2002 Colorado Buffaloes football team

The 2002 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 2002 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 second time, but lost to Oklahoma.

2002 Colorado Buffaloes football
Colorado Buffaloes wordmark.svg
Big 12 North champion
Alamo Bowl, L 28–31 OT vs. Wisconsin
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 21
APNo. 20
2002 record9–5 (7–1 Big 12)
Head coachGary Barnett
Offensive coordinatorShawn Watson
Offensive schemeMultiple
Co-defensive coordinatorTom McMahon
Co-defensive coordinatorVince Okruch
Base defense4–3 multiple
MVPChris Brown
Captains
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 50,942)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 20 Colorado xy   7 1         9 5  
No. 7 Kansas State   6 2         11 2  
Iowa State   4 4         7 7  
Nebraska   3 5         7 7  
Missouri   2 6         5 7  
Kansas   0 8         2 10  
Southern Division
No. 5 Oklahoma xy$   6 2         12 2  
No. 6 Texas x   6 2         11 2  
Texas Tech   5 3         9 5  
Oklahoma State   5 3         8 5  
Texas A&M   3 5         6 6  
Baylor   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Oklahoma 29, Colorado 7
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 3111:00 AMvs. Colorado State*No. 7ESPN2L 14–1975,531
September 75:00 PMSan Diego State*No. 17FSNW 34–1444,126
September 141:30 PMNo. 17 USC*No. 18
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
ABCL 3–4053,119
September 211:30 PMat No. 20 UCLA*ABCW 31–1763,880
October 51:30 PMNo. 13 Kansas State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
ABCW 35–3152,584
October 1212:00 PMat KansasW 53–2934,500
October 191:00 PMBaylorNo. 23
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
W 34–046,281
October 2611:30 AMTexas TechNo. 21
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
FSNW 37–1350,478
November 21:30 PMat No. 2 OklahomaNo. 13ABCL 11–2775,403
November 910:30 AMat MissouriNo. 18FSNW 42–35 OT48,465
November 165:00 PMIowa StateNo. 17
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
FSNW 41–2748,728
November 291:30 PMat NebraskaNo. 13ABCW 28–1377,804
December 76:00 PMvs. No. 8 OklahomaNo. 12ABCL 7–2963,332
December 286:00 PMvs. Wisconsin*No. 14ESPNL 28–31 OT50,690

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RosterEdit

2002 Colorado Buffaloes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 14 Joel Klatt Fr
WR 15 Jeremy Bloom Fr
RB 22 Chris Brown Jr
TE 45 Quinn Sypniewski Jr
C 78 Wayne Lucier Sr
WR 80 Derek McCoy Jr
WR 81 Jason Burianek   Fr
TE 84 Jake Jones Jr
WR 88 D.J. Hackett   Jr
TE 89 Joe Klopfenstein   Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 4 Donald Strickland Sr
LB 39 Akarika Dawn Fr
LB 54 Sean Tufts Jr
DE 99 Tyler Brayton Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 25 Pat Brougham Sr
P 8 Mark Mariscal Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Game summariesEdit

USCEdit

1 234Total
USC 14 6020 40
Colorado 0 030 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–4 2000 L 14–17

at UCLAEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–4 1984 L 16–33

Kansas StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
40–16–1 1997 W 16–6

at OklahomaEdit

Colorado Buffaloes at Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
#13 Colorado 3 080 11
#2 Oklahoma 10 1070 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–34–2 1999 W 38–24

Iowa StateEdit

1 234Total
Iowa State 7 767 27
#17 Colorado 3 14321 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
43–12–1 2001 W 40–27

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vs. Oklahoma (Big 12 Championship Game)Edit

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Colorado Buffaloes
1 234Total
#8 Oklahoma 7 6610 29
#12 Colorado 0 070 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–35–2 2002 L 11–27

vs. Wisconsin (Alamo Bowl)Edit

1 234OTTotal
No. 14 Colorado 14 01400 28
• Wisconsin 7 14073 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0–1 1995 W 43–7

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2011 Colorado football information guide
  2. ^ "Despite Brown's Sternum Injury, Buffaloes Roll". ESPN. November 16, 2002. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  3. ^ ESPN