2010 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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2010 Colorado Buffaloes football
Colorado Buffs alternate logo.png
Conference Big 12 Conference North
2010 record 5–7 (2–6 Big 12)
Head coach Dan Hawkins (first 9 games)
Brian Cabral (final 3 games)[1]
Offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau
Defensive coordinator Ron Collins
Home stadium Folsom Field
(Capacity: 53,613)
Uniform
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Seasons
« 2009 2011 »
2010 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
#20 Nebraska xy   6 2         10 4  
#18 Missouri x   6 2         10 3  
Kansas State   3 5         7 6  
Iowa State   3 5         5 7  
Colorado   2 6         5 7  
Kansas   1 7         3 9  
Southern Division
#6 Oklahoma xy   6 2         12 2  
#13 Oklahoma State x   6 2         11 2  
#19 Texas A&M x   6 2         9 4  
Baylor   4 4         7 6  
Texas Tech   3 5         8 5  
Texas   2 6         5 7  
Championship: Oklahoma 23, Nebraska 20
† – BCS representative as conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by fifth-year head coach Dan Hawkins for the first nine games and interim head coach Brian Cabral for the final three games. Colorado played their homes game at Folsom Field. It was also the final season as members the Big 12 Conference in the North Division for Colorado, before joining the Pacific-12 Conference for the 2011 season. The Buffaloes failed to qualify for a bowl game, as they finished the season 5–7, 2–6 in Big 12 play.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 12:00 PM vs. Colorado State* Invesco Field at Mile HighDenver, CO (Rocky Mountain Showdown) The Mtn. W 24–3   60,989[2]
September 11 12:30 PM at California* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA FSN L 7–52   55,440[3]
September 18 1:30 PM Hawai'i* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO W 31–13   47,840[4]
October 2 5:00 PM Georgia* Folsom Field • Boulder, CO FSN W 29–27   52,855[5]
October 9 5:00 PM at #22 Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO FSN L 0–26   62,965[6]
October 16 5:00 PM Baylor Folsom Field • Boulder, CO FCS Central L 25–31   48,953[7]
October 23 1:30 PM Texas Tech Folsom Field • Boulder, CO L 24–27   47,655[8] 
October 30 7:15 PM at #11 Oklahoma Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK ESPN2 L 10–43   84,173[9]
November 6 12:00 PM at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS L 45–52   40,851[10]
November 13 11:30 AM Iowa State Folsom Field • Boulder, CO FCS Central W 34–14   42,722[11]
November 20 11:10 AM Kansas State Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 44–36   41,147[12]
November 26 1:30 PM at #15 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ABC L 17–45   85,646[13]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time Zone.

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Game notes[edit]

Georgia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 3 14 7 3 27
Colorado 7 7 15 0 29

Colorado honored the 1990 national championship team during the week.

Mid-season head coaching change[edit]

Fifth-year Head Coach Dan Hawkins was fired on November 9, 2010 by Colorado Athletic Director Mike Bohn.[1] Three days prior to the dismissal, Hawkins' 3-5 (0-4) Buffaloes suffered a fourth quarter meltdown that saw the 2-6 (0-4) Kansas Jayhawks overcome a 28-point deficit and outscore Colorado 35-0 in the final 11:05 of the game. It was the biggest collapse in Colorado football history. Hawkins had never secured a winning season during his tenure at Colorado, finishing with a record of 19-39 and in the midst of a 17-game road losing streak. Bohn promoted Associate Head Coach Brian Cabral to fill in as interim Head Coach for the remainder of the 2010 season, as the University prepared for national search to replace Hawkins.[1][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hawkins fired as Colorado football coach". AP / Rivals.com. Archived from the original on November 12, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Colorado Buffaloes vs. Colorado State Rams Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2010. Retrieved September 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Colorado Buffaloes vs. California Golden Bears Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 14, 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hawaii Warriors vs. Colorado Buffaloes Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 21, 2010. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Georgia Bulldogs vs. Colorado Buffaloes Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Colorado Buffaloes vs. Missouri Tigers Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Baylor Bears vs. Colorado Buffaloes Box Score". BaylorBears.com. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Colorado Buffaloes Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 25, 2010. Retrieved October 23, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oklahoma Sooners Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 1, 2010. Retrieved October 31, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Colorado Buffaloes vs. Kansas Jayhawks Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Colorado Buffaloes vs. Iowa State Cyclones Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Colorado Buffaloes vs. Kansas State Wildcats Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Colorado Buffaloes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Football - 2010 Schedule/Results". The Official Home of Colorado Athletics. Retrieved March 11, 2010. 
  15. ^ Axelrod, Ethan (November 9, 2010). "Dan Hawkins Fired As University Of Colorado Football Coach". The Huffington Post. Archived from the original on November 11, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2010.