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1969 Colorado Buffaloes football
Liberty Bowl champion
Liberty Bowl, W 47–33 vs. Alabama
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
APNo. 16
1969 record8–3 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coachEddie Crowder (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorChet Franklin
Offensive schemeSlot-I triple option
Defensive coordinatorDon James (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumFolsom Field
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
1969 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Missouri 6 1 0     9 2 0
#11 Nebraska 6 1 0     9 2 0
#16 Colorado 5 2 0     8 3 0
Oklahoma 4 3 0     6 4 0
Kansas State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Iowa State 1 6 0     3 7 0
Kansas 0 7 0     1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder in the 1969 college football season. The Buffaloes offense scored 276 points while the defense allowed 227 points. Led by head coach Eddie Crowder, the Buffaloes competed in the Liberty Bowl.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 20Tulsa*W 35–1434,784
September 27No. 2 Penn State*L 3–2751,535
October 4Indiana*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 30-731,534
October 11at Iowa StateW 14–029,160
October 18at No. 12 OklahomaL 30–4260,400
October 25No. 5 Missouridagger
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 31–2441,886
November 1at NebraskaNo. 18L 7–2067,035
November 8at KansasW 17–1437,893
November 15Oklahoma State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 17–1429,500
November 22Kansas State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 45–3237,400
December 13vs. Alabama*ABCW 47–3350,144
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
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PersonnelEdit

RosterEdit

1969 Colorado Buffaloes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB, RB 11 Anderson, BobbyBobby Anderson Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 77 Brundige, BillBill Brundige Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster

Coaching staffEdit

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StartersEdit

  • Offense: QB Jim Batten/Paul Arendt, TB Bobby Anderson, FB Ward Walsh, WR Bob Matsen, SE Monte Huber, TE Mike Pruett, TT Jim Phillips, TG Dick Melin, C Don Popplewell, SG Dennis Havig, ST Eddie Fusiek
  • Defense: LE Herb Ovis, LT Dave Perini/Bill Collins, RT Dave Capra, RE Bill Brundige, OLB Bill Blanchard, MLB Phil Iriwn, OLB Rick Ogle, LCB Jim Cooch, LS Pat Murphy, RS Pete Jacobsen, RCB Eric Harris
  • Specialists: PK Dave Haney, P Dick Robert

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Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Bobby Anderson Running back111 Denver Broncos
Bill Brundige Defensive tackle243 Washington Redskins
Eric Harris Defensive back369 St. Louis Cardinals
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ReferencesEdit

  1. 2011 Colorado football record book
  2. 2011 Colorado football record book
  3. 2011 Colorado football record book
  4. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1970.htm
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