|2007 Colorado Buffaloes football|
|Conference||Big 12 Conference|
|2007 record||6–7 (4–4 Big 12)|
|Head coach||Dan Hawkins (2nd season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Mark Helfrich (2nd season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Ron Collins (2nd season)|
|Base defense||4–3 Cover 2|
|Home stadium||Folsom Field|
|2007 Big 12 football standings|
|#4 Missouri xy||7||–||1||12||–||2|
|#7 Kansas x‡||7||–||1||12||–||1|
|#8 Oklahoma x†||6||–||2||11||–||3|
|#22 Texas Tech||4||–||4||9||–||4|
|Championship: Oklahoma 38, Missouri 17|
|† – BCS representative as champion |
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2007 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Dan Hawkins in his second season at Colorado and played their home games at Folsom Field. Colorado finished 6–7 after losing in the Independence Bowl to Alabama. 2007 was Colorado's first consecutive losing season in 22 years, but represented a vast improvement over the team's 2–10 mark in 2006.
Prior to spring practice, there were two position changes planned: Cha’pelle Brown will move from cornerback to wide receiver, and Joe Sanders will switch back to tight end from outside linebacker. Sanders started his career at tight end but two weeks into his first spring practice moved to inside linebacker (he missed the fall of his freshman year after undergoing shoulder surgery).
Nine players will not return from the 2006 squad: Paul Backowski (OL), Quinton Borders (OL), Dominique Brooks (S), Clayton Cammon (WR, walkon), Steve Fendry (TE), Isaac Garden (P/PK, walkon, graduated), Tom Grubin (C, walkon), Jeremy Hauck (OL) and Reggie Joseph (WR).
The annual spring game occurred on April 14. The game consisted of a mix between live scrimmages and 7-on-7 drills due to the shortage of healthy and eligible offensive linemen. The offense was remarked as having made improvements compared to last season's spring game.
Bernard Jackson, the starting quarterback from last season saw limited time at the position during spring practice and was used as a wide receiver, running back, punt and kick returner. Cody Hawkins (Red shirt Freshman) and Nick Nelson (JC transfer Junior) competed for the quarterback position. Hawkins completed 12-of-20 passes for 119 yards an interception and a touchdown in live action. In 7-on-7 drills, he completed 15-of-23 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns. Nelson completed 3-of-10 passes for 30 yards and an interception and also had two rushes for 20 yards during live action. In 7-on-7 drills, he completed 21-of-28 passes for 256 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
- Jordon Dizon
- Daniel Sanders
- Terrence Wheatley
In June 2007, the Buffaloes were placed under probation for two years and fined US$100,000 for undercharging 133 student-athletes for meals over a six-year span (2000–01 to 2005–06) resulting in the major infraction. The football program, with 86 of the 133 student-athletes involved, also lost one scholarship for the next three seasons.
National Signing Day was on February 7, 2007, and Colorado signed high school athletes from around the country. Colorado's overall team ranking was 35th by Scout.com and 31st by Rivals.com. Colorado had 31 scholarships available.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
| Ethan Adkins|
|Castle Rock, CO||Douglas County HS||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)||265 lb (120 kg)||5.30||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 70|
| Tyler Ahles|
|San Bernardino, CA||Cajon HS||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)||225 lb (102 kg)||4.70||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 40|
| Matt Bahr|
|Mission Viejo, CA||Mission Viejo HS||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)||270 lb (120 kg)||5.10||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 75|
| Matthew Ballenger|
|Nampa, ID||Skyview HS||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)||200 lb (91 kg)||4.9||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 70|
| Blake Behrens|
|Phoenix, AZ||Brophy Prep||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)||280 lb (130 kg)||5.30||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 73|
| Kendrick Celestine|
|Mamou, LA||Mamou HS||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)||173 lb (78 kg)||4.4||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 78|
| Shawn Daniels|
|Denver, CO||Mullen HS||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)||270 lb (120 kg)||5.41||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 73|
| Patrick Gates|
|Mission Viejo, CA||Saddleback JC||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)||195 lb (88 kg)||4.45||15px|
