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Fragile Buffs vow to recover for bowl game

After enduring its third consecutive collapse, Gary Barnett and his fragile Colorado squad are searching for answers.

Updated: December 4, 2005, 10:48 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- In the wake of the third-worst loss in Colorado history, Gary Barnett tried to cope with some gallows humor.

"It's a pretty numbing game," he said. "I was pretty numb last week, too. Actually, numb would be a good feeling right now."

Numb and number would certainly beat the three successive kicks in the gut that Barnett and the Buffaloes have endured to close this season. A team that once was 7-2 and seemed on its way to at least 9-2 has been bludgeoned by a combined ...

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