2016 Colorado Buffaloes Football Team
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2016 Colorado Buffaloes Football Team
2016 Colorado Buffaloes football
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Pac-12 South Division champion
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 15
APNo. 17
2016 record10-4 (8-1 Pac-12)
Head coachMike MacIntyre (4th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorBrian Lindgren (4th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorDarrin Chiaverini (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorJim Leavitt (2nd season)
Base defense4-3
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 50,183)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 4 Washington x$^   8 1         12 2  
Washington State   7 2         8 5  
No. 12 Stanford   6 3         10 3  
California   3 6         5 7  
Oregon State   3 6         4 8  
Oregon   2 7         4 8  
South Division
No. 17 Colorado x   8 1         10 4  
No. 3 USC   7 2         10 3  
No. 23 Utah   5 4         9 4  
Arizona State   2 7         5 7  
UCLA   2 7         4 8  
Arizona   1 8         3 9  
Championship: Washington 41, Colorado 10
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado Boulder during the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Led by fourth-year head coach Mike MacIntyre, they played their home games on-campus at Folsom Field in Boulder and were members of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 10-4, 8-1 in Pac-12 play to win their first Pac-12 Division South Division Title. They represented the South Division in the 2016 Pac-12 Football Championship Game where they lost to Washington. They were invited to the Alamo Bowl where they lost to Oklahoma State.

Previous season

Colorado finished the 2015 season 10-4, 8-1 in Pac-12 play to finish in first place in the South Division.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 26:00 p.m.vs. Colorado State*ESPNW 44-769,850
September 103:30 p.m.Idaho State*P12NW 56-739,505
September 171:30 p.m.at No. 4 Michigan*BTNL 28-45110,042
September 243:30 p.m.at OregonP12NW 41-3853,974
October 112:30 p.m.Oregon State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NW 47-646,839
October 82:00 p.m.at USCNo. 21P12NL 17-2168,302
October 156:00 p.m.Arizona Statedagger
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NW 40-1648,588
October 221:00 p.m.at StanfordP12NW 10-544,535
November 37:00 p.m.UCLANo. 21
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
FS1W 20-1043,761
November 128:00 p.m.at ArizonaNo. 16FS1W 49-2441,068
November 191:30 p.m.No. 20 Washington StateNo. 12
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
FOXW 38-2448,658
November 265:30 p.m.No. 21 UtahNo. 9
FOXW 27-2252,301
December 27:00 p.m.vs. No. 4 WashingtonNo. 9FOXL 10-4147,118
December 297:00 p.m.vs. No. 13 Oklahoma State*No. 11ESPNL 8-3859,815
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

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Personnel

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final
AP NR RV RV NR RV 21 RV RV 23 21 16 12 9 9 11 17
Coaches NR RV RV NR RV 23 RV RV 23 20 15 12 9 9 11 15
CFP Not released 15 12 10 9 8 10 Not released

Game summaries

vs. Colorado State

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 0 0 7 7
Buffaloes 21 10 6 7 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
63-22-2 2015 CU, 27-24OT

Idaho State

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 0 7 0 7
Buffaloes 14 35 7 0 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Michigan

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 21 0 7 0 28
#4 Wolverines 7 17 14 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
1-3 1997 MICH, 27-3

at Oregon

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 16 10 7 8 41
Ducks 7 10 21 0 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
8-12 2015 ORE, 41-24

Oregon State

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 3 3 0 0 6
Buffaloes 13 24 3 7 47
Overall record Last meeting Result
3-5 2015 CU, 17-13

at USC

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Buffaloes 0 0 7 10 17
Trojans 7 7 0 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
0-10 2015 USC, 27-24

Arizona State

1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 7 3 3 3 16
Buffaloes 7 16 10 7 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
0-7 2015 ASU, 48-23

at Stanford

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 7 0 3 10
Cardinal 3 0 0 2 5
Overall record Last meeting Result
3-6 2015 STAN, 42-10

UCLA

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 7 3 0 0 10
#21 Buffaloes 7 0 3 10 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
2-9 2015 UCLA, 35-31

at Arizona

1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Buffaloes 7 21 14 7 49
Wildcats 0 10 0 14 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
13-5 2015 ARIZ, 38-31

Washington State

1 2 3 4 Total
#20 Cougars 14 3 7 0 24
#12 Buffaloes 7 7 14 10 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
3-6 2015 WSU, 27-3

Utah

Overall record Last meeting Result
31-28-3 2015 UTAH, 20-14

vs Washington (Pac-12 Championship Game)

Overall record Last meeting Result
5-9-1 2013 WASH, 38-23

vs Oklahoma State (Alamo Bowl)

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Cowboys 3 14 14 7 38
#11 Buffaloes 0 0 0 8 8
Overall record Last meeting Result
26-19-1 2009 OSU, 31-28

Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ "2016 Colorado Buffaloes Football Schedule". University of Colorado Boulder Department of Athletics. December 26, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.espn.com/college-football/boxscore?gameId=400869170 ESPN Box Score: Utah at Colorado
  3. ^ Nick Kosmider (November 29, 2016). "Colorado Buffaloes' Mike MacIntyre named Pac-12 football coach of the year". Denver Post. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ Bailey, Jeff. "Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre named Walter Camp Coach of the Year". Denver Post. Retrieved 2016.

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