CU Buffs gain more faithful after winning their season opener – BuffZone
Colorado head coach Deion Sanders walks down the field before an NCAA college football game against TCU on Saturday in Fort Worth. (Image via AP/LM Otero)
After a stellar debut for his team on Saturday, Colorado coach Deion Sanders called the non-believers.
He also knew that the 45-42 upset of No. 17 TCU would create more Buffalo believers.
“Now everyone wants to believe,” he said. “I’m good at that. We got a room.”
CU sure has picked up some believers after Saturday’s win. Even the odds makers are turning the corner.
On Saturday, the Buffs (1-0) will host Nebraska (0-1) at Folsom Field (10am, Fox). Going into last weekend, the Buffs were seven points short of the Cornhuskers, who lost to Minnesota, 13-10. At one point in the offseason, Nebraska was favored by 8.5 points.
Now, Buffs are favored by anywhere from 2.5 to 3.5 points in various sportsbooks.
Vegasinsider.com moved CU’s over/under win total for the season to 5.5; Before last week, it was 3.5. Colorado even started to feature in some National Bowl predictions early in the season due to a win over the Horned Frogs. And there’s a good chance they’ll find their way into the Associated Press Top 25 People’s Poll, which was revealed on Tuesday.
Individually, CU quarterback Shedeur Sanders and receiver/cornerback Travis Hunter saw their chances of winning the Heisman Trophy improve.
Of course, Shader Sanders has always been a believer in his father’s plan, because he’s seen it his whole life. Coach Prime was a Pro Football Hall of Famer who won two Super Bowls – and also played in the World Series. He has been a winner as a coach on other levels.
“You just have to understand my coach, Coach Prime, my dad,” Chidure said after TCU shredding for 510 yards and four touchdowns. “Everywhere he went, he was a winner. In every game, every opportunity he took, so many of you all don’t have the same knowledge and the same experience as he does. How can you doubt what he says? He was there, he wore a golden jacket, he played “At the Super Bowls. A lot of people haven’t. I feel like now you all understand that what he’s saying is true. You understand what he’s saying.”
Shedeur Sanders delivered an epic performance in the Buffs’ win and set some records for his receivers.
Prior to Saturday, the record for receiving yards in a Buffs debut was 106 by Scotty McKnight in the 2007 home opener against Colorado State. On Saturday, four players broke that record.
Running back Dylan Edwards finished with 135 yards, followed by Travis Hunter (119), Xavier Weaver (118) and Jimmy Horn Jr. (117).
“It’s a great feeling knowing everyone can do their job and make plays,” Edwards said. “In high school, sometimes you know you’re that guy who does plays, and now you go out onto the field and you have a 12 (Hunter), you have Jimmy, you have Wave, you have everyone else doing plays. So it’s good to have all the guns on the field all the time. times.
Horn, who caught 11 passes, had only the 13th game in CU history with at least 10 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.
Coach Prime certainly wasn’t surprised to see all of these weapons appear.
“Dylan is a nice guy, but you’ll keep watching what he does on a weekly basis because that’s the way he works,” he said. “That’s how Travis works. That’s how Cheddyur works. That’s how these receivers that I’ve been talking about and talking about work—and you wouldn’t believe—that’s how they really work.”
The attendance for Saturday’s game was 53,294, a new record for TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium. … Overall, the 48ers made their CU debut on Saturday.
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