|Scout:75px Rivals:75px ESPN grade: JC|
| Eugene Goree|
|Murfreesboro, TN||Riverdale HS||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)||281 lb (127 kg)||4.9||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 69|
| Josh Hartigan|
|Oakland Park, FL||Northeast HS||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)||195 lb (88 kg)||4.6||15px 2006|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 40|
| Johnathan Hawkins|
|Perris, CA||Ranch Verde HS||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)||185 lb (84 kg)||–|||
|Scout:N/A Rivals:N/A ESPN grade: 40|
| Drew Hudgins|
|Highland, KS||Highland Community College||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)||240 lb (110 kg)||4.9||15px 2006|
|Scout:75px Rivals: ESPN grade: JC|
| Mike Iltis|
|Riverview, Hillsborough County, Florida||Riverview HS||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)||288 lb (131 kg)||5.01||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 73|
| Devan Johnson|
|Pittsburgh, PA||Woodland Hills HS||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)||232 lb (105 kg)||4.55||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 76|
| Brian Lockridge|
|Mission Viejo, CA||Mission Viejo HS||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)||175 lb (79 kg)||4.43||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 71|
| Kealaka'i Maiava|
|Wailuku, HI||Baldwin HS||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)||278 lb (126 kg)||5.0||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 69|
| Ryan Miller|
|Littleton, CO||Columbine HS||6 ft 8 in (203 cm)||280 lb (130 kg)||5.10||15px|
|Scout:75px Rivals:75px ESPN grade: 81|
| Nick Nelson|
|Mission Viejo, CA||Saddleback JC||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)||215 lb (98 kg)||4.8||15px 2006|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: JC|
| Conrad Obi|
|Loganville, GA||Grayson HS||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)||240 lb (110 kg)||4.75||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 79|
| Anthony Perkins|
|Northglenn, CO||Northglenn HS||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)||180 lb (82 kg)||4.50||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 66|
| Chris Perri|
|Oakland, CA||Laney JC||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)||265 lb (120 kg)||4.7||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: JC|
| Lagrone Shields|
|Memphis, TN||Ridgeway HS||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)||238 lb (108 kg)||4.7||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 73|
| Markques Simas|
|San Diego, CA||Mira Mesa Senior HS||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)||198 lb (90 kg)||4.55||15px|
|Scout:75px Rivals:75px ESPN grade: 74|
| Josh Smith|
|Moorpark, CA||Moorpark HS||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)||175 lb (79 kg)||4.5||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 40|
| Lamont Smith|
|Pittsburgh, PA||Central Catholic HS||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)||150 lb (68 kg)||4.42||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 76|
| Sione Tau|
|Honolulu, HI||Damien Memorial HS||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)||285 lb (129 kg)||4.90||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 74|
| Nathan Vaiomounga|
|Corona, CA||Corona HS||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)||190 lb (86 kg)||4.53||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 40|
| Anthony Wright|
|Compton, CA||Compton HS||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)||185 lb (84 kg)||4.54||15px|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 77|
|2006 = counts towards 2006 class|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 35 Rivals: 31|
| ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash|
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
On June 2, 2007, Colorado announced changes to their uniforms. Most notable is the incorporation of silver into the uniform combining the two school colors, silver and gold, for the first time. The "COLORADO" across the chest and player names on the back are now smaller, and will be gold instead of white (the only color it has ever been). The numbers will now be silver. The pants now have trim on the sides; silver on the gold pants and gold on the black pants. The white pants have now been eliminated. In addition to the design change, the new uniforms designed by Nike also improve technical parts of the uniform including innovative fit, weight reduction, increased ventilation and improved moisture management.
