2013 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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2013 Colorado Buffaloes football
Colorado Buffaloes wordmark.svg
Conference Pac-12 Conference
Division South Division
2013 record 4–8 (1–8 Pac-12)
Head coach Mike MacIntyre (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Brian Lindgren (1st season)
Offensive scheme Pro-style
Defensive coordinator Kent Baer (1st season)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Folsom Field
(Capacity: 53,613)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 11 Stanford xy$   7 2         11 3  
No. 9 Oregon x   7 2         11 2  
No. 25 Washington   5 4         9 4  
Oregon State   4 5         7 6  
Washington State   4 5         6 7  
California   0 9         1 11  
South Division
No. 21 Arizona State x   8 1         10 4  
No. 16 UCLA   6 3         10 3  
No. 19 USC   6 3         10 4  
Arizona   4 5         8 5  
Utah   2 7         5 7  
Colorado   1 8         4 8  
Championship: Stanford 38, Arizona State 14
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Led by first-year head coach Mike MacIntyre, the Buffaloes played their home games on-campus at Folsom Field in Boulder and were members of the Pac-12 Conference. Head coach Mike MacIntyre was hired after the firing of Jon Embree concluding the 2012 season.

Previous season[edit]

Colorado finished the 2012 season with a record of 1-11 , 1–8 in Pac-12 play, and last place in the South Division.

Recruiting[edit]

National Signing Day was on February 6, 2013 and Colorado signed high school athletes from around the country.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Michael Adkins II
RB
San Diego, CA Helix High School 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jan 31, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Chidobe Awuzie
DB
San Jose, CA Oak Grove High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Feb 6, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
Bryce Bobo
WR
Covina, CA Charter Oak High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jun 15, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Timothy Coleman Jr.
DL
Denver, CO Mullen High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Dec 9, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 70
Elijah Dunston
WR
Reseda, CA Chaminade Prep High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jun 15, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
George Frazier
LB
Monrovia, CA Monrovia High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Jun 19, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 72
Jimmie Gilbert
DL
College Station, TX A&M Consolidated High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Nov 12, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Addison Gillam
LB
Palo Cedro, CA Foothill High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jan 7, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Gunnar Graham
OL
Belvedere, CA Marin Catholic High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 305 lb (138 kg) Jun 30, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Jonathan Huckins
OL
The Woodlands, TX The Woodlands High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 310 lb (140 kg) Jun 11, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Sam Kronshage
OL
The Woodlands, TX The Woodlands High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Jun 11, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
Phillip Lindsay
RB/DB
Aurora, CO Denver South High School 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Mar 23, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
John Lisella II
OL
Littleton, CO Columbine High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jun 16, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 70
Sefo Liufau
QB
Tacoma, WA Bellarmine Preparatory School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Apr 15, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Kenneth Olugbode
LB
San Jose, CA Bellarmine College Preparatory 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jan 28, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Markeis Reed
LB
Napa, CA Vintage High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jan 5, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 73
Devin Ross
WR
Altadena, CA Bishop Alemany High School 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Aug 4, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Ryan Severson
ILB
San Jose, CA Valley Christian High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jan 18, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 70
Colin Sutton
OL
Foothill Ranch, CA Orange Lutheran High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 295 lb (134 kg) May 2, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 72
Tedric Thompson
DB
Valencia, CA Valencia High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Feb 6, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Gerrad Kough
OL
Pomona, CA Pomona High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 295 lb (134 kg) Jul 5, 2011 Grayshirt.png
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 73
Derek McCartney
DL
Westminster, CO Faith Christian High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Jan 22, 2012 Grayshirt.png
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Jeff Thomas
WR
Dallas, TX Duncanville High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jun 18, 2011 Grayshirt.png
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 61
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 4:00 p.m. vs. Colorado State* Sports Authority Field at Mile HighDenver, CO (Rocky Mountain Showdown) CBSSN W 41–27   59,601
September 7 6:00 p.m. No. 7 (FCSCentral Arkansas* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO P12N W 38–24   35,168
September 14 12:00 p.m. Fresno State* Folsom Field • Boulder, CO P12N  CancelledA    
September 28 1:00 p.m. at Oregon State Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR P12N L 17-44   44,279
October 5 4:00 p.m. No. 2 Oregon Folsom Field • Boulder, CO P12N L 16-57   45,944
October 12 8:00 p.m. at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ P12N L 13–54   50,104
October 19 12:00 p.m. Charleston Southern* Folsom Field • Boulder, CO P12N W 43–10   36,730
October 26 6:00 p.m. Arizonadagger Folsom Field • Boulder, CO P12N L 20-44   38,679
November 2 4:30 p.m. at No. 17 UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA FS1 L 23-45   80,377
November 9 6:00 p.m. at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA P12N L 7–59   66,599
November 16 3:30 p.m. California Folsom Field • Boulder, CO P12N W 41–24   38,252
November 23 7:30 p.m. No. 23 USC Folsom Field • Boulder, CO P12N L 29-47   36,005
November 30 12:00 p.m. at Utah Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT (Rumble in the Rockies) P12N L 17-24   45,023
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time.

