2011 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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2011 Colorado Buffaloes football
Colorado Buffaloes alternate logo.gif
Conference Pacific-12 Conference
South Division
2011 record 3–10 (2–7 Pac-12)
Head coach Jon Embree (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Greg Brown (1st year)
MVP Toney Clemons
Tyler Hansen
Captain Tyler Hansen
Captain Jon Major
Captain Ryan Miller
Captain Anthony Perkins
Home stadium Folsom Field
(Capacity: 53,613)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 Pacific-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#4 Oregon xy   8 1         12 2  
#7 Stanford x   8 1         11 2  
Washington   5 4         7 6  
California   4 5         7 6  
Oregon State   3 6         3 9  
Washington State   2 7         4 8  
South
#6 USC*   7 2         10 2  
UCLA xy   5 4         6 8  
Utah   4 5         8 5  
Arizona State   4 5         6 7  
Arizona   2 7         4 8  
Colorado   2 7         3 10  
Championship: Oregon 49, UCLA 31
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • USC ineligible for championship and post-season due to NCAA sanctions
    As of January 10, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Led by first-year head coach and alumnus Jon Embree, the Buffaloes played their home games on-campus at Folsom Field in Boulder and were first-year members of the newly expanded Pacific-12 Conference. They finished with a record of 3–10, 2–7 in Pac-12 play, in a tie for last place in the South Division.

Preseason[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

National Signing Day was on February 2, 2011 and Colorado signed high school athletes from around the country.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 8:15 PM at Hawaiʻi* Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI ESPN2 L 17–34   37,001[1]
September 10 1:30 PM California* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO FCS L 33–36 OT  49,532[2]
September 17 11:30 AM vs. Colorado State* Sports Authority Field at Mile HighDenver, CO (Rocky Mountain Showdown) FSN W 28–14   57,186[3]
September 24 1:30 PM at Ohio State* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC L 17–37   105,096[4]
October 1 1:30 PM Washington State Folsom Field • Boulder, CO FCS L 27–31   51,928[5]
October 8 5:30 PM at #7 Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA Versus L 7–48   50,360[6]
October 15 1:30 PM at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA RTRM L 24–52   62,147[7]
October 22 1:30 PM #9 Oregondagger Folsom Field • Boulder, CO FSN L 2–45   52,123[8]
October 29 4:30 PM at #23 Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ RTRM L 14–48   53,168[9]
November 4 7:00 PM #21 USC Folsom Field • Boulder, CO ESPN L 17–42   50,083[10]
November 12 12:30 PM Arizona Folsom Field • Boulder, CO FCS W 48–29   48,111[11]
November 19 5:30 PM at UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA Versus L 6–45   57,344
November 25 1:30 PM at Utah Rice–Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT (Rumble in the Rockies) FSN W 17–14   45,026
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time Zone.

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Game notes[edit]

Hawaii[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 0 14 3 17
Warriors 3 14 7 10 34

Colorado lost their 18th consecutive road game with their 34–17 loss to Hawaii on September 3 in Jon Embree's debut as Colorado head coach. The Buffaloes' last road win came on October 27, 2007 against Texas Tech. Hawaii quarterback Bryant Moniz ran for a career-best 121 yards and three touchdowns and threw for one touchdown and 20 completions on 33 attempts. Although Hawaii led most of the evening, Colorado made it interesting at the start of the fourth quarter, and took advantage of a fumble by Moniz; the Buffaloes cut the lead to 24–17 with a 34-yard field goal by placekicker Will Oliver. That was the last Colorado score, as Hawaii scored the game's last 10 points to secure the win.[13]

California[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Golden Bears 0 16 7 7 6 36
Buffaloes 3 3 14 10 3 33

Although both teams are members of the Pac-12, this game counted as a non-conference game in the standings as this game was scheduled before Colorado joined the Pac-12.[14]

Things started off rough for Cal, but after a failure at 4th and goal for Colorado and later a field goal, Cal capitalized on the momentum shift and raced out to a 16–6 lead at halftime. Cal continue to score, but the Buffaloes rebounded strongly by outgaining Cal offensively and later tied the game. In overtime, Colorado was held to a field goal and Zach Maynard later connected to Keenan Allen for a game winning touchdown.


Colorado State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado State 7 0 0 7 14
Colorado 0 14 7 7 28

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Ohio State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 7 3 7 17
Buckeyes 10 10 14 3 37


Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 3 7 14 31
Buffaloes 3 10 7 7 27


Stanford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 7 0 0 7
#7 Cardinal 13 14 14 7 48


Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 7 3 7 7 24
Huskies 21 17 7 7 52


Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Ducks 29 6 10 0 45
Buffaloes 0 0 2 0 2

Notes: Darragh O'Neill punts four balls inside the five yard-line, one causing the Ducks to retreat in their end zone from the momentum of the punt, and them being tackled forcing a safety, the Buffaloes' only score.


Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 7 0 7 14
#23 Sun Devils 21 10 10 7 48


USC[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Trojans 7 21 7 7 42
Buffaloes 7 3 0 7 17


Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona 3 7 7 12 29
Colorado 7 13 14 14 48

Colorado recorded their first ever Pac-12 win and avoided the first winless season in Folsom Field history.[16]

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 6 0 0 6
Bruins 21 0 3 21 45

First Quarter scoring: UCLA – Shaqell Evans 54-yard pass from Kevin Prince (Tyler Gonzalez kick); UCLA – Johnathan Franklin 14-yard run (Gonzalez kick); UCLA – Joseph Fauria 5-yard pass from Prince (Gonzalez kick)

Second Quarter scoring: CU – Toney Clemons 20-yard pass from Tyler Hansen ( Will Oliver kick failed)

Third Quarter scoring: UCLA – Gonzalez 22-yard field goal

Fourth Quarter scoring: UCLA – Fauria 15-yard pass from Prince (Gonzalez kick); UCLA – Nelson Rosario 11-yard pass from Prince (Gonzalez kick); UCLA – Malcolm Jones 1-yard run (Gonzalez kick)

Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 7 3 7 0 17
Utah 0 0 14 0 14

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Roster[edit]

2011 Colorado Buffaloes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OL 63 Adkins, EthanEthan Adkins Sr
FB 47 Ahles, TylerTyler Ahles Sr
TB 33 Allen, CordaryCordary Allen Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 50 Asiata, PaulayPaulay Asiata Fr
TE 43 Bahr, MatthewMatthew Bahr Sr
OL 59 Bakhtari, DavidDavid Bakhtari So
OL 66 Behrens, BlakeBlake Behrens Sr
QB 10 Burnette, BrentBrent Burnette Jr
WR 4 Canty, KeenanKeenan Canty Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 35 Cefalo, KyleKyle Cefalo Sr
OL 60 Clark, DavidDavid Clark Sr
WR 17 Clemons, ToneyToney Clemons Sr
C 64 Cotner, BradBrad Cotner Fr
OL 54 Crabb, KaiwiKaiwi Crabb Redshirt.svg Fr
TB 44 Creer, MalcolmMalcolm Creer Fr
OL 68 Daniels, ShawnShawn Daniels Sr
OL 53 Dannewitz, RyanRyan Dannewitz Jr
WR 82 Darden, JarrodJarrod Darden So
TE 34 Deehan, RyanRyan Deehan Sr
QB 12 Dorman, Stevie JoeStevie Joe Dorman Fr
WR 89 Ebner, DrewDrew Ebner Fr
WR 83 Ebner, DustinDustin Ebner Jr
WR 15 Espinoza, JasonJason Espinoza Sr
TE 99 Fernandez, ScottScott Fernandez So
TB 29 Ford, JoshJosh Ford So
ATH 22 Goodson, D.D.D.D. Goodson Fr
WR 2 Gray, LoganLogan Gray Sr
OL 76 Handler, GusGus Handler So
QB 9 Hansen, TylerTyler Hansen Sr
FB 49 Harrington, EvanEvan Harrington Sr
OL 75 Harris, JackJack Harris So
QB 8 Hirschman, NickNick Hirschman Redshirt.svg Fr
TB 26 Jones, TonyTony Jones Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 71 Lewis, AlexAlex Lewis Fr
TB 20 Lockridge, BrianBrian Lockridge Sr
WR 87 McCulloch, TylerTyler McCulloch Fr
OL 73 Miller, RyanRyan Miller Sr
OL 52 Munyer, DanielDaniel Munyer Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 72 Mustoe, MarcMarc Mustoe Fr
WR 27 Papillon, TommyTommy Papillon So
FB 38 Plimpton, NickNick Plimpton Fr
WR 6 Richardson, PaulPaul Richardson So
QB 14 Schrock, JohnJohn Schrock Fr
TE 88 Slavin, KyleKyle Slavin Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 22 Spruce, NelsonNelson Spruce Fr
TB 5 Stewart, RodneyRodney Stewart Sr
OL 79 Tau, SioneSione Tau Sr
TE 85 Thornton, DaVaughnDaVaughn Thornton So
WR 86 Turbow, AlexAlex Turbow So
WR 81 Vincent, AustinAustin Vincent Fr
TE 84 Wood, AlexAlex Wood So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 21 Bell, JeredJered Bell So
DL 94 Bonsu, NateNate Bonsu So
DB 40 Brisco, BrandonBrandon Brisco Fr
DB 30 Clark, JermaneJermane Clark Fr
DT 50 Cunningham, CurtisCurtis Cunningham Sr
LB 54 Daigh, BradyBrady Daigh Fr
DB 27 Ewing, VinceVince Ewing Jr
OLB 55 Goldberg, DavidDavid Goldberg Sr
