2019 Colorado Buffaloes football
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ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Record5–7 (3–6 Pac-12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJay Johnson (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorTyson Summers (1st season)
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 50,183)
Uniform
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Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Pac-12 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North Division
No. 5 Oregon x$   8 1     12 2  
California   4 5     8 5  
Washington   4 5     8 5  
Oregon State   4 5     5 7  
Washington State   3 6     6 7  
Stanford   3 6     4 8  
South Division
No. 16 Utah x   8 1     11 3  
USC   7 2     8 5  
Arizona State   4 5     8 5  
UCLA   4 5     4 8  
Colorado   3 6     5 7  
Arizona   2 7     4 8  
Championship: Oregon 37, Utah 15
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado Boulder during the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Buffaloes were led by first-year head coach Mel Tucker and played their home games on campus at Folsom Field. They competed as a member of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 5–7, 3–6 in Pac-12 play to finish in fifth place in the South Division.

Preseason

Pac-12 media days

Pac-12 media poll

In the 2019 Pac-12 preseason media poll, Colorado was voted to finish in last place in the South Division.[1]

Media poll (South Division)
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Utah 206 (33)
2 USC 167 (2)
3 Arizona State 118
UCLA 118
5 Arizona 85
6 Colorado 46

Coaching staff

Name Title
Mel Tucker Head Coach
Darrin Chiaverini Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers Coach
Jay Johnson Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks Coach
Tyson Summers Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach
Jimmy Brumbaugh Defensive Line Coach
Ross Els Inside Linebackers/Special Teams Coach
Darian Hagan Running Backs Coach
Chris Kapilovic Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator
Brian Michalowski Outside Linebackers Coach
Al Pupunu Tight Ends Coach
Travares Tillman Defensive Backs Coach

Schedule

Colorado's 2019 schedule began on Friday, August 30 with a non-conference neutral site game against in-state rival Colorado State in Denver. The Buffaloes will then play two more non-conference games at home, first against traditional Big Eight Conference rival Nebraska, now a member of the Big Ten Conference, and then against in-state foe Air Force, a member of the Mountain West Conference along with Colorado State. In Pac-12 Conference play, Colorado will play the other members of the South Division and draws Oregon, Stanford, Washington, and Washington State from the North Division. They will not play California or Oregon State as part of the regular season.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 308:00 p.m.vs. Colorado State*ESPNW 52–3166,997
September 71:30 p.m.No. 25 Nebraska*FOXW 34–31 OT52,829
September 1411:00 a.m.Air Force*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NL 23–30 OT49,282
September 218:00 p.m.at No. 24 Arizona StateP12NW 34–3145,786
October 52:30 p.m.Arizona
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NL 30–3552,569
October 118:00 p.m.at No. 13 OregonFS1L 3–4550,521
October 195:00 p.m.at Washington StateESPNUL 10–4128,514
October 257:00 p.m.USC
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
ESPN2L 31–3548,913
November 27:00 p.m.at UCLAP12NL 14–3147,118
November 91:00 p.m.Stanforddagger
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NW 16–1349,224
November 238:00 p.m.Washington
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
ESPNW 20–1444,618
November 305:30 p.m.at No. 6 UtahABCL 15–4546,879

Source:[2]

Game summaries

vs. Colorado State

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 14 3 7 31
Buffaloes 7 17 14 14 52

See also: 2019 Colorado State Rams football team

Nebraska

1 2 3 4OT Total
No. 25 Cornhuskers 7 10 0 140 31
Buffaloes 0 0 7 243 34

See also: 2019 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

Air Force

1 2 3 4OT Total
Falcons 6 14 0 37 30
Buffaloes 10 0 0 130 23

See also: 2019 Air Force Falcons football team

at Arizona State

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 14 10 7 3 34
No. 24 Sun Devils 0 21 3 7 31

See also: 2019 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

Arizona

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 7 7 14 7 35
Buffaloes 3 17 7 3 30

See also: 2019 Arizona Wildcats football team

at Oregon

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 3 0 0 0 3
No. 13 Ducks 7 17 14 7 45

See also: 2019 Oregon Ducks football team

at Washington State

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 3 0 7 0 10
Cougars 21 3 7 10 41

See also: 2019 Washington State Cougars football team

USC

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 7 7 7 14 35
Buffaloes 3 14 14 0 31

See also: 2019 USC Trojans football team

at UCLA

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 7 0 7 14
Bruins 17 0 7 7 31

See also: 2019 UCLA Bruins football team

Stanford

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinal 3 3 0 7 13
Buffaloes 7 3 0 6 16

See also: 2019 Stanford Cardinal football team

Washington

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 0 0 7 7 14
Buffaloes 3 10 7 0 20

See also: 2019 Washington Huskies football team

at Utah

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 7 0 0 8 15
No. 6 Utes 0 17 14 14 45

See also: 2019 Utah Utes football team

Players drafted into the NFL

See also: 2020 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
2 42 Laviska Shenault WR Jacksonville Jaguars
3 103 Davion Taylor OLB Philadelphia Eagles
7 226 Arlington Hambright OT Chicago Bears

References

  1. ^ "Utah picked as Pac-12 favorite in preseason media poll". pac-12.com. July 24, 2019.
  2. ^ "2019 Colorado Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved February 25, 2019.