1959 Colorado Buffaloes football
ConferenceBig Seven Conference
1959 record5–5 (3–3 Big 7)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
  • Bob Ghilotti (ends)
  • Chuck Boerio (LB)
  • Buck Nystrom (line)
  • John Polonchek (backs)[1]
Home stadiumFolsom Field
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 Big Seven Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 15 Oklahoma $ 5 1 0 7 3 0
No. 18 Missouri 4 2 0 6 5 0
Colorado 3 3 0 5 5 0
Iowa State 3 3 0 7 3 0
Kansas 3 3 0 5 5 0
Nebraska 2 4 0 4 6 0
Kansas State 1 5 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 Colorado Buffaloes football team was an American football team that represented the University of Colorado in the Big Seven Conference during the 1959 NCAA University Division football season. Led by first-year head coach Sonny Grandelius, the Buffaloes were 5–5 overall (3–3 in Big 7, tied for third);[2] and played their home games on campus at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado.[3]

Previously an assistant for five years at his alma mater Michigan State under Duffy Daugherty, 29-year-old Grandelius was hired as the Buffs' head coach in February, succeeding Dallas Ward. He signed a four-year contract at $14,000 per year.[4]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 19Washington*L 12–21
September 26Baylor*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
L 7–15
October 3at OklahomaL 12–42
October 10at Kansas StateW 20–17
October 17Iowa State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
L 0–27
October 24at Arizona*W 18–0
October 31Missouri
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 21–20
November 7Kansas
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 27–14
November 14at NebraskaL 12–14
November 28Air Force*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 15–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "Buff youth movement really in evidence as Grandelius gets busy". Lawrence Daily Journal-World. (Kansas). Associated Press. February 20, 1959. p. 12.
  2. ^ "2015 Media Guide" (PDF). CUBuffs.com. Colorado Athletic Department. 2015. pp. 128–130. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  3. ^ "Probable starters". Lawrence Daily Journal-World. (Kansas). November 6, 1959. p. 10.
  4. ^ "Buffs hire Grandelius". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. February 10, 1959. p. 2B.