2013 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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2013 Colorado Buffaloes football
University-of-Colorado-Boulder-sports-logo.png
Conference Pacific-12 Conference
South Division
2013 record 4–8 (1–8 Pac-12)
Head coach Mike MacIntyre (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Brian Lindgren (1st year)
Offensive scheme Pro–style
Defensive coordinator Kent Baer (1st year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Folsom Field
(Capacity: 53,613)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 Pacific-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#9 Oregon x   7 2         11 2  
#11 Stanford xy   7 2         11 3  
#25 Washington   5 4         9 4  
Oregon State   4 5         7 6  
Washington State   4 5         6 7  
California   0 9         1 11  
South
#21 Arizona State x   8 1         10 4  
#16 UCLA   6 3         10 3  
#19 USC   6 3         10 4  
Arizona   4 5         8 5  
Utah   2 7         5 7  
Colorado   1 8         4 8  
Championship: Stanford 38, Arizona State 14
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Led by first-year head coach Mike MacIntyre, the Buffaloes played their home games on-campus at Folsom Field in Boulder and were members of the Pacific-12 Conference. Head coach Mike MacIntyre was hired after the firing of Jon Embree concluding the 2012 season.

Previous season[edit]

Colorado finished the 2012 season with a record of 1-11 , 1–8 in Pac-12 play, and last place in the South Division.

Recruiting[edit]

National Signing Day was on February 6, 2013 and Colorado signed high school athletes from around the country.

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Michael Adkins II
RB
San Diego, CA Helix High School 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jan 31, 2013 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: NR
Chidobe Awuzie
DB
San Jose, CA Oak Grove High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Feb 6, 2013 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
Bryce Bobo
WR
Covina, CA Charter Oak High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jun 15, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Timothy Coleman Jr.
DL
Denver, CO Mullen High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Dec 9, 2012 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 70
Elijah Dunston
WR
Reseda, CA Chaminade Prep High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jun 15, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
George Frazier
LB
Monrovia, CA Monrovia High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Jun 19, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 72
Jimmie Gilbert
DL
College Station, TX A&M Consolidated High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Nov 12, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Addison Gillam
LB
Palo Cedro, CA Foothill High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jan 7, 2013 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: NR
Gunnar Graham
OL
Belvedere, CA Marin Catholic High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 305 lb (138 kg) Jun 30, 2012 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Jonathan Huckins
OL
The Woodlands, TX The Woodlands High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 310 lb (140 kg) Jun 11, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Sam Kronshage
OL
The Woodlands, TX The Woodlands High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Jun 11, 2012 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
Phillip Lindsay
RB/DB
Aurora, CO Denver South High School 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Mar 23, 2012 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
John Lisella II
OL
Littleton, CO Columbine High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jun 16, 2012 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 70
Sefo Liufau
QB
Tacoma, WA Bellarmine Preparatory School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Apr 15, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Kenneth Olugbode
LB
San Jose, CA Bellarmine College Preparatory 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jan 28, 2013 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: NR
Markeis Reed
LB
Napa, CA Vintage High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jan 5, 2013 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 73
Devin Ross
WR
Altadena, CA Bishop Alemany High School 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Aug 4, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Ryan Severson
ILB
San Jose, CA Valley Christian High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jan 18, 2013 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 70
Colin Sutton
OL
Foothill Ranch, CA Orange Lutheran High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 295 lb (134 kg) May 2, 2012 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 72
Tedric Thompson
DB
Valencia, CA Valencia High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Feb 6, 2013 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Gerrad Kough
OL
Pomona, CA Pomona High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 295 lb (134 kg) Jul 5, 2011 Grayshirt.png
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 73
Derek McCartney
DL
Westminster, CO Faith Christian High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Jan 22, 2012 Grayshirt.png
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: NR
Jeff Thomas
WR
Dallas, TX Duncanville High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jun 18, 2011 Grayshirt.png
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 61
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 4:00 PM vs. Colorado State* Sports Authority Field at Mile HighDenver, CO (Rocky Mountain Showdown) CBSSN W 41–27   59,601
September 7 6:00 PM #7 (FCSCentral Arkansas* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO P12N W 38–24   35,168
September 14 12:00 PM Fresno State* Folsom Field • Boulder, CO P12N  CancelledA    
September 28 1:00 PM at Oregon State Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR P12N L 17-44   44,279
October 5 4:00 PM #2 Oregon Folsom Field • Boulder, CO P12N L 16-57   45,944
October 12 8:00 PM at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ P12N L 13–54   50,104
October 19 12:00 PM Charleston Southern* Folsom Field • Boulder, CO P12N W 43–10   36,730
October 26 6:00 PM Arizonadagger Folsom Field • Boulder, CO P12N L 20-44   38,679
November 2 4:30 PM at #17 UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA FS1 L 23-45   80,377
November 9 6:00 PM at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA P12N L 7–59   66,599
November 16 3:30 PM California Folsom Field • Boulder, CO P12N W 41–24   38,252
November 23 7:30 PM #23 USC Folsom Field • Boulder, CO P12N L 29-47   36,005
November 30 12:00 PM at Utah Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT (Rumble in the Rockies) P12N L 17-24   45,023
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time.

