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1990 Colorado Buffaloes football
Consensus national champion
Big Eight champion
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 10–9 vs. Notre Dame
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 1
1990 record11–1–1 (7–0 Big 8)
Head coachBill McCartney (9th season)
Offensive schemeI-Bone option[1]
Defensive coordinatorMike Hankwitz (3rd season)
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 51,463)
Seasons
← 1989
1991 →
1990 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Colorado 7 0 0     11 1 1
#24 Nebraska 5 2 0     9 3 0
#17 Oklahoma 5 2 0     8 3 0
Iowa State 2 4 1     4 6 1
Kansas 2 4 1     3 7 1
Kansas State 2 5 0     5 6 0
Missouri 2 5 0     4 7 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1990 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado Boulder in the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Buffaloes offense scored 338 points while the defense allowed 160 points. Led by head coach Bill McCartney, Colorado defeated Notre Dame 10–9 in the 1991 Orange Bowl to conclude the season.

Colorado was selected national champions by AP, Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, FB News, Football Research, FW, Matthews, NFF, Sporting News, and USA/CNN, and co-champion by both FACT and NCF -all NCAA-designated major selectors.[2] Georgia Tech took the UPI Coaches poll title,[3] with both Washington and Miami receiving national titles from other selectors.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 261:00 PMvs. No. 8 Tennessee*No. 5NBCT 31–3133,485
September 66:00 PMStanford*No. 6ESPNW 21–1750,699
September 151:30 PMat No. 21 Illinois*No. 9ABCL 22–2364,351
September 225:30 PMat No. 22 Texas*No. 20ESPNW 29–2277,373
September 291:30 PMNo. 12 Washington*No. 20
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
PSNW 20–1452,868
October 612:30 PMat MissouriNo. 12KCNCW 33–3146,856
October 1311:30 AMIowa StateNo. 14
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
KCNCW 28–1251,861
October 2011:00 AMat KansasNo. 14KCNCW 41–1040,000
October 2712:30 PMNo. 22 OklahomaNo. 10
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
CBSW 32–2351,967
November 32:00 PMat No. 3 NebraskaNo. 9ESPNW 27–1276,464
November 101:00 PMOklahoma StateNo. 4
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
KCNCW 41–2251,873
November 1712:10 PMKansas StateNo. 2
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
KCNCW 64–351,136
January 1, 19916:00 PMNo. 5 Notre Dame*No. 1NBCW 10–977,062

