1946 Colorado Buffaloes football
Old CU Buffaloes Logo 40s.jpg
ConferenceMountain States Conference
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. In their fourth season under head coach James J. Yeager, \the Buffaloes compiled a 5–4–1 record (3–2–1 against MSC opponents), tied for fourth place in the MSC, and were outscored by a total of 147 to 91.[1][2]

End John Zisch and guard Gus Shannon were selected by the International News Service as first-team players on the 1946 All-Mountain States football team. Center Dean was named to the second team.[3]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 21Iowa State*W 13–717,500[4]
September 28at Texas*L 0–7625,000[5]
October 5Utah State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 6–09,200[6]
October 12at WyomingW 20–04,126[7]
October 19at BYUProvo, UTL 7–105,000[8]
October 26New Mexico*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 14–1317,000[9]
November 2at UtahL 0–710,515[10]
November 9at Missouri*L 0–216,000[11]
November 16Denver
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
T 13–1321,000[12]
November 28Colorado A&M
W 18–09,000[13]
  • *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.[14]

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. ^ "1946 Colorado Buffaloes Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 16, 2022.
  2. ^ "2015 Media Guide" (PDF). CUBuffs.com. Colorado Athletic Department. 2015. pp. 128–130. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  3. ^ "All-Mountain Eleven Rugged". St. Joseph Gazette. November 27, 1946. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Leighton Housh (September 22, 1946). "Cyclones Fall: Colorado 13-7 Survivor Due to Late Pass; Howard Tallies on Lateral Toss". The Des Moines Register. pp. V-1, V-4 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Tex Schramm (September 29, 1946). "Steers Score With Ease To Stampede Colorado, 76 to 0: Longhorns Run Wild in Buffalo Rout; Visitors Take Worst Defeat In History From UT". Sunday American-Statesman. pp. 1, 17 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Colorado Downs Utah State, 6-0". The Billings Gazette. Associated Press. October 6, 1946. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Colorado Blanks Wyoming, 20-0". The Daily Sentinel. Grand Junction, Colorado. October 13, 1946. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ DeMar Teuscher (October 20, 1946). "Cougars Come Through; Tip Buffs 10-7; Nilsen Boots Field Goal To Give BYU Margin Of Victory". Provo Sunday Herald. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Colorado Shades Lobos, 14 to 13, as UNM's Last-Half Rally Falls Short". Albuquerque Journal. October 27, 1946. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Bill Clegg (November 3, 1946). "Utes Edege Colorado, 7-0: Nichols Scores For Injuns On Third Play". The Salt Lake Tribune. pp. B1, B4 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ J.P. Hamel (November 10, 1946). "Missouri 21, Colorado 0: Firm Tiger Line; Buffaloes Held to Eleven Yards From Scrimmage and One First Down; 6,000 See Game in Rain". The Kansas City Star. pp. 1B, 4B.
  12. ^ "Buffaloes Tie D. U., 13-13". The Salt Lake Tribune. November 17, 1946. pp. B3, B4 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Hainlen's Punting Stands Out As Aggies Bow to Buffs, 18-0". Fort Collins Coloradoan. November 29, 1946. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "1947 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.