1975 Colorado Buffaloes football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
APNo. 16
Record9–3 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorGeorge Belu (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorBob Reublin (2nd season)
Home stadiumFolsom Field
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Oklahoma + 6 1 0 11 1 0
No. 9 Nebraska + 6 1 0 10 2 0
No. 16 Colorado 5 2 0 9 3 0
Kansas 4 3 0 7 5 0
Missouri 3 4 0 6 5 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0 7 4 0
Iowa State 1 6 0 4 7 0
Kansas State 0 7 0 3 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1975 Colorado Buffaloes football team was an American football team that represented the University of Colorado in the Big Eight Conference (Big 8) during the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. Led by second-year head coach Bill Mallory, the Buffaloes compiled a 9–2 regular season record (5–2 in Big 8, third),[1] and played home games on campus at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado.

In the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, Colorado fell to ninth-ranked Texas to finish at 9–3.[2] Ranked sixteenth in the final AP poll, the Buffaloes outscored their opponents 331 to 251.[3][4]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultSource
September 13California*W 34–27
September 20Wyoming*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 27–10
September 27Wichita State*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 52–0[5]
October 4at No. 1 OklahomaNo. 19L 20–21
October 10at Miami (FL)*No. 13W 23–10
October 18No. 10 MissouriNo. 12
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 31–20
October 25at No. 4 NebraskaNo. 10L 21–63
November 1at Iowa StateNo. 16W 28–27
November 8Oklahoma StateNo. 14
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 17–7
November 15at No. 17 KansasNo. 10W 24–21
November 22Kansas StateNo. 9
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 33–7
December 27vs. No. 9 Texas*No. 10L 21–38
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Personnel

1975 Colorado Buffaloes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Jeff Austin
OL Pete Brock
WR Steve Gaunty
OL Steve Hakes
TE Don Hasselbeck
RB Melvin Johnson
RB Jim Kelleher
OL Mark Koncar
RB Paul Krause
RB Terry Kunz
WR Dave Logan
WR Larry Mauler
RB James Mayberry
RB Emery Moorehead
RB Tony Reed
OL Steve Stripling
RB 38 Billy Waddy Jr
OL Leon White
QB 12 David Williams Sr
OL Steve Young
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL Troy Archer
LB Brian Cabral
LB Gary Campbell
DB Mike L. Davis
DL Charlie Johnson
DB Chuck McCarter
DB Mike McCoy
DL Frank Patrick
DL Whitney Paul
LB Tom Perry
DL Dave Rice
LB Bart Roth
DL Bob Simpson
DB Mike Spivey
DB Tom Tesone
DL Jackie Thornton
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P Stan Koleski
K 28 Tom Mackenzie Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

References

  1. ^ "Colorado breezes by K-State". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 23, 1985. p. 7B.
  2. ^ "Longhorns turn the tide with third-quarter surge". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. December 28, 1985. p. 7B.
  3. ^ "1975 Colorado Buffaloes Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  4. ^ "2015 Media Guide" (PDF). CUBuffs.com. Colorado Athletic Department. 2015. pp. 128–130. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  5. ^ "Another Buffalo barrage overwhelms Wichita 52–0". The Daily Sentinel. September 28, 1975. Retrieved February 13, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.