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1988 Colorado Buffaloes football
Freedom Bowl, L 17–20 vs. BYU
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1988 record8–4 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coachBill McCartney (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorGerry DiNardo (5th season)
Offensive schemeWishbone/I-Formation
Defensive coordinatorMike Hankwitz (1st season)
Base defense3–4
MVPEric Bieniemy
CaptainDon DeLuzio
CaptainErik Norgard
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 51,463)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Nebraska 7 0 0     11 2 0
#14 Oklahoma 6 1 0     9 3 0
#11 Oklahoma State 5 2 0     10 2 0
Colorado 4 3 0     8 4 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     5 6 0
Missouri 2 5 0     3 7 1
Kansas 1 6 0     1 10 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado during the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. The eight wins were the most by a Colorado team since 1976. They played their home games at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado. Head coach Bill McCartney was in his seventh year leading the Buffaloes as their head coach.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 10Fresno State*KCNCW 45–332,417
September 17at No. 19 Iowa*W 24–2167,700
September 24Oregon State*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 28–2141,297
October 1at Colorado State*W 27–2333,979
October 8No. 13 Oklahoma State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
KCNCL 21–4141,854
October 15at KansasKCNCW 21–922,500
October 22No. 9 Oklahoma
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
ESPNL 14–1749,716
October 29Iowa Statedagger
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
KCNCW 24–1237,241
November 5at MissouriW 45–836,931
November 12at No. 7 NebraskaNo. 19KCNCL 0–776,359
November 19Kansas State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
KCNCW 56–1432,617
December 29vs. BYU*RaycomL 17–2035,941
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
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Game summariesEdit

IowaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Colorado 14 0 3 7 24
Iowa 0 14 7 0 21
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ReferencesEdit

  1. 2011 Colorado football information guide
  2. Gainesville Sun. 1988 Sep 18. Retrieved 2017-Aug-27.
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