Deion Sanders proved it was worth the hype.
After being discontinued in December to flip a program that ran 1-11 in 2022, “Coach Prime” completely reshuffled the roster, bringing the Buffaloes back just 10 scholars as of 2022 68 new scholarship holders on the squad.
His methods earned him criticism from some within the sport, but the results after week 1 can’t be argued with.
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Colorado defeated No. 17 TCU 45-42 on Saturday to go 1-0 and give Sanders his first goal makes five Victory.
In a wild second half – with 56 combined points – Colorado got the last laugh, Stop TCU late in the fourth quarter to claim the win
“Thank you, Jesus. I’m so grateful right now,” Sanders said on the pitch after the game.
While Colorado was three points ahead, the Buffaloes stopped TCU in fourth place in Colorado Territory. The Colorado defense allowed a total of 541 offensive yards but was stopped when it needed it most.
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“They gave up some big plays throughout the game and we just taught them, ‘One stop. One stop,'” Sanders said of the defense.
Shedeur SandersDeion’s son, and Travis Hunter, the No. 1 recruit in the 2022 class stole the show from Colorado.
Sanders was 38-47 for 510 yards and four touchdowns while Hunter had 11 catches for 119 yards. Hunter, who plays both ways, was also able to intercept on defense.
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“I don’t know how Snaps he played, but we’re going to put a hot tub on the plane for him to make sure he’s straight,” Sanders said of Hunter.
Sanders will make his home debut against the in Week 2 Nebraska Cornhuskers at Folsom Field.
“We told you guys we were coming,” Sanders said when asked about his message to the Colorado fan base. “We told you we were coming. You thought we were joking. And you know what? We keep the receipts.”