BOULDER— With two days remaining until the 2023 home opener, two additional Colorado Buffaloes home games against Colorado State (Sept. 14) and USC (Sept. 30) have sold out, bringing the total number of complete sellouts on the season to four.

CU announced the sellout of the season opener against Nebraska (Saturday) and the Family Weekend game against Stanford (Oct. 13) on July 20. The 2023 season is just the seventh in CU history the Buffs have completely sold out four or more games and the first time in 27 seasons since the 1996 season.  Between 1990-96, the Buffs sold out four of six games five times and five of six games once, in 1993.  CU has never sold out every game in a season.

The 2023 season marks the opening of the Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders Era at Colorado, which got off to an astounding start last week with a thrilling 45-42 win at No. 17 TCU.  In what was the national game of the week, four CU players broke 17 school records including QB Shedeur Sanders, who became the first CU player to top the 500-yard mark and the first player in at least the last 27 seasons to throw for 500 yards in their first FBS game nationally.  Travis Hunter became the first player in 20 years to have 100 yards receiving and an interception and Dylan Edwards is just third true freshman in the past 27 years to score four touchdowns in their FBS debut.

The home opener now takes center stage, with the 100th season of Folsom Field starting with the Buffs two biggest rivals heading to town in the first two weeks, first with Nebraska (Saturday, 10 a.m., FOX) and Colorado State (Sept. 16, 8 p.m., ESPN) opening the home slate.

Tuesday the Buffs were rewarded for their performance against TCU with a national ranking, coming in at No. 22 in the Associated Press and No. 25 in the Coaches Poll.  This is the earliest the Buffs have been ranked in a season in 20 years since 2003 when that the 2003 team was ranked for in the first two polls of the season.

CU sold out of season tickets on April 17, the first school in the nation to sellout its season tickets ahead of the 2023 season.  CU’s first known sellout was in the 1952 season and the Nebraska game will mark the 77th sellout in Folsom Field History.

A limited number of single game tickets remain for CU’s homecoming game against Oregon State on Nov. 4 and the Senior Day matchup with Arizona on Nov. 11.


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