[1]

  • ^A September 15's game against Fresno State was canceled due to effects from the Boulder Creek flash floods. On September 30, Charleston Southern was added as a replacement opponent to be played on October 19.

Game summaries[edit]

Colorado State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 10 14 3 27
Buffaloes 10 10 3 18 41

Central Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 14 3 7 24
Buffaloes 7 7 3 21 38

Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 3 0 0 14 17
Beavers 10 7 21 6 44

Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Ducks 29 14 14 0 57
Buffaloes 10 6 0 0 16

Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 6 0 7 13
Sun Devils 25 22 7 0 54

Charleston Southern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 10 0 0 10
Buffaloes 8 14 7 14 43

Colorado's game vs Fresno State on September 14 was cancelled due to flooding, making Colorado need to add a 12th game. On September 30, Charleston Southern was granted a waiver to play a 13th regular season game to be able to play Colorado.[2]

Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 10 14 10 10 44
Buffaloes 7 6 7 0 20

1st quarter scoring:

2nd quarter scoring:

3rd quarter scoring:

4th quarter scoring:

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 3 10 0 10 23
#17 Bruins 7 14 14 10 45

1st quarter scoring: COLO – Will Oliver 23-yard field goal; UCLA – Devin Fuller 76-yard pass from Brett Hundley (Ka'Imi Fairbairn kick)

2nd quarter scoring: COLO – Paul Richardson 7-yard pass from Sefo Liufau (Will Oliver kick); UCLA – Hundley 11-yard run (Fairbairn kick); UCLA – Devin Fuller 6-yard pass from Hundley (Fairbairn kick); COLO – Oliver 47-yard field goal

3rd quarter scoring: UCLA – Hundley 1-yard run (Fairbairn kick); UCLA – Damien Thigpen 5-yard run (Fairbairn kick)

4th quarter scoring: COLO – Tony Jones 2-yard run (Oliver kick); UCLA – Fairbairn 45-yard field goal; UCLA – Oliver 37-yard field goal; UCLA – Fuller 8-yard run (Fairbairn kick)

Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 7 0 0 0 7
Huskies 10 21 21 7 59

California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 0 10 0 14 24
Buffaloes 3 21 3 14 41

USC[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Trojans 9 14 14 10 47
Buffaloes 0 0 7 22 29

Notes[edit]

  • September 2, 2013 – Paul Richardson, WR, was named Pac-12 Conference offensive player of the week

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Colorado Football Schedule Finalized". University of Colorado Department of Athletics. January 10, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Buccaneers Add Trip to Colorado on Oct. 19 to 2013 Schedule". Charleston Southern Athletics. September 30, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013.