1985 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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1985 Colorado Buffaloes football
Freedom Bowl, L 17–20 vs. Washington
Conference Big Eight Conference
1985 record 7–5 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coach Bill McCartney
Offensive coordinator Gerry DiNardo
Offensive scheme Wishbone
Defensive coordinator Lou Tepper
Base defense 3-4
MVP Dan McMillen
Captain Junior Illi
Captain Barry Remington
Home stadium Folsom Field
(Capacity: 51,463)
Seasons
« 1984 1986 »
1985 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Oklahoma 7 0 0     11 1 0
#11 Nebraska 6 1 0     9 3 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     8 4 0
Colorado 4 3 0     7 5 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     5 6 0
Kansas 2 5 0     6 6 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     1 10 0
Missouri 1 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1985 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. Colorado earns its first bowl invitation since 1976 and wins the NCAA Most Improved Team Award.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 Colorado State* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO (Rocky Mountain Showdown) KCNC W 23–10   40,665
September 14 Oregon* Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 21–17   30,373
September 21 #7 Ohio State* Folsom Field • Boulder, CO L 13–36   47,022
September 28 at Arizona* Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ W 14–13   45,503
October 12 Missouridagger Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 38–7   38,604
October 19 at Iowa State Cyclone StadiumAmes, IA W 40–6   41,215
October 26 at #5 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) ABC L 7–17   76,014
November 2 #12 Oklahoma State Folsom Field • Boulder, CO Raycom L 11–14   35,860
November 9 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 14–3   25,000
November 16 at #7 Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK L 0–31   74,145
November 23 Kansas State Folsom Field • Boulder, CO KCNC W 30–0   28,210
December 23 vs. Washington* Anaheim StadiumAnaheim, CA (Freedom Bowl) Lorimar L 17–20   30,961
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Colorado football information guide