Colorado Buffaloes football

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Colorado Buffaloes football
AmericanFootball current event.svg 2022 Colorado Buffaloes football team
Colorado Buffaloes wordmark.svg
First season 1890
Athletic director Rick George
Head coach Deion Sanders
1st season, 0–0 (–)
Stadium Folsom Field
(capacity: 50,183 [1] )
Year built1924 [1]
Field surfaceNatural Grass
Location Boulder, Colorado
NCAA division Division I FBS
Conference Pac-12 (2011–present)
Past conferencesIndependent (1890–1892, 1905)
CFA (1893–1904, 1906–1908)
RMAC (1909–1937)
Skyline (1938–1947)
Big Eight (1948–1995)
Big 12 (1996–2010)
All-time record71652036 (.577)
Bowl record1217 (.414)
Claimed national titles1 (1990)
Conference titles26
Division titles5 (4 Big 12 North)
(1 Pac-12 South)
Rivalries Nebraska (rivalry)
Colorado State (rivalry)
Utah (rivalry)
Consensus All-Americans30 (5 unanimous) [2]
Current uniform
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ColorsSilver, black, and gold [3]
     
Fight song Fight CU
Mascot Ralphie
Marching band Golden Buffalo Marching Band
Website CUBuffs.com

The Colorado Buffaloes football program represents the University of Colorado Boulder in college football at the NCAA Division I FBS level. The team is a member of the Pac-12 Conference, having previously been a charter member of the Big 12 Conference. Before joining the Big 12, they were members of the Big Eight Conference. The CU football team has played at Folsom Field since 1924. [1] The Buffs all-time record is 716–520–36 (.577 winning percentage) as of the 2022 season. Colorado claims the 1990 National Championship. The football program is 27th on the all-time win list and 40th in all-time winning percentage.

Contents

History

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Colorado's first Football Team in 1890.

Beginning in 1890, Colorado football has enjoyed much success throughout its more than 135 years of competitive play.

The Buffaloes have appeared in numerous bowl games (28 appearances in bowl games (12–16), 36th all-time), and won 27 conference championships, 5 division championships and a national championship. [4]

Folsom Field was built in 1924, and since then, Colorado has a 308–169–14 record at home through the 2016 season. The road game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on November 24, 2006, was Colorado's 1,100th football game. The game on September 12, 2015, against Massachusetts was the school's 1,200th football game.

Conference affiliations

Championships

National championships

Colorado claims one national championship in football for 1990. [5] :120 [6]

SeasonCoachSelectorsRecordBowlResultFinal APFinal Coaches
1990 Bill McCartney AP, Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, FACT, FB News, Football Research, FW, Matthews, NCF, NFF, Sporting News, USA/CNN11–1–1 Orange W 10–9No. 1No. 2
1990 season

Colorado won the national championship in 1990 under the direction of head coach Bill McCartney, who helmed the team from 1982 to 1994. The national title was split with Georgia Tech who won the United Press International Coaches Poll, whereas Colorado won the Associated Press and Football Writers Association of America polls. The largest arguments against Colorado were that they had a loss and a tie, whereas Georgia Tech had a tie and no losses, and Colorado's "unfair" win in the Fifth Down Game against Missouri. Another major controversy was a Colorado's Orange Bowl win over Notre Dame, which Colorado won in part because of a controversial clipping call that brought back a Notre Dame touchdown. The major argument for Colorado was that they played a more difficult schedule than Georgia Tech. [7] Colorado capped the season with a 10–9 win over Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl, a rematch of the 1989 season Orange Bowl Game which Notre Dame won 21–6. Colorado's tie came against Tennessee, who was ranked No. 8, the first week of the season when Colorado was ranked No. 5. The second week gave the Buffs a scare, scoring with 12 seconds left in the game on a 4th and Goal attempt. The next week gave Colorado its only loss of the season, losing 23–22 to Illinois and dropping Colorado to No. 20 in the polls. Colorado then went on to beat teams ranked (at the time) No. 22 Texas, No. 12 Washington, No. 22 Oklahoma, and No. 3 Nebraska. They ended the season 7–0 in the Big Eight Conference for the second straight season. They then capped the season with a win over Notre Dame who were number 1 until a loss in their second to last game of the regular season. [8]

Conference championships

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Colorado lines up on offense in the 2005 Big 12 Championship against Texas

Colorado has won 26 conference championships in over a century of college play, spanning through five conferences.

