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1979 Colorado Buffaloes football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1979 record3–8 (2–5 Big 8)
Head coachChuck Fairbanks (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorDoug Dickey (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorDoug Knotts (1st season)
Base defense3-4
CaptainStan Brock
Mark Haynes
Brian McCabe
Laval Short
Bill Solomon
Home stadiumFolsom Field
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Oklahoma 7 0 0     11 1 0
#9 Nebraska 6 1 0     10 2 0
Oklahoma State 5 2 0     7 4 0
Missouri 3 4 0     7 5 0
Colorado 2 5 0     3 8 0
Iowa State 2 5 0     3 8 0
Kansas 2 5 0     3 8 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 8Oregon*ESPNL 19–3344,274
September 15LSU*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
L 0–4446,642
September 22Drake*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
L 9–1340,126
September 29at Indiana*W 17–1636,100
October 6at No. 3 OklahomaL 24–4971,187
October 20Missouridagger
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
L 7–1351,123
October 27at No. 2 NebraskaL 10–3876,158
November 3at Iowa StateL 10–2447,100
November 10Oklahoma State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
L 20–2141,148
November 17at KansasW 31–1731,125
November 24Kansas State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 21–641,643
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Note: The game against Oregon was the first college football game ever televised by ESPN.

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PersonnelEdit

RosterEdit

1979 Colorado Buffaloes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 79 Brock, StanStan Brock Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 44 Haynes, MarkMark Haynes 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

StartersEdit

  • Offense: QB Bill Solomon, HB Lance Olander/Charles Davis, FB Willie Beebe, SE Donnie Holmes, WB Kazell Pugh, TE Bob Niziolek/Greg Willett/Doug Krahenbuhl, LT Stan Brock, LG Paul Butero, C Roger Gunter/Bob Sebro, RG Art Dale Johnson/Guy Thurston, RT Karry Kelley
  • Defense: LE George Visger, NT Laval Short, RE Kevin Sazama, OLB Steve Doolittle, ILB Bill Roe, ILB Charles Scott, OLB Brian McCabe/Bob Humble, LCB Mark Haynes, SS Mike E. Davis, FS Tim Roberts, RCB Jesse Johnson/Tim Stampley
  • Specialists: K Tom Field, P Lance Olander

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 2011 Colorado football information guide.
  2. 2011 Colorado football information guide.
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