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1970 Colorado Buffaloes football
Liberty Bowl, L 3–17 vs. Tulane
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
1970 record6–5 (3–4 Big 8)
Head coachEddie Crowder (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorChet Franklin
Offensive schemeSwitching T / Slot-I
Triple Option
Defensive coordinatorDon James (3rd season)
Base defense4–3
MVPDon Popplewell
CaptainPhil Irwin
CaptainDon Popplewell
Home stadiumFolsom Field
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Nebraska 7 0 0     11 0 1
#20 Oklahoma 5 2 0     7 4 1
Kansas State 5 2 0     6 5 0
Colorado 3 4 0     6 5 0
Missouri 3 4 0     5 6 0
Kansas 2 5 0     5 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 7 0
Iowa State 1 6 0     5 6 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado during the 1970 NCAA University Division football season. The Buffaloes were led by eighth-year head coach Eddie Crowder and home games were played on campus in Boulder at Folsom Field.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 19at Indiana*W 16–942,174
September 26No. 4 Penn State*No. 18ABCW 41–1342,850
October 3at Kansas StateNo. 8L 20–2140,200
October 10Iowa StateNo. 17
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 61–1040,840
October 17OklahomadaggerNo. 13
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
L 15–2347,700
October 24MissouriNo. 19L 16–3057,000
October 31No. 4 Nebraska
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado (Rivalry)
ABCL 13–2950,881
November 7Kansas
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 45–2937,250
November 14at Oklahoma StateW 30–618,000
November 21at Air Force*W 49–1945,447
December 12vs. Tulane*No. 19ABCL 3–1744,500
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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RosterEdit

1970 Colorado Buffaloes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 23 Branch, CliffCliff Branch Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2011 Colorado football information guide.


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