YearConferenceCoachOverall recordConference record
1894 Colorado Football Association Harry Heller 8–15–0
1895 Fred Folsom 5–13–0
1896 5–02–0
1897 7–12–0
1901 5–1–12–0
1902 5–14–0
1903 Dave Cropp 8–24–0
1909 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Fred Folsom6–03–0
1910 6–03–0
1911 6–04–0
1913 5–1–13–0–1
1923 Myron E. Witham 9–07–0
1924 8–1–15–0–1
1934 Bill Saunders 6–1–26–1
1935 Bunny Oakes 5–45–1
1937 8–17–0
1939 Mountain States Conference 5–35–1
1942 James J. Yeager 7–25–1
1943 5–22–0
1944 Frank Potts 6–22–0
1961 Big Eight Conference Sonny Grandelius 9–27–0
1976 Bill Mallory 8–45–2
1989 Bill McCartney 11–17–0
1990 11–1–17–0
19918–3–16–0–1
2001 Big 12 Conference Gary Barnett 10–37–1

† Co-champions

Division championships

YearDivisionCoachOpponentCG result
2001Big 12 North Gary Barnett Texas W 39–37
2002 Oklahoma L 7–29
2004 Oklahoma L 3–42
2005 Texas L 3–70
2016 Pac-12 South Mike MacIntyre Washington L 10–41

† Co-champions

Head coaches

The Buffaloes have played in 1,109 games during their 125 seasons, through 2014. In those seasons, 11 coaches have led Colorado to postseason bowl games: Bunny Oakes, Dallas Ward, Marcel M. Mazur, Bud Davis, Eddie Crowder, Bill Mallory, Bill McCartney, Rick Neuheisel, Gary Barnett, Dan Hawkins, Mike MacIntyre and Karl Dorrell. [9] Ten coaches have won conference championships with the Buffaloes: Fred Folsom, Myron Witham, William Saunders, Oakes, Jim Yeager, Sonny Grandelius, Mallory, McCartney and Barnett. The Buffaloes won the national championship in 1990, and have won a total of 28 conference championships.

McCartney is the all-time leader in games coached with 153, total wins with 93, and conference wins with 58. [10] Folsom had the longest tenure as head coach, remaining in the position for 15 seasons. Harry Heller and Willis Keinholtz are tied for the highest overall winning percentage. Each served a single season and won eight of his nine games for a winning percentage of .889. Of coaches who served more than one season, Folsom leads with a .765 winning percentage. Davis, in terms of overall winning percentage, is the worst coach the Buffaloes have had with a .200 winning percentage. No Colorado coach has been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, although McCartney was inducted into the Orange Bowl Hall of Fame in 1996.

Mike MacIntyre had brief success with the program. Hired on Dec. 10, 2012, [11] MacIntyre compiled a 30–44 record over five-plus seasons at Colorado. In 2016, MacIntyre lead Colorado to a 10-2 regular season and a trip to the Pac-12 Championship Game. It was the first winning season for Colorado since 2005, ending a 10-year streak of finishing below .500. 2016 was also the best season for the Buffaloes since 2001. As well, it marked their first time playing in a conference championship game since the 2005 Big 12 Championship Game. The team also went 8–2 in the Pac-12 after having five conference wins in the previous five seasons. Mike MacIntyre was named the Walter Camp 2016 Coach of the Year by the Walter Camp Foundation, the second Colorado football coach to earn the honor (Bill McCartney in 1989). MacIntyre was also awarded the 2016 Pac-12 Coach of the Year, American Football Coaches Association's coach of the year and comeback coach of the year awards, the Associated Press coach of the year, and the Eddie Robinson coach of the year by the Football Writers Association of America. In 2018, the Buffaloes started out the season 5–0 with wins against rivals Colorado State, Nebraska, Arizona State, and UCLA - however, MacIntyre was fired as the head coach on November 18, 2018, after a six-game losing streak. [12]

Mike Sanford was named interim Head Coach after Karl Dorrell was fired during the 2022 season, Sanford was previously the Buffaloes Offensive Coordinator for the start of the 2022 campaign. [13] On December 3, Colorado announced Deion Sanders as Head Football Coach. [14]

Venues

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Folsom Field

Rivalries

Nebraska

A traditional college football rivalry with the Nebraska Cornhuskers restarted in the 1980s (many historical documents show the importance of this game going back to 1898) when Bill McCartney declared the conference opponent to be their rival. His theory was since Nebraska was such a powerhouse team, if Colorado was able to beat them then they would be a good team. Colorado began to repeatedly threaten Nebraska in the late 1980s, following their win over the Huskers in 1986, and then surpassed the Huskers for the Big 8 crown in 1989.

