American Football Database
2012 Colorado Buffaloes football
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
2012 record1–11 (1–8 Pac-12)
Head coachJon Embree (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorEric Bieniemy (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorGreg Brown (2nd season)
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 53,613)
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Template:2012 Pac-12 football standings 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.[1]

Previous season

Colorado finished the 2011 season with a record of 3–10, 2–7 in Pac-12 play, tied for last place in the South Division.


September 12:00 p.m.vs. Colorado State*FXL 17–2258,607[2]
September 81:00 p.m.Sacramento State*P12NL 28–3046,843
September 156:00 Fresno State*CBSSNL 14–6927,513
September 222:00 Washington StateFXW 35–3431,668
September 294:00 p.m.UCLA
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NL 14–4246,893
October 117:00 p.m.Arizona State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
ESPNL 17–5145,161
October 204:00 No. 11 USCP12NL 6–5083,274
October 271:00 No. 2 OregonP12NL 14–7057,521
November 312:00 p.m.No. 15 Stanford
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
FXL 0–4844,138
November 1011:30 ArizonaFXL 31–5651,236
November 1711:30 a.m.Washington
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
FXL 3–3843,148
November 231:00 p.m.Utah
FXL 35–4246,052


On November 25, 2012, the university announced that Athletic Director Mike Bohn had fired head coach Jon Embree.[3]