The schedule was ranked as the No. 10 toughest home schedule.
|September 1||10:00 AM||vs. Colorado State*||FSN||W 31–28 OT||68,133|
|September 8||8:15 PM||at Arizona State*||FSN||L 14–33||58,417|
|September 15||8:00 PM||Florida State*||ESPN||L 6–16||52,951|
|September 22||1:30 PM||Miami (OH)*||W 42–0||45,243|
|September 29||11:30 AM||No. 3 Oklahoma||FSN||W 27–24||50,031|
|October 6||5:00 PM||at Baylor||W 43–23||32,376|
|October 13||7:15 PM||at Kansas State||ESPN2||L 20–47||46,637|
|October 20||3:45 PM||No. 15 Kansas||ESPN||L 14–19||51,940|
|October 27||10:00 AM||at Texas Tech||ABC||W 31–26||49,084|
|November 3||4:30 PM||No. 9 Missouri||FSN||L 10–55||51,483|
|November 10||10:30 AM||at Iowa State||FCS||L 28–31||45,487|
|November 23||10:00 AM||Nebraska||ABC||W 65–51||51,403|
|December 30||6:00 PM||vs. Alabama*||ESPN||L 24–30||47,043|
Michael Sipili was charged with assault for being suspected for fighting with Taj Kaynor, defensive tackle, also involving Chris Perri, sophomore defensive tackle on June 22, 2007. Sipili and Perri were suspended for the first three games and Kaynor was suspended for the first game. Sipili was later suspended from campus on September 21, 2007, for the fall semester over the incident forcing him to miss the entire season. As a true sophomore, he will likely use this season as a redshirt and have 3 years remaining of eligibility.
Starting running back Hugh Charles suffered a pulled hamstring on the first series of the Colorado State game, forcing him to miss the rest of that game and the Arizona State game the following week.
|(as of October 22, 2007)|
C = Captain
Positions listed by (numerical order) mean no
|Alma mater (Year)|
|Dan Hawkins||Head Coach||1||University of California, Davis (1984)|
|Ron Collins||Defensive Coordinator||1||Washington State University (1987)|
|Mark Helfrich|| Offensive Coordinator|
|1||Southern Oregon University (1996)|
|Jeff Grimes||Offensive Line||0||University of Texas at El Paso (1991)|
|Eric Kiesau|| Passing Game Coordinator|
|1||Portland State University (1996)|
|Romeo Bandison||Defensive Line||1||University of Oregon (1994)|
|Greg Brown||Secondary|| 4|
|University of Texas at El Paso (1980)|
|Brian Cabral||Linebackers||18||University of Colorado at Boulder (1978)|
|Darian Hagan||Running Backs||2||University of Colorado at Boulder (1991)|
|Kent Riddle|| Tight Ends|
|1||Oregon State University (1991)|
|Mark Nolan||Recruiting Coordinator||1||Willamette University (1995)|
|Jashon Sykes||Recruiting Coordinator||1||University of Colorado at Boulder (2002)|
The 2007 Qwest Rocky Mountain Showdown was back in Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, CO with the kickoff at 10:10 am MDT. Both the Colorado Buffaloes and Colorado State Rams were coming off losing seasons. Colorado State won last season's game and the series was tied at 4–4 over the last 8 games coming into the game. Colorado State returned running back Kyle Bell who missed last season due to an injury. Colorado started quarterback Cody Hawkins, head coach Dan Hawkins' son and a redshirt freshman in his first start at the college level.
Colorado had been favored entering the game. This was Colorado's 200th game against current members of the Mountain West Conference, with a 137–55–7 record. Colorado was 73–39–5 in their 117-season openers and had won five of its last eight season openers entering the game. Colorado was 8–5, prior to the game, against intrastate rival Colorado State when the Rams have been the opposition in the season opener.
The game was not sold out, with the low sales possibly due to the losing records of both teams last season. There were about 9,000 tickets still available a week before the game. Invesco Field has a capacity of 76,125. A crowd of 68,133 ultimately attended the game.
Colorado made a come from behind victory to force overtime and then win the game. The game started with the first three series scoring touchdowns. Cody Hawkins completed 18 of 31 passes for 201 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Colorado State's Kyle Bell rushed for a career-high 40 times for 135 yards and a touchdown. Colorado State's quarterback, Hanie went 20-of-27 and threw three touchdown passes to tight end Kory Sperry and one interception, in overtime.
Colorado State won the coin toss in overtime and elected to go first. Terrence Wheatley made an interception to end the Rams' OT side. Kevin Eberhart, senior place kicker, had a good game going 3 for 4 with a career long 38-yard field goal before halftime, a 22-yard field goal with 13 seconds left to send the game into overtime and the game winning 35-yard kick in overtime.
