1986 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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1986 Colorado Buffaloes football
Bluebonnet Bowl, L 9–21 vs. Baylor
Conference Big Eight Conference
1986 record 6–6 (6–1 Big 8)
Head coach Bill McCartney
Offensive coordinator Gerry DiNardo
Offensive scheme Wishbone
Defensive coordinator Lou Tepper
Base defense 3–4
Captain Steve Beck
Captain Eric Coyle
Captain Barry Remington
Home stadium Folsom Field
(Capacity: 51,463)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Oklahoma $ 7 0 0     11 1 0
Colorado 6 1 0     6 6 0
#5 Nebraska 5 2 0     10 2 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Missouri 2 5 0     3 8 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     2 9 0
Kansas 0 7 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. Colorado started out the season 0–4, but ended up finishing as the runner-up in the Big Eight Conference; however, they beat Nebraska for the first time since 1967.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 Colorado State* Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado KCNC L 7–23   45,109
September 13 at Oregon* Autzen StadiumEugene, Oregon L 30–32   26,155
September 20 at Ohio State* Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 10–13   88,404
September 27 No. 10 Arizona* Folsom Field • Boulder, Colorado Raycom L 21–24   41,024
October 11 at Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri Raycom W 17–12   42,780
October 18 Iowa State Folsom Field • Boulder, Colorado W 31–3   41,215
October 25 No. 3 Nebraska Folsom Field • Boulder, Colorado W 20–10   52,440
November 1 at Oklahoma State Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma Raycom W 31–14   36,900
November 8 Kansas Folsom Field • Boulder, Colorado W 17–10   37,056
November 15 No. 4 Oklahoma Folsom Field • Boulder, Colorado Raycom L 0–28   52,707
November 22 at Kansas State KSU StadiumManhattan, Kansas W 49–3   14,700
December 31 vs. No. 14 Baylor* Rice StadiumHouston, Texas (Bluebonnet Bowl) Raycom L 9–21   40,470
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Roster[edit]

Staff[edit]

HC: Bill McCartney

Ast: Lou Tepper (AHC/DC/ILB), Gerry DiNardo (OC/TE), Gary Barnett (QB/FB), Steve Bernstein (DB), Mike Hankwitz (OLB), Steve Logan (RB), Oliver Lucas (WR), Les Miles (OL), Ron Vanderlinden (DL)

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Game notes[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Nebraska 0 0 7 3 10
Colorado 7 3 0 10 20

The fans tore down the goal posts as the Buffaloes defeated Nebraska for the first time since 1967, a streak of 18 games, and the first win in Boulder against them since 1960. "This is a moment in our program we'll always cherish", said Colorado head coach Bill McCartney. "Up to this point I don't think we've beaten a great team. We did today. And I think we have a rivalry now." [2]

Oklahoma State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 3 0 14 14 31
Oklahoma St 0 14 0 0 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2010 Colorado football information guide
  2. ^ "No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Nebraska get roughed up." Gainesville Sun. 1986 Oct 26.