After a big win in week one against TCU, Coach Prime and the Colorado Buffaloes welcomed former NFL coach Matt Rhule and Nebraska to town. Colorado sent them packing, winning 36-14 to advance to 2-0 and potentially a higher ranking.
Shedeur Sanders: Heisman Candidate
Last week everyone clamored about Sheduer, the son of Deion who has been playing quarterback for the Buffaloes. After a historic week one, Shedeur put together a great game in week two despite a slow start and surviving seven sacks. Sanders finished 31 for 42 for 393 yards, two passing touchdowns, and a rushing touchdown that he hit his dad’s signature dance after while wearing his dad’s signature cleats. What a moment.
Once again, Shedeur Sanders looked very poised back there. He took a couple of sacks that he probably should have thrown away but didn’t force throws into coverage and once again didn’t turn the ball over. The last time Shedeur threw an interception was last November at Jackson State in a game against Alcorn State, he’s thrown 14 touchdowns since that moment.
All Hands On Deck
Nebraska’s defense looked great in the game. They were flying around all over the place, but just couldn’t get any offense going to back it up. Colorado’s defense looked great too. Shilo Sanders made five tackles with three being solo, and Jordan Domineck was all over the place as well, gathering four total tackles with three solos and two tackles for loss.
The Colorado offense shined despite the great effort from Nebraska’s defense. The star of the day was Xavier Weaver who turned in 10 receptions for 170 yards and a touchdown after also having 100+ last week against TCU. Tar’Varish Dawson found the end zone twice and caught three passes for 41 yards and Jimmy Horn was solid again catching eight passes for 64 yards. Travis Hunter was Travis Hunter, finishing the day with three catches for 73 yards including a wild 42-yard reception to open the second half. Oh yeah, and Hunter made four solo tackles while playing 100+ snaps for the second straight week. He’s not human.
Dylan Edwards was quieter than last week, but still posted 55 yards on nine rushes despite the great run defense from Nebraska. Nebraska could’ve been in a better position if they just could’ve generated some offense outside of quarterback Jeff Sims having a 57-yard rushing touchdown and a garbage time touchdown from the bench guys.
What’s Next For Colorado?
The schedule for Prime and the Buffaloes doesn’t get easier from here. Next week they welcome the in-state rivals to town, Colorado State. After that, Colorado will have to go on the road to play Oregon and then play USC, two games that will be a real test for the Buffaloes. Nobody ever said it would be easy, but if anyone is up to the challenge it’s Coach Prime and Colorado.
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