1990 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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1990 Colorado Buffaloes football
AP Poll national champion
Big Eight champion
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 10–9 vs. Notre Dame
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 2
AP No. 1
1990 record 11–1–1 (7–0 Big 8)
Head coach Bill McCartney (9th season)
Offensive scheme I-Bone option[1]
Defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz (3rd season)
Home stadium Folsom Field
(Capacity: 51,463)
Seasons
← 1989
1991 →
1990 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Colorado $ 7 0 0     11 1 1
No. 24 Nebraska 5 2 0     9 3 0
No. 17 Oklahoma 5 2 0     8 3 0
Iowa State 2 4 1     4 6 1
Kansas 2 4 1     3 7 1
Kansas State 2 5 0     5 6 0
Missouri 2 5 0     4 7 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1990 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado Boulder in the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Buffaloes offense scored 338 points while the defense allowed 160 points. Led by head coach Bill McCartney, Colorado competed against Notre Dame in the 1991 Orange Bowl. The Buffaloes defeated the Fighting Irish 10–9 and at season's end were awarded the AP national championship in a split with Georgia Tech winning the UPI Coaches poll title.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 26 1:00 PM vs. No. 8 Tennessee* No. 5 Anaheim StadiumAnaheim, CA (Pigskin Classic) NBC T 31–31   33,485
September 6 6:00 PM Stanford* No. 6 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO ESPN W 21–17   50,699
September 15 1:30 PM at No. 21 Illinois* No. 9 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ABC L 23–22   64,351
September 22 5:30 PM at No. 22 Texas* No. 20 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX ESPN W 29–22   77,373
September 29 1:30 PM No. 12 Washington* No. 20 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO PSN W 20–14   52,868
October 6 12:30 PM at Missouri No. 12 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ("The 5th Down") KCNC W 33–31   46,856
October 13 11:30 AM Iowa State No. 14 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO KCNC W 28–12   51,861
October 20 11:00 AM at Kansas No. 14 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS KCNC W 41–10   40,000
October 27 12:30 PM No. 22 Oklahoma No. 10 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO CBS W 32–23   51,967
November 3 2:00 PM at No. 3 Nebraska No. 9 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) ESPN W 27–12   76,464
November 10 1:00 PM Oklahoma State No. 4 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO KCNC W 41–22   51,873
November 17 12:10 PM Kansas State No. 2 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO KCNC W 64–3   51,136
January 1, 1991 6:00 PM No. 5 Notre Dame* No. 1 Orange Bowl StadiumMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC W 10–9   77,062
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.

Personnel[edit]

1990 Colorado Buffaloes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 55 Jim Adams Jr
TB 44 David Arterberry So
TB 31 Matt Bell So
TB 1 Eric Bienemy Sr
TE 84 Jason Blatt Fr
TE 81 Jon Boman Jr
TB 34 Darnell Brooks Fr
TE 32 David Brown Sr
TE 87 Sean Brown Jr
OT 78 Bryan Campbell So
TB 6 Dennis Collier So
FB 25 Robert Dobbins Fr
TE 85 Sean Embree So
TE 88 Christian Fauria Fr
QB 18 Roman Foster So
QB 10 Mike Freeman So
OG 62 Joe Garten Sr
C 71 Erez Gottlieb So
QB 3 Darian Hagan Jr
WR 46 Chris Hall Fr
OT 77 Jim Hansen So
WR 26 Julian Hayward So
OG 79 Russ Heasley Jr
FB 22 George Hemingway Sr
WR 25 Mark Henry Jr
WB Dan Hestra Fr
FB 33 James Hill Fr
OG 73 Roger Ivey Fr
OG 74 Dolyn Jackson Fr
WR 84 James Jackson Fr
WR 80 Robbie James Jr
WR 88 Charles E. Johnson Fr
QB 4 Charles S. Johnson Jr
QB 1 Vance Joseph Fr
TB 7 Kent Kahl Fr
WR 89 Jack Keys So
FB 38 Charles Lee Fr
C 52 Jay Leeuwenburg Jr
WB 23 Greg Lindsey Fr
OT 65 Greg Loest Fr
WB 28 Erik Mitchell Fr
OT 70 Thomas Mixon Fr
OT 60 Clint Moles So
WB 5 O.C. Oliver Sr
WB 36 J.C. Orvis Sr
FB 49 Scott Phillips Fr
FB 20 Kelly Phipps Fr
WB 26 Jason Allegri Fr
WR 9 Mike Pritchard Sr
FB 30 Tony Senna Jr
WB 42 Michael Simmons Sr
WR 86 Rico Smith Jr
TB 35 Chuck Snowden Fr
OT 76 Ariel Solomon Sr
C 51 Rudy Stearnes Fr
OT 61 Chris Stortz Fr
OG 66 Dan Todd Fr
TE 82 Doug Van Horn Fr
OT 72 Mark Vander Poel Sr
OT 63 Derek West Fr
WB 12 Michael Westbrook Fr
TB 41 Roger Yago Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 29 Derek Agnew Fr
S 5 Blake Anderson Fr
LB 90 Norm Barnett Fr
LB 50 Tony Berti Fr
S 30 Matthew Bickel Fr
LB 19 Greg Biekert So
CB 13 Ronnie Bradford So
LB 34 Chad Brown So
DT 59 Kenny Browne Fr
NT 39 Jeff Brunner Fr
LB 55 DeShannon Campbell Fr
S 31 Spencer Colter Jr
S 21 Dwayne Davis So
LB 40 Scott DeGoler Sr
DT 89 Brian Dyet Fr
DT 97 Marcellous Elder So
CB 2 Deon Figures So
LB 88 Richard Fisher Fr
CB 15 David Gibbs Sr
LB 91 Lamarr Gray Sr
LB 92 Rodell Guest Jr
S 6 Eric Hamilton So
DT 95 Garry Howe Sr
CB 47 Chris Hudson Fr
LB 51 Alfred Hull Fr
LB 43 Rob Hutchins Sr
S 17 Tim James Sr
LB 48 Terry Johnson Sr
LB 58 Noah Kaiser Fr
LB 41 John Katovisch Fr
CB 12 Dave McCloughan Sr
LB 96 Kanavis McGhee Sr
LB 98 Mike Motley Sr
S 37 Tate Nelson So
S 45 Chris O'Donnell Jr
DT 75 Jason Perkins So
LB 57 William Polk So
DT 99 Leonard Renfro Fr
LB 53 Jason Robinson Fr
LB 46 Paul Rose Sr
S 49 Jim Schrant Fr
S 4 Aaron Shaw Fr
DT 76 Corey Smith Fr
CB 38 Scott Starr So
NT 93 Joel Steed Jr
LB 64 Colton Sudberry Fr
S 27 Greg Thomas Jr
CB 19 Ryan Thomas Fr
CB 14 Jeff Walden Fr
LB 94 Alfred Williams Sr
LB 81 Dennis Williams Fr
LB 56 Ron Woolfork Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 20 Jim Archibald Fr
PK 9 Daniel Beck Fr
PK 23 Justin Blake Fr
PK 14 Pat Blottiaux So
PK 16 Jim Harper Jr
PK 1 Branon Johnson Fr
P 17 Jeff Kochevar Jr
P 21 Ron Mayer Fr
PK 85 Jason Miller Fr
P 10 Tom Rouen Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2016-Jan-17

Season summary[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

1 234Total
• Colorado 0 0027 27
Nebraska 0 660 12

[3]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Mike Pritchard Wide Receiver 1 13 Atlanta Falcons
Alfred Williams Linebacker 1 18 Cincinnati Bengals
Eric Bieniemy Running Back 2 39 San Diego Chargers
Kanavis McGhee Linebacker 2 55 New York Giants
Dave McCloughan Defensive Back 3 69 Indianapolis Colts
Mark Vander Poel Tackle 4 96 Indianapolis Colts
Joe Garten Center 6 164 Green Bay Packers
Tim James Defensive Back 8 202 New York Jets

[4]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.footballxos.com/download/offense/college-offense/1990-Colorado-Offense.pdf
  2. ^ Stone, Gene (January 3, 1991). "Tech Scores Split Decision, is Voted No. 1 by Coaches". Gadsden Times. Retrieved December 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1990 Nov 4. Retrieved 2015-Nov-05.
  4. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1991.htm
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-12. Retrieved 2006-12-21.