1969 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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1969 Colorado Buffaloes football
Liberty Bowl Champions
Liberty Bowl, W 47-33 vs. Alabama
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
AP #16
1969 record 8-3 (5-2 Big 8)
Head coach Eddie Crowder
Offensive coordinator Chet Franklin
Offensive scheme Slot-I Triple Option
Defensive coordinator Don James
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Folsom Field
Seasons
« 1968 1970 »
1969 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Missouri § 6 1 0     9 2 0
#11 Nebraska § 6 1 0     9 2 0
#16 Colorado 5 2 0     8 3 0
Oklahoma 4 3 0     6 4 0
Kansas State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Iowa State 1 6 0     3 7 0
Kansas 0 7 0     1 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder in the 1969 college football season. The Buffaloes offense scored 276 points while the defense allowed 227 points. Led by head coach Eddie Crowder, the Buffaloes competed in the Liberty Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 20 Tulsa* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO W 35–14   34,784
September 27 #2 Penn State* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA L 3–27   51,535
October 4 Indiana* Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 30-7   31,534
October 11 at Iowa State Clyde Williams FieldAmes, IA W 14–0   29,160
October 18 at #12 Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK L 30–42   60,400
October 25 #5 Missouridagger Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 31–24   41,886
November 1 at Nebraska #18 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) L 7–20   67,035
November 8 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 17–14   37,893
November 15 Oklahoma State Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 17–14   29,500
November 22 Kansas State Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 45–32   37,400
December 13 vs. Alabama* Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) ABC W 47–33   50,144
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

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Starters[edit]

  • Offense: QB Jim Batten/Paul Arendt, TB Bobby Anderson, FB Ward Walsh, WR Bob Matsen, SE Monte Huber, TE Mike Pruett, TT Jim Phillips, TG Dick Melin, C Don Popplewell, SG Dennis Havig, ST Eddie Fusiek
  • Defense: LE Herb Ovis, LT Dave Perini/Bill Collins, RT Dave Capra, RE Bill Brundige, OLB Bill Blanchard, MLB Phil Iriwn, OLB Rick Ogle, LCB Jim Cooch, LS Pat Murphy, RS Pete Jacobsen, RCB Eric Harris
  • Specialists: PK Dave Haney, P Dick Robert

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bobby Anderson Running back 1 11 Denver Broncos
Bill Brundige Defensive tackle 2 43 Washington Redskins
Eric Harris Defensive back 3 69 St. Louis Cardinals

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Colorado football record book
  2. ^ 2011 Colorado football record book
  3. ^ 2011 Colorado football record book
  4. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1970.htm