In a highly anticipated home debut, coach Deion Sanders led the Colorado football team to a victory against their top rival, Nebraska, in front of a packed Folsom Field. The Buffs proved that their previous win over TCU was not a fluke, dominating on both offense and defense to secure a 36-14 victory.
Quarterback Shedeur Sanders, son of Coach Prime, had another impressive performance, throwing for 393 yards after a 510-yard game the previous week. This solidifies his name as a top contender for the Heisman Trophy. Shedeur even paid homage to his father with a celebratory dance after scoring a touchdown.
After a slow start with four punts on their first four drives, the Colorado offense picked up momentum and scored on seven of their next eight possessions, leaving the Huskers struggling to keep up. The Buffaloes outgained their rivals by a 454-341 margin, showcasing their offensive prowess.
As the clock wound down, jubilant fans stormed the field to celebrate the victory. The game marked a turning point for both coaches, with Deion Sanders elevating Colorado to new heights and Matt Rhule still seeking his first win at Nebraska.
The game also saw standout performances from players like Xavier Weaver, who caught 10 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown, and Travis Hunter, who excelled on both offense and defense. Notable football figures such as Kordell Stewart, Michael Westbrook, Michael Irvin, and Terrell Owens were present at the game, adding to the excitement.
With this win, the Buffaloes secured their first three-game winning streak against Nebraska since the 1950s. It was a testament to their determination and skill, and a promising sign for the rest of the season.