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2016 Colorado Buffaloes football
Pac-12 South Division champion
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 15
APNo. 17
2016 record10–4 (8–1 Pac-12)
Head coachMike MacIntyre (4th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorBrian Lindgren (4th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorDarrin Chiaverini (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorJim Leavitt (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 50,183)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →

Template:2016 Pac-12 football standings The 2016 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado Boulder during the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Led by fourth-year head coach Mike MacIntyre, they played their home games on-campus at Folsom Field in Boulder and were members of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 10–4, 8–1 in Pac-12 play to win their first Pac-12 Division South Division Title. They represented the South Division in the 2016 Pac-12 Football Championship Game where they lost to Washington. They were invited to the Alamo Bowl where they lost to Oklahoma State.

Previous seasonEdit

Colorado finished the 2015 season 10-4, 8-1 in Pac-12 play to finish in first place in the South Division.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 26:00 p.m.vs. Colorado State*ESPNW 44–769,850
September 103:30 p.m.Idaho State*P12NW 56–739,505
September 171:30 p.m.at No. 4 Michigan*BTNL 28–45110,042
September 243:30 p.m.at OregonP12NW 41–3853,974
October 112:30 p.m.Oregon State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NW 47–646,839
October 82:00 p.m.at USCNo. 21P12NL 17–2168,302
October 156:00 p.m.Arizona Statedagger
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NW 40–1648,588
October 221:00 p.m.at StanfordP12NW 10–544,535
November 37:00 p.m.UCLANo. 21
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
FS1W 20–1043,761
November 128:00 p.m.at ArizonaNo. 16FS1W 49–2441,068
November 191:30 p.m.No. 20 Washington StateNo. 12
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
FOXW 38–2448,658
November 265:30 p.m.No. 21 UtahNo. 9
FOXW 27–2252,301
December 27:00 p.m.vs. No. 4 WashingtonNo. 9FOXL 10–4147,118
December 297:00 p.m.vs. No. 13 Oklahoma State*No. 11ESPNL 8–3859,815
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time
[1]

