After a classic but occasionally contentious matchup between the two schools’ football teams on Saturday night, Colorado football head coach Deion Sanders and Colorado State football head coach Jay Norvell met at middle and exchanged pleasantries with one another. Given their prior exchanges over professionalism, everyone was watching to see how they interacted with each other after the game.
The conflict between Coach Prime and Norvell, which had been going on all week, set the stage for a stressful event. During the game, there were multiple personal foul penalties called, including one for a late contact on Buffaloes two-way standout Travis Hunter, who has since been taken to the hospital due to his injuries.
Shedeur Sanders, the quarterback for Colorado, led a 98-yard drive in the final two minutes of the game as the Buffaloes trailed 28-20. He completed the two-point conversion by throwing a pass to walk-on tight end Michael Harrison. The No. 18 Buffaloes were able to stop the Rams and send the game into overtime.
After committing back-to-back personal fouls in the opening session of overtime for a facemask and then targeting, Colorado State was ejected from the game. The targeting personal foul resulted in the ejection of the top defensive standout for the Rams, Mohamed Kamara. This paved the way for the game-winning touchdown pass from Shedeuer Sanders to Harrison. The immediate response from Colorado State tied the score at 35-35 in the game.
At the beginning of the second overtime period, Shedeur Sanders completed another touchdown pass to Harrison. Following that, they attempted a two-point conversion, and he connected with Xavier Weaver who was wide open. A shrug was given by Weaver, at which point the volume of the crowd in Boulder reached its highest point of the night.
A run that may have resulted in a score for Colorado State was called back because it was blocked from behind. This resulted in another expensive penalty for the Rams. The Rams were unable to recover the mileage after being forced back to second-and-goal from the 18-yard line. They decided to delay of game when they were facing a fourth-and-goal situation with everything on the line.
After then, Buffaloes defensive back Trevor Woods picked off a pass to clinch the victory for his team. After the play was over, there were a lot of bodies on the field, but Deion Sanders and Jay Norvell didn’t avoid one another. They appeared to have a brief conversation and an embrace before parting ways.
The Buffaloes aren’t seeing any improvements in their quality of life anytime soon. The most important portion of Colorado’s Pac-12 schedule is coming up next. It will play host to No. 5 USC on September 30 after traveling to No. 13 Oregon the following weekend.
However, those much-anticipated games will not bring up any feelings of dread but rather enthusiasm instead. The number of A-list celebrities who have been spotted in and around Boulder as of late will likely result in a huge crowd at Autzen Stadium on the following Saturday.
The victory over Colorado State by the University of Colorado Buffaloes was witnessed by a number of famous people, including actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, rapper Offset, and NBA player Kawhi Leonard.