Colorado lost last season to Arizona State (21–3), the only time the teams have previously played each other. The game was scheduled to start at 8:28 p.m. Mountain Time. Entering the game, Colorado had a 9–2 record in the state of Arizona, including 8–0 against the Arizona Wildcats and 1–2 in the Fiesta Bowl. A sellout crowd larger than 71,000 was expected to be in attendance. Colorado had won their last two road games against Pacific-10 Conference opponents before this game; Washington State Cougars in 2004 and UCLA Bruins in 2003.
Arizona State entered the game 1–0, with a win the previous week over the San Jose State Spartans. Head coach Dennis Erickson was going for his 150th win in his 215th game. Coming into the game, Arizona State was 3–2 all time against the Big 12 Conference.
The Buffaloes scored two touchdowns in the first quarter including an interception return for a touchdown by Terrence Wheatley, while holding the Sun Devils scoreless. ASU responded with three touchowns in the second quarter, but they missed their second extra point (wide left) and their attempt at a two-point conversion after their third touchdown, so they took a 19–14 lead into halftime. Colorado did not score for the rest of the game. Arizona added two more touchdowns in the third quarter.
The actual crowd attendance was 58,417.
Colorado welcomed Florida State (1–1) for their home opener. Florida State won the only previous game between the two schools on September 20, 2003.
Florida State came into the game with a win the previous week over the UAB Blazers and a loss in the season opener against the Clemson Tigers. The game was scheduled to start at 8:10 p.m. Mountain Time and aired on ESPN. There were approximately 3,000 tickets remaining 3 days before the game. Florida State was 15–11 all-time against Big 12 Conference teams coming into the game.
Colorado was 7–5 all-time against Atlantic Coast Conference teams and 0–4 when playing on September 15 before the game. There were only 4 current Colorado players that dressed for the previous match-up in 2003: Eberhart, Wheatley, Robinson and Sanders. Colorado students and fans were planning to "black out" the stadium by wearing black clothing.
Actual attendance was 52,951. Colorado's Eberhart missed two field goals of 37 and 46 yards. Colorado scored a touchdown with 3:36 left in the game to keep their record scoring streak alive; the latest score in a game to keep the streak alive. Colorado has not been shutout in a football game since November 12, 1988, when they played the Nebraska Cornhuskers. They have not been shutout at home since November 15, 1986, by the Oklahoma Sooners. Terrence Wheatley left the game with a knee injury during the 4th quarter, with his future status undetermined.
Colorado beat the Miami University RedHawks by a score of 42–0. It was first time the RedHawks were shut out since a 1993 loss to Ball State. In sophomore quarterback Daniel Raudabaugh’s first start of the season for Miami, he completed 11 of 32 passes for only 95 yards. The Colorado defense was never able to sack Raudabaugh, but they did not allow him time to set his feet for passes. Colorado out gained Miami 634–139 in total yardage. The Buffaloes’ offense rushed for 359 after only running for 134 total yards in three previous games.
Oklahoma was first to score by capitalizing on a D. J. Wolfe interception returned to the Colorado 11. Sam Bradford connected with Juaquin Iglesias for the 13 yard touchdown. The Buffalo's scored next by driving the ball 70 yards capped off by a 25-yard touchdown rush by Hugh Charles. The Sooners responded 49 seconds later thanks to a 34-yard touchdown run by Allen Patrick. The Sooners added 3 more as a result of a 28-yard Hartley field goal to return to the locker rooms at halftime with a 17–7 lead.
Colorado seemed to have this game under control with a 21—0 lead at halftime. However, Iowa State rallied back in the second half for the victory. Coach Hawkins made a controversial call going for a first down on 4th and 1 on Colorado's own 43—yard line after Iowa State refused a 10-yard holding penalty in the third quarter. The Buffaloes fell short of making the first down when Demetrius Sumler was stopped by Jesse Smith. Iowa State would score their first points of the game three plays later.
