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Minnesota doesn’t submit depth chart, Colorado lists depth chart from 1972

Minnesota didn’t submit a depth chart ahead of their game against Colorado. In response, the Buffaloes submitted a depth chart from 1972.

Head coach Karl Dorrell of the Colorado Buffaloes walks into the stadium surrounded by fans and players before a game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Folsom Field on September 2, 2022 in Boulder, Colorado. Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

We see all sorts of depth chart theatrics in college football. The most recognizable has been the emergence of the “OR” listing between potential starters to try and throw off teams for who they will end up seeing. The Minnesota Golden Gophers did not submit a depth chart ahead of their matchup with Colorado. In response, Colorado pulled off one of my favorite petty responses in recent memories. They listed a depth chart from 1972, which was when these two teams met for the first time.

What is your favorite part of this depth chart? The journey through time paragraph in the beginning? The football positions that aren’t listed on depth charts anymore? Either way, this is a great response when a team chooses not to submit their depth chart ahead of your matchup.

These teams have matched up four times in their history, and Colorado enters with a 3-1 record. The Buffaloes took down the Golden Gophers in that inaugural 1972 matchup while on the road. Minnesota finally got revenge in a road game of their own last year when they shut out Colorado 30-0 last year.

Kickoff from Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. The game will air on ESPN2.