1946 Colorado Buffaloes football
ConferenceMountain States Conference
1946 record5–4–1 (3–2–1 MSC)
Head coach
CaptainGus Shannon
Home stadiumFolsom Field
Seasons
← 1945
1947 →
1946 Mountain States Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Utah State $ 4 1 1 7 2 1
Denver $ 4 1 1 5 5 1
Utah 4 2 0 8 3 0
Colorado 3 2 1 5 4 1
BYU 3 2 1 5 4 1
Colorado A&M 1 5 0 2 7 0
Wyoming 0 6 0 1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1946 Colorado Buffaloes football team was an American football team that represented the University of Colorado as a member of the Mountain States Conference (MSC) during the 1946 college football season. Led by James J. Yeager, who returned for his fourth season as head coach, the Buffaloes compiled an overall record of 5–4–1 with a mark of 3–2–1 in conference play, tying for fourth place in the MSC.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 21Iowa State*W 13–713,892
September 28at Texas*L 0–7624,000
October 5Utah State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 6–09,200
October 12at WyomingW 20–04,126
October 19at BYUProvo, UTL 7–105,000
October 26New Mexico*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 14–1317,000[2]
November 2at UtahL 0–710,575
November 9at Missouri*L 0–216,000
November 16Denver
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
T 13–1321,000
November 28Colorado A&M
W 18–09,000
  • *Non-conference game

After the season

Main article: 1947 NFL Draft

The 1947 NFL Draft was held on December 16, 1946. The following Buffaloes were selected.[3]

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
21 190 Bob West Back Green Bay Packers
22 202 Maurice "Tex" Reilly Back Green Bay Packers

References

  1. ^ "2015 Media Guide" (PDF). CUBuffs.com. Colorado Athletic Department. 2015. pp. 128–130. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "Colorado Shades Lobos, 14 to 13, as UNM's Last-Half Rally Falls Short". Albuquerque Journal. October 27, 1946. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "1947 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.