1961 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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1961 Colorado Buffaloes football
Big Eight champion
Orange Bowl, L 7–25 vs. LSU
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 7
AP No. 7
1961 record 9–2 (7–0 Big 8)
Head coach Sonny Grandelius (3rd season)
Home stadium Folsom Field
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Colorado $ 7 0 0     9 2 0
No. 11 Missouri 5 2 0     7 2 1
Kansas 5 2 0     7 3 1
Oklahoma 4 3 0     5 5 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Nebraska 2 5 0     3 6 1
Kansas State 0 7 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Colorado Buffaloes football team was an American football team that represented the University of Colorado during the 1961 college football season. Head coach Sonny Grandelius led the team to a 7–0 mark in the "Big 8" and 9–2 overall.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRank#SiteResult
September 30Oklahoma StateW 24–0 
October 7Kansas
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 20–19 
October 13at Miami (FL)*W 9–7 
October 21at Kansas StateNo. 9W 13–0 
October 28at OklahomaNo. 10W 22–14 
November 4No. 10 MissouriNo. 8
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 7–6 
November 11Utah*No. 8
L 12–21 
November 18at NebraskaNo. 8W 7–0 
November 25Iowa StateNo. 7
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 34–0 
December 2Air Force*No. 7
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 29–12 
January 1vs. No. 4 LSU*No. 7
L 7–25 
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 Media Guide" (PDF). CUBuffs.com. Colorado Athletic Department. 2015. pp. 128–130. Retrieved September 13, 2016.