1997 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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1997 Colorado Buffaloes football
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
1997 record5–6, 5 wins forfeited (3–5 Big 12, 3 wins forfeited)
Head coachRick Neuheisel (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorKarl Dorrell (3rd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorA. J. Christoff (3rd season)
Base defense4–3
MVPJohn Hessler
MVPRyan Sutter
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 51,808)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 2 Nebraska † xy$   8 0         13 0  
No. 8 Kansas State %   7 1         11 1  
No. 23 Missouri   5 3         7 5  
Colorado   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   3 5         5 6  
Iowa State   1 7         1 10  
Southern Division
No. 20 Texas A&M xy   6 2         9 4  
No. 24 Oklahoma State   5 3         8 4  
Texas Tech   5 3         6 5  
Texas   2 6         4 7  
Oklahoma   2 6         4 8  
Baylor   1 7         2 9  
Championship: Nebraska 54, Texas A&M 15
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • † – Coaches Poll National Champion
    $ – Bowl Alliance representative as champion
    % – Bowl Alliance at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team played their home games at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado. They participated in the Big 12 Conference in the North Division. They were coached by head coach Rick Neuheisel.

For the second time in the decade, Colorado played the nation's toughest schedule. While all five wins were forfeited due to the use of an ineligible player, the NCAA and Colorado recognize all the results on the field for its records. Therefore, Colorado's official 1997 record is 0–11.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 611:30 AMNo. 24 Colorado State*No. 8FSNW 31–2153,416
September 1310:00 AMat No. 14 Michigan*No. 8ABCL 3–27106,474
September 271:30 PMWyoming*daggerNo. 16
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
FSNW 20–1950,971
October 41:30 PMNo. 21 Texas A&MNo. 16
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
ABCL 10–1650,877
October 115:00 PMat No. 20 Oklahoma StateNo. 24FSNL 29–3350,100
October 185:00 PMKansas
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
FSNW 42–652,097
October 251:30 PMat TexasABCW 47–3078,005
November 112:30 PMMissouri
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
L 31–4149,848
November 810:30 AMat Iowa StateFSNW 43–3832,080
November 151:30 PMat No. 10 Kansas StateABCL 20–3743,981
November 2812:30 PMNo. 2 Nebraska
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado (rivalry)
ABCL 24–2752,738
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Plus: College Football; Colorado Forfeits Its 1997 Victories". The New York Times. March 7, 1998. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  2. ^ 2011 Colorado football information guide