Today, Andrea and I went up to Boulder for CU Homecoming and the annual CU Alumni Band. The morning was filled with rehearsal and a catered breakfast for the alumni. We then marched over to the stadium with the CU Band for the 11:30 kickoff versus #3 Oklahoma.
The game didn’t start too well for CU. After an interception, OU led 7-0. CU answered to make it 7-7 but OU struck back to make it 14-7. OU added another field goal and CU trailed 17-7 at halftime. After the half, another CU interception resulted in a 24-7 lead for OU. But then the tide turned. Eberhart hit a field goal to make it 24-10. After an interception, CU scored on 4th down to make it 24-17 on the first play of the 4th quarter. Then with about 4 minutes left, Hawkins hit Dusty Sprague in the endzone to tie the game at 24 after OU fumbled a CU punt. The defense held and then CU marched down the field one more time. As time expired, Kevin Eberhart hit a game winning 45 yard field goal and the students rushed the field as CU knocked off #3 Oklahoma 27-24 in one of the best college football games I’ve ever been at.
At the same time, the Padres blew a 9th inning lead and lost to the Brewers in 11 innings, giving the Rockies new life. Then tonight the Rockies beat the Diamondbacks 11-1, leaving the Rockies tied with the Phillies and Mets at 1 game behind the Padres in the NL Wild Card race with 1 game to play. Andrea and I have tickets to the Rockies game tomorrow. One game to play, and to paraphrase Spamalot, which we saw on Wednesday, “We’re not dead yet!”