September 29, 2007

Buffs stun third-ranked Oklahoma, 27-24

BOULDER, Colo. -- Colorado trailed third-ranked Oklahoma, 24-7, midway through the third quarter when momentum switched. The Buffaloes took advantage of three Sooner turnovers and scored 17 unanswered points. Kevin Eberhart hit a career-long, game winning field-goal from 45-yards out as time expired.

Below are post-game notes and quotes:

*** The Buffaloes' win over Oklahoma will be looked at by most as a signature win for Dan Hawkins. But the second-year head coach kept from getting too emotional at his post game press conference.

"I have just been doing this a long time," Hawkins expressed. "You have to stay the course. We have to be able to get back in here tomorrow and look at what we did wrong and what we did right and get better. You have to be mature enough as a staff, and as a team, to get back in there and say, 'We did these things well, and these things not so well'. We just need to keep pushing forward."

"A lot of people have been talking about getting a signature win, and I don't know if this is it yet," quarterback Cody Hawkins said. "It's a huge win for the program. Just for the people's opinion on the potential we have on this football team. I'm really excited for what we've done and where we're going. Obviously we'd like to be 5-0 right now, but that isn't the case. We have to prepare for the [Baylor] Bears and right on down the line to keep coming out the rest of the season and keep working hard."

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