Colorado Buffaloes announce Non-Conference Football Schedule through 2016

By Kevin Kelley -
Colorado Buffaloes

Colorado has announced their non-conference football schedules through 2016. (Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE)

The Colorado Buffaloes have completed their non-conference football schedules through the 2016 season, the school announced today.

The newest additions to Colorado’s schedules are a Sept. 26, 2015 home game against Grambling State and a Sept. 17, 2016 trip to Ann Arbor to face Michigan.

Colorado and Colorado State will continue to meet annually at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. The deal extends through the 2019 season before the series returns to campus sites in 2020.

In 2015, Colorado will take advantage of the Hawaii Exemption and will play four-non conference games. Since the Buffaloes travel to Hawaii that season, they are able to play a 13-game schedule.

Listed below are Colorado’s future non-conference opponents through 2016:


  • 08/31 – Colorado State (at Denver, CO)
  • 09/07 – Central Arkansas
  • 09/14 – Fresno State


  • 08/30 – Colorado State (at Denver, CO)
  • 09/06 – at UMass
  • 09/20 – Hawaii


  • 09/05 – at Hawaii
  • 09/12 – UMass
  • 09/19 – Colorado State (at Denver, CO)
  • 09/26 – Grambling State


  • 09/03 – Colorado State (at Denver, CO)
  • 09/10 – San Jose State
  • 09/17 – at Michigan
  1. John C.
    June 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Surprised the Buffs agreed to a trip to UMass. As a Pac-12 school, kind of expect them to avoid going to MAC stadiums (well aware they play at Gillette, though).

    • John C.
      June 28, 2012 at 9:20 am

      The 2014 game isn’t, Dave.

    • Dave
      June 28, 2012 at 8:53 am

      Uh John, the UMass game is being played in Boulder.

    • Dave
      July 1, 2012 at 12:53 am

      John, Holy cow!! You are right. Yes, interesting that a Pac-12 school would play at a MAC school. Oh, well. Make a vacation out of it and hit Boston. :) Though, I didn’t realize that Foxboro is nearly 100 miles from Boston.

    • Dave
      July 1, 2012 at 12:55 am

      Oh, and as a Hawaii fan, I plan on attending the 2014 game in Boulder. See you then. :)

  2. Jinzo
    June 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I sure don’t envy the Buffs come 2016….that is a rugged schedule to be sure of.

    • Maize_in_Spartyland
      June 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      True, if SJSU continues on the path they are on, they could beat Colorado. The 2015 schedule, on the other hand, looks VERY manageable. Can you say 4-0 to start the season?

  3. pa
    June 27, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Yes, the Umass road game is a puzzler, reminds me of the trip they made to i think toledo,where they lost. with a nine game pac 12 schedule a div1aa at home, csu nuetral, and the occasional big game like michigan is a good balance. So most years looks like they got that happening. 2011 was a murderers row of a schedule: trips to hawaii,ohio state, stanford, UW. It would be nice for CU to have 6 games home every year as the pac12 south is a tough division.

    • pa
      June 27, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      Umass vs CU is a 2 for 1 series with Umass making a 2nd trip to Boulder in 2019. Fair enough deal. The AD wanted to have a game in the NE for the alum

  4. Bill H
    June 27, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Shows how far Colorado has fallen that Utah gets a home and home against Michigan and they don’t. That AD has really kicked any semblance of pride for a once proud program out the window. Those non conference schedules are a joke. UMASS and Grambling?

    • John C.
      June 27, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      I guess the thought is that they’ll make up for it with the quality of play in conference, same as the Big 12 currently does things. While I do think Bevo, etc. can actually make that claim with a straight face, I’m unsure that the Pac-12 can boast more than two elite teams in any given year. The ACC will have the same issue when it moves to a nine-game conference slate.

    • PNB
      June 30, 2012 at 10:18 am

      UMass could be better competition than San Jose State

    • Jinzo
      June 30, 2012 at 9:10 pm

      PBJ….SJSU will be a stern test for CU,especially if the Buffs are looking ahead to Michigan….

  5. Kro
    July 1, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Mad respect for whoever was able to tame that buffalo. I”ve come across a few of them in my day, and they will fuck you up if you’re not careful.

  6. Brandon
    September 5, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Rugged schedule or not we’re going to suck until Embree is gone. He was a phenomenal player, and has NFL coaching experience. Kids these days don’t care. They want a winning program, and they want a well known coach. The gold on our uniforms don’t match. Three different colors of gold. That’s pathetic