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1986 Colorado Buffaloes football
Bluebonnet Bowl, L 9–21 vs. Baylor
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1986 record6–6 (6–1 Big 8)
Head coachBill McCartney (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorGerry DiNardo (3rd season)
Offensive schemeWishbone
Defensive coordinatorLou Tepper (4th season)
Base defense3–4
CaptainSteve Beck
CaptainEric Coyle
CaptainBarry Remington
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 51,463)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Oklahoma 7 0 0     11 1 0
Colorado 6 1 0     6 6 0
#5 Nebraska 5 2 0     10 2 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Missouri 2 5 0     3 8 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     2 9 0
Kansas 0 7 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. Colorado started out the season 0–4, but ended up finishing as the runner-up in the Big Eight Conference; however, they beat Nebraska for the first time since 1967.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 6Colorado State*KCNCL 7–2345,109
September 13at Oregon*L 30–3226,155
September 20at Ohio State*L 10–1388,404
September 27No. 10 Arizona*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
RaycomL 21–2441,024
October 11at MissouriRaycomW 17–1242,780
October 18Iowa State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 31–341,215
October 25No. 3 Nebraska
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 20–1052,440
November 1at Oklahoma StateRaycomW 31–1436,900
November 8Kansas
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 17–1037,056
November 15No. 4 Oklahoma
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
RaycomL 0–2852,707
November 22at Kansas StateW 49–314,700
December 31vs. No. 14 Baylor*RaycomL 9–2140,470
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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RosterEdit

StaffEdit

HC: Bill McCartney

Ast: Lou Tepper (AHC/DC/ILB), Gerry DiNardo (OC/TE), Gary Barnett (QB/FB), Steve Bernstein (DB), Mike Hankwitz (OLB), Steve Logan (RB), Oliver Lucas (WR), Les Miles (OL), Ron Vanderlinden (DL)

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Game summariesEdit

NebraskaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
#3 Nebraska 0 0 7 3 10
Colorado 7 3 0 10 20

The fans tore down the goal posts as the Buffaloes defeated Nebraska for the first time since 1967, a streak of 18 games, and the first win in Boulder against them since 1960. "This is a moment in our program we'll always cherish", said Colorado head coach Bill McCartney. "Up to this point I don't think we've beaten a great team. We did today. And I think we have a rivalry now." [2]

Oklahoma StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Colorado 3 0 14 14 31
Oklahoma St 0 14 0 0 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2010 Colorado football information guide Script error
  2. "No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Nebraska get roughed up." Gainesville Sun. 1986 Oct 26.


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