2005 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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2005 Colorado Buffaloes football
Big 12 North Division Champions
Champs Sports, L 19–10 vs. Clemson
Conference Big 12 Conference North
2005 record 7–6 (5–4 Big 12)
Head coach Gary Barnett/Mike Hankwitz
Home stadium Folsom Field
(Capacity: 53,750)
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
Colorado x   5 3         7 6  
#24 Nebraska   4 4         8 4  
Iowa State   4 4         7 5  
Missouri   4 4         7 5  
Kansas   3 5         7 5  
Kansas State   2 6         5 6  
South
#1 Texas x#   8 0         13 0  
#20 Texas Tech   6 2         9 3  
#22 Oklahoma   6 2         8 4  
Texas A&M   3 5         5 6  
Baylor   2 6         5 6  
Oklahoma State   1 7         4 7  
Championship: Texas 70, Colorado 3
# – BCS National Champion
† – BCS representative as conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. The previous year's team won the Big 12 North Conference. That marked the third Big 12 North championship for the Buffaloes in four years. The team had expectations to improve on their winning and appeared to be on the right track with a 7–2 record to begin the season. But in the end, head coach Gary Barnett had his contract bought out and Colorado suffered four straight losses including an embarrassing 70–3 loss to Texas in the Big 12 Championship Game. They finished the season 7–6. In the 2005 Champs Sports Bowl against Clemson, Mike Hankwitz acted as interim head coach, even though Dan Hawkins had been hired as the new head coach. Hawkins coached his final game with Boise State in the MPC Computers Bowl game the day after Colorado played.

Pre-season[edit]

Ralphie at the 2005 Big 12 Championship Game

Colorado had plenty of returning players (they graduated only 11 seniors, returned 50 letterman and 17 starters) and were ranked in the Top 25 in 4 pre-season polls. They were also picked to win the Big 12 North in 9 rankings.

QB Joel Klatt had a solid lock on his starting position. But there was uncertainty of who would be the starting RB, through TB Lawrence Vickers had the inside chance and main competition from Hugh Charles. The shining part of the team was Special Teams, with kicker Mason Crosby and punter John Torp. Other notable returners on offense were tight ends Joe Klopfenstein and Quinn Sypniewski, wide receiver Evan Judge, and most of the offensive line: Brian Daniels, Jr.; Mark Fenton, Clint O’Neal and Gary Moore.

Defense was also solid with few key losses and most returning: (line) James Garee, Alex Ligon, Vaka Manupuna; (linebackers) Thaddaeus Washington, Jordon Dizon, Akarika Dawn, Brian Iwuh; (backs) Terrence Wheatley, Lorenzo Sims, Tyrone Henderson, Dominique Brooks.

Pre-season awards[edit]

Season summary[edit]

Although Colorado won the Big 12 North, they back-doored their way in because they lost their two final conference games and needed Iowa State to lose their final game in order to win. Iowa State missed a field goal in OT and thus, Colorado won the Big 12 Conference North Division Title. In the Big 12 Conference Title game, Joel Klatt suffered a concussion and was taken to a hospital. His career at Colorado was then over, as he sat out the bowl game. The key game of the season was Colorado's game against Iowa State. Colorado was leading the game into the fourth quarter, but gave up two touchdowns late in the game to go on and lose. It seemed their spirit was broken as they never pulled it together after that and were never really in any game they played afterwards.[citation needed]

They also ended up setting the school records for most penalties in a season with 123 (since 1996) and most penalty yards in a season with 1084 yards. They were the most penalized team in NCAA Division I-A and 116th (of 117 teams) in penalty yards per game with 83.38 (Texas Tech was 117th with 83.42).[1] They had 35 flags thrown in the last four games of the season which helped with their downfall. Penalties often came at bad times to stop a drive or assist an opponent's drive just when they needed it.

Schedule[edit]

Scoreboard at Folsom Field showing the final score of the CSU game.
Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 1:30 PM Colorado State* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO (Rocky Mountain Showdown) TBS W 31–28   54,972[2]
September 10 8:00 PM New Mexico State* Folsom Field • Boulder, CO FSN W 39–0   44,742[2]
September 24 10:00 AM at #12 Miami (FL)* Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL ABC L 3–23   51,229[2]
October 1 12:00 PM at Oklahoma State Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK W 34–0   47,908[2]
October 8 5:00 PM Texas A&M Folsom Field • Boulder, CO FSN W 41–20   50,686[2]
October 15 1:30 PM at #2 Texas #24 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX ABC L 17–42   83,474[2]
October 22 5:00 PM Kansas Folsom Field • Boulder, CO FSN W 44–13   48,025[2]
October 29 1:10 PM at Kansas State KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 23–20   43,890[2]
November 5 1:30 PM Missouri #25 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO ABC W 41–12   49,196[2]
November 12 5:00 PM at Iowa State #22 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA FSN L 16–30   49,242[2]
November 25 1:30 PM Nebraska Folsom Field • Boulder, CO (Rivalry) ABC L 3–30   54,841[2]
December 3 11:00 AM vs. #2 Texas Reliant StadiumHouston, TX (Big 12 Championship Game) ABC L 3–70   71,107[2]
December 27 3:00 PM vs. #23 Clemson* Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Champs Sports Bowl) ESPN L 10–19   31,470[2]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.

