2001 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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2001 Colorado Buffaloes football
Big 12 Champions
Big 12 North Co-Champions
Fiesta Bowl, L 16–38 vs. Oregon
Conference Big 12 Conference
North Division
Ranking
Coaches #9
AP #9
2001 record 10–3 (7–1 Big 12)
Head coach Gary Barnett
Offensive coordinator Shawn Watson
Offensive scheme Multiple
Co-defensive coordinator Tom McMahon
Co-defensive coordinator Vince Okruch
Base defense 4-3 Multiple
MVP Daniel Graham
Captain Justin Bannan
Captain Andre Gurode
Captain Michael Lewis
Captain John Minardi
Home stadium Folsom Field
(Capacity: 50,942)
Seasons
« 2000 2002 »
2001 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#9 Colorado xy   7 1         10 3  
#8 Nebraska x   7 1         11 2  
Iowa State   4 4         7 5  
Kansas State   3 5         6 6  
Missouri   3 5         4 7  
Kansas   1 7         3 8  
South
#5 Texas xy   7 1         11 2  
#6 Oklahoma   6 2         11 2  
Texas A&M   4 4         8 4  
Texas Tech   4 4         7 5  
Oklahoma State   2 6         4 7  
Baylor   0 8         3 8  
Championship: Colorado 39, Texas 37
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team played their home games at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado. They participated in the Big 12 Conference in the North Division. They were coached by head coach Gary Barnett. Colorado played in the Big 12 Championship Game for the first time and secured its first BCS bowl berth.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 26 6:00 PM Fresno State* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO (Jim Thorpe Association Football Classic) ESPN2 L 22–24   47,762
September 1 1:30 PM vs. #24 Colorado State* Invesco Field at Mile HighDenver, CO (Rocky Mountain Showdown) ABC W 41–14   75,022
September 8 1:30 PM San Jose State* Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 51–15   40,338
September 22 1:30 PM Kansas Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 27–16   47,495
October 6 10:30 AM at #12 Kansas State KSU StadiumManhattan, KS FSN W 16–6   51,101
October 13 1:30 PM #25 Texas A&M #20 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO PPV W 31–21   49,521
October 20 1:30 PM at #9 Texas #14 Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX ABC L 7–41   83,156
October 27 6:00 PM at Oklahoma State #25 Lewis FieldStillwater, OK FSN W 22–19   41,070
November 3 1:00 PM Missouri #25 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 38–24   45,942
November 10 6:00 PM at Iowa State #21 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA FSN W 40–27   39,204
November 23 1:30 PM #2 Nebraska #14 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO (Rivalry) ABC W 62–36   53,790
December 1 7:00 PM vs. #3 Texas #9 Texas StadiumIrving, TX (Big 12 Championship Game) ABC W 39–37   65,675
January 1 2:30 PM vs. #2 Oregon* #3 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) ABC L 16–38   74,118
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.

Note: Colorado was scheduled to play at Washington State on September 15 but the game was cancelled due to the September 11 attacks.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Colorado football information guide