill McCartney resigned and ran the program until 1998 when he suddenly took the head coaching job at the University of Washington leaving the Buffs high and dry during the height of the recruiting season.

Yup, the UCLA Bruins will be the perfect team for the Buffs to hate from now on.