Roster[edit]

S=Scholarship; WO=Walk-On; #/#—clock as of 2005 season, i.e., 3/2: three years available to play two in eligibility. #L=indicates number of letters earned through 2004; HS=high school; JC=junior college transfer; RS=freshman redshirt in 2004; TR=transfer; VR=varsity reserve performer.

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Exp Hometown (High School/Previous College) Status
55 ACKERMANN, Jason ILB 6-1 220 Jr. 1L Louisville, Colo. (Boulder Fairview) S 2/2
81 ADAMS, Justin TE 6-1 225 Fr. RS Denver, Colo. (Montbello) WO 4/4
21 ANDERSON, A.J CB 5-11 180 Sr. VR Omaha, Neb. (Central) WO 1/1
60 BACKOWSKI, Paul OL 6-6 265 Fr. HS Foley, Minn. (Foley) S 5/4
5 BARNETT, Alvin WR 6-0 190 So. JC Tulsa, Okla. (East Central/NE Oklahoma A&M) S 4/3
47 BARRETT, Alonzo DE 6-3 240 So. 1L Alabaster, Ala. (Thompson) S 4/3
35 BEHRENS, Jake FB 5-11 230 Fr. HS Omaha, Neb. (Millard North) S 5/4
5 BILLINGSLEY, J.J. S 5-11 185 Jr. 2L Aurora, Colo. (Eaglecrest) S 2/2
33 BOYE-DOE, Walter DE 6-2 240 Jr. 2L Keller, Texas (Keller) S 3/2
18 BROOKS, Dominique S 6-1 200 Jr. 2L Mesquite, Texas (North Mesquite) S 3/2
12 BROWN, Mack QB 6-3 205 Fr. HS Overland Park, Kan. (Shawnee Mission North) S 5/4
34 BROWN, R.J ILB 6-1 225 Fr. RS Honolulu, Hawai’i (Punahou) WO 4/4
31 BURL, Gerett CB 5-10 160 Jr. 1L Libertyville, Ill. (Libertyville/Garden City CC) S 3/2
42 BURNEY, Ben S 5-11 190 Fr. HS Lone Tree, Colo. (Mullen) S 5/4
54 BURTON, Marcus ILB 6-0 230 Fr. HS Channelview, Texas (Channelview) S 5/4
21 CAESAR, Brandon TB 6-0 210 Jr. VR Broussard, Quebec (Old Farms Prep, Avon, Conn.) S 2/2
32 CANTRELL, Maurice ILB 6-0 235 Fr. RS Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Washington) S 4/4
19 CARPENTER, Ben OLB 6-3 225 Jr. VR Des Moines, Iowa (Dowling) WO 2/2
2 CHARLES, Hugh TB 5-8 185 So. 1L Southlake, Texas (Keller) S 4/3
95 CLEMENT, Nick DT 6-2 260 Sr. VR Colorado Springs, Colo. (Cheyenne Mountain) WO 1/1
10 COX, James QB 6-3 210 Jr. 1L Simi Valley, Calif. (Royal) S 2/2
16 CRAWFORD, Cody WR 5-11 165 Fr. RS San Diego, Calif. (Torrey Pines) WO 4/4
30 CREIGHTON, Paul FB 6-5 250 Jr. 2L Niwot, Colo. (Niwot) S 2/2
16 CROSBY, Mason PK 6-2 210 Jr. 2L Georgetown, Texas (Georgetown) S 3/2
37 CUSWORTH, Chad OLB 5-11 210 Jr. VR Highlands Ranch, Colo. (Thunder Ridge) WO 2/2
66 DANIELS, Brian OL 6-4 300 Jr. 2L Evergreen, Colo. (Mullen) S 3/2
12 DAWN, Akarika ILB 6-2 240 Sr. 3L Sugarland, Texas (Kempner) S 2/1
8 DEVENNY, Patrick QB 6-3 220 Fr. HS Roseville, Calif. (Granite Bay) S 5/4
14 DiLALLO, Matthew P 6-1 195 Fr. HS Wellington, Fla. (Wellington) S 5/4
44 DIZON, Jordon ILB 6-0 215 So. 1L Kauai, Hawai’i (Waimea) S 4/3
39 EBERHART, Kevin PK 5-10 185 So. 1L Broomfield, Colo. (Broomfield) S 3/3
