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1984 Colorado Buffaloes football team

1984 Colorado Buffaloes football
Conference Big Eight Conference
1984 record 1–10 (1–6 Big 8)
Head coach Bill McCartney
Offensive coordinator Gerry DiNardo
Offensive scheme Single-Back/Split-Back
Defensive coordinator Lou Tepper
Base defense 3-4
MVP George Smith
Captain Lee Rouson
Captain George Smith
Home stadium Folsom Field
(Capacity: 51,463)
1984 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Nebraska § 6 1 0     10 2 0
#6 Oklahoma § 6 1 0     9 2 1
#7 Oklahoma State 5 2 0     10 2 0
Kansas 4 3 0     5 6 0
Kansas State 2 4 1     3 7 1
Missouri 2 4 1     3 7 1
Colorado 1 6 0     1 10 0
Iowa State 0 5 2     2 7 2
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season. The season was marked by the trauma endured during the September 15 game versus Oregon as sophomore tight end Ed Reinhardt suffered a career-ending, life-threatening brain injury.


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 Michigan State* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO MH Cable L 21–24   35,825
September 15 at Oregon* Autzen StadiumEugene, OR L 20–27   25,048
September 22 at Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN L 14–55   59,075
September 29 #17 UCLA* Folsom Field • Boulder, CO L 16–33   38,925
October 6 at Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO KATZ L 7–52   38,662
October 13 Iowa Statedagger Folsom Field • Boulder, CO WOI W 23–21   36,762
October 20 #5 Nebraska Folsom Field • Boulder, CO (Rivalry) L 7–24   51,124
October 27 at #10 Oklahoma State Lewis FieldStillwater, OK KATZ L 14–20   47,800
November 3 Kansas Folsom Field • Boulder, CO KOOD L 27–28   33,166
November 10 at #9 Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK KTVY L 17–42   38,888
November 17 at Kansas State KSU StadiumManhattan, KS L 6–38   17,600
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.



  1. ^ 2011 Colorado football information guide
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