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Colorado Football Roster: Stanford Cardinal vs. Colorado Buffaloes 2023
In his lifelong football journey, having played at the highest levels for most of it, Colorado Football Deion Sanders has seen almost everything. But for the new head coach of Colorado’s first-year program, the endeavor to revive it was all too familiar, and not in a good way.
Friday night saw a dismal outing for the Buffs’ head coach Shadur Sanders as the return of Travis Hunter and the resurgent Stanford Buffs gave them a quick start they had been searching for. However, the new-look Buffs managed to rekindle memories of a past they’re trying to leave behind.
Overcoming a four-touchdown deficit, Stanford dealt CU a 46-43 blow in double overtime, setting an all-time comeback for Stanford Cardinal and a major setback in CU history.
Colorado Football : Coach Prime said, ‘I’ve never been a part of one like this.’ ‘I don’t recall losing a game in my youth or my football career where I’ve been up 29-0. I haven’t truly done that. It’s kind of hard for me.’
For Sanders, the struggle was real, and it stung for CU fans who had seen this act before. In 2010, the Buffs rallied for a 52-45 loss in Kansas after being ahead 45-17. And in 2018, they built a 31-3 lead against Oregon State before falling 41-34 in overtime. Both games cost the Buffs bowl opportunities and coaches their jobs.
Sanders, who has only played seven games in his tenure at CU, is certainly not losing his job in this match. But the way his team got off to a fast start, it could mess with his head.
CU (4-3, 1-3 Pac-12) got off to a fast start in most of its games this season, but the script was flipped on Friday night. Shadur Sanders, who threw for 400 yards and five touchdowns, gave CU a 29-0 lead in the first 27 minutes. After losing three games in a row, Hunter returned and threw for 140 yards and two touchdowns.
Coach Sanders said, ‘We had a great start to the game.’ ‘Finally, in the first half, we kept it together the way I wanted it, the way we wanted it, the way our players and fans wanted it.’
After obtaining a point by Stanford Cardinal in the first half, Buffs were on the cusp of extending their lead. CU seized the ball at the Stanford Cardinal 39-yard line with 2 minutes, 2 seconds to play in the first half – ample time for another touchdown drive.
Colorado Football : Instead, they were hit with back-to-back penalties and had to settle for a missed field goal attempt from Alejandro Mata, and they missed it.
CU’s impressive start in the first 27 minutes was marred by a worrying final three minutes. Sanders said, ‘I didn’t like how I felt during halftime.’ ‘We come back here, and this complacency sets in. It’s a team that I can’t tolerate, that you can’t tolerate, that you can’t understand how it is with us in the world, but that’s what happened.
CU’s attack, which was inexplicably not stopped in the first half, couldn’t get anything in the second. And Stanford’s Cardinal defense, which was terrible in the first half, was explosive afterward.
Stanford, which had zero points in the first half, scored on all eight possessions after the break. Coach Prime said, ‘I’m still trying to wrap my head around this.’ ‘It’s not easy for me. That’s what we’re watching film for, and what I’ve seen is that when we play football, we’re just a play or two away from being in a game. When we play football, we’re a play or two away from being in the game. We’re a play or two away from being in the game.’
The Buffs had a strong start and saw the script flip quickly after the break. With just 32 yards thrown in the first half, they threw 364 in the second, with all four touchdowns.
Coach Sanders said, ‘I’m still trying to wrap my head around this.’ ‘We come back here, and this complacency sets in. It’s a team that I can’t tolerate, that you can’t tolerate, that you can’t understand how it is with us in the world, but that’s what happened. It’s football.
Stanford Cardinal quarterback E.J. Daniels finished with 396 yards and four touchdowns. After throwing just 32 yards in the first half, he threw 364 and scored all four touchdowns in the second half.
Daniels’ favorite target was Elijah Ayomide, who caught an impressive 294 yards and 13 catches at a distance – the most by any CU opponent so far – and three touchdowns. He failed to make any catches in the first half of the game.
Stanford’s head coach Troy Taylor said, ‘We saw Elijah Ayomide realize that he can be a great player at this level.’ ‘We knew all this before. But for this guy, it’s most important, and he was outstanding.
However, as ugly as the recovery was, the sudden struggle after the intermission was astonishing. After gaining 324 yards in the first half, Buffs had only 208 yards in the second half.
‘It was certainly disheartening because, as I said, playing explosive football, every drive we had was a play or two away,’ Shadur Sanders said. ‘When we watch the film and what I’ve seen on the field is that every single one of those 11 players have to do their job, and that’s it. That will happen when they get to grips with it, and they got to grips with it today.
Stanford Cardinal defeats the Buffs in two overtimes.
Colorado Football : It remains to be seen whether Buffs will lose out on a bowl game because of this loss, but it certainly wasn’t on Shadur’s mind on Friday night.
He said, ‘I’m not thinking that far ahead right now.’ ‘I need to feel it first, at least. We were not expecting this. There are a lot of things in life that are unexpected, and this was one of them. … Well. We can’t sit here and feel sorry for ourselves. Don’t feel bad for us. Some people are happy with what happened today, and I know that. But that’s a good thing. We’ll take it seriously because we’re worth it.’