22 ELLIS, Byron TB 6-0 200 So. 1L Culver City, Calif. (Venice) S 4/3
32 ENGLISH, Brandon TE 6-4 240 Jr. JC Leawood, Kan. (Blue Valley North/Fort Scott CC) WO 2/2
58 FENTON, Mark C 6-4 295 Jr. 2L Inglewood, Calif. (Westchester) S 2/2
8 FOSTER, Reggie S 5-11 195 Fr. HS Long Beach, Calif. (Millikan) S 5/4
18 GARDEN, Isaac PK 6-0 175 So. VR Encino, Calif. (Taft) WO 3/3
82 GAREE, James DT 6-6 275 Sr. 3L Colorado Springs, Colo. (Mitchell) S 1/1
87 GEER, Riar TE 6-3 235 Fr. HS Grand Junction, Colo. (Fruita Monument) S 5/4
46 GOETTSCH, Dan TE 6-5 240 Jr. VR Austin, Minn. (Austin) WO 2/2
47 GONZALES, Marcus WR 6-4 210 Sr. VR Orchard Mesa, Colo. (Grand Junction Central/Scottsdale CC) WO 1/1
28 GRIFFITH, Kyle ILB 6-2 205 Sr. 3L Broomfield, Colo. (Broomfield) S 2/1
62 GUYDON, John DT 6-2 285 Sr. 1L Yorba Linda, Calif. (El Dorado/Fullerton CC) S 1/1
90 HAMMOND, Matt SN 6-3 215 Sr. 1L Sherwood, Ore. (Jesuit) WO 1/1
25 HARRIS, Lionel S 6-0 195 So. VR Manvel, Texas (Alvin) S 3/3
76 HARRISON, Edwin OL 6-4 305 So. 1L Houston, Texas (Westbury) S 3/3
68 HAUCK, Jeremy OL 6-4 270 Fr. HS Niwot, Colo. (Niwot) S 5/4
72 HEAD, Devin OL 6-4 275 Fr. HS Corona, Calif. (Centennial) S 5/4
3 HENDERSON, Tyrone S 5-10 175 Jr. 1L Oakland, Calif. (McClymonds) S 2/2
50 HOLLIS, Chris ILB 6-1 230 Jr. 2L Denver, Colo. (Aurora Hinkley) S 2/2
85 HOLZ, Nick WR 5-11 180 Jr. 1L Danville, Calif. (De La Salle) WO 2/2
9 HUBBARD, Tom S 6-5 220 Sr. 1L Limon, Colo. (Limon) S 1/1
86 HYPOLITE, George DL 6-1 270 Fr. HS Los Angeles, Calif. (Loyola) S 5/4
27 IWUH, Brian OLB 6-0 225 Sr. 3L Houston, Texas (Worthing) S 2/1
7 JACKSON, Bernard QB 6-0 190 So. VR Corona, Calif. (Santiago) S 3/3
40 JONES, Brad OLB 6-4 220 Fr. RS East Lansing, Mich. (East Lansing) S 4/4
96 JONES, Marcus DT 6-4 300 Jr. VR Klein, Texas (Klein) S 2/2
88 JONES, Zach DE 6-3 250 Fr. HS Aurora, Colo. (Grandview) S 5/4
6 JOSEPH, Reggie WR 6-0 185 So. 1L La Place, La. (East St. John) S 4/3
82 JUDGE, Evan WR 6-2 215 Sr. 3L Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral) S 1/1
97 KAYNOR, Taj DE 6-5 260 Fr. HS Englewood, Colo. (Cherry Creek) S 5/4
14 KLATT, Joel QB 6-1 210 Sr. 3L Arvada, Colo. (Pomona) S 2/1
89 KLOPFENSTEIN, Joe TE 6-6 245 Sr. 3L Aurora, Colo. (Grandview) S 2/1
51 LIGON, Alex DE 6-3 250 Jr. 2L Torrance, Calif. (North Torrance) S 2/2
91 LUCAS, Maurice DE 6-5 235 Fr. HS Denver, Colo. (Rangeview) S 5/4
9 MACKEY, Blake WR 6-3 200 Jr. 1L Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield) S 2/2
57 MacMARTIN, Bryce C 6-2 290 Jr. JC San Francisco, Calif. (Lowell/City College of San Francisco) S 3/2
93 MANUPUNA, Vaka DT 6-1 290 Sr. 3L Kihei, Hawai’i (St. Louis) S 1/1
38 McBRIDE, Chase WR 5-8 160 So. TR Thornton, Colo. (Broomfield/Wyoming) WO 3/3
