1963 Colorado Buffaloes football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1963 record2–8 (2–5 Big 8)
Head coach
CaptainTom Kresnak
Home stadiumFolsom Field
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 6 Nebraska $ 7 0 0 10 1 0
No. 9 Oklahoma 6 1 0 8 2 0
Missouri 5 2 0 7 3 0
Kansas 3 4 0 5 5 0
Iowa State 3 4 0 4 5 0
Colorado 2 5 0 2 8 0
Kansas State 1 5 0 2 7 0
Oklahoma State 0 6 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1963 Colorado Buffaloes football team was an American football team that represented the University of Colorado in the Big Eight Conference during the 1963 NCAA University Division football season. Led by first-year head coach Eddie Crowder, the Buffaloes compiled an overall record of 2–8 with a mark of 2–5 in conference play, placing sixth in the Big 8.[1] The Buffaloes played their home games on campus at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado.

Crowder, a former Oklahoma player and assistant coach, was hired in early January,[2][3] with a five-year contract at $15,000 per year.[2][4]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 21No. 1 USC*L 0–1427,000
September 28at Oregon State*L 6–4118,721
October 5at Kansas StateW 21–717,500
October 12Oklahoma State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 25–036,500
October 19Iowa State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
L 7–1927,500
October 26at NebraskaL 6–4137,000
November 2at No. 6 OklahomaL 0–3549,402
November 9Missouri
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
L 7–2823,000
November 16Kansas
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
L 14–4321,000
December 7at Air Force*L 14–1726,016
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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References

  1. ^ "2015 Media Guide" (PDF). CUBuffs.com. Colorado Athletic Department. 2015. pp. 128–130. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Crowder signs 5-year Colorado U. grid pact". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). UPI. January 2, 1963. p. 6B.
  3. ^ "Crowder names 3 assistants". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). UPI. January 4, 1963. p. B7.
  4. ^ "Crowder gets job as CU grid coach with five-year pact". Lawrence Daily Journal-World. (Kansas). Associated Press. January 2, 1963. p. 14.
  5. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 18, 2014.