Deion Sanders hype train rolls on as Colorado BEATS rival Nebraska

Deion Sanders hype train rolls on as Colorado BEATS bitter rival Nebraska in home opener to stay unbeaten in front of a bumper 50,000 crowd

Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes marched on and took its record for the season after a thrilling win over bitter rivals Nebraska on Saturday lunchtime.

There is a huge amount of hype over Coach Prime's revolution in the Rockies, and it showed no signs of slowing down in front of a sold-out crowd at Folsom Field.

After leading 13-0 at halftime, the Buffs ended with a 36-14 win, and delighted fans stormed the field to celebrate the win, which took the team to 2-0 for the season.

This time last year, the Colorado players were running out in front of a handful of fans, but it was the hottest ticket in town on Saturday, with prices way beyond that of Texas-Alabama.

For the second straight game, Coach Sanders' son Shedeur impressed under center, passing for 393 yards and two touchdowns, and rushing for another.

The Buffaloes were a woeful 1-11 last season before Deion Sanders was hired as coach and engaged in a roster overhaul that brought in 84 new players. 

Colorado (2-0) stunned then-No. 17 TCU in its season opener last week, then defeated its former Big 12 rival for the third straight time.

Tar'Varish Dawson scored two touchdowns (one receiving, one rushing) and Jace Feely kicked three field goals for the Buffaloes. 

Xavier Weaver caught 10 passes for 170 yards and one touchdown for Colorado.

Jeff Sims rushed for a touchdown and completed 9 of 15 passes for 106 yards for Nebraska (0-2).

But he also was intercepted once and lost three fumbles to negatively affect the offense for the second straight game.

Sims threw three interceptions in the Cornhuskers' season-opening 13-10 loss to Minnesota on Aug. 31.

Gabe Ervin Jr. rushed for 74 yards on 17 carries for Nebraska.


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