The Colorado Buffaloes improved to 2-0 on the season after dominating the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, 36-14. The Buffs utilized a more robust, dominant all-around performance in their latest defeat, their second in as many tries under head coach Deion Sanders.
In doing so, Colorado issued another statement to the college football world.
Statement Issued: Colorado Dominates Nebraska, 36-14
It wasn’t quite that they defeated the Big Ten’s Cornhuskers, it was how they defeated the Big Ten’s Nebraska.
A week after stymying a ridiculously talented Minnesota Golden Gophers receiving corps, the Cornhuskers looked lost against the wealth of talent put on the field by Colorado. The Buffs scored 36 points, giving them a total of 81 for the season, an incredibly healthy average of 40.5 per game.
The Buffaloes were led by their quarterback, Shedeur Sanders, who followed up his record-breaking performance in Week 1 with yet another jaw-dropping performance. It started slowly, but Sanders finished with 393 passing yards on 31-of-42 passing with two touchdowns through the air and another score on the ground.
He’s now thrown for 903 yards and six touchdowns in two games without a single interception.
Sanders wasn’t perfect, but his creation capacity was on full display. He broke contain and kept his vision downfield, uncorking accurate passes on flat sprints, or to the opposite side of the field altogether.
In their statement-issuing performance against Nebraska, it wasn’t just Sanders who put the nation on notice once again. In fact, it was their defensive performance that may start to strike fear into the Pac-12.
After allowing TCU to keep up and nearly back into the contest a week ago, it was the defense that ultimately shut down the Cornhuskers and propelled the Buffaloes to a victory.
They gave up over 200 yards on the ground, but their passing defense was as stingy as we’ve seen. When it was said and done, the Buffs gave up just 14 points, seven of which came in garbage time, and 119 yards through the air.
Transfers Jordan Domineck and LaVonta Bentley made multiple plays in run defense, improving their play from a week ago against the Horned Frogs.
The performance issued a statement to the rest of the nation — as well as the Pac-12 — that this team is for real. Week 1 was no fluke.
Colorado has more than lived up to their mantra, “We coming.”
Colorado is here.