CU-ISU Selected For Television
BOULDER - The Colorado vs. Iowa State game on November 16 has been selected for television, meaning the Buffs will be on television for 10 of their 12 regular season games in 2002, more than any team in the Big 12. The game will air at either 1:30 p.m. on ABC or 5 p.m. on FOX Sports Net, and the decision will come this weekend.
ABC has selected it's final six-day window rule. If ABC chooses to air the game, kickoff will be at 1:30 p.m. MT and if they do not choose the game, FOX Sports Net has indicated they will select the game and kickoff will be 5 p.m. MT. The 11:30 a.m. FOX Sports Net window is not an option for the game.
The airing of the game means that through the Nebraska game on Nov. 29 (1:30 p.m. kickoff on ABC), the Buffs will be on either national or regional television 151 times since 1951 and an amazing 102 out of a total of 156 games will have been aired regionally or nationally since 1990.
CU and Iowa State have appeared on regional or national television four times in the series history, with both teams winning a pair of games in some close contests. Iowa State edged out CU 20-16 in an ABC regional game Nov. 18, 1978, before CU defeated Iowa State in Ames Nov. 8, 1997, 43-38 on FOX Sports Net in a regional telecast.
Iowa State defeated Colorado in Boulder two years ago 35-27 in a FOX Sports Net regional telecast before Colorado came out of Ames with a hard-fought 40-27 win on a national FOX Sports Net telecast.
Iowa State features the high powered QB Seneca Wallace, who has passed for 2,495 yards and 13 TDs en route to a 136.5 QB rating, good for 25th in the NCAA, and is also dangerous on the groud, rushing for 270 more yards there.
Colorado's Chris Brown continues to lead the nation in rushing at a 156.2 per game average and last week was the first running back since 1999 to rush for over 100 yards against Oklahoma's sixth-ranked defense.
Colorado also boasts two other national leaders as P Mark Mariscal is leading the NCAA in punting with a 49.0 average and Roderick Sneed is leading the nation in kick returns averaging 32.0 per return. Jeremy Bloom is the nation's ninth leading punt returner at 15.5 per return and Brown is also among the nation's leaders in All-Purpose yards (11th) and scoring (18th).