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2016 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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.

2016 Colorado Buffaloes football
Colorado Buffaloes wordmark.svg
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 →
2016 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 4 Washington x$^   8 1         12 2  
Washington State   7 2         8 5  
No. 12 Stanford   6 3         10 3  
California   3 6         5 7  
Oregon State   3 6         4 8  
Oregon   2 7         4 8  
South Division
No. 17 Colorado x   8 1         10 4  
No. 3 USC   7 2         10 3  
No. 23 Utah   5 4         9 4  
Arizona State   2 7         5 7  
UCLA   2 7         4 8  
Arizona   1 8         3 9  
Championship: Washington 41, Colorado 10
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

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 State 
  • 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
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

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PersonnelEdit

2016 Colorado Buffaloes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TB 19 Michael Adkins Jr
WR 16 Jaleel Awini Sr
WR 84 David Bagby Sr
OL 69 Mo Bandi Fr
TB 35 Beau Bisharat Fr
TE 99 Brian Boatman Sr
WR 4 Bryce Bobo Jr
TE 43 Chris Bounds   Fr
OG 70 Shane Callahan   Sr
WR 87 Xavier Cochrane So
TE 80 Derek Coleman Fr
WR 89 Kevin Dement So
OL 62 Justin Eggers Fr
WR 17 Kabian Ento Jr
TB 21 Kyle Evans So
WR 1 Shay Fields Jr
TE 5 George Frazier (C) Jr
WR 88 Danny Galloway Jr
QB 7 Jordan Gehrke   Sr
TB 10 Dino Gordan   Fr
WR 83 Sean Grundman Jr
TB 45 Tanner Grzesiek Jr
OT 64 Aaron Haigler   Fr
WR 27 Joseph Hall Jr
TE 38 Chris Hill Sr
OG 79 Jonathan Huckins Jr
WR 6 Johnny Huntley Fr
OT 76 Jeromy Irwin (C) Jr
TE 81 Sean Irwin Sr
WR 85 Justin Jan Fr
WR 8 Anthony Julmisse Fr
OG 75 Josh Kaiser So
TE 86 Dylan Kenney So
C 74 Alex Kelley Sr
OG 68 Gerrad Kough Jr
OT 71 Sam Kronshage Jr
TB 29 Donovan Lee Jr
TB 23 Phillip Lindsay (C) Jr
OT 78 John Lisella So
QB 13 Sefo Liufau (C) Sr
OG 56 Tim Lynott   Fr
OL Chance Lytle Fr
WR 14 Jay MacIntyre So
QB 17 Casey Marksberry Fr
QB 16 Tyler McGarry Fr
OT 60 Dillion Middlemiss   Fr
OT 73 Isaac Miller   Fr
QB 12 Steven Montez   Fr
QB 15 Sam Noyer Fr
WR 82 Robert Orban Jr
QB 9 T.J. Patterson Jr
OL 65 Colby Pursell Fr
WR 3 Derrion Rakestraw Fr
WR 2 Devin Ross Jr
OL 61 Kolten Smith Fr
OG 66 Colin Sutton Jr
TB 48 Joey Tuggle Jr
OL 77 Hunter Vaughn Fr
WR 18 Lee Walker So
C 53 Sully Wiefels   Sr
WR 9 Juwann Winfree Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 4 Chidobe Awuzie Sr
S 40 Cameron Beemster Jr
OLB 57 Sam Bennion Fr
CB 41 Andrew Bergner Jr
DB 2 Ronnie Blackmon Fr
DE 92 Jordan Carrell Sr
DE 59 Timothy Coleman Jr
CB 37 Lucas Cooper   Fr
OLB 42 N.J. Falo So
S 7 Nick Fisher So
NT 56 Jase Franke So
ILB 32 Rick Gamboa So
OLB 98 Jimmie Gilbert Sr
ILB 44 Addison Gillam Jr
OLB 96 Terran Hasselbach So
OLB 46 Trent Headley Jr
OLB 94 Tyler Henington   Sr
OLB 99 Aaron Howard   Sr
DB 29 Uryan Hudson Fr
DE 52 Leo Jackson Jr
LB 36 Akil Jones Fr
DT 54 Samson Kafovalu Sr
S 1 Afolabi Laguda Jr
LB 20 Drew Lewis So
NT 91 Eddy Lopez So
OLB 34 Pookie Maka Fr
DE 93 Michael Mathewes So
OLB 95 Derek McCartney Jr
S 25 Ryan Moeller Jr
CB 26 Isaiah Oliver So
ILB 31 Kenneth Olugbode (C) Sr
OLB 3 Deaysean Rippy   Sr
DL 90 Terriek Roberts Fr
DB 39 Jaisen Sanchez So
S 33 Chase Sanders Fr
ILB 30 Ryan Severson Sr
ILB 47 Christian Shaver Jr
LB 45 Jacob Stoltenberg Fr
ILB 27 Travis Talianko Sr
S 28 Daniel Talley So
S 9 Tedric Thompson Sr
DE 55 Brent Tonz   Fr
DB 22 Kyle Trego So
NT 72 Lyle Tuiloma   Fr
DT 58 Josh Tupou Sr
DB 5 Trey Udoffia Fr
DE 50 Frank Umu Fr
CB 23 Ahkello Witherspoon Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 63 J.T. Bale   Fr
PK 10 Diego Gonzalez Sr
PK 15 Chris Graham Jr
PK 48 Cutler Halverson Jr
P 89 Alex Kinney So
PK 95 Nick Porter   Fr
PK 49 Davis Price Fr
P 28 Cameron Silzer Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 2016-Nov-06

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP NR RV RV NR RV 21 RV RV 23 21 16 12 9 9 11 17 
Coaches NR RV RV NR RV 23 RV RV 23 20 15 12 9 9 11 15 
CFP Not released 15 12 10 9 8 10 Not released

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 34Total
#22 Utes 7 0 6922
#9 Buffaloes 7 6 7727

at Folsom FieldBoulder, CO

  • Date: November 26, 2016
  • Game time: 5:30 p.m. MT
  • TV: FOX
  • Source[2]
Game information

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 34Total
#9 Buffaloes 7 0 3010
#4 Huskies 7 7 171041

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 Colorado Buffaloes Football Schedule". University of Colorado Boulder Department of Athletics. December 26, 2015. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.espn.com/college-football/boxscore?gameId=400869170 ESPN Box Score: Utah at Colorado
  3. ^ Nick Kosmider (November 29, 2016). "Colorado Buffaloes' Mike MacIntyre named Pac-12 football coach of the year". Denver Post. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  4. ^ Bailey, Jeff. "Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre named Walter Camp Coach of the Year". Denver Post. Retrieved 1 December 2016.