Coach Prime wins in Colorado debut as Hunter, son Shedeur lead 4th quarter comeback over No. 17 TCU

Coach Prime is 1-0 at Colorado. 

Deion Sanders and the Buffaloes entered Fort Worth, Texas, and engaged in a four-quarter battle with No. 17 TCU, which was coming off an offseason after which it appeared in the College Football Playoff National Championship. 

Colorado edged the Horned Frogs 45-42 and earned victory after quarterback Shedeur Sanders, son of Deion Sanders, threw a 46-yard touchdown to Dylan Edwards on 4th and 2 with 4:25 left to play. 

Both teams scored four touchdowns and totaled 345 yards in the second half as Colorado held an advantage of 565 yards of offense to TCU’s 541. 

Shedeur Sanders threw for a program record 510 yards and added four touchdowns through the air. He completed passes at a 38-for-47 rate.

Perhaps none other than sophomore Travis Hunter stole the show on the field. He played both wide receiver and defensive back, and he snagged a key interception at the goal line with over nine minutes left to play in the third quarter. 

Hunter caught 11 receptions for 119 yards and looked spectacular when the ball flew his direction. His hands and ball-catching ability showed why Hunter is a former No. 1 prospect in his class of 2022. 

The 6-foot-1 standout athlete also had his hand involved defensively in addition to his interception. Hunter recorded three tackles including a pass-break up. 

Four Colorado receivers logged 100-plus yard receiving outings. Edwards led the way with 135 receiving yards on five catches, Xavier Weaver had 118 yards and Jimmy Horn Jr. Had 117. 

TCU quarterback Chandler Morris threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns while running back Emani Bailey tallied 164 rushing yards. 

Deion Sanders’ debut at Colorado couldn’t have gone much better. The Buffaloes entered as underdogs by more than two touchdowns, and they generated enough offense to lead early and overcome three deficits in the second half and claim victory.