1971 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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1971 Colorado Buffaloes football
Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl champion
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 7
AP No. 3
1971 record 10–2 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coach Eddie Crowder (9th season)
Home stadium Folsom Field
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Nebraska $ 7 0 0     13 0 0
No. 2 Oklahoma 6 1 0     11 1 0
No. 3 Colorado 5 2 0     10 2 0
Iowa State 4 3 0     8 4 0
Kansas State 2 5 0     5 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 6 1
Kansas 2 5 0     4 7 0
Missouri 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder in the 1971 college football season. The Buffaloes scored 370 points and allowed 220 points. Led by head coach Eddie Crowder, the Buffaloes were 9–2 in the regular season, won the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, and finished third in the final rankings.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 11 at No. 9 LSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 31–21   70,099
September 18 Wyoming* No. 12 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO W 56–13   40,729
September 25 at No. 6 Ohio State* No. 10 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 20–14   85,538
October 2 Kansas State No. 6 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 31–21   47,740
October 9 at Iowa State No. 5 Clyde Williams FieldAmes, IA W 24–14   31,535
October 16 at No. 2 Oklahoma No. 6 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK L  17–45   61,826
October 23 Missouri No. 11 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 27–7   45,129
October 30 at No. 1 Nebraska No. 9 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (rivalry) ABC L  7–31   67,776
November 6 at Kansas No. 13 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 35–14   35,299
November 13 Oklahoma State No. 12 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 40–6   40,211
November 20 Air Force* No. 10 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 53–17   46,362
December 31 vs. No. 15 Houston* No. 7 Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX (Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl) ABC W 29–17   54,720
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

NFL draft[edit]

Colorado Buffaloes selected in the 1972 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Herb Orvis Defensive tackle 1 16 Detroit Lions
Cliff Branch Wide receiver 4 98 Oakland Raiders

Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Huskers solid No. 1". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). Associated Press. January 4, 1972. p. 20. 
  2. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1972.htm

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