Washington Renews Football Series Against Colorado

Jan. 25, 2007

SEATTLE - The University of Washington athletic department has reached an agreement to renew its football rivalry against the University of Colorado in a home-and-away series in the years 2015 and 2016, school officials from both institutions announced today.

Washington will travel to Boulder, Colo. for a game on Sept. 12, 2015 while Colorado will return the trip to Husky Stadium on Sept. 10, 2016.

'We are very pleased to renew this series with the University of Colorado,' said Todd Turner, UW's director of athletics. 'With this game, we are continuing our commitment to schedule nationally renowned programs that put the UW football program in the national spotlight. Our fans have always enjoyed these major rivalries especially with the University of Colorado and the other members of the Big 12 Conference.'

Washington and Colorado have met on 11 previous occasions, the last coming in 2000 when the ninth-ranked Huskies earned an emotional 17-10 victory over the Buffaloes at Folsom Field on the CU campus. Marques Tuiasosopo rallied the Huskies to two fourth-quarter touchdowns and the Washington defense held off Colorado in the final moments for the win, which gave UW a second-straight victory in the series that had seen the Buffaloes win the previous three meetings.

The series between the two teams is tied with five wins apiece and one tie since the first meeting in 1915. Nine of the meetings have occurred during the regular-season, while twice the two teams have squared-off in bowl games. In 1985, Washington culminated its season with a 20-17 victory over CU in the Freedom Bowl in Anaheim, Calif. In 1996, 13th-ranked Washington dropped its record to 9-3 on the season with a 33-21 loss to eighth-ranked Colorado in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.

Washington is 21-19-2 against teams from the Big 12 Conference and has faced every institution in the league with the exception of the University of Missouri. Last season, the Huskies dropped a hard-fought 37-20 decision at 15th-ranked Oklahoma. The Sooners are scheduled to play at Husky Stadium on Sept. 20, 2008. Last summer UW announced a home-and-home series against the University of Nebraska, scheduled for 2010 and 2011.

Washington vs. Colorado - The Series

Date Result Site
Nov. 6, 1915 Washington won 46-0 Seattle
Sept. 9, 1953 Colorado won 21-20 Seattle
Sept. 21, 1957 Tie 6-6 Seattle
Sept. 19, 1959 Washington won 21-12 Boulder
Sept. 21, 1976 Colorado won 21-7 Seattle
Dec. 30, 1985 Washington won 20-17 a-Anaheim
Sept. 30, 1989 Colorado won 45-28 Seattle
Sept. 29, 1990 Colorado won 20-14 Boulder
Dec. 30, 1996 Colorado won 33-21 b-San Diego
Sept. 25, 1999 Washington won 31-24 Seattle
Sept. 16, 2000 Washington won 17-14 Boulder


a--Freedom Bowl; b--Holiday Bowl

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