1969 Colorado Buffaloes football
Liberty Bowl champion
Liberty Bowl, W 47–33 vs. Alabama
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
APNo. 16
1969 record8–3 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorChet Franklin
Offensive schemeSlot-I triple option
Defensive coordinatorDon James (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumFolsom Field
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
1969 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 6 Missouri + 6 1 0 9 2 0
No. 11 Nebraska + 6 1 0 9 2 0
No. 16 Colorado 5 2 0 8 3 0
Oklahoma 4 3 0 6 4 0
Kansas State 3 4 0 5 5 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0 5 5 0
Iowa State 1 6 0 3 7 0
Kansas 0 7 0 1 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado in the Big Eight Conference during the 1969 NCAA University Division football season. Led by seventh-year head coach Eddie Crowder, Colorado finished the regular season at 7–3 (5–2 in Big 8, third),[1] and played their home games on campus at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado.

Invited to the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee,[2][3] the Buffs defeated Alabama 47–33 to complete the season at 8–3;[4][5] CU outscored its opponents 276 to 227 and climbed to sixteenth in the final AP poll.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 20Tulsa*W 35–1434,784
September 27No. 2 Penn State*L 3–2751,535
October 4Indiana*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 30-731,534
October 11at Iowa StateW 14–029,160
October 18at No. 12 OklahomaL 30–4260,400
October 25No. 5 Missouridagger
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 31–2441,886
November 1at NebraskaNo. 18L 7–2067,035
November 8at KansasW 17–1437,893
November 15Oklahoma State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 17–1429,500
November 22Kansas State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 45–3237,400
December 13vs. Alabama*ABCW 47–3350,144
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Personnel

Roster

1969 Colorado Buffaloes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB, RB 11 Bobby Anderson Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 77 Bill Brundige Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt

Roster

Source:[6][7]

Coaching staff

Starters

NFL Draft

Three Buffaloes were selected in the 1970 NFL Draft, which was seventeen rounds (442 selections).

Player Position Round Overall NFL club
Bobby Anderson Running back 1 11 Denver Broncos
Bill Brundige Defensive tackle 2 43 Washington Redskins
Eric Harris Defensive back 3 69 St. Louis Cardinals
Source:[8]

References

  1. ^ "2015 Media Guide" (PDF). CUBuffs.com. Colorado Athletic Department. 2015. pp. 128–130. Retrieved December 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Colorado favored to drop Alabama". Lawrence Daily Journal-World. (Kansas). Associated Press. December 12, 1969. p. 22.
  3. ^ Land, Charles (December 12, 1969). "Offense big thing for Tide". Tuscaloosa News. (Alabama). p. 16.
  4. ^ Land, Charles (December 13, 1969). "Buffaloes rumble past Tide, 47-33". Tuscaloosa News. (Alabama). p. 1.
  5. ^ Shearer, Ed (December 14, 1969). "Anderson-powered Buffaloes beat Tide". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. 1B.
  6. ^ "Probable starters". Lawrence Daily Journal-World. (Kansas). November 7, 1969. p. 8.
  7. ^ "Colorado football roster". Tuscaloosa News. (Alabama). December 12, 1969. p. 21.
  8. ^ "1970 NFL Draft Listing - Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2007-12-21.