Bret Culbertson of Iowa State kicked a 24—yard field goal with 12:21 left in the game to put the Cyclones up 31—21. Kevin Eberhart of Colorado had earlier missed a 43—yard field goal. Colorado then fought back and Scotty McKnight scored a 9—yard touchdown pass from Cody Hawkins with 2:40 left in the game. The defensed forced a 3 and out after the kickoff to get the ball back with 46 seconds left in the game on their own 28 yard line. In 5 passing plays, 4 complete, they moved the ball 34 yards to the Iowa State 33 yard line. With no timeouts, they rushed the field goal unit on to the field and Eberhart made a 50—yard field goal with 1 second left on the clock. However, Colorado was penalized 5 yards for snapping the ball before it was whistled ready for play (officially Offensive Delay of Game) which nullified the field goal. With 1 second left on the clock, Eberhart again made the 55—yard field goal try, but the officials ruled the ball had not been snapped before time expired. The field goal was again nullified and the game was over.
Colorado earned a bowl bid to the Independence Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide on December 2, 2007. This was third football game ever between the two schools, with the teams having split the previous two games. They were also both bowl games, the 1969 Liberty Bowl, where Colorado won 47–33, and the 1991 Blockbuster Bowl where Alabama won 30–25.
Alabama scored on their opening drive off of a Leigh Tiffin field goal to lead 3–0. Colorado's first offensive play of the game resulted in an interception by Rolando McClain. Once again, Alabama relied on another field goal from Tiffin to push their lead to 6–0. Later in the quarter, Alabama's John Parker Wilson would throw a touchdown to Keith Brown and Matt Caddell to push the Crimson Tide to a 20–0 lead after one quarter. Early in the second quarter, Wilson would connect to Nikita Stover on a 31–yard touchdown pass and the Crimson Tide lead 27–0 after just under 20 minutes played in the game. The Buffaloes would control the majority of the second quarter after Wilson threw an interception. Buffaloes freshman quarterback Cody Hawkins threw touchdown passes to Tyson DeVree and Dusty Sprague to close the gap, as the Crimson Tide lead 27–14 at halftime. The only score in the third quarter would come from Kevin Eberhart on a Colorado field goal. Leigh Tiffin kicked a field goal as the Crimson Tide lead 30–17, though Cody Hawkins and Tyson DeVree would connect on another passing touchdown. In a desperation attempt with 0:01 left in the fourth quarter, Colorado would attempt several laterals but would fall short of midfield.
Alabama's victory sent them to a 7–6 overall record as they avoided a second consecutive losing season. Colorado had its second consecutive losing season for the first time in 22 years.
Colorado does not include bowl game statistics as part of their season total statistics. The statistics below therefore are for the 12 game regular season and do not include any statistics recorded during the bowl game against Alabama.
Source for all statistics below: https://web.archive.org/web/20110606161411/http://www.cubuffs.com/pdf3/100956.pdf?ATCLID=1207369&SPSID=3844&SPID=255&DB_OEM_ID=600
- The neutral site game against Colorado State is not recorded in the attendance figures above. The attendance for that game was 68,133.
Scores by quarterEdit
- A t in the Long column means the play was also a touchdown.
- A "t" in the Long column means the play was also a touchdown.
|Name||GP||Tackles||Sacks||Pass Defense||Interceptions||Fumbles|| Blkd|
- A "t" in the Longest Interception return column means it was also for a touchdown.
|Name||Punt Returns||Kick Returns|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Colorado-Alabama Notes". University of Colorado–Boulder Department of Athletics. December 30, 2007. http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3850&SPID=255&DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=1357360. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "National Letter-of-Intent Day Information & Notes" (PDF). University of Colorado–Boulder Department of Athletics. February 7, 2007. http://www.cubuffs.com/pdf6/61481.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=600&KEY=&SPID=255&SPSID=16159. Retrieved February 26, 2007.
- ↑ Schubert, Erich (April 14, 2007). "Buffs Close Out Spring Football". University of Colorado–Boulder Department of Athletics. http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3843&SPID=255&DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=864703. Retrieved May 30, 2007.
- ↑ Ringo, Kyle (April 15, 2007). "Spring fling: Offense Steps Forward". Daily Camera (Boulder). Archived from the original on May 17, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20070517210515/http://www.buffzone.com/news/2007/apr/15/spring-fling-offense-steps-forward/. Retrieved May 30, 2007.
