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2021 Colorado Buffaloes football
Colorado Buffaloes wordmark.svg
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Record4–8 (3–6 Pac-12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorDarrin Chiaverini (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorChris Wilson (1st season)
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 50,183)
Uniform
Colorado buffaloes football unif.png
Seasons
← 2020
2022 →
2021 Pac-12 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North Division
No. 22 Oregon xy   7 2     10 4  
Washington State   6 3     7 6  
Oregon State   5 4     7 6  
California   4 5     5 7  
Washington   3 6     4 8  
Stanford   2 7     3 9  
South Division
No. 12 Utah xy$   8 1     10 4  
UCLA   6 3     8 4  
Arizona State   6 3     8 5  
USC   3 6     4 8  
Colorado   3 6     4 8  
Arizona   1 8     1 11  
Championship: Utah 38, Oregon 10
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2021 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado Boulder during the 2021 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Buffaloes were led by second-year head coach Karl Dorrell. They played their home games on campus at Folsom Field as a member of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference.

Previous season

Main article: 2020 Colorado Buffaloes football team

The Buffaloes finished the 2020 season 4–2 and 3–1 in Pac-12 play to finish in second place in the South Division. They were invited to the Alamo Bowl where they lost to Texas.


Coaching staff

Name Title
Karl Dorrell Head Coach
Chris Wilson Defensive Coordinator/ Defensive Line Coach
Darrin Chiaverini Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach
Danny Langsdorf Pass Game Coordinator/ Quarterbacks Coach
Brett Maxie Safeties Coach/Defensive Passing Game Coordinator
Bryan Cook Tight Ends Coach
Darian Hagan Running Backs Coach
Demetrice Martin Cornerbacks Coach
Brian Michalowski Outside Linebackers Coach
Mitch Rodrigue (fired mid season) Offensive Line Coach
Mark Smith Inside Linebackers Coach

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:00 p.m.Northern Colorado*P12NW 35–744,153
September 111:30 p.m.vs. No. 5 Texas A&M*FOXL 7–1061,203
September 1811:00 a.m.Minnesota*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NL 0–3047,482
September 258:30 p.m.at Arizona StateESPNUL 13–3544,803
October 212:00 p.m.USC
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NL 14–3748,197
October 161:30 p.m.Arizona
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NW 34–049,806
October 231:30 p.m.at CaliforniaP12NL 3–2636,264
October 301:30 p.m.at No. 7 OregonFOXL 29–5251,449
November 65:00 p.m.Oregon Statedagger
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NW 37–34 2OT47,984
November 137:00 p.m.at UCLAP12NL 20–4436,573
November 201:00 p.m.Washington
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NW 20–1741,284
November 262:00 p.m.at No. 19 UtahFOXL 13–2851,538
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from 2021 Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

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References

  1. ^ "2021 Colorado Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved April 2, 2021.