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1985 Colorado Buffaloes football
Freedom Bowl, L 17–20 vs. Washington
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1985 record7–5 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coachBill McCartney (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorGerry DiNardo (2nd season)
Offensive schemeWishbone
Defensive coordinatorLou Tepper (3rd season)
Base defense3–4
MVPDan McMillen
CaptainJunior Illi
CaptainBarry Remington
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 51,463)
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →
1985 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Oklahoma 7 0 0     11 1 0
#11 Nebraska 6 1 0     9 3 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     8 4 0
Colorado 4 3 0     7 5 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     5 6 0
Kansas 2 5 0     6 6 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     1 10 0
Missouri 1 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1985 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. Colorado earned its first bowl invitation since 1976 and won the NCAA Most Improved Team Award.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 7Colorado State*KCNCW 23–1040,665
September 14Oregon*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 21–1730,373
September 21No. 7 Ohio State*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
L 13–3647,022
September 28at Arizona*W 14–1345,503
October 12Missouridagger
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 38–738,604
October 19at Iowa StateW 40–641,215
October 26at No. 5 NebraskaABCL 7–1776,014
November 2No. 12 Oklahoma State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
RaycomL 11–1435,860
November 9at KansasW 14–325,000
November 16at No. 7 OklahomaL 0–3174,145
November 23Kansas State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
KCNCW 30–028,210
December 23vs. Washington*LorimarL 17–2030,961
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[1]

Game summariesEdit

KansasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 7 0 0 7 14
Kansas 0 3 0 0 3




  • Attendance: 25,000
  • COL - Pruitt 27 yard interception return (Eckel kick)
  • KAN - Johnson 36 yard field goal
  • COL - Hatcher 5 yard run (Eckel kick)
  • Passing: COL Hatcher 1/6, 11 Yds, KAN Norseth 22/41, 256 Yds, INT
  • Rushing: COL Weatherspoon 16/65, KAN H. Fields 7/24
  • Receiving: COL Smith 1/11, KAN Estell 8/126

[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2011 Colorado football information guide
  2. Gainesville Sun. 1985 Nov 10. Retrieved 2019-Jan-29.


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