2001 Colorado Buffaloes football
Big 12 champion
Big 12 North co-champion
Fiesta Bowl, L 16–38 vs. Oregon
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 9
2001 record10–3 (7–1 Big 12)
Head coachGary Barnett
Offensive coordinatorShawn Watson
Offensive schemeMultiple
Co-defensive coordinatorTom McMahon
Co-defensive coordinatorVince Okruch
Base defense4–3 multiple
MVPDaniel Graham
CaptainJustin Bannan
CaptainAndre Gurode
CaptainMichael Lewis
CaptainJohn Minardi
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 50,942)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Big 12 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#9 Colorado xy   7 1         10 3  
#8 Nebraska x   7 1         11 2  
Iowa State   4 4         7 5  
Kansas State   3 5         6 6  
Missouri   3 5         4 7  
Kansas   1 7         3 8  
South
#5 Texas x   7 1         11 2  
#6 Oklahoma   6 2         11 2  
Texas A&M   4 4         8 4  
Texas Tech   4 4         7 5  
Oklahoma State   2 6         4 7  
Baylor   0 8         3 8  
Championship: Colorado 39, Texas 37
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team played their home games at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado. They participated in the Big 12 Conference in the North Division. They were coached by head coach Gary Barnett. Colorado played in the Big 12 Championship Game for the first time and secured its first BCS bowl berth.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 266:00 PMFresno State*ESPN2L 22–2447,762
September 11:30 PMvs. No. 24 Colorado State*ABCW 41–1475,022
September 81:30 PMSan Jose State*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 51–1540,338
September 221:30 PMKansas
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 27–1647,495
October 610:30 AMat No. 12 Kansas StateFSNW 16–651,101
October 131:30 PMNo. 25 Texas A&MNo. 20
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
PPVW 31–2149,521
October 201:30 PMat No. 9 TexasNo. 14ABCL 7–4183,156
October 276:00 PMat Oklahoma StateNo. 25FSNW 22–1941,070
November 31:00 PMMissouriNo. 25
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 38–2445,942
November 106:00 PMat Iowa StateNo. 21FSNW 40–2739,204
November 231:30 PMNo. 1 NebraskaNo. 14
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado (Rivalry)
ABCW 62–3653,790
December 17:00 PMvs. No. 3 TexasNo. 9ABCW 39–3765,675
January 12:30 PMvs. No. 2 Oregon*No. 3ABCL 16–3874,118

Note: Colorado was scheduled to play at Washington State on September 15 but the game was cancelled due to the September 11 attacks.[1]

Roster[edit | edit source]

2001 Colorado Buffaloes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 22 Brown, ChrisChris Brown So
FB 33 Drumm, BrandonBrandon Drumm Jr
TE 89 Graham, DanielDaniel Graham Sr
G 65 Gurode, AndreAndre Gurode (C) Sr
WR 5 Hollowell, RomanRoman Hollowell Sr
RB 27 Johnson, CortlenCortlen Johnson Sr
C 78 Lucier, WayneWayne Lucier Jr
WR 2 Minardi, JohnJohn Minardi (C) Sr
QB 1 Ochs, CraigCraig Ochs So
QB 4 Pesavento, BobbyBobby Pesavento Sr
RB 42 Purify, BobbyBobby Purify So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 97 Bannan, JustinJustin Bannan (C) Sr
DE 99 Brayton, TylerTyler Brayton Jr
DT 94 Fluellen, DeAndreDeAndre Fluellen So
DE 30 Harris, MarquesMarques Harris Fr
LB 43 Johnson, JoeyJoey Johnson Jr
SS 31 Lewis, MichaelMichael Lewis (C) Sr
FS 9 Robinson, RobbieRobbie Robinson Sr
CB 26 Sneed, RoderickRoderick Sneed Jr
CB 4 Strickland, DonaldDonald Strickland Jr
LB 54 Tufts, SeanSean Tufts So
LB 16 Wahlroos, DrewDrew Wahlroos Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 25 Brougham, PatPat Brougham Jr
K 3 Flores, JeremyJeremy Flores Sr
P 8 Mariscal, MarkMark Mariscal Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Shawn WatsonOffensive coordinator
  • Tom McMahon – Co-Defensive coordinator
  • Vince Okruch – Co-Defensive coordinator
  • Eric BieniemyRunning backs

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster

Game summaries[edit | edit source]

Fresno State[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 1998 W 29–21


Colorado State[edit | edit source]

#24 Colorado State vs. Colorado
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 0 0 7 14
Buffaloes 14 3 14 10 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
53–17–2 2000 L 24–28


San Jose State[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 1999 W 63–35


Kansas[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
36–19–3 2000 L 15–23


Kansas State[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
39–16–1 2000 L 21–44


Texas A&M Aggies[edit | edit source]

#25 Texas A&M at #20 Colorado
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 0 14 0 7 21
Buffaloes 3 11 3 14 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2000 W 26–19


Texas[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
6–5 2000 L 14–28


Oklahoma State[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
24–16–1 2000 W 37–21


Missouri[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
27–35–3 2000 W 28–18


Iowa State[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
42–12–1 2000 L 27–35


Nebraska[edit | edit source]

#1 Nebraska at #14 Colorado
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Cornhuskers 3 20 7 6 36
Buffaloes 28 14 0 20 62
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–43–2 2000 L 32–34

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Big 12 Championship Game[edit | edit source]

#3 Texas vs. #9 Colorado
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Longhorns 7 10 3 17 37
Buffaloes 7 22 7 3 39
  • Date: December 1
  • Location: Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas
  • Game start: 7:07 pm
  • Elapsed time: 3:31
  • Game attendance: 65,675
  • Game weather: 61° F, Partly cloudy, Wind S 8 mph
  • Referee: John Laurie
Overall record Last meeting Result
6-6-0 2001 L, 7-41

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Fiesta Bowl[edit | edit source]

#3 Colorado vs. #2 Oregon
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 7 0 0 9 16
Ducks 7 14 7 10 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
8-6-0 1998 W, 53-41

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Rankings[edit | edit source]

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]

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