- ↑ Schubert, Erich (April 2, 2007). "Dizon Names to Lott Trophy Watchlist". University of Colorado–Boulder Department of Athletics. http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=839313. Retrieved April 3, 2007.
- ↑ Schubert, Erich (May 1, 2007). "Sanders Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List". University of Colorado–Boulder Department of Athletics. http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3843&SPID=255&DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=879896. Retrieved May 30, 2007.
- ↑ Camera Staff, wire reports (July 27, 2007). "CU's Wheatley on Preseason Thorpe Watch List". Daily Camera (Boulder). Archived from the original on November 7, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20071107202844/http://buffzone.com/news/2007/jul/27/regional-roundup-cus-wheatley-on-preseason-watch/. Retrieved July 27, 2007.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 "Colorado put on probation, fined $100,000 for undercharging meals". ESPN. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=2911946. Retrieved June 21, 2007.
- ↑ "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings (2007)". Scout.com. February 26, 2007. http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=9&c=14&yr=2007. Retrieved February 26, 2006.
- ↑ "2007 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. February 26, 2007. http://www.rivals.com/teamrank.asp?Year=2007&Page=2&Type=0&Sort=0. Retrieved February 12, 2006.
- ↑ 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 "2007 Letter-Of-Intent Signees". University of Colorado–Boulder Department of Athletics. February 7, 2007. http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3843&SPID=255&DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=787541. Retrieved February 7, 2007.
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 Plati, David (December 20, 2006). "Three Players Sign To Play Football For CU". University of Colorado–Boulder Department of Athletics. http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3843&SPID=255&DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=728637. Retrieved January 2, 2007.
- ↑ Signed financial aid contract instead of a letter of intent due to NCAA technical reasons
- ↑ Gidel, Rob (December 21, 2006). "Brooks announces JC Signings". Scout.com. http://kentucky.scout.com/2/603143.html. Retrieved January 2, 2007.
- ↑ Schrader, Scott (December 21, 2007). "Apai Talks About Decision". Scout.com. Archived from the original on January 28, 2007. https://archive.is/20070128014327/http://story.scout.com/a.z?s=106&p=2&c=602861&ssf=1&RequestedURL=http://arizona.scout.com/2/602861.html. Retrieved February 7, 2007. (Subscription required for full story)
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 Carpman, Chris (February 6, 2007). "Gerhart makes switch". Rivals.com. Archived from the original on February 8, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20070208224610/http://www.colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=638781. Retrieved February 7, 2007. (Subscription required for full article)
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 Plati, David (June 2, 2007). "CU Unveils New Football Uniforms". University of Colorado–Boulder Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110606154509/http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3843&SPID=255&DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=920540. Retrieved June 12, 2007. This link also discusses the history of CU's football uniforms.
- ↑ Megargee, Steve. "Road to glory will be tough one for Seminoles". Rivals.com. https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/news;_ylt=ArtvqpQefn2niKTGykZ7ji8cvrYF?slug=rivals-133598&prov=rivals&type=lgns. Retrieved June 21, 2007.[dead link]
- ↑ "Colorado 31, Colorado State 28, OT, Stats". University of Colorado–Boulder Department of Athletics. September 1, 2007. http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3850&SPID=255&DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=1206094. Retrieved September 10, 2007.
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 "Arizona State 33, Colorado 14 Stats". University of Colorado–Boulder Department of Athletics. September 9, 2007. http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3850&SPID=255&DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=1210828. Retrieved September 10, 2007.
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 21.2 "Colorado-Florida State Statistics". University of Colorado–Boulder Department of Athletics. September 15, 2007. http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3850&SPID=255&DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=1241406. Retrieved September 16, 2007.
- ↑ "Colorado 42, Miami (Ohio) 0". University of Colorado–Boulder Department of Athletics. September 22, 2007. http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3843&SPID=255&DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=1246875. Retrieved September 29, 2007.
- ↑ 23.0 23.1 "Kickoff Set for 11:30 a.m. Sept. 29 vs. OU". Daily Camera (Boulder). September 17, 2007. Archived from the original on January 5, 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20080105011557/http://buffzone.com/news/2007/sep/17/kickoff-set-1130-m-sept-29-vs-ou/. Retrieved September 18, 2007.
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