Colorado’s football season hit a new low Friday night.
Buffalo quarterback Shaddell Sanders was injured in the team’s 56-14 loss to Washington State.
In addition to losing its star quarterback, Colorado fell to a 4-7 record with one game remaining and lost bowl eligibility.
It was a disastrous night for the Pullman team.
Sanders was seen heading to the locker room in the second quarter with an apparent injury and returned to the sideline after halftime in street clothes.
backup Ryan Staub Replacing him at center, third-stringer Gavin Kurder also got some playing time.
Sanders initially left the game with an apparent upper-body injury after being strip-sacked in the first quarter, but returned to action after missing a series.
In the scene where he is injured, he can be seen clutching his arm.
Almost immediately after Sanders returned to action, he threw a 45-yard touchdown pass. Travis HunterBut it was the quarterback’s only positive moment, after which he only played two series before leaving the game for good.
The strip sack that initially hurt Sanders was his fourth of the night and his fourth all season following a WSU touchdown. trend. Come Friday, he had 48 sacks this season.
Sanders’ lone touchdown pass cut WSU’s lead to 14-7 late in the first quarter, but the Cougars came back to score on the ensuing drive to extend the lead to 21-7. Sanders completed 6 of 10 passes for 86 yards and a TD.
Colorado’s offense stalled for much of the game while the Cougars moved the ball at will, quickly extending the lead to 42-7 at halftime, and Colorado didn’t score again until the fourth quarter.
Sanders is the son of Colorado head coach Deion Sanders, one of the most prolific quarterbacks in college football. He ranks fifth nationally this week with 3,144 passing yards and has 26 touchdowns against just three interceptions.
His ability to scramble and keep the game alive makes him one of the most exciting players to watch, but it also leaves him vulnerable to a lot of hits.
This is Scheidel’s first season in the FBS after transferring from Jackson State, where his father also coached at the time. Dieng comes to Colorado and brings huge hype to a program that has been in disarray in recent years. .
The team grabbed the attention of the college football world with a 3-0 start to the season, but the hype waned as Buffalo lost seven of its past eight games. Now, they officially have just one game left this season, against the No. 1 team. 16 Utah.