Shilo Sanders had one of the biggest plays in a tightly contested game on Saturday night. No. 18 Colorado got the scoring rolling early in Saturday night’s rivalry game against Colorado State and it was a son of coach Deion Sanders right at the center of the action.
Defensive back Shilo got the Buffaloes on the board with an 80-yard interception return for a touchdown off an errant throw from Rams quarterback Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi. As soon as hit midfield, he took a page out out of his father’s book, hitting a brief high step before realizing that he actually had to keep running hard to get into the end zone.
Days before the game, social media had been going crazy over the fact that Deion has rankings for his children. Shilo was last.
In a recent viral post, Coach Prime had updated his rankings with Shilo sitting in last place out of five.
“He is moving up,” the CU coach acknowledged after a four-hour classic. “He is moving on up like the Jeffersons. But Shedeur is straight-up balling too. … My kids rankings are tough. I’m the only one that’s honest about ranking my kids.”
Shilo also forced a red-zone fumble while the Buffs were fighting to stay close in the third quarter. Shedeur led Colorado’s fourth-quarter comeback from down 28-17, engineering a 98-yard drive in the last two minutes to score the tying touchdown and force overtime.
He finished the game 38 for 47 passing with 348 yards and four touchdowns.
The Buffaloes remain must-watch television under Deion Sanders, as Colorado is 3–0 on the season after Saturday night as the schedule gets much tougher heading into Pac-12 play.
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