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CU football commemorates 1990 title season
Wearing throwback uniforms is done by teams, both at the college and professional level, on a regular basis (sometimes too regular if you watch the NBA). This year CU's football team will don throwback jerseys at all their home games at Folsom Field. But it's not just a fashion statement for the boys in black and gold, but a way of paying tribute to their predecessors from two decades ago.
The Buffs are honoring the 20th anniversary of their one and only National Championship back in 1990. Since then, Colorado's program has experienced its share of ups and downs and has been labeled by some as the "unluckiest" team in the nation. Could the new look change CU's fortunes this season?
"The luck of the 1990 team I guess," said CU Wide Receiver Scotty McKnight, who caught a deflected pass for a touchdown in CU's 31-13 victory over Hawaii. Though McKnight was too young to remember the 90's Buff team, he's has heard enough stories to recognize their greatness. Current CU Runningbacks' coach Darian Hagan was CU's starting quarterback that year and he, along with former greats Alfred Williams and Eric Bienemy and former head coach Bill McCartney will be at Folsom Field for the 20th anniversary celebration at halftime during CU's October 2 game against Georgia.
McKnight and the rest of his teammates hope they can pay their own special tribute to the team with a win that Saturday night in front of a "Blackout" crowd at Folsom.
"We need to [get a win]...just to represent those guys and everything they stood for," said McKnight.