For a great deal of Saturday night and a portion of Sunday morning on the east coast it appeared that Colorado State would leave Boulder with a major upset. But no one convinced Shedeur Sanders that was going to happen.
Sanders led a 7-play 98 yard drive in the final two minutes of the game to tie the game at 28 after a two point conversion. Sanders hit Jimmy Horn Jr. on a 45 yard score before finding Michael Harrison on a two point conversion. The game would go to double overtime with Colorado escaping with a 43-35 win after a game sealing interception from Trevor Woods.
“I’m not happy with the way we played, but I’m happy with the win. You got to be happy with a W. No matter how it comes. Truthfully, it’s one point in the game I said, We can’t let this dude win. Ain’t no way we letting this dude win. His press conference is going to be unbearable if we let this dude win,” Sanders said.
Shedeur Sanders finished the night going 38-47 passing for 348 yards, four touchdowns and his first interception of the season.
During a post game interview on ESPN, Shedeur Sanders said at the time of the epic drive he knew had to go into “Brady mode” referring to former NFL quarterback and mentor Tom Brady.
Coach Prime once again reminded the media that the clutch play of Shedeur Sanders shouldn’t come as a surprise if you’ve been paying attention.
“Shedeur has been that, you guys just haven’t seen it. Because he was at an HBCU, you know, we were secluded. I guess no one had TVs and they didn’t work out here on the television that we’re playing on last year. But this is who he is. It doesn’t matter where he came from. That’s who that guy is. His passion and his study habits and his commitment to excellence it shows every weekend. I know a multitude of people wait for him to fail. I guess he can’t keep this going. Yes he can because this is who he is,” Sanders said.
And who he is was the guy that kept America glued