2020 Colorado Buffaloes football
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Alamo Bowl, L 23–55 vs. Texas
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Record4–2 (3–1 Pac-12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorDarrin Chiaverini (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorTyson Summers (2nd season)
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 50,183)
Uniform
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Seasons
← 2019
2021 →
2020 Pac-12 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North Division
Washington x   3 1     3 1  
Oregon y$   3 2     4 3  
Stanford   4 2     4 2  
California   1 3     1 3  
Washington State   1 3     1 3  
Oregon State   2 5     2 5  
South Division
No. 21 USC xy   5 0     5 1  
Colorado   3 1     4 2  
Utah   3 2     3 2  
Arizona State   2 2     2 2  
UCLA   3 4     3 4  
Arizona   0 5     0 5  
Championship: Oregon 31, USC 24
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Note: Due to COVID-19, the Pac-12 suspended the season on August 11, but later decided to begin play on November 6. In addition to the title game on December 18, the conference seeded all remaining teams for a game during that weekend.[1]
Rankings from AP Poll.

The 2020 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado Boulder during the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Buffaloes were led by first-year lead coach Karl Dorrell and played their home games on campus at Folsom Field as a member of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference.

On August 11, 2020, the Pac-12 Conference suspended all fall sports competitions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On September 3, the Pac-12 announced a resumption of the 2020 football season featuring a seven-game conference-only schedule, starting on November 7 and ending with the Pac-12 Championship game on December 18.

Previous season

Main article: 2019 Colorado Buffaloes football team

The Buffaloes finished the 2019 season 5–7 and 3–6 in Pac-12 play to finish in fifth place in the South Division.

Coaching staff

Name Title
Karl Dorrell Head Coach
Darrin Chiaverini Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach
Tyson Summers Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers Coach
Taylor Embree Tight Ends Coach
Darian Hagan Running Backs Coach
Danny Langsdorf Pass Game Coordinator/ Quarterbacks Coach
Demetrice Martin Cornerbacks Coach
Brett Maxie Safeties Coach
Brian Michalowski Outside Linebackers Coach
Mitch Rodrigue Offensive Line Coach
Chris Wilson Defensive Line Coach

Schedule

Colorado had games scheduled against Colorado State, Fresno State and Texas A&M. These games were canceled on July 10, due to the Pac-12 Conference's decision to play a conference-only schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
November 75:00 p.m.UCLAESPN2W 48–42554
November 141:30 p.m.at StanfordESPNW 35–32
November 218:00 p.m.Arizona State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
ESPN2No Contest
November 281:30 p.m.at 18 USCABCNo Contest
November 283:00 p.m.San Diego State*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NW 20–10
December 55:00 p.m.at ArizonaFS1W 24–13
December 1210:00 a.m.UtahNo. 21
FOXL 21–38
December 197:00 p.m.vs. OregonNo. 25
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
FS1No Contest
December 297:00 p.m.vs. No. 20 Texas*ESPNL 23–5510,822

[3]

Awards and honors

Weekly awards

Date Week Award Player Position
Nov. 9 1 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week[4] Jarek Broussard RB
Nov. 16 2 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week[4] Sam Noyer QB
Nov. 16 2 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week[4] Nate Landman LB
Nov. 29 9[a] Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week[5] Nate Landman LB
Nov. 30 4 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week[4] Nate Landman (2) LB
Dec. 7 5 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week[4] Jarek Broussard (2) RB
  1. ^ National week numbering

End of year awards

Individual Awards

All-Pac-12 Team

1st Team[6]

2nd Team

Honorable Mention

Players drafted into the NFL

See also: 2021 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
6 197 William Sherman OT New England Patriots

References

  1. ^ Pac-12 Conference. "Pac-12 announces resumption of football, basketball & winter sports seasons". Pac-12 Conference. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  2. ^ Bromberg, Nick. "Pac-12 follows Big Ten's lead and won't play non-conference games in 2020". Yahoo News. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. ^ "2020 Colorado Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Pac-12 Football Players of the Week - Week Five | Pac-12". pac-12.com.
  5. ^ "Buffalo RB Jaret Patterson and Colorado LB Nate Landman Named Walter Camp FBS Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN – Walter Camp Football Foundation".
  6. ^ a b c d e "2020 Pac-12 Football All-Conference honors and annual awards announced | Pac-12". pac-12.com.