PersonnelEdit

1990 Colorado Buffaloes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 55 Adams, JimJim Adams Jr
TB 44 Arterberry, DavidDavid Arterberry So
TB 31 Bell, MattMatt Bell So
TB 1 Bienemy, EricEric Bienemy Sr
TE 84 Blatt, JasonJason Blatt Fr
TE 81 Boman, JonJon Boman Jr
TB 34 Brooks, DarnellDarnell Brooks Fr
TE 32 Brown, DavidDavid Brown Sr
TE 87 Brown, SeanSean Brown Jr
OT 78 Campbell, BryanBryan Campbell So
TB 6 Collier, DennisDennis Collier So
FB 25 Dobbins, RobertRobert Dobbins Fr
TE 85 Embree, SeanSean Embree So
TE 88 Fauria, ChristianChristian Fauria Fr
QB 18 Foster, RomanRoman Foster So
QB 10 Freeman, MikeMike Freeman So
OG 62 Garten, JoeJoe Garten Sr
C 71 Gottlieb, ErezErez Gottlieb So
QB 3 Hagan, DarianDarian Hagan Jr
WR 46 Hall, ChrisChris Hall Fr
OT 77 Hansen, JimJim Hansen So
WR 26 Hayward, JulianJulian Hayward So
OG 79 Heasley, RussRuss Heasley Jr
FB 22 Hemingway, GeorgeGeorge Hemingway Sr
WR 25 Henry, MarkMark Henry Jr
WB Hestra, DanDan Hestra Fr
FB 33 Hill, JamesJames Hill Fr
OG 73 Ivey, RogerRoger Ivey Fr
OG 74 Jackson, DolynDolyn Jackson Fr
WR 84 Jackson, JamesJames Jackson Fr
WR 80 James, RobbieRobbie James Jr
WR 88 Johnson, Charles E.Charles E. Johnson Fr
QB 4 Johnson, Charles S.Charles S. Johnson Jr
QB 1 Joseph, VanceVance Joseph Fr
TB 7 Kahl, KentKent Kahl Fr
WR 89 Keys, JackJack Keys So
FB 38 Lee, CharlesCharles Lee Fr
C 52 Leeuwenburg, JayJay Leeuwenburg Jr
WB 23 Lindsey, GregGreg Lindsey Fr
OT 65 Loest, GregGreg Loest Fr
WB 28 Mitchell, ErikErik Mitchell Fr
OT 70 Mixon, ThomasThomas Mixon Fr
OT 60 Moles, ClintClint Moles So
WB 5 Oliver, O.C.O.C. Oliver Sr
WB 36 Orvis, J.C.J.C. Orvis Sr
FB 49 Phillips, ScottScott Phillips Fr
FB 20 Phipps, KellyKelly Phipps Fr
WB 26 Allegri, JasonJason Allegri Fr
WR 9 Pritchard, MikeMike Pritchard Sr
FB 30 Senna, TonyTony Senna Jr
WB 42 Simmons, MichaelMichael Simmons Sr
WR 86 Smith, RicoRico Smith Jr
TB 35 Snowden, ChuckChuck Snowden Fr
OT 76 Solomon, ArielAriel Solomon Sr
C 51 Stearnes, RudyRudy Stearnes Fr
OT 61 Stortz, ChrisChris Stortz Fr
OG 66 Todd, DanDan Todd Fr
TE 82 Van Horn, DougDoug Van Horn Fr
OT 72 Vander Poel, MarkMark Vander Poel Sr
OT 63 West, DerekDerek West Fr
WB 12 Westbrook, MichaelMichael Westbrook Fr
TB 41 Yago, RogerRoger Yago Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 29 Agnew, DerekDerek Agnew Fr
S 5 Anderson, BlakeBlake Anderson Fr
LB 90 Barnett, NormNorm Barnett Fr
LB 50 Berti, TonyTony Berti Fr
S 30 Bickel, MatthewMatthew Bickel Fr
LB 19 Biekert, GregGreg Biekert So
CB 13 Bradford, RonnieRonnie Bradford So
LB 34 Brown, ChadChad Brown So
DT 59 Browne, KennyKenny Browne Fr
NT 39 Brunner, JeffJeff Brunner Fr
LB 55 Campbell, DeShannonDeShannon Campbell Fr
S 31 Colter, SpencerSpencer Colter Jr
S 21 Davis, DwayneDwayne Davis So
LB 40 DeGoler, ScottScott DeGoler Sr
DT 89 Dyet, BrianBrian Dyet Fr
DT 97 Elder, MarcellousMarcellous Elder So
CB 2 Figures, DeonDeon Figures So
LB 88 Fisher, RichardRichard Fisher Fr
CB 15 Gibbs, DavidDavid Gibbs Sr
LB 91 Gray, LamarrLamarr Gray Sr
LB 92 Guest, RodellRodell Guest Jr
S 6 Hamilton, EricEric Hamilton So
DT 95 Howe, GarryGarry Howe Sr
CB 47 Hudson, ChrisChris Hudson Fr
LB 51 Hull, AlfredAlfred Hull Fr
LB 43 Hutchins, RobRob Hutchins Sr
S 17 James, TimTim James Sr
LB 48 Johnson, TerryTerry Johnson Sr
LB 58 Kaiser, NoahNoah Kaiser Fr
LB 41 Katovisch, JohnJohn Katovisch Fr
CB 12 McCloughan, DaveDave McCloughan Sr
LB 96 McGhee, KanavisKanavis McGhee Sr
LB 98 Motley, MikeMike Motley Sr
S 37 Nelson, TateTate Nelson So
S 45 O'Donnell, ChrisChris O'Donnell Jr
DT 75 Perkins, JasonJason Perkins So
LB 57 Polk, WilliamWilliam Polk So
DT 99 Renfro, LeonardLeonard Renfro Fr
LB 53 Robinson, JasonJason Robinson Fr
LB 46 Rose, PaulPaul Rose Sr
S 49 Schrant, JimJim Schrant Fr
S 4 Shaw, AaronAaron Shaw Fr
DT 76 Smith, CoreyCorey Smith Fr
CB 38 Starr, ScottScott Starr So
NT 93 Steed, JoelJoel Steed Jr
LB 64 Sudberry, ColtonColton Sudberry Fr
S 27 Thomas, GregGreg Thomas Jr
CB 19 Thomas, RyanRyan Thomas Fr
CB 14 Walden, JeffJeff Walden Fr
LB 94 Williams, AlfredAlfred Williams Sr
LB 81 Williams, DennisDennis Williams Fr
LB 56 Woolfork, RonRon Woolfork Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 20 Archibald, JimJim Archibald Fr
PK 9 Beck, DanielDaniel Beck Fr
PK 23 Blake, JustinJustin Blake Fr
PK 14 Blottiaux, PatPat Blottiaux So
PK 16 Harper, JimJim Harper Jr
PK 1 Johnson, BranonBranon Johnson Fr
P 17 Kochevar, JeffJeff Kochevar Jr
P 21 Mayer, RonRon Mayer Fr
PK 85 Miller, JasonJason Miller Fr
P 10 Rouen, TomTom Rouen Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 2016-Jan-17

Season summaryEdit

TennesseeEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


StanfordEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 1987 W 31–17


IllinoisEdit

#9 Colorado at #21 Illinois
by Quarter1234 Total
Buffaloes 7 10 2 3 22
Fighting Illini 3 7 7 6 23
         
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1989 W 38–7

[4]


TexasEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–4 1989 W 27–6


WashingtonEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–3–1 1989 W 45–28


MissouriEdit

#12 Colorado at Missouri
by Quarter1234 Total
Buffaloes 7 7 3 16 33
Tigers 14 0 7 10 31
             
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–33–3 1989 W 49–3


Iowa StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
33–10–1 1989 W 52–17


KansasEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
29–15–3 1989 W 49–17


OklahomaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–34–1 1989 W 20–3


NebraskaEdit

#9 Colorado at #3 Nebraska
by Quarter1234 Total
Buffaloes 0 0 0 27 27
Cornhuskers 0 6 6 0 12
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–34–1 1989 W 27–21

[5]


Oklahoma StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
16–15–1 1989 W 41–17


Kansas StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
33–12 1989 W 59–11


Notre Dame (Orange Bowl)Edit

#5 Notre Dame vs. #1 Colorado
by Quarter1234 Total
Fighting Irish 0 6 3 0 9
Buffaloes 0 3 7 0 10
   
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–3 1990 L 6–21

[6]


Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Mike Pritchard Wide Receiver113 Atlanta Falcons
Alfred Williams Linebacker1 18 Cincinnati Bengals
Eric Bieniemy Running Back239 San Diego Chargers
Kanavis McGhee Linebacker255 New York Giants
Dave McCloughan Defensive Back369 Indianapolis Colts
Mark Vander Poel Tackle496 Indianapolis Colts
Joe Garten Center6164 Green Bay Packers
Tim James Defensive Back8202 New York Jets
[7]

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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