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1976 Colorado Buffaloes football
Big Eight co-champion
Orange Bowl, L 10–27 vs. Ohio State
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 16
1976 record8–4 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coachBill Mallory (3rd season)
CaptainEmery Moorehead
Home stadiumFolsom Field
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Oklahoma 5 2 0     9 2 1
#14 Oklahoma State 5 2 0     9 3 0
#16 Colorado 5 2 0     8 4 0
#9 Nebraska 4 3 0     9 3 1
#19 Iowa State 4 3 0     8 3 0
Missouri 3 4 0     6 5 0
Kansas 2 5 0     6 5 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado Boulder in the Big Eight Conference (Big 8) during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. In their third season under head coach Bill Mallory, the Buffaloes compiled an 8–4 record (5–2 against Big 8 opponents), finished in a three-way tie for the Big 8 championship, and outscored their opponents, 305 to 225.[1] The team played its home games on campus at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado.

On New Year's Night, Colorado played in the Orange Bowl for the first time in fifteen years, but were defeated 27–10 by the Ohio State Buckeyes of the Big Ten Conference.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 11at Texas Tech*L 7–24
September 18at Washington*W 21–7
September 25Miami (FL)*W 33–3
October 2Drake*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 45–24
October 9No. 6 Nebraska
L 12–24
October 16at Oklahoma StateW 20–10
October 23No. 16 Iowa State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 33–14
October 30No. 13 OklahomaNo. 19
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 42–31
November 6at No. 16 MissouriNo. 14L 7–16
November 13KansasNo. 19
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 40–17
November 20at Kansas StateNo. 15W 35–28
January 1, 1977vs. No. 11 Ohio State*No. 12L 10–27
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

Template:Big Eight Conference football champions

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