Shedeur Sanders sits out CU Buffs’ finale

SALT LAKE CITY: Although Shedeur Sanders, a junior quarterback, was present for the season finale, he was not playing for the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday. Injured after taking a lot of heavy knocks this season, Sanders was out for CU’s 23-17 loss against Utah at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The Buffs decided to bench Sanders in favour of preparing for next season, as CU truly had nothing to play for.

Shedeur Sanders sits out CU Buffs’ finale
Shedeur Sanders sits out CU Buffs’ finale

With a variety of injuries, Sanders missed CU’s previous game—a 56-14 loss at Washington State on November 17—in the first half. After the game, head coach Deion Sanders reported that his son had hurt his ankle in addition to experiencing numbness in his throwing (right) hand. Coach Prime stated on Saturday that he wasn’t sure whether Shedeur would require surgery. Shedeur was replaced by true freshman Ryan Staub, who completed 17 of 24 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown.

Shedeur Sanders, who transferred from Jackson State to CU last winter, completed 298 of 430 passes (69.3%) for 3,230 yards, 27 touchdowns, and just three interceptions as he wrapped off his rookie campaign. In addition to ranking second in touchdown passes, attempts, and completions, Sanders also set single-season school records for throwing yards and completion percentage. With a single-season passer efficiency rating of 151.4, he ranks third in programme history. Trevor Woods, a safety/linebacker, and star receiver Xavier Weaver were both absent from the game for CU. Sources claim that Weaver has been ill with the illness this week, while Woods missed his second consecutive game due to an unspecified injury.

QB Shedeur Sanders of Colorado was not there for the Buffaloes’ season-ending defeat to Utah.

After sustaining arm and ankle injuries during Colorado’s lopsided Week 12 loss to Washington State, the Buffs starter and Deion Sanders’ son departed the game. In his absence, backup quarterback Ryan Staub got the start in the 23-17 loss that brought Colorado’s record to 4-8 overall.

Colorado QB Shedeur Sanders
Colorado QB Shedeur Sanders

Solid start

But from then on, he became comfortable. Coach Prime remarked, “He refocused and he recalibrated himself.” “I’m pleased with Staub. I’m quite pleased with this. youthful dude. I’ve been there for practise every day, so you have no idea the progress he’s made. Thus, it was outstanding. It was outstanding. With 7:31 remaining in the fourth quarter, Staub’s first touchdown pass of his career to Travis Hunter brought the Buffs within one score. Regarding his performance, he remarked, “It builds my confidence for sure.” “My career has involved more football plays, which has helped me become more confident.

No surprises

What more are they going to attempt? What more actions will they take? Simply toss it about forty times? They are not like that. They are a physically strong, acerbic squad that charges straight at you, and that’s exactly what they did. I love the damn coach (Kyle Whittingham) because of this. It’s not difficult to figure him out. You can see he’s headed straight for you. Utah possessed forty-nine minutes and four seconds. The Utes owned the ball for the final 7:31 of the half after an 8:25-long scoring drive in the second half.


Weaver (68), Hunter (58), and Jimmy Horn Jr. (58) were the three Buffs with at least 50 catches for the first time in CU history. .. CU concluded the year 37-of-38 in the red zone after scoring on its lone possession in the area. The Buffs set a new school record with their 97.4% success rate. The peak achieved in 2021 was 93.9%. .. With nine tackles, LaVonta Bentley, Shane Cokes, and Shilo Sanders shared the team lead.


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