1988 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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1988 Colorado Buffaloes football
Freedom Bowl, L 17–20 vs. BYU
Conference Big Eight Conference
1988 record 8–4 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coach Bill McCartney (7th year)
Offensive coordinator Gerry DiNardo (5th year)
Offensive scheme Wishbone/I-Formation
Defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz (4th year)
Base defense 3-4
MVP Eric Bieniemy
Captain Don DeLuzio
Captain Erik Norgard
Home stadium Folsom Field
(Capacity: 51,463)
Seasons
« 1987 1989 »
1988 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Nebraska 7 0 0     11 2 0
#14 Oklahoma 6 1 0     9 3 0
#11 Oklahoma State 5 2 0     10 2 0
Colorado 4 3 0     8 4 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     5 6 0
Missouri 2 5 0     3 7 1
Kansas 1 6 0     1 10 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado during the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. The eight wins were the most by a Colorado team since 1976. They played their home games at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado. Head coach Bill McCartney was in his seventh year leading the Buffaloes as their head coach.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 Fresno State* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO KCNC W 45–3   32,417
September 17 at #19 Iowa* Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 24–21   67,700
September 24 Oregon State* Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 28–21   41,297
October 1 at Colorado State* Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO (Rocky Mountain Showdown) W 27–21   33,979
October 8 #13 Oklahoma State Folsom Field • Boulder, CO KCNC L 21–41   41,854
October 15 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS KCNC W 21–9   22,500
October 22 #9 Oklahoma Folsom Field • Boulder, CO ESPN L 14–17   49,716
October 29 Iowa Statedagger Folsom Field • Boulder, CO KCNC W 24–12   37,241
November 5 at Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO W 45–8   36,931
November 12 at #7 Nebraska #19 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) KCNC L 0–7   76,359
November 19 Kansas State Folsom Field • Boulder, CO KCNC W 56–14   32,617
December 29 vs. BYU* Anaheim StadiumAnaheim, CA (Freedom Bowl) Raycom L 17–20   35,941
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Colorado football information guide