1987 Colorado Buffaloes football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Record7–4 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorGerry DiNardo (4th season)
Offensive schemeWishbone
Defensive coordinatorLou Tepper (5th season)
Base defense3–4
MVPMickey Pruitt
Captains
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 51,463)
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →

The 1987 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Big Eight Conference during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. Led by sixth-year head coach Bill McCartney, Colorado finished the regular season at 7–4 (4–3 in Big 8, fourth),[1] but did not receive a bowl invitation. [2]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 1212:00 pmOregon*KCNCL 7–1040,521
September 1912:00 pmStanford*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
KCNCW 31–1745,073
September 261:00 pmWashington State*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 26–1743,527
October 31:00 pmat Colorado State*W 29–1638,129
October 101:00 pmat No. 19 Oklahoma StateL 17–4242,800
October 1712:00 pmKansasdagger
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
KCNCW 35–1043,514
October 245:30 pmat No. 1 OklahomaESPNL 6–2475,004
October 3112:30 pmat Iowa StateW 42–1034,920
November 712:00 pmMissouri
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
KCNCW 27–1044,050
November 2112:10 pmat Kansas StateW 41–012,500
November 282:00 pmNo. 5 Nebraska
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado (rivalry)
ESPNL 7–2452,026
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time
Source:[3]

Roster

1987 Colorado Buffaloes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Sal Aunese So
RB 49 Eric Bienemy Fr
RB J.J. Flannigan
QB Mark Hatcher (C)
RB O.C. Oliver
QB Rick Wheeler
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 12 Dave McCloughan Fr
LB 96 Kanavis McGhee Fr
SS Mickey Pruitt (C) Sr
LB 94 Alfred Williams Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P Barry Helton (C) Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Source:[4][5]

Game summaries

Washington State

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington St 7 0 3 7 17
Colorado 3 16 0 7 26

Source:[6]

References

  1. ^ "Huskers too much for Colorado, 24-7". Lawrence Daily Journal-World. (Kansas). Associated Press. November 29, 1987. p. 3B.
  2. ^ "Left out of bowl picture, Colorado rips 'Cats, 41-0". Lawrence Daily Journal-World. (Kansas). Associated Press. November 22, 1987. p. 3B.
  3. ^ 2011 Colorado football information guide
  4. ^ "Oregon outlook". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). September 12, 1987. p. 5C.
  5. ^ Conrad, John (September 13, 1987). "Ducks beat the odds and Buffs, too". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  6. ^ "Third-stringer carries Colorado over WSU". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. September 27, 1987. p. 9B.