1967 Colorado Buffaloes football
Bluebonnet Bowl champion
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
Record9–2 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coach
Captains
  • John Farler
  • Kirk Tracy
  • Ron Scott
Home stadiumFolsom Field
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
1967 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Oklahoma $ 7 0 0 10 1 0
Colorado 5 2 0 9 2 0
Kansas 5 2 0 5 5 0
Missouri 4 3 0 7 3 0
Nebraska 3 4 0 6 4 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0 4 5 1
Iowa State 1 6 0 2 8 0
Kansas State 0 7 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1967 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder as a member of the Big Eight Conference during the 1967 NCAA University Division football season. Led by fifth-year head coach Eddie Crowder, the Buffaloes compiled an overall record of 9–2 with a mark of 5–2 conference play, tying for second place in the Big 8. Colorado was incited to the Bluebonnet Bowl, where they beat the Miami Hurricanes.

Colorado played in the inaugural game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon, a 17–13 victory over the Oregon Webfoots. For the first time in six years, the Buffaloes defeated Nebraska, the conference champion the previous four years.[1] Colorado did not win another game in the rivalry until 1986.[2]

Senior safety Dick Anderson was a consensus All-American and played ten years with the Miami Dolphins.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 16Baylor*No. 10W 27–731,400
September 23at Oregon*No. 9ABCW 17–1327,500[3][4]
October 7Iowa StateNo. 8
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 34–038,500
October 14No. 17 MissouriNo. 6
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 23–944,517
October 21at No. 13 NebraskaNo. 4W 21–1665,766
October 28Oklahoma StateNo. 3
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
L 7–1042,200
November 4at No. 15 OklahomaNo. 9L 0–2361,106
November 11Kansas
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 12–840,200
November 18at Kansas StateNo. 19W 40–614,500
November 25at Air Force*No. 17W 33–028,835
December 23vs. No. 18 Miami (FL)*No. 14ABCW 31–2130,156[5]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

NFL Draft

Seven Buffaloes were selected in the 1968 NFL/AFL draft, the second common draft, which lasted seventeen rounds (462 selections).

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Dick Anderson Safety 3 73 Miami Dolphins
Larry Plantz Wide receiver 12 326 Oakland Raiders
Bill Harris Running back 13 329 Atlanta Falcons
Charlie Greer Defensive back 13 330 Denver Broncos
John Farler Wide receiver 14 380 Green Bay Packers
Wilmer Cooks Running back 15 384 New Orleans Saints
Frank Bosch Defensive tackle 17 446 Washington Redskins
Source:[6]

References

  1. ^ "Buffaloes roam". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 22, 1967. p. 4B.
  2. ^ "Buffs upset Nebraska, 20-10". Lawrence Daily Journal-World. Associated Press. October 26, 1986. p. 3B.
  3. ^ "Probable starting lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). September 22, 1967. p. 3B.
  4. ^ Bishoff, Don (September 24, 1967). "First game in new stadium proved 'hot one' for fans". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1A.
  5. ^ "Buffs blow down Hurricane, 31-21". Victoria Advocate. (Texas). Associated Press. December 24, 1967. p. 14A.
  6. ^ "1968 NFL Draft Listing - Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2007-12-21.