1996 Colorado Buffaloes Football Team
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1996 Colorado Buffaloes Football Team
1996 Colorado Buffaloes football
Holiday Bowl champion
Holiday Bowl, W 33–21 vs. Washington
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 8
1996 record10–2 (7–1 Big 12)
Head coachRick Neuheisel (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorKarl Dorrell (2nd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorA. J. Christoff (2nd season)
Base defense4-3
MVPRae Carruth
MVPMatt Russell
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 51,808)
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 6 Nebraska x%   8 0         11 2  
No. 8 Colorado   7 1         10 2  
No. 17 Kansas State   6 2         9 3  
Missouri   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   2 6         4 7  
Iowa State   1 7         2 9  
Southern Division
No. 23 Texas x$   6 2         8 5  
Texas Tech   5 3         7 5  
Texas A&M   4 4         6 6  
Oklahoma   3 5         3 8  
Oklahoma State   2 6         5 6  
Baylor   1 7         4 7  
Championship: Texas 37, Nebraska 27
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • $ - Bowl Alliance representative as champion
    % - Bowl Alliance at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 1996 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.

With the bowl victory, Colorado recorded its third straight 10-win season for the first time in school history.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 311:30 PMWashington State*No. 5ABCW 37-1951,481
September 77:00 PMat Colorado State*No. 5ESPN2W 48-3436,371
September 141:30 PMNo. 11 Michigan*No. 5
ABCL 13-2053,788
September 281:30 PMat Texas A&MNo. 12ABCW 24-1074,339
October 128:00 PMOklahoma StateNo. 10
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
FXW 35-1353,005
October 1910:30 AMat KansasNo. 9FSNW 20-748,500
October 261:30 PMTexasNo. 8
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
ABCW 28-2451,100
November 212:00 PMat MissouriNo. 7PPVW 41-1334,440
November 912:30 PMIowa StatedaggerNo. 7
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 49-4249,662
November 165:00 PMNo. 9 Kansas StateNo. 6
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
FXW 12-053,550
November 2912:30 PMat No. 4 NebraskaNo. 5ABCL 12-1775,695
December 306:00 PMvs. No. 13 Washington*No. 8ESPNW 33-2154,749
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

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Roster

References

  1. ^ 2011 Colorado football information guide



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