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The 2012 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado Boulder during the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Led by second-year head coach and alumnus Jon Embree, the Buffaloes played their home games on-campus at Folsom Field in Boulder and were members of the Pac-12 Conference. The season was a disaster for the Buffaloes, who were regularly blown out by their opponents, lost to FCS Sacramento State, and only managed a single win with a late comeback at Washington State in Mike Leach's first season with the Cougars. On November 25, 2012, head coach Jon Embree was fired after compiling a 4–21 record including 1–11 in his final year. To date, this is the worst season in the history of Colorado Buffaloes football.