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1987 Colorado Buffaloes football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1987 record7–4 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coachBill McCartney (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorGerry DiNardo (4th season)
Offensive schemeWishbone
Defensive coordinatorLou Tepper (5th season)
Base defense3–4
MVPMickey Pruitt
CaptainMark Hatcher
CaptainBarry Helton
CaptainMickey Pruitt
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 51,463)
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Oklahoma 7 0 0     11 1 0
#6 Nebraska 6 1 0     10 2 0
#11 Oklahoma State 5 2 0     10 2 0
Colorado 4 3 0     7 4 0
Missouri 3 4 0     5 6 0
Iowa State 2 5 0     3 8 0
Kansas 0 6 1     1 9 1
Kansas State 0 6 1     0 10 1
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 1212:00 PMOregon*KCNCL 7–1040,521
September 1912:00 PMStanford*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
KCNCW 31–1745,073
September 261:00 PMWashington State*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 26–1743,527
October 31:00 PMat Colorado State*W 29–1638,129
October 101:00 PMat No. 19 Oklahoma StateL 17–4242,800
October 1712:00 PMKansasdagger
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
KCNCW 35–1043,514
October 245:30 PMat No. 1 OklahomaESPNL 6–2475,004
October 3112:30 PMat Iowa StateW 42–1034,920
November 712:00 PMMissouri
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
KCNCW 27–1044,050
November 2112:10 PMat Kansas StateW 41–012,500
November 282:00 PMNo. 5 Nebraska
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado (Rivalry)
ESPNL 7–2452,026
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

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RosterEdit

1987 Colorado Buffaloes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Aunese, SalSal Aunese So
RB 49 Bienemy, EricEric Bienemy Fr
RB Flannigan, J.J.J.J. Flannigan
QB Hatcher, MarkMark Hatcher
RB Oliver, O.C.O.C. Oliver
QB Wheeler, RickRick Wheeler
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 12 McCloughan, DaveDave McCloughan Fr
LB 96 McGhee, KanavisKanavis McGhee Fr
S Pruitt, MickeyMickey Pruitt
LB 94 Williams, AlfredAlfred Williams Fr
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

Game summariesEdit

Washington StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington St 7 0 3 7 17
Colorado 3 16 0 7 26




  • Attendance: 43,527
  • COL: Culbertson 25 FG
  • WSU: Swinton 13 Rosenbach (Adams kick)
  • COL: Culbertson 27 FG
  • COL: Pruitt 18 Interception (Culbertson kick)
  • COL: Flannigan 3 Run (kick failed)
  • WSU: Adams 32 FG
  • WSU: Leighton 16 Rosenbach (Adams kick)
  • COL: Aunese 22 Run (Hannah kick)
  • Passing: WSU Rosenbach 26/52, 264 Yds, 2 TD, 2 INT, COL Aunese 1/3, 30 Yds
  • Rushing: WSU Rosenbach 15/34, COL Aunese 22/185, TD
  • Receiving: WSU Broussard 8/55, COL Bieniemy 1/30

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 2011 Colorado football information guide
  2. "Third-stringer carries Colorado over WSU." Eugene Register-Guard. 1987 Sep 27. Retrieved 2019-Jan-08.


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