1989 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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1989 Colorado Buffaloes football
Big Eight champions
Orange Bowl, L 6–21 vs. Notre Dame
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #4
1989 record 11–1 (7–0 Big 8)
Head coach Bill McCartney (8th year)
Offensive coordinator Gerry DiNardo (6th year)
Offensive scheme I-bone
Defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz (5th year)
Base defense 3-4
MVP Darian Hagan
Captain Sal Aunese (honorary)
Bill Coleman
Mike Jones
Erich Kissick
Bruce Young
Home stadium Folsom Field
(Capacity: 51,463)
Seasons
« 1988 1990 »
1989 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Colorado 7 0 0     11 1 0
#11 Nebraska 6 1 0     10 2 0
Oklahoma 5 2 0     7 4 0
Iowa State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0     4 7 0
Kansas 2 5 0     4 7 0
Missouri 1 6 0     2 9 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. Colorado finished with the most wins in school history, surpassing the 1971 team, and their first conference championship since 1976. The Buffaloes had the opportunity to play for the national title but lost to Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl. The team dedicated the season to senior and former starting quarterback Sal Aunese, who was diagnosed with stomach cancer in February and died on September 23 due to complications from the disease.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 5:30 PM Texas* #14 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO ESPN W 27–6   47,269
September 9 1:30 PM Colorado State* #9 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO (Rocky Mountain Showdown) W 45–20   44,921
September 16 1:30 PM #10 Illinois* #8 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO CBS W 38–7   46,747
September 30 2:00 PM at #21 Washington* #5 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA KCNC W 45–28   69,152
October 7 1:30 PM Missouri #3 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 49–3   51,855
October 14 1:00 PM at Iowa State #3 Cyclone StadiumAmes, IA KCNC W 52–17   41,515
October 21 1:30 PM Kansasdagger #3 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 49–17   50,057
October 28 12:30 PM at Oklahoma #3 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK KCNC W 20–3   75,004
November 4 12:30 PM #3 Nebraska #2 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO (Rivalry) CBS W 27–21   52,877
November 11 12:30 PM at Oklahoma State #1 Lewis FieldStillwater, OK KCNC W 41–17   41,000
November 18 11:10 AM at Kansas State #2 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS KCNC W 59–11   20,117
January 1 6:00 PM vs. #4 Notre Dame* #1 Orange BowlMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC L 6–21   81,191
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.

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Game notes[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

#3 Nebraska at #2 Colorado
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 7 7 7 0 21
Colorado 14 3 7 3 27

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Colorado football information guide
  2. ^ "Nebraska vs. Colorado 1989". Husker Max. Retrieved November 25, 2014.