1960 Colorado Buffaloes football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1960 record6–4 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coach
CaptainBill Elkins
Home stadiumFolsom Field
Seasons
← 1959
1961 →
1960 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 5 Missouri $ 7 0 0 11 0 0
No. 11 Kansas 6 0 1 7 2 1
Colorado 6 1 0 7 3 0
Iowa State 4 3 0 7 3 0
Oklahoma 2 4 1 3 6 1
Nebraska 2 5 0 4 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0 3 7 0
Kansas State 0 7 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • † Kansas' conference victories against Colorado and Missouri were forfeited by Big Eight sanctions, though both are recognized as Kansas victories by Kansas and the NCAA.[1]
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1960 Colorado Buffaloes football team was an American football team that represented the University of Colorado in the Big Eight Conference during the 1960 NCAA University Division football season. Led by second-year head coach Sonny Grandelius, the Buffaloes compiled an overall record of 6–4 with a conference mark of 5–2 placing third in the Big 8. Big Eight official stripped Kansas of their win over Colorado, but both schools and the NCAA credit the win to Kansas, but place Colorado second in the conference standings and Kansas third.[1][2] Home games were played on campus at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado.

For the first time since joining the conference in 1948, Colorado defeated both Oklahoma and Nebraska in the same season; they tied both in 1952.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24at Baylor*L 0–2629,000
October 1Kansas StateW 27–723,500
October 8Arizona*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 35–1634,153
October 15at Iowa StateW 21–620,000
October 22Nebraska
W 19–643,000
October 29Oklahoma
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 7–046,000
November 5at No. 2 MissouriNo. 18L 6–1637,500
November 12at KansasL 6–34 (Kansas forfeit)33,000[1]
November 19at Oklahoma StateW 13–622,000
November 26Air Force*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
L 6–1639,140[3]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Coaching staff

References

  1. ^ a b c Morey, Earl (December 9, 1960). "Big Eight voted 5-3 to strip KU's title in Bert Coan action". Lawrence Daily Journal-World. (Kansas). p. 1. The Big Eight faculty committee, meeting in Kansas City, found that Kansas violated league rules in recruiting Coan and order the Jayhawks to forfeit their last two victories-over Colorado and Missouri.
  2. ^ "2015 Media Guide" (PDF). CUBuffs.com. Colorado Athletic Department. 2015. pp. 128–130. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  3. ^ "92 Yard TD Run Help Falcons Top Colorado". The Sacramento Bee. Sacramento, California. Associated Press. November 27, 1960. p. D7. Retrieved December 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.