American Football Database
American Football Database
1934 Colorado Buffaloes football
RMC co-champion
ConferenceRocky Mountain Conference
1934 record6–1–2 (6–1 RMC)
Head coachBill Saunders (3rd season)
Home stadiumColorado Stadium
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Template:1934 Rocky Mountain Conference football standings The 1934 Colorado Buffaloes football team was an American football team that represented the University of Colorado as a member of the Rocky Mountain Conference (RMC) during the 1934 college football season. In its third and final year under head coach Bill Saunders, the team compiled a 6–1–2 record (6–1 against RMC opponents), finished in a three-way tie for the conference championship, and outscored all opponents by a total of 167 to 40.[1][2]

Quarterback Kayo Lam led the team with 906 rushing yards and 8.24 yards per rush.[3] On October 27, 1934, Lam rushed for 232 yards against Colorado Agricultural, a total that remained a school record for 20 years.[4] He also had a 91-yard run against BYU that also remained a school record until 1954.[5]

In November 1934, the school adopted the nickname "Buffaloes" for its football team. The name was selected as part of a contest conducted by the school's student newspaper. Andrew J. Dickson was credited with submitting the winning name.[6]


September 29at Kansas*
T 0–0
October 6Missouri*
  • Colorado Stadium
  • Boulder, CO
T 0–0
October 12at [[{{{school}}}|Colorado Teachers]]
  • Jackson Field
  • Greeley, CO
L 7–13[7]
October 20vs. BYUOgden, UTW 48–6
October 27Colorado Agricultural
  • Colorado Stadium
  • Boulder, CO (rivalry)
W 27–9[8]
November 3at Colorado MinesGolden, COW 40–6
November 10Utah
  • Colorado Stadium
  • Boulder, CO (rivalry)
W 7–615,000[9]
November 17at Colorado College
  • Washburn Field
  • Colorado Springs, CO
W 31–0
November 29at DenverW 7–021,000[10]
  • *Non-conference game


  1. "2018 Colorado Football Media Guide". University of Colorado. 2018. pp. 154, 172. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  2. "1934 Colorado Buffaloes Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  3. 2018 Colorado Football Media Guide, pp. 207, 232.
  4. 2018 Colorado Football Media Guide, p. 211.
  5. 2018 Colorado Football Media Guide, p. 195.
  6. "Buffaloes Is New Name For Colorado". The Ogden Standard-Examiner: p. 11. November 8, 1934.
  7. "Colorado Teachers Upset Boulderites". The Ogden Standard-Examiner: p. 5. October 13, 1934.
  8. "Lam Again Is Boulder Star". The Ogden Standard-Examiner: p. 9. October 28, 1934.
  9. Phil McLeese (November 11, 1934). "Redskins Lose: C.U. Counts Extra Point To Win, 7-6". The Salt Lake Tribune: pp. 3B-4B.
  10. Bill McRea (November 30, 1934). "Three Colorado Schools Finish in Tie for Title". The Salt Lake Telegram: p. 20.

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