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  • Writer's pictureFagothethird Franklin

Colorado's defense shuts down Nebraska's offense 36-14

After defeating a top ranked team in TCU in their season opener, Colorado had a huge match-up against their rivals in the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Coach Deion Sanders had his team ready to play their hearts out after an impactful message before the game started. His message to the team was go out there, be themselves, and just enjoy the moment.

Last week, the Buffaloes' defense was crucified and thrown to the wolves because they gave up a lot of yards to TCU and did not put much pressure on the quarterback. Today, the Buffaloes' defense came out to play. They put a lot of pressure on Jeff Sims early on and actually forced two fumbles and an inception. After a slow start, Colorado's offense started rolling late in the second. They put up 13 points in four minutes and had Nebraska reeling and scratching their heads, trying to figure out what was happening. Colorado walked into the half, 13-0. This was the first halftime lead over the Cornhuskers since 2004.

Despite having the lead, Coach Saunders wanted his team to get into rhythm in the second half. Their defense did their part, but their offense was a bit sluggish. Coming out the half, Colorado was beaming with confidence, but that confidence was wiped away after Sims hit the Madden speed burst for a 53-yard scamper to the endzone. Shedeur Sanders picked up the phone and answered the touchdown with one of his own. He drove his team in five plays and threw a touchdown pass to Xavier Weaver to extend the lead 20-7. Sanders finished the game 31 out of 42 for 391 yards, 2 touchdowns through the air and 1 touchdown on the ground.

I guess it is safe to say that a new Colorado program has arrived as they dismantled a Nebraska team that has been very dominate, defeating Colorado like they stole their girl. This time around Colorado proved to critics that their win over TCU was not the luck of the Irish or a fluke.


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