1994 Colorado Buffaloes Football Team
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1994 Colorado Buffaloes Football Team
1994 Colorado Buffaloes football
Fiesta Bowl champion
Fiesta Bowl, W 41-24 vs. Notre Dame
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
1994 record11-1 (6-1 Big 8)
Head coachBill McCartney (13th season)
Offensive coordinatorElliot Uzelac (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorMike Hankwitz (7th season)
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 51,748)
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Nebraska $ 7 0 0     13 0 0
No. 3 Colorado % 6 1 0     11 1 0
No. 19 Kansas State 5 2 0     9 3 0
Oklahoma 4 3 0     6 6 0
Kansas 3 4 0     6 5 0
Missouri 2 5 0     3 8 1
Oklahoma State 0 6 1     3 7 1
Iowa State 0 6 1     0 10 1
  • $ - Bowl Coalition representative as champion
    % - Bowl Coalition at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1994 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder in the 1994 college football season. The Buffaloes offense scored 439 points while the defense allowed 235 points. The team was led by head coach Bill McCartney.

The Buffaloes' only loss of the season came on the road against eventual consensus national champion Nebraska. Colorado, ranked #2 at the time, was in line to play for the national title as part of the Bowl Coalition. They were leapfrogged in the polls by the Cornhuskers, who had been ranked #3, and finished the regular season ranked #4.

The Buffaloes competed in the 1995 Fiesta Bowl, which they won 41-24 over unranked Notre Dame.

The problem of scheduling bowl match-ups for top-ranked teams led to the dissolution of the Bowl Coalition and the creation of the Bowl Alliance (#2 ranked Penn State was not eligible as a member of the Big Ten Conference to play the #1 ranked team). Notre Dame, playing as an independent, had its own agreement with the Bowl Coalition, which allowed the Fiesta Bowl to choose them as an at-large opponent over more highly ranked teams.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 312:00 PMNE Louisiana*No. 8W 48-1348,114
September 177:45 PMNo. 10 Wisconsin*No. 7
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
ESPNW 55-1753,457
September 241:30 PMat No. 4 Michigan*No. 7ABCW 27-26106,427
October 11:30 PMat No. 16 Texas*No. 5ABCW 34-3177,809
October 812:00 PMat MissouriNo. 5PSNW 38-2338,901
October 157:30 PMNo. 22 OklahomaNo. 4
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
ESPNW 45-753,199
October 225:30 PMNo. 19 Kansas StateNo. 2
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
ESPNW 35-2152,955
October 291:30 PMat No. 3 NebraskaNo. 2ABCL 7-2476,131
November 512:00 PMOklahoma StateNo. 7
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 17-351,059
November 1212:00 PMat KansasNo. 7PSNW 51-2635,000
November 1912:00 PMIowa StateNo. 7
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
PSNW 41-2046,113
January 22:30 PMvs. Notre Dame*No. 4NBCW 41-2473,968

Roster

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final
AP 8 8 7 7 7 5 (1) 5 (3) 4 (4) 2 (15) 2 (16) 7 7 7 6 5 4 3
Coaches 7 7 7 7 5 (1) 5 (1) 4 (1) 3 (9) 3 (9) 7 7 7 7 5 5 3

Season summary

Northeast Louisiana

Northeast Louisiana at Colorado
1 234Total
Indians 3 307 13
No. 8 Buffaloes 7 21146 48
  • Date: September 3
  • Location: Folsom Field
  • Game attendance: 48,114
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

[1]

Wisconsin

Overall record Last meeting Result
2-0 1974 W 24-21

Michigan

Colorado at Michigan
1 234Total
No. 7 Buffaloes 7 7013 27
No. 4 Wolverines 0 9170 26
     
Overall record Last meeting Result
0-1 1974 L 0-31

The Miracle at Michigan refers to the final play that occurred during the game played on September 24, 1994, between the Colorado Buffaloes and the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The game was decided on Colorado quarterback Kordell Stewart's 64-yard Hail Mary pass to Michael Westbrook, which gave the play its name.[2][3][4][5][6]

Texas

Overall record Last meeting Result
3-4 1993 W 36-14

Missouri

Overall record Last meeting Result
22-33-3 1993 W 30-18

Oklahoma

Overall record Last meeting Result
12-34-2 1993 W 27-10

Kansas State

Overall record Last meeting Result
36-12-1 1993 T 16-16

Nebraska

Colorado at Nebraska
1 234Total
No. 2 Buffaloes 0 070 7
No. 3 Cornhuskers 7 1070 24
  
Overall record Last meeting Result
14-36-2 1993 L 17-21

Oklahoma State

Overall record Last meeting Result
20-15-1 1993 W 31-14

Kansas

Overall record Last meeting Result
33-15-3 1993 W 38-14

Iowa State

Overall record Last meeting Result
37-10-1 1993 W 21-16

Fiesta Bowl

Colorado vs. Notre Dame
1 234Total
No. 4 Buffaloes 10 2137 41
Fighting Irish 3 777 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
1-3 1991 W 10-9

Players drafted in the 1995 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Michael Westbrook Wide Receiver 1 4 Washington Redskins
Rashaan Salaam Running Back 1 21 Chicago Bears
Christian Fauria Tight End 2 39 Seattle Seahawks
Ted Johnson Linebacker 2 57 New England Patriots
Kordell Stewart Quarterback 2 60 Pittsburgh Steelers
Darius Holland Defensive Tackle 3 65 Green Bay Packers
Chris Hudson Defensive Back 3 71 Jacksonville Jaguars
Derek West Tackle 5 149 Indianapolis Colts
Shannon Clavelle Defensive End 6 185 Buffalo Bills

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Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ Ocala Star-Banner. 1994 Sep 04. Retrieved 2018-Nov-17.
  2. ^ "On the Wing of a Prayer, Colorado Shocks Michigan". The New York Times. September 25, 1994. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "COLORADO STUNS MICHIGAN: MIAMI'S STREAK ENDS". The Washington Post. September 25, 1994. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Colorado Rides on Stewart's Rocket". Los Angeles Times. September 25, 1994. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "'I Just Heaved It'". Sports Illustrated. October 3, 1994. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "Joy and pain: The Miracle at Michigan". ESPN. September 23, 2014. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1995.htm
  8. ^ http://football.about.com/cs/history/a/doakwalkeraward.htm
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ http://collegefootball.about.com/od/collegefootballawards/a/award-camp.htm



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