For these of you who stopped preserving observe of Deion Sanders’ first season at Colorado, let me fill you in. After a 28-16 loss to UCLA on Saturday — the Buffs’ fourth in 5 video games — CU finds themselves at .500. At present sitting at 4-4 with 4 video games left, Sanders’ group wants two extra wins to turn into bowl-eligible. So… which nationwide pregame present is headed to Boulder subsequent week?
Any curiosity, Massive Midday? How about you, Faculty Gameday? A top-25 Oregon State group visits Colorado subsequent Saturday. Travis Hunter is wholesome, and, umm, Shadeur Sanders remains to be taking snaps. By no means thoughts that he’s been sacked extra instances for extra yards than another energy 5 QB, and if I might confirm that neither FIU or Previous Dominion yielded 4 sacks Saturday, he’d lead the FBS in these classes.
Per my calculations, Shadeur has been dropped 42 instances for a complete lack of 381 yards. That’s a bit of over 5 sacks for a bit of beneath 50 yards misplaced per recreation. The Bruins harassed Deion’s child so relentlessly — seven sacks, and numerous hits, hurries, and knockdowns — that it could represent baby abuse if his pops didn’t signal the waiver. (Or if Shedeur wasn’t legally an grownup.)
Chris Fowler was pleading for the younger QB to get down in the course of the waning performs of rubbish time as a result of Sanders was hobbling round like a punch-drunk boxer. Look, I get it, he’s aggressive, assured, and needs to remain within the recreation, however even in case you take the regarding father-son side out of it, what the hell would Deion the coach do if Sheduer obtained critically injured?
Backup Ryan Staub has two move makes an attempt on the season, and the offense is nearly as dangerous at operating the ball as it’s defending the QB. They had been 126th (of 130) in whole speeding yards per outing coming into the weekend, and tallied a whopping 25 on the bottom on the Rose Bowl.
Oh, did I point out that Shilo Sanders earholed a Bruin, flexed, after which was promptly ejected for focusing on?
The success of this Colorado group is tethered to its quarterback, and as gifted as he’s, nobody participant (or coach) can carry a program via Pac-12 play. (See: Williams, Caleb.) The Buffs remaining schedule is as follows: Oregon State, Arizona, at Washington State, and at Utah. The applications bookending that stretch ought to each be ranked, and I pray Shedeur Sanders isn’t upright for the journey to Salt Lake Metropolis.
Hey, I’m an asshole, however I’m not one hundred pc a dick.
Oklahoma, what the hell, man?
Per week after barely getting by UCF, undefeated Oklahoma misplaced their typical bizarre Massive 12 highway recreation by which they couldn’t get out of their very own means, or get a cease. Dillon Gabriel threw a pick-six to open the scoring for the Kansas Jayhawks, the sport was delayed for an hour as a result of lightning, and the rain (or Brent Venables’ timid teaching) pressured the Sooners to remain grounded.
Kansas gained confidence the longer they hung round, and you could possibly inform the Sooners had been in hassle when the 2 golf equipment began buying and selling leads within the second half. When Jayhawk operating again Devin Neal scored with 55 seconds left, it didn’t even matter that they failed on the two-point attempt. Gabriel threw 19 passes all recreation, six of them on the ultimate, fruitless drive, and although the Sooners made it so far as the KU 23, his final try fell incomplete.
The win snapped the Jayhawks’ 18-game shedding streak to OU on its final try in who is aware of how lengthy.
On a associated observe: I can’t anticipate Bedlam.
Losses like these occur on a regular basis within the Massive 12, and I’m going to overlook the times of rando faculties effervescent as much as throw a wrench within the projections. Oklahoma’s stumble places Texas within the driver’s seat till their mind fart (it nearly occurred at Houston final week), and hopefully, informal followers get snicker on the escapists’ expense quickly.
Sooner or later, the trail to the playoff gained’t be as simple regardless of an expanded subject. As a substitute of the Baylors, Texas Techs, and Iowa States of the world piecing collectively just a few competent drives, it’ll be Georgia, Alabama, LSU, and the remainder of the SEC testing the expertise and training at UT, and OU.
If my group’s convention weren’t merging with essentially the most highly effective universities within the Pac-12, I’d maintain operating my mouth. Truly, scratch that, I haven’t taken a retaliatory swipe at Venables but.
There’s nothing worse than praising a coach who instantly begins dry-heaving. I don’t know if the Crimson River Rivalry was an outlier like so a lot of these video games are, however the Sooner group that rallied to beat Texas was nowhere to be seen the previous two weeks. Possibly it was a traditional Longhorn choke job, and neither of the SEC defectors are to be trusted.
Effectively, once you put it like that …