1971 Colorado Buffaloes Football Team
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1971 Colorado Buffaloes Football Team
1971 Colorado Buffaloes football
Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl champion
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 3
1971 record10-2 (5-2 Big 8)
Head coachEddie Crowder (9th season)
Home stadiumFolsom Field
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Nebraska $ 7 0 0     13 0 0
No. 2 Oklahoma 6 1 0     11 1 0
No. 3 Colorado 5 2 0     10 2 0
Iowa State 4 3 0     8 4 0
Kansas State 2 5 0     5 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 6 1
Kansas 2 5 0     4 7 0
Missouri 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder in the 1971 NCAA University Division football season. The Buffaloes scored 370 points and allowed 220 points. Led by head coach Eddie Crowder, the Buffaloes were 9-2 in the regular season, won the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, and finished third in the final rankings.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 11at No. 9 LSU*W 31-2170,099
September 18Wyoming*No. 12W 56-1340,729
September 25at No. 6 Ohio State*No. 10W 20-1485,538
October 2Kansas StateNo. 6
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 31-2147,740
October 9at Iowa StateNo. 5W 24-1431,535
October 16at No. 2 OklahomaNo. 6L 17-4561,826
October 23MissouriNo. 11
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 27-745,129
October 30at No. 1 NebraskaNo. 9ABCL 7-3167,776
November 6at KansasNo. 13W 35-1435,299
November 13Oklahoma StateNo. 12
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 40-640,211
November 20Air Force*No. 10
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 53-1746,362
December 31vs. No. 15 Houston*No. 7ABCW 29-1754,720
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster


NFL draft

Colorado Buffaloes selected in the 1972 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Herb Orvis Defensive tackle 1 16 Detroit Lions
Cliff Branch Wide receiver 4 98 Oakland Raiders

Source:[2]

References

  1. ^ "Huskers solid No. 1". Reading Eagle. Pennsylvania. Associated Press. January 4, 1972. p. 20.
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1972.htm

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