Deion Sanders says the Colorado Buffaloes are still seeking team identity after the USC loss Deion Sanders’ Buffaloes are coming off a tough matchup against the USC Trojans, coming off a 42-6 loss to the Oregon Ducks last week. Although they fought better last weekend, they suffered another loss and coach Prime believes they have some soul searching to do.
I’m really proud,” he said after the Buffs overcame a 27-point first-half deficit to outscore the No. 6 Trojans 27-14 in the second half. They ended up losing the game 48-41, but kept it a lot closer than people predicted, especially after what happened last Saturday (September 23) against the Ducks. “What is our identity?” the NFL legend asked after the game. “I don’t know who we are. I don’t know what we’re doing. Practice to practice, but we have to change it in games. So we’re still looking for our true identity.” I love that postgame speech as a coach after the loss to USC — Shannonnn sharpens the burner (PARODY account) (@shannonsharpee) September 30, 2023 The Colored Buffaloes, led by head coach Deion Sanders, have been the talk of the town this entire football season.
They opened the year by defeating the TCU Horned Frogs, the runners-up in last year’s championship game. They then beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers by over 20 points in their home opener and then won three straight in a tight game against the Colorado State Rams. Boulder Colon became a place where Coach Prime brought visibility to the team. Celebrities such as former NFL player and media personality Pat McAfee, acclaimed actor and WWE legend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Offset, Kawhi Leonard and Lil Wayne all began attending games as the team gained more power. Despite back-to-back losses, Coach Prime has already helped the Buffs exceed expectations. Only one game was won in the 2022 regular season. They won three and went undefeated in non-conference play this season. With USC and Oregon behind their toughest opponents, time will tell how the Buffaloes will bounce back and finish this season.
The bowl game site is still up and running. With Travis Hunter, Shilo Sanders and other key players, several Buffs who haven’t seen much of the field this season stepped up against USC on Saturday, including a pair of freshmen. Yes, Colorado’s comeback attempt fell short, but head coach Deion Sanders has gained a lot of confidence in several players on the second and third lines. The shorthanded Buffs even outscored the vaunted Trojans by as many as 13 points in the second half thanks to depth that many have missed in Colorado this season. Below are the five players who pitched for the Buffs on Saturday against USC: RT Reggie Young. Reggie Young singled to right when Savion Washington grounded out. Coach Prime praised Young’s rising role. “We’re praying for Savion … he said free transfer Reggie Young was injured at right tackle Savion Washington and the Buffs offense didn’t miss a beat.
Coach Prime said Young did a “remarkable job” in a tough situation. S Rodrick Ward.” I was ready. so far,” Rodrick said after the game. “I can tell you this whole week, I probably haven’t slept much. I’ve woken up in the middle of the night thinking about it. To play against a quarterback like Caleb Williams, that’s a dream…I wouldn’t. do it. I want to be anywhere but where I was today. I thought I gave it everything I had.”
After a rough start to his college career, Cormani McClain made the most of his opportunity Saturday. His biggest moment came in the second half when he caught a pass intended for Brenden Rice in the end zone. WR Omarion Miller “Anyone can hit and he (Miller) has what it takes to come out and dominate,” Shedeur Sanders said. “I’m glad he was able to come out and do that in one of the biggest games of the season.”
Colorado’s running game finally got going with the help of Anthony Hankerson, who had 74 rushing yards and a touchdown. He has seen the field often this season, but Saturday was by far his best performance.