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 No. T–14
AP No. 16
1972 record 8–4 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coach Eddie Crowder (10th year)
Offensive scheme Slot-I triple option
Defensive coordinator Dan Radakovich (1st year)
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* No. 2 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO W 20–10   50,751
September 16 Cincinnati* No. 2 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 56–14   50,171
September 23 at Minnesota* No. 3 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 38–6   42,703
September 30 at Oklahoma State No. 3 Lewis FieldStillwater, OK L 6–31   38,500
October 7 at Kansas State No. 12 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 38–17   40,000
October 14 No. 18 Iowa Statedagger No. 13 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 34–22   51,668
October 21 No. 2 Oklahoma No. 9 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO ABC W 20–14   52,022
October 28 at Missouri No. 7 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO L 17–20   55,550
November 4 No. 3 Nebraska No. 15 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO (Colorado-Nebraska rivalry) ABC L 10–33   52,128
November 11 Kansas No. 16 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 33–8   50,304
November 18 at Air Force* No. 15 Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO W 38–7   47,191
December 28 vs. No. 6 Auburn* No. 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 summaries[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.