[1]

  • ^A September 15th's game against Fresno State was canceled due to effects from the Boulder Creek flash floods. On September 30th, Charleston Southern was added as a replacement opponent to be played on October 19th.

Game notes[edit]

Colorado State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 10 14 3 27
Buffaloes 10 10 3 18 41


Central Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 14 3 7 24
Buffaloes 7 7 3 21 38


Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 3 0 0 14 17
Beavers 10 7 21 6 44


Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Ducks 29 14 14 0 57
Buffaloes 10 6 0 0 16


Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 6 0 7 13
Sun Devils 25 22 7 0 54


Charleston Southern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 10 0 0 10
Buffaloes 8 14 7 14 43

Colorado's game vs Fresno State on September 14th was cancelled due to flooding, making Colorado need to add a 12th game. On September 30, Charleston Southern was granted a waiver to play a 13th regular season game to be able to play Colorado.[2]


Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 10 14 10 10 44
Buffaloes 7 6 7 0 20

1st quarter scoring:

2nd quarter scoring:

3rd quarter scoring:

4th quarter scoring:

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 3 10 0 10 23
#17 Bruins 7 14 14 10 45

1st quarter scoring: COLO – Will Oliver 23-yard field goal; UCLA – Devin Fuller 76-yard pass from Brett Hundley (Ka'Imi Fairbairn kick)

2nd quarter scoring: COLO – Paul Richardson 7-yard pass from Sefo Liufau (Will Oliver kick); UCLA – Hundley 11-yard run (Fairbairn kick); UCLA – Devin Fuller 6-yard pass from Hundley (Fairbairn kick); COLO – Oliver 47-yard field goal

3rd quarter scoring: UCLA – Hundley 1-yard run (Fairbairn kick); UCLA – Damien Thigpen 5-yard run (Fairbairn kick)

4th quarter scoring: COLO – Tony Jones 2-yard run (Oliver kick); UCLA – Fairbairn 45-yard field goal; UCLA – Oliver 37-yard field goal; UCLA – Fuller 8-yard run (Fairbairn kick)

Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 7 0 0 0 7
Huskies 10 21 21 7 59


California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 0 10 0 14 24
Buffaloes 3 21 3 14 41


USC[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Trojans 9 14 14 10 47
Buffaloes 0 0 7 22 29


Notes[edit]

  • September 2, 2013 – Paul Richardson, WR, was named Pac-12 Conference offensive player of the week

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Colorado Football Schedule Finalized". University of Colorado Department of Athletics. January 10, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Buccaneers Add Trip to Colorado on Oct. 19 to 2013 Schedule". Charleston Southern Athletics. September 30, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013.