In 1990, Colorado beat Nebraska 27–12 in Lincoln for the first time since 1967, en route to their first national title. From 1996 to 2000, the series was extremely competitive, with the margin of victory by NU in those five years being only 15 points combined. The rivalry was further buoyed by the introduction of the Big 12 Conference in 1996, which moved Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to the southern division with the four new schools from Texas, formerly in the Southwest Conference. Nebraska had traditionally finished the Big 8 conference schedule with a rivalry game with Oklahoma, but the two were now in different divisions, which meant they met every other year in the regular season. Colorado replaced Oklahoma as Nebraska's final conference game of the regular season, which further intensified the rivalry. In 2001 No. 1 Nebraska came to Folsom Field undefeated and left at the short end of a nationally televised 62–36 blowout. Both teams departed the Big 12 in 2011, as NU headed east to join the Big Ten and the future of the rivalry was in doubt. On February 7, 2013, Colorado and Nebraska agreed to renew the rivalry. [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] Colorado traveled to Lincoln in 2018 and won 33–28 (winning against Nebraska for the first time since 2007 and the first time in Lincoln since 2004). On September 7, 2019, Colorado mounted an improbable comeback after being down 17–0 at half, to win the game in overtime, 34–31. After a 3-year break, Nebraska will go to Boulder in 2023 and then host CU again the next year to finish the series. Nebraska leads the series 49–20–2 through the 2019 season. [21]

Colorado State

Colorado's in-state rival is the Colorado State Rams of the Mountain West Conference, located north of Boulder in Fort Collins. The two schools are separated by 45 miles (72 km) and both consider it important and noteworthy to beat the other for bragging rights for the next year. The two football teams annually compete in the Rocky Mountain Showdown for the Centennial Cup, played in Denver, Fort Collins, and Boulder. The trophy takes its name from the state of Colorado's nickname of "The Centennial State". Colorado leads the series 67–22–2 through the 2019 season. [22]

Utah

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Kickoff at the 1916 Utah vs. Colorado game

The rivalry with Utah ran from 1903 to 1962, in which Utah and Colorado played each other nearly every year; through 1962 they had met 57 times. [23] At the time, it was the second-most played rivalry for both teams (Utah had played Utah State 62 times; [24] Colorado had played Colorado State 61 times [25] ). The rivalry was dormant until 2011, when both teams joined the Pac-12, renewing the rivalry on an annual basis. The Colorado–Utah rivalry remains the fifth-most played rivalry in Utah's history, and eighth-most in Colorado's history. [26] [27] Colorado leads the series 32–31–3 through the 2019 season. [28]

Bowl games

Colorado has participated in 29 bowl games, with a record of 12–17 (.414).

SeasonCoachBowlOpponentResultAttendanceNetwork
1937 Bunny Oakes Cotton Rice L 14–2835,000
1956 Dallas Ward Orange Clemson W 27–2172,552 CBS
1961 Sonny Grandelius Orange LSU L 7–2562,391 ABC
1967 Eddie Crowder Bluebonnet Miami (FL) W 31–2130,156ABC
1969 Liberty Alabama W 47–3350,144ABC
1970 Liberty Tulane L 3–1744,500ABC
1971 Astro-Bluebonnet Houston W 29–1754,720ABC
1972 Gator Auburn L 3–2471,114ABC
1975 Bill Mallory Astro-Bluebonnet Texas L 21–3852,728ABC
1976 Orange Ohio State L 10–2765,537NBC
1985 Bill McCartney Freedom Washington L 17–2030,961 Lorimar
1986 Bluebonnet Baylor L 9–2140,470 Raycom
1988 Freedom Brigham Young L 17–2035,941Raycom
1989 Orange Notre Dame L 6–2181,191NBC
1990 Orange Notre Dame W 10–977,062NBC
1991 Blockbuster Alabama L 25–3052,644CBS
1992 Fiesta Syracuse L 22–2670,224NBC
1993 Aloha Fresno State W 41–3044,009ABC
1994 Fiesta Notre Dame W 41–2473,968NBC
1995 Rick Neuheisel Cotton Oregon W 38–658,214CBS
1996 Holiday Washington W 33–2154,749 ESPN
1998 Aloha Oregon W 51–4334,803ABC
1999 Gary Barnett Insight.com Boston College W 62–2835,762ESPN
2001 Fiesta Oregon L 16–3874,118ABC
2002 Alamo Wisconsin L 28–31OT50,690ESPN
2004 Houston UTEP W 33–2827,235ESPN
2005 Mike Hankwitz Champs Sports Clemson L 10–1931,470ESPN
2007 Dan Hawkins Independence Alabama L 24–3047,043ESPN
2016 Mike MacIntyre Alamo Oklahoma State L 8–3859,815ESPN
2020 Karl Dorrell Alamo Texas L 23–5510,822ESPN

