The new BUFF looks like the old BUFF collapsed against Stanford – BuffZone


In a lifetime of football, mostly at the highest level, Deion Sanders has seen just about everything.

Friday was new for Colorado’s first-year head coach, but all too familiar for the program he’s trying to revive.

BOULDER, COLORADO OCTOBER 13: Stanford University players celebrate in overtime during a Pac-12 football game between Stanford University and the University of Colorado on October 13, 2023 The winning field goal. (Cliff Grassmick/Photojournalist)

Shedeur Sanders had a monster night, Travis Hunter returned, and the CU Buffs finally got the fast start they’ve been looking for. But in the end, fans of the new look stirred up memories of a past they had tried so hard to forget.

Stanford rallied from four touchdowns down to beat Colorado 46-43 in double overtime before a sold-out Folsom Stadium crowd.

After a Shedeur Sanders interception to start the second overtime, Joshua Karty fired a 31-yard field goal for the Cardinal to complete the largest comeback in Stanford history and The biggest collapse in the history of the University of Colorado.

“I’ve never been to one of those games,” Coach Prime said. “Ever since I was young, I can’t remember losing a football game with a 29-0 lead. I really don’t know. It’s kind of hard for me.”

It’s tough for Sanders, and brutal for CU fans who have seen this happen before.

In 2010, the Hornets led 45-17 against Kansas before losing 52-45. In 2018, they led 31-3 against Oregon State but lost 41-34 in overtime. Both games cost CU a chance at a bowl game and resulted in the head coach losing his job.

Sanders is only seven games into his tenure at Colorado, and he certainly won’t lose his job because of this game. However, he may have lost his mind with his team’s performance in what was a dominant early game.

CU (4-3, 1-3 Pac-12) has struggled early in most games this season, but turned things around Friday night. Shaddell Sanders finished with 400 yards passing and five touchdowns, leading the Bulls to a 29-0 lead in the opening 27 minutes. Hunter returned from missing three games due to injury and caught 13 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns.

“The game started off great,” head coach Saunders said. “Ultimately, we went into the first half exactly as I had hoped, as we had hoped, as our players and our fans had hoped.”

The Hornets were on the verge of extending their lead late in the half after a Stanford punt. Colorado took over at the Stanford 39-yard line with 2:02 left in the first half – plenty of time for another touchdown.

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