DB 14 Gorman, JustinJustin Gorman Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 37 Greer, WoodsonWoodson Greer Fr
DB 28 Harlos, WillWill Harlos Fr
DB 23 Harrington, SherradSherrad Harrington Fr
OLB 17 Hartigan, JoshJosh Hartigan Sr
DB 18 Hawkins, JonathanJonathan Hawkins Sr
DB 20 Henderson, GregGreg Henderson Fr
DB 22 Jaffe, ArthurArthur Jaffe Sr
DE 44 Kasa, NickNick Kasa Jr
DL 97 Koch, KyleKyle Koch Fr
ILB 12 Mahnke, PatrickPatrick Mahnke Sr
OLB 31 Major, JonJon Major Jr
DB 36 Marquez, JordanJordan Marquez Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 39 Moten, JoshJosh Moten Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 90 Nembot, StephaneStephane Nembot Fr
DE 58 Nichols, AndreAndre Nichols Fr
OLB 48 Nobriga, LiloaLiloa Nobriga So
DT 93 Obi, ConradConrad Obi Sr
DB 25 Olatoye, AyodejiAyodeji Olatoye So
DB 13 Orms, ParkerParker Orms So
OLB 2 Parker, JudaJuda Parker Fr
DT 83 Pericak, WillWill Pericak Jr
DB 7 Perkins, AnthonyAnthony Perkins Sr
DB 26 Polk, RayRay Polk Jr
DE 95 Poremba, TonyTony Poremba Sr
DL 91 Poston, KirkKirk Poston Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 16 Pugh, MakiriMakiri Pugh Jr
DL 70 Richter, EricEric Richter Jr
ILB 3 Rippy, DouglasDouglas Rippy Jr
DB 19 Sandersfield, TravisTravis Sandersfield Sr
OLB 34 Shaw, HunterHunter Shaw Fr
DB 41 Smith, TerrelTerrel Smith So
DB 38 Thompson, RiverRiver Thompson Fr
LB 42 Tu'umalo, K.T.K.T. Tu'umalo Fr
DE 51 Tuso, JohnJohn Tuso Fr
DE 9 Uzo-Diribe, ChideraChidera Uzo-Diribe So
DB 32 Vigo, PaulPaul Vigo So
LB 92 Walker, CaseyCasey Walker Fr
DB 4 Washington, KyleKyle Washington Fr
ILB 5 Webb, DerrickDerrick Webb So
ILB 45 Williams, LowellLowell Williams Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 33 Yates, RichardRichard Yates Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 8 Brundage, MarkMark Brundage Sr
K 40 Castor, JustinJustin Castor So
P 15 Grossnickle, ZachZach Grossnickle So
LS 69 Iverson, RyanRyan Iverson So
LS 57 Jones, ClaytonClayton Jones Fr
LS 65 LaMar, KeeganKeegan LaMar Fr
P 8 O'Neill, DarraghDarragh O'Neill Fr
K 91 Oliver, WillWill Oliver Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colorado Buffaloes vs. Hawaii Warriors Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ "California Golden Bears vs. Colorado Buffaloes Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Colorado State Rams vs. Colorado Buffaloes Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Colorado Buffaloes vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Washington State Cougars vs. Colorado Buffaloes Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Colorado Buffaloes vs. Stanford Cardinal Box Score". ESPN.com. October 8, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Washington Huskies vs. Colorado Buffaloes Box Score". ESPN.com. October 15, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Oregon Ducks vs. Colorado Buffaloes Box Score". ESPN.com. October 22, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Colorado Buffaloes vs. Arizona State Sun Devils". ESPN.com. October 29, 2011. 
  10. ^ "USC Trojans vs. Colorado Buffaloes Box Score". ESPN.com. November 4, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Arizona Wildcats vs. Colorado Buffaloes Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Football – 2011 Schedule/Results". The Official Home of Colorado Athletics. Retrieved January 5, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Bryant Moniz's three TDs lead Hawaii past Colorado". Associated Press (ESPN.com). Retrieved September 8, 2011. 
  14. ^ "California Golden Bears Football Schedule". Official Website of Cal Athletics. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
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