1972 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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1972 Colorado Buffaloes football
Gator Bowl, L 3–24 vs. Auburn
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches #14
AP #16
1972 record 8–4 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coach Eddie Crowder
Offensive scheme Slot-I Triple Option
Defensive coordinator Dan Radakovich
Base defense 4-4
MVP John Stearns
Captain Cullen Bryant
Captain Rick Kay
Captain Chuck Mandrill
Home stadium Folsom Field
Seasons
« 1971 1973 »
1972 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Oklahoma 6 1 0     11 1 0
#4 Nebraska 5 1 1     9 2 1
#16 Colorado 4 3 0     8 4 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Missouri 3 4 0     6 6 0
Iowa State 2 4 1     5 6 1
Kansas 2 5 0     4 7 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
  • Due to a dispute over Oklahoma forfeiting games, both OU and Nebraska claim this title.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 1972 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 9 California* #2 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO W 20–10   50,751
September 16 Cincinnati* #2 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 56–14   50,171
September 23 at Minnesota* #3 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 38–6   42,703
September 30 at Oklahoma State #3 Lewis FieldStillwater, OK L 6–31   38,500
October 7 at Kansas State #12 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 38–17   40,000
October 14 #18 Iowa Statedagger #13 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 34–22   51,668
October 21 #2 Oklahoma #9 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO ABC W 20–14   52,022
October 28 at Missouri #7 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO L 17–20   55,550
November 4 #3 Nebraska #15 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO (Colorado-Nebraska rivalry) ABC L 10–33   52,128
November 11 Kansas #16 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 33–8   50,304
November 18 at Air Force* #15 Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO W 38–7   47,191
December 28 vs. #6 Auburn* #13 Gator BowlJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) ABC L 3–24   71,114
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game notes[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

#2 Oklahoma at Colorado
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 0 7 0 7 14
Colorado 0 0 14 6 20


References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Colorado football information guide.