Notable players

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Cliff Branch, Hall of Fame WR

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Colorado has one inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Notable players

Awards

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Byron White
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Eric Bieniemy

Heisman Trophy:[ citation needed ]

YearNamePositionRank in Heisman votingPoints
1937 Byron White HB2nd264
1961 Joe Romig OG/LB6th279
1969 Bobby Anderson TB11th100
1971 Charlie Davis TB16th28
1989 Darian Hagan QB5th242
1990 Eric Bieniemy TB3rd798
Darian HaganQB17th17
Mike Pritchard WR50th2
1991Darian HaganQB20th12
1992 Ronnie Blackmon CB30th4
1993 Charles Johnson WR15th24
Michael Westbrook WR61st1
1994 Rashaan Salaam TB1st743
Kordell Stewart QB13th16
2002 Chris Brown TB8th48

Other award winners

Players

Coach

1989 Bill McCartney
2016 Mike MacIntyre
2016 Mike MacIntyre
2016 Mike MacIntyre
2016 Mike MacIntyre
2016 Mike MacIntyre
2016 Mike MacIntyre

College Football Hall of Fame

NameInductionRef
Byron White 1952 [32]
Joe Romig 1984 [33]
Dick Anderson 1993 [34]
Bobby Anderson 2006 [35]
Alfred Williams 2010 [36]
John Wooten 2012 [37]
Bill McCartney 2013 [38]
Herb Orvis 2016 [39]

All-Americans

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Daniel Graham
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Mason Crosby
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Nate Solder

The following is a list of Consensus All-Americans from CU as listed[ when? ] in NCAA record books. [2]

Future non-conference opponents

Announced schedules as of January 6, 2022. [40]

20232024202520262027202820292030
Sept. 2
at TCU
Aug. 31
North Dakota State
Aug. 30
Georgia Tech
Sept. 5
at Georgia Tech
Sept. 4
Colgate
Sept. 2
UMass
Sept. 1
TBA
Aug. 31
SMU
Sept. 9
Nebraska
Sept. 7
at Nebraska
Sept. 6
at Houston
Sept. 12
Houston
Sept. 11
Northwestern
Sept. 9
at Florida
Sept. 8
Florida
Sept. 7
at Missouri
Sept. 16
Colorado State
Sept. 14
at Colorado State
Sept. 13
Wyoming
Sept. 19
at Northwestern
Sept. 18
Kansas State
Sept. 16
at Kansas State
Sept. 15
at Colorado State
Sept. 14
Colorado State

Other's past 2030: vs. Missouri, Aug. 30, 2031; at SMU, Sept. 6, 2031; vs. North Texas, Sept. 4, 2032; at North Texas, Sept. 3, 2033; vs. Colorado State, Sept. 17, 2033; at Colorado State, Sept. 16, 2034; at Oklahoma State, Sept. 13, 2036; vs. Oklahoma State, Sept. 12, 2037; vs. Colorado State, Sept. 19, 2037; at Colorado State, Sept. 18, 2038.

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The 1985 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1985. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes five selectors as "official" for the 1985 season. They are: (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA); (2) the Associated Press (AP) selected based on the votes of sports writers at AP newspapers; (3) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA); (4) the United Press International (UPI) selected based on the votes of sports writers at UPI newspapers; and (5) the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WC). Other selectors included Football News (FN), Gannett News Service (GNS), the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), Pro Football Weekly, Scripps Howard (SH), and The Sporting News (TSN).

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