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1980 Colorado Buffaloes football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1980 record1–10 (1–6 Big 8)
Head coachChuck Fairbanks (2nd season)
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 51,463)
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Oklahoma 7 0 0     10 2 0
#7 Nebraska 6 1 0     10 2 0
Missouri 5 2 0     8 4 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     7 4 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0     4 7 0
Kansas State 2 5 0     4 7 0
Kansas 1 6 0     2 8 1
Colorado 1 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. Colorado finished with the worst record in school history to date, including a loss to Oklahoma in which 63 records were set.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 13at UCLA*L 14–5637,205
September 20at LSU*L 20–2374,999
September 27Indiana*L 7–4940,219
October 4No. 12 Oklahoma
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
ESPNL 42–8250,217
October 11Drake*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
L 22–4137,689
October 18at No. 16 MissouriL 7–4572,333
October 25No. 9 Nebraska
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado (Rivalry)
L 7–4551,989
November 1Iowa State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 17–941,567
November 8at Oklahoma StateL 7–4250,000
November 15Kansas
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
L 3–4224,187
November 22at Kansas StateL 14–1717,510
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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RosterEdit

1980 Colorado Buffaloes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
SE 2 Harden, ReggieReggie Harden Jr
QB 12 Kingdom, ScottScott Kingdom Jr
QB 16 Essington, RandyRandy Essington Fr
QB, RB 19 Davis, CharlesCharles Davis (C) Jr
WB 28 Hawkins, LyndellLyndell Hawkins Sr
HB, P 29 Olander, LanceLance Olander Sr
FB 42 Beebe, WillieWillie Beebe Jr
C 51 Umphrey, RichRich Umphrey Jr
OT 61 Johnson, Art DaleArt Dale Johnson Sr
C 63 Rafferty, VinceVince Rafferty Fr
OG 64 Halamandaris, BoBo Halamandaris Sr
OG 65 Bell, JoeJoe Bell Sr
OG 66 Krahenbuhl, DougDoug Krahenbuhl Jr
OT 72 Thurston, BrantBrant Thurston (C) Sr
OT 74 Sebro, BobBob Sebro Jr
OT 75 Gunter, RogerRoger Gunter Jr
OT 76 Campbell, BruceBruce Campbell Sr
SE 80 Ward, RickyRicky Ward Jr
TE 84 Niziolek, BobBob Niziolek Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 17 Lillo, LarryLarry Lillo Jr
CB 20 Bynum, RickyRicky Bynum Jr
CB 22 Scott, VictorVictor Scott Fr
S 31 Donaldson, JeffJeff Donaldson Fr
ILB 38 Doolittle, SteveSteve Doolittle (C) Sr
ILB 40 Humble, BobBob Humble So
S 41 Chace, BradBrad Chace So
S 46 Wood, EllisEllis Wood So
OLB 53 Hood, KevinKevin Hood So
OLB 55 Hardison, ScottScott Hardison Fr
OLB 56 Butler, RodRod Butler So
DE 90 Perry, PetePete Perry Jr
DE 96 Harrison, GrahamGraham Harrison Jr
NT Ralph, DanDan Ralph
CB Stampley, TimTim Stampley
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 3 Field, TomTom Field So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Ray Braun (DL)
  • Gary Cabe (WR)
  • Gene Hochevar (OC/QB)
  • Ron Hubbard (AdmA/OL)
  • Lannie Julias (DL)
  • Doug Knotts (DC/LB)
  • Pete Levine (RB)
  • Ron Marciniak (OL)
  • Dick Moseley (DB)
  • John Sanders (TE)
  • Jim Webster (LB)

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

Roster

ReferencesEdit


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