2012 Colorado Buffaloes football
Colorado Buffaloes wordmark.svg
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Record1–11 (1–8 Pac-12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorEric Bieniemy (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorGreg Brown (2nd season)
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 53,613)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Pac-12 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North Division
No. 7 Stanford xy$   8 1     12 2  
No. 2 Oregon x%   8 1     12 1  
No. 20 Oregon State   6 3     9 4  
Washington   5 4     7 6  
California   2 7     3 9  
Washington State   1 8     3 9  
South Division
UCLA x   6 3     9 5  
Arizona State   5 4     8 5  
USC   5 4     7 6  
Arizona   4 5     8 5  
Utah   3 6     5 7  
Colorado   1 8     1 11  
Championship: Stanford 27, UCLA 24
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado Boulder in the Pac-12 Conference during the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Led by second-year head coach and alumnus Jon Embree, the Buffaloes played home games on campus at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado.

The season was a disaster for the Buffaloes, who were regularly blown out by their opponents. CU lost to FCS Sacramento State, and only managed a single win with a late comeback at Washington State in Mike Leach's first season with the Cougars.

Two days after the season on November 25, Embree was fired; he compiled a 4–21 (.160) record, including 1–11 in his final year. To date, this is the worst season in program history.[1] Since 1917, CU previously had one-win seasons twice (1980, 1984; both 1–10).

Previous season

Colorado finished the 2011 season with a record of 3–10, 2–7 in Pac-12 play, tied for last place in the South Division.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 12:00 p.m.vs. Colorado State*FXL 17–2258,607[2]
September 81:00 p.m.Sacramento State*P12NL 28–3046,843
September 156:00 p.m.at Fresno State*CBSSNL 14–6927,513
September 222:00 p.m.at Washington StateFXW 35–3431,668
September 294:00 p.m.UCLA
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NL 14–4246,893
October 117:00 p.m.Arizona State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
ESPNL 17–5145,161
October 204:00 p.m.at No. 11 USCP12NL 6–5083,274
October 271:00 p.m.at No. 2 OregonP12NL 14–7057,521
November 312:00 p.m.No. 15 Stanford
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
FXL 0–4844,138
November 1011:30 a.m.at ArizonaFXL 31–5651,236
November 1711:30 a.m.Washington
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
FXL 3–3843,148
November 231:00 p.m.Utah
FXL 35–4246,052

Postseason

On November 25, 2012, the university announced that Athletic Director Mike Bohn had fired head coach Jon Embree.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Jon Embree fired as Colorado Buffaloes coach, says he needed more time". November 25, 2012.
  2. ^ "Colorado State Rams vs. Colorado Buffaloes - Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  3. ^ Ringo, Kyle (November 25, 2012). "Football: CU Buffs fire Jon Embree". Daily Camera. Boulder. Retrieved November 26, 2012.