There’s no doubt that Buffs will take it seriously, but Coach Prime said they need to find a way to move forward quickly.
‘You have no option but to move forward,’ he said. ‘This is life. This is not the only thing going on in life. I mean, you’re dealing with something or the other, but you’re still moving forward, you’re still progressing, you’re still moving forward. We have to do the same.”
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College Football Games This Week:
Saturday, Oct. 14
No. 1 Georgia at Vanderbilt | 12 p.m. | CBS
No. 3 Ohio State at Purdue | 12 p.m. | Peacock
Syracuse at No. 4 Florida State | 12 p.m. | ABC
Michigan State at Rutgers | 12 p.m.
Iowa State at Cincinnati | 12 p.m. | FS1
Temple at North Texas | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Kent State at Eastern Michigan | 12 p.m. | CBSSN
Sacred Heart at Yale | 12 p.m. | ESPN+
Princeton at Brown | 12 p.m. | ESPN+
San Diego at Marist | 12 p.m. | ESPN+
Howard at Harvard | 1 p.m. | ESPN+
Bucknell at Cornell | 1 p.m. | ESPN+
Dartmouth at Colgate | 1 p.m. | ESPN+
Georgetown at Lehigh | 1 p.m. | ESPN+
St. Thomas (Minn.) at Drake | 1 p.m. | ESPN+
Furman at Samford | 1 p.m. | ESPN+
Penn at Columbia | 1:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Navy at Charlotte | 2 p.m. | ESPN+
VMI at The Citadel | 2 p.m. | ESPN+
Toledo at Ball State | 2 p.m. | ESPN+
Gardner-Webb at Austin Peay | 2 p.m. | ESPN+
North Dakota State at North Dakota | 2 p.m. | ESPN+
Morehead State at Valparaiso | 2 p.m. | ESPN+
Cal at No. 16 Utah | 3 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Indiana State at Illinois State | 3 p.m. | ESPN+
Alabama A&M at Grambling | 3 p.m. | ESPN+
Alabama State at Jackson State | 3 p.m. | ESPN+
Tarleton State at Eastern Kentucky | 3 p.m. | ESPN+
Sacramento State at Northern Colorado | 3 p.m. | ESPN+
UNI at South Dakota State | 3 p.m. | ESPN+
Eastern Illinois at Southeast Missouri State | 3 p.m. | ESPN+
UMass at No. 6 Penn State | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
No. 8 Oregon at No. 7 Washington | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
Texas A&M at No. 19 Tennessee | 3:30 p.m. | CBS
Troy at Army | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Wake Forest at Virginia Tech | 3:30 p.m. | ACC Network
BYU at TCU | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
Akron at Central Michigan | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Bowling Green at Buffalo | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Illinois at Maryland | 3:30 p.m. | NBC
Miami (Ohio) at Western Michigan | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Wofford at East Tennessee State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Iowa at Wisconsin | 4 p.m. | FOX
Ohio at Northern Illinois | 4 p.m. | ESPNU
North Alabama at Abilene Christian | 4 p.m. | ESPN+
Portland State at Northern Arizona | 4 p.m. | ESPN+
Missouri State at Western Illinois | 4 p.m. | ESPN+
Lamar at SE Louisiana | 4 p.m. | ESPN+
Robert Morris at Bryant | 4 p.m. | ESPN+
Northwestern State at Nicholls | 4 p.m. | ESPN+
Lindenwood at Charleston Southern | 4 p.m. | ESPN+
Chattanooga at Mercer | 4 p.m. | ESPN+
UNLV at Nevada | 5 p.m. | Mountain West Network
Stephen F. Austin at Central Arkansas | 5 p.m. | ESPN+
Texas A&M-Commerce at UIW | 5 p.m. | ESPN+
Norfolk State at Tennessee State | 6 p.m. | ESPN+
Eastern Washington at Idaho State | 6 p.m. | ESPN+
No. 14 Louisville at Pitt | 6:30 p.m. | CW Network
Marshall at Georgia State | 7 p.m. | ESPN2
UL Monroe at Texas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Wyoming at Air Force | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Kansas State at Texas Tech | 7 p.m. | FS1
Prairie View A&M at Houston Christian | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Arizona at No. 19 Washington State | 7 p.m. | Pac-12 Networks
Auburn at No. 22 LSU | 7 p.m. | ESPN
No. 10 USC at No. 21 Notre Dame | 7:30 p.m. | NBC/Peacock
No. 25 Miami (Fla.) at No. 12 North Carolina | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Missouri at No. 24 Kentucky | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network
No. 18 UCLA at No. 15 Oregon State | 8 p.m. | FOX
NC State at No. 17 Duke | 8 p.m. | ACC Network
UAB at UTSA | 8 p.m. | ESPNU
Cal Poly at Montana State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
UC Davis at Weber State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Boise State at Colorado State | 9:45 p.m. | FS1
Montana at Idaho | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN2
San Diego State at Hawai’i | 11 p.m. | CBSSN