In a devastating blow to the Colorado Buffaloes’ hopes for a successful season, quarterback Shedeur Sanders, son of head coach Deion Sanders, sustained an injury during his team’s 56-14 loss to Washington State. The defeat not only dashed their aspirations of playing in a bowl game but also raised concerns about the young quarterback’s well-being.
Sanders endured a challenging night as he was sacked four times and left the game twice due to injuries. His father, Deion Sanders, expressed his worry, stating that Shedeur experienced numbness in his hand, making it difficult for him to grip the ball. However, it was a second hit that forced them to make the difficult decision of keeping him off the field for the remainder of the game.
Colorado had high hopes at the beginning of the season, capturing the attention of college football fans with a promising start. Unfortunately, their dreams were shattered as they recorded their fifth consecutive loss, dropping their overall record to 4-7. Deion Sanders expressed his disappointment, saying, “I’m very sad about how we played. We practiced hard this past week. We prepared, and to display a performance like that, it’s not indicative of who we are, what we are, how we are.”
The Buffaloes found themselves in a deep hole early in the game, trailing 21-7 after the first quarter. Washington State continued to pile on the pressure in the second quarter, adding another three touchdowns without any response from Colorado.
Sanders acknowledged the challenges his team faced, stating, “That’s not the recipe for a win. They executed early and executed often, and when they got Shedeur out of the game, it was tough sledding from then on.”
With their bowl eligibility hopes dashed, Colorado’s focus now turns to their regular-season finale against Utah on November 25. It’s a chance to salvage some pride and finish the season on a positive note.
The Colorado Buffaloes’ loss to Washington State was a significant setback, both in terms of their postseason hopes and Shedeur Sanders’ health. The team’s disappointing performance left fans and players alike disheartened, but they have one more opportunity to redeem themselves in their upcoming game against Utah.