6 McKAY, Gardner CB 5-11 150 Fr. HS Inglewood, Calif. (Crenshaw) S 5/4
79 MOORE, Gary OL 6-6 320 Sr. 3L Aurora, Colo. (Overland) S 1/1
23 MOYD, Kevin TB 5-7 180 Fr. HS Miramar, Fla. (Northwestern) S 5/4
56 NEWMAN, Greg DE 6-4 235 Fr. RS Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Westlake) S 4/4
73 O’NEAL, Clint OL 6-6 305 Sr. 3L Weatherford, Texas (Weatherford) S 1/1
59 PACE, Gregory SN 5-11 235 Sr. 1L Hinsdale, Ill. (Central) S 2/1
77 POLUMBUS, Tyler OL 6-8 280 So. 1L Englewood, Colo. (Cherry Creek) S 3/3
23 REID, Corey CB 5-9 180 Fr. RS Detroit, Mich. (Thurston) S 4/4
1 ROBINSON, Stephone CB 5-9 185 So. 1L Denver, Colo. (Mullen) S 3/3
75 SANDERS, Daniel OL 6-3 285 Fr. RS Vista, Calif. (El Camino) S 4/4
13 SANDERS, Joe ILB 6-3 220 So. 1L Nashville, Tenn. (Hillsboro) S 3/3
43 SCHAUB, Brendan FB 6-4 250 Sr. 1L Aurora, Colo. (Overland/Whittier) WO 1/1
2 SHERMAN, Charlie III S 6-1 190 Fr. RS Sacramento, Calif. (Foothill) S 4/4
22 SIMS, Lorenzo, Jr. CB 5-11 185 Jr. 2L Fresno, Calif. (Edison) S 3/2
83 SPRAGUE, Dusty WR 6-4 190 So. 1L Holyoke, Colo. (Holyoke) S 3/3
45 SYPNIEWSKI, Quinn TE 6-7 265 Sr. 3L Granger, Iowa (Johnston) S 1/1
63 TIPTON, Jack OL 6-3 285 Jr. 1L Arvada, Colo. (Pomona) S 2/2
29 TORP, John P 6-2 205 Sr. 2L Louisville, Colo. (Monarch) S 1/1
94 VEIKUNE, David DE 6-2 230 Fr. RS Wahiawa, Hawai’i (Campbell) S 4/4
17 VICKERS, Lawrence VB 6-2 235 Sr. 3L Houston, Texas (Forest Brook) S 2/1
15 WALTERS, Ryan S 5-11 195 Fr. RS Aurora, Colo. (Grandview) S 4/4
10 WASHINGTON, Terry CB 5-9 190 Jr. JC St. Louis, Mo. (Cleveland/Garden City CC) S 3/2
49 WASHINGTON, Thaddaeus ILB 5-11 240 Jr. 2L Marrero, La. (John Ehret) S 2/2
7 WASHINGTON, Vance CB 5-10 185 Jr. 2L Friendswood, Texas (Clear Brook) S 2/2
26 WHEATLEY, Terrence CB 5-10 170 Jr. 2L Richardson, Texas (Plano East) S 3/2
3 WHITE, Brian QB 6-5 235 So. VR Mission Viejo, Calif. (Trabuco Hills) S 3/3
4 WILLIAMS, Patrick WR 6-2 200 Fr. RS DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto) S 4/4
20 WILSON, Terry CB 5-11 200 Fr. RS Chino, Calif. (Junipero Serra) S 4/4
53 WRIGHT, Abraham DE 6-3 240 Jr. 1L Oklahoma City, Okla. (Southeast/NE Oklahoma A&M) S 2/2
80 YATES, Jarrell WR 6-0 170 Fr. HS Denver, Colo. (Montbello) S 5/4
92 ZIMMERER, Sam DE 6-3 245 Fr. HS Colorado Springs, Colo. (Air Academy) S 5/4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooks, B.G. (August 15, 2006). "Buffs hope flags won't be flying again". Daily Camera. Retrieved August 17, 2006. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "2005 Final University of Colorado Football Statistics". University of Colorado, Boulder Department of Athletics. Retrieved September 18, 2011.