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1996 Colorado Buffaloes football team

1996 Colorado Buffaloes football
Holiday Bowl Champions
Holiday Bowl, W 33–21 vs. Washington
Conference Big 12 Conference
North Division
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #8
1996 record 10–2 (7–1 Big 12)
Head coach Rick Neuheisel (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Karl Dorrell
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator A.J. Christoff
Base defense 4-3
MVP Rae Carruth
MVP Matt Russell
Home stadium Folsom Field
(Capacity: 51,808)
1996 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#6 Nebraska x   8 0         11 2  
#8 Colorado   7 1         11 2  
#17 Kansas State   6 2         9 3  
Missouri   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   2 6         4 7  
Iowa State   1 7         2 9  
South
#23 Texas x   6 2         8 5  
Texas Tech   5 3         6 5  
Texas A&M   4 4         6 6  
Oklahoma   3 5         3 8  
Oklahoma State   2 6         5 6  
Baylor   1 7         4 7  
Championship: Texas 37, Nebraska 27
*† – Bowl Alliance representative as champion
‡ – Bowl Alliance at-large representative
x – Division champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 1996 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 Rick Neuheisel.

With the bowl victory, Colorado recorded its third straight 10-win season for the first time in school history.

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 1:30 PM Washington State* #5 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO ABC W 37–19   51,481
September 7 7:00 PM at Colorado State* #5 Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO (Rocky Mountain Showdown) ESPN2 W 48–34   36,371
September 14 1:30 PM #11 Michigan* #5 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO ABC L 13–20   53,788
September 28 1:30 PM at Texas A&M #12 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX ABC W 24–10   74,339
October 12 8:00 PM Oklahoma State #10 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO FX W 35–13   53,005
October 19 10:30 AM at Kansas #9 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS FSN W 20–7   48,500
October 26 1:30 PM Texas #8 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO ABC W 28–24   51,100
November 2 12:00 PM at Missouri #7 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO PPV W 41–13   34,440
November 9 12:30 PM Iowa Statedagger #7 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 49–42   49,662
November 16 5:00 PM #9 Kansas State #6 Folsom Field • Boulder, CO FX W 12–0   53,550
November 29 12:30 PM at #4 Nebraska #5 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) ABC L 12–17   75,695
December 30 6:00 PM vs. #13 Washington* #8 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) ESPN W 33–21   54,749
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.
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References

  1. ^ 2011 Colorado football information guide
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