PersonnelEdit

2016 Colorado Buffaloes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TB 19 Adkins, MichaelMichael Adkins Jr
WR 16 Awini, JaleelJaleel Awini Sr
WR 84 Bagby, DavidDavid Bagby Sr
OL 69 Bandi, MoMo Bandi Fr
TB 35 Bisharat, BeauBeau Bisharat Fr
TE 99 Boatman, BrianBrian Boatman Sr
WR 4 Bobo, BryceBryce Bobo Jr
TE 43 Bounds, ChrisChris Bounds 10px Fr
OG 70 Callahan, ShaneShane Callahan 10px Sr
WR 87 Cochrane, XavierXavier Cochrane So
TE 80 Coleman, DerekDerek Coleman Fr
WR 89 Dement, KevinKevin Dement So
OL 62 Eggers, JustinJustin Eggers Fr
WR 17 Ento, KabianKabian Ento Jr
TB 21 Evans, KyleKyle Evans So
WR 1 Fields, ShayShay Fields Jr
TE 5 Frazier, GeorgeGeorge Frazier (C) Jr
WR 88 Galloway, DannyDanny Galloway Jr
QB 7 Gehrke, JordanJordan Gehrke 10px Sr
TB 10 Gordan, DinoDino Gordan 10px Fr
WR 83 Grundman, SeanSean Grundman Jr
TB 45 Grzesiek, TannerTanner Grzesiek Jr
OT 64 Haigler, AaronAaron Haigler 10px Fr
WR 27 Hall, JosephJoseph Hall Jr
TE 38 Hill, ChrisChris Hill Sr
OG 79 Huckins, JonathanJonathan Huckins Jr
WR 6 Huntley, JohnnyJohnny Huntley Fr
OT 76 Irwin, JeromyJeromy Irwin (C) Jr
TE 81 Irwin, SeanSean Irwin Sr
WR 85 Jan, JustinJustin Jan Fr
WR 8 Julmisse, AnthonyAnthony Julmisse Fr
OG 75 Kaiser, JoshJosh Kaiser So
TE 86 Kenney, DylanDylan Kenney So
C 74 Kelley, AlexAlex Kelley Sr
OG 68 Kough, GerradGerrad Kough Jr
OT 71 Kronshage, SamSam Kronshage Jr
TB 29 Lee, DonovanDonovan Lee Jr
TB 23 Lindsay, PhillipPhillip Lindsay (C) Jr
OT 78 Lisella, JohnJohn Lisella So
QB 13 Liufau, SefoSefo Liufau (C) Sr
OG 56 Lynott, TimTim Lynott 10px Fr
OL Lytle, ChanceChance Lytle Fr
WR 14 MacIntyre, JayJay MacIntyre So
QB 17 Marksberry, CaseyCasey Marksberry Fr
QB 16 McGarry, TylerTyler McGarry Fr
OT 60 Middlemiss, DillionDillion Middlemiss 10px Fr
OT 73 Miller, IsaacIsaac Miller 10px Fr
QB 12 Montez, StevenSteven Montez 10px Fr
QB 15 Noyer, SamSam Noyer Fr
WR 82 Orban, RobertRobert Orban Jr
QB 9 Patterson, T.J.T.J. Patterson Jr
OL 65 Pursell, ColbyColby Pursell Fr
WR 3 Rakestraw, DerrionDerrion Rakestraw Fr
WR 2 Ross, DevinDevin Ross Jr
OL 61 Smith, KoltenKolten Smith Fr
OG 66 Sutton, ColinColin Sutton Jr
TB 48 Tuggle, JoeyJoey Tuggle Jr
OL 77 Vaughn, HunterHunter Vaughn Fr
WR 18 Walker, LeeLee Walker So
C 53 Wiefels, SullySully Wiefels 10px Sr
WR 9 Winfree, JuwannJuwann Winfree Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 4 Awuzie, ChidobeChidobe Awuzie Sr
S 40 Beemster, CameronCameron Beemster Jr
OLB 57 Bennion, SamSam Bennion Fr
CB 41 Bergner, AndrewAndrew Bergner Jr
DB 2 Blackmon, RonnieRonnie Blackmon Fr
DE 92 Carrell, JordanJordan Carrell Sr
DE 59 Coleman, TimothyTimothy Coleman Jr
CB 37 Cooper, LucasLucas Cooper 10px Fr
OLB 42 Falo, N.J.N.J. Falo So
S 7 Fisher, NickNick Fisher So
NT 56 Franke, JaseJase Franke So
ILB 32 Gamboa, RickRick Gamboa So
OLB 98 Gilbert, JimmieJimmie Gilbert Sr
ILB 44 Gillam, AddisonAddison Gillam Jr
OLB 96 Hasselbach, TerranTerran Hasselbach So
OLB 46 Headley, TrentTrent Headley Jr
OLB 94 Henington, TylerTyler Henington 10px Sr
OLB 99 Howard, AaronAaron Howard 10px Sr
DB 29 Hudson, UryanUryan Hudson Fr
DE 52 Jackson, LeoLeo Jackson Jr
LB 36 Jones, AkilAkil Jones Fr
DT 54 Kafovalu, SamsonSamson Kafovalu Sr
S 1 Laguda, AfolabiAfolabi Laguda Jr
LB 20 Lewis, DrewDrew Lewis So
NT 91 Lopez, EddyEddy Lopez So
OLB 34 Maka, PookiePookie Maka Fr
DE 93 Mathewes, MichaelMichael Mathewes So
OLB 95 McCartney, DerekDerek McCartney Jr
S 25 Moeller, RyanRyan Moeller Jr
CB 26 Oliver, IsaiahIsaiah Oliver So
ILB 31 Olugbode, KennethKenneth Olugbode (C) Sr
OLB 3 Rippy, DeayseanDeaysean Rippy 10px Sr
DL 90 Roberts, TerriekTerriek Roberts Fr
DB 39 Sanchez, JaisenJaisen Sanchez So
S 33 Sanders, ChaseChase Sanders Fr
ILB 30 Severson, RyanRyan Severson Sr
ILB 47 Shaver, ChristianChristian Shaver Jr
LB 45 Stoltenberg, JacobJacob Stoltenberg Fr
ILB 27 Talianko, TravisTravis Talianko Sr
S 28 Talley, DanielDaniel Talley So
S 9 Thompson, TedricTedric Thompson Sr
DE 55 Tonz, BrentBrent Tonz 10px Fr
DB 22 Trego, KyleKyle Trego So
NT 72 Tuiloma, LyleLyle Tuiloma 10px Fr
DT 58 Tupou, JoshJosh Tupou Sr
DB 5 Udoffia, TreyTrey Udoffia Fr
DE 50 Umu, FrankFrank Umu Fr
CB 23 Witherspoon, AhkelloAhkello Witherspoon Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 63 Bale, J.T.J.T. Bale 10px Fr
PK 10 Gonzalez, DiegoDiego Gonzalez Sr
PK 15 Graham, ChrisChris Graham Jr
PK 48 Halverson, CutlerCutler Halverson Jr
P 89 Kinney, AlexAlex Kinney So
PK 95 Porter, NickNick Porter 10px Fr
PK 49 Price, DavisDavis Price Fr
P 28 Silzer, CameronCameron Silzer Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 2016-Nov-06

