1971 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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1971 Colorado Buffaloes football
Bluebonnet Bowl Champions
Bluebonnet Bowl, Win, 31–21, Houston
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #3
1971 record 9–2 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coach Eddie Crowder
Home stadium Folsom Field
Seasons
« 1970 1972 »
1971 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Nebraska 7 0 0     13 0 0
#2 Oklahoma 6 1 0     11 1 0
#3 Colorado 5 2 0     10 2 0
Iowa State 4 3 0     8 4 0
Kansas State 2 5 0     5 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 6 1
Kansas 2 5 0     4 7 0
Missouri 0 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder in the 1971 college football season. The Buffaloes scored 370 points and allowed 220 points. Led by head coach Eddie Crowder, the Buffaloes competed in the Bluebonnet Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 11 at #9 LSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 31–21   70,099
September 18 Wyoming* #12 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO W 56–13   40,729
September 25 at #6 Ohio State* #10 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 20–14   85,538
October 2 Kansas State #6 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 31–21   47,740
October 9 at Iowa State #5 Clyde Williams FieldAmes, IA W 24–14   31,535
October 16 at #2 Oklahoma #6 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK L 17–45   61,826
October 23 Missouri #11 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 27–7   45,129
October 30 at #1 Nebraska #9 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) ABC L 7–31   67,776
November 6 at Kansas #13 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 35–14   35,299
November 13 Oklahoma State #12 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 40–6   40,211
November 20 Air Force* #10 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 53–17   46,362
December 31 vs. #15 Houston* #7 Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX (Bluebonnet Bowl) ABC W 29–17   54,720
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Herb Orvis Defensive tackle 1 16 Detroit Lions
Cliff Branch Wide receiver 4 98 Oakland Raiders

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