1934 Colorado Buffaloes football
RMC co-champion
ConferenceRocky Mountain Conference
1934 record6–1–2 (6–1 RMC)
Head coach
CaptainGame captains
Home stadiumColorado Stadium
Seasons
← 1933
1935 →
1934 Rocky Mountain Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Colorado Teachers + 6 1 0 6 1 0
Colorado + 6 1 0 6 1 2
Colorado Agricultural + 6 1 1 6 2 1
Utah State 5 1 1 5 1 1
Utah 4 2 0 5 3 0
Denver 4 4 0 5 5 1
BYU 3 5 0 4 5 0
Wyoming 2 4 0 3 5 0
Colorado College 1 6 0 1 7 0
Colorado Mines 1 6 0 1 6 0
Western State (CO) 0 3 0 2 5 0
Montana State 0 4 0 2 5 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1934 Colorado Buffaloes football team was an American football team that represented the University of Colorado as a member of the Rocky Mountain Conference (RMC) during the 1934 college football season. In its third and final year under head coach Bill Saunders, the team compiled a 6–1–2 record (6–1 against RMC opponents), finished in a three-way tie for the conference championship, and outscored all opponents by a total of 167 to 40.[1][2][3]

Quarterback Kayo Lam led the team with 906 rushing yards and 8.24 yards per rush.[4] On October 27, 1934, Lam rushed for 232 yards against Colorado Agricultural, a total that remained a school record for 20 years.[5] He also had a 91-yard run against BYU that also remained a school record until 1954.[6]

In November 1934, the school adopted the nickname "Buffaloes" for its football team. The name was selected as part of a contest conducted by the school's student newspaper. Andrew J. Dickson was credited with submitting the winning name.[7]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 29at Kansas*T 0–0
October 6Missouri*T 0–0
October 12at Colorado Teachers
L 7–135,894[8][9]
October 20vs. BYUOgden, UTW 48–6
October 27Colorado Agricultural
  • Colorado Stadium
  • Boulder, CO (rivalry)
W 27–9[10]
November 3at Colorado MinesGolden, COW 40–6
November 10Utah
  • Colorado Stadium
  • Boulder, CO (rivalry)
W 7–615,000[11]
November 17at Colorado CollegeW 31–0
November 29at DenverW 7–0[12][13]
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. ^ "2018 Colorado Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Colorado. 2018. pp. 154, 172. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "1934 Colorado Buffaloes Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Bill McRea (November 30, 1934). "Three Colorado Schools Finish in Tie for Title". The Salt Lake Telegram. p. 20 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ 2018 Colorado Football Media Guide, pp. 207, 232.
  5. ^ 2018 Colorado Football Media Guide, p. 211.
  6. ^ 2018 Colorado Football Media Guide, p. 195.
  7. ^ "Buffaloes Is New Name For Colorado". The Ogden Standard-Examiner. November 8, 1934. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Colorado Teachers Upset Boulderites". The Ogden Standard-Examiner. October 13, 1934. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "16,320 Persons See 4 Bear Games Here". Greeley Daily Tribune. November 27, 1934. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Lam Again Is Boulder Star". The Ogden Standard-Examiner. October 28, 1934. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ Phil McLeese (November 11, 1934). "Redskins Lose: C.U. Counts Extra Point To Win, 7-6". The Salt Lake Tribune. pp. 3B–4B – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ Kelly, Loudon (November 30, 1934). "Last Quarter Rally Enables Bisons to Defeat Denver, 7-0". The Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, Utah. Associated Press. p. 16. Retrieved December 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  13. ^ Kelly, Loudon (November 30, 1934). "Bisons Overcome Denver 'U' With Slashing Attack (continued)". The Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, Utah. Associated Press. p. 18. Retrieved December 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.