RankingsEdit

Template:Further information

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll

 

AP NR RV RV NR RV 21 RV RV 23 21 16 12 9 9 11 17

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Coaches NR RV RV NR RV 23 RV RV 23 20 15 12 9 9 11 15

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CFP Not released 15 12 10 9 8 10

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Game summariesEdit

vs. Colorado StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 0 0 7 7
Buffaloes 21 10 6 7 44



Overall record Last meeting Result
63–22–2 2015 CU, 27–24OT

Idaho StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 0 7 0 7
Buffaloes 14 35 7 0 56



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 21 0 7 0 28
#4 Wolverines 7 17 14 7 45



Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 1997 MICH, 27–3

at OregonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 16 10 7 8 41
Ducks 7 10 21 0 38



Overall record Last meeting Result
8–12 2015 ORE, 41–24

Oregon StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 3 3 0 0 6
Buffaloes 13 24 3 7 47



Overall record Last meeting Result
3–5 2015 CU, 17–13

at USCEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Buffaloes 0 0 7 10 17
Trojans 7 7 0 7 21



Overall record Last meeting Result
0–10 2015 USC, 27–24

Arizona StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 7 3 3 3 16
Buffaloes 7 16 10 7 40



Overall record Last meeting Result
0–7 2015 ASU, 48–23

at StanfordEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 7 0 3 10
Cardinal 3 0 0 2 5



Overall record Last meeting Result
3–6 2015 STAN, 42–10

UCLAEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 7 3 0 0 10
#21 Buffaloes 7 0 3 10 20



Overall record Last meeting Result
2–9 2015 UCLA, 35–31

at ArizonaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Buffaloes 7 21 14 7 49
Wildcats 0 10 0 14 24



Overall record Last meeting Result
13–5 2015 ARIZ, 38–31

Washington StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#20 Cougars 14 3 7 0 24
#12 Buffaloes 7 7 14 10 38



Overall record Last meeting Result
3–6 2015 WSU, 27–3

UtahEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
31–28–3 2015 UTAH, 20–14
#22 Utah Utes at #9 Colorado Buffaloes
1 2 3 4 Total
#22 Utes 7 0 6 9

22

#9 Buffaloes 7 6 7 7

27

at Folsom FieldBoulder, CO

  • Date: November 26, 2016
  • Game time: 5:30 p.m. MT
  • TV: FOX
  • Source[2]
Game information
First Quarter
  • (9:17) UTAH TD: Boobie Hobbs 55-yard punt return (Andy Phillips PAT).
  • (0:00) COLO TD: Sefo Liufau 2-yard rush (Davis Price PAT).
Second Quarter
  • (9;20) COLO FG: Chris Graham 25-yard field goal.
  • (5:21) COLO FG: Chris Graham 19-yard field goal.
Third Quarter
  • (11:54) UTAH FG: Andy Phillips 22-yard field goal.
  • (2:58) UTAH FG: Andy Phillips 22-yard field goal.
  • (0:00) COLO TD: Sefo Liufau 6-yard pass to Shay Fields (Davis Price PAT).
Fourth Quarter
  • (13:53) UTAH FG: Andy Phillips 23-yard field goal.
  • (10:56) COLO TD: Kenneth Olugbode 10-yard fumble return (Davis Price PAT).
  • (1:3$) UTAH TD: Troy Williams 7-yard pass to Demari Simpkins (2-pt. no good).
Top Passers
  • UTAH –
  • COLO –
Top Rushers
  • UTAH –
  • COLO –
Top Receiving
  • UTAH –
  • COLO –

vs Washington (Pac-12 Championship Game)Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–9–1 2013 WASH, 38–23
Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington Huskies (Pac-12 Championship Game)
1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Buffaloes 7 0 3 0

10

#4 Huskies 7 7 17 10

41

at Levi's StadiumSanta Clara, CA

  • Date: December 2, 2016
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. MT
  • Game attendance: 47,118
  • TV: FOX
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top Passers
  • WASH –
  • COLO –
Top Rushers
  • WASH –
  • COLO –
Top Receiving
  • WASH –
  • COLO –

vs Oklahoma State (Alamo Bowl)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Cowboys 3 14 14 7 38
#11 Buffaloes 0 0 0 8 8



Overall record Last meeting Result
26–19–1 2009 OSU, 31–28

Awards and honorsEdit

Season Awards
Person Award Date Awarded Ref.
Mike MacIntyre Pac-12 Coach of the Year September 30, 2016 [3]
Mike MacIntyre Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award December 1, 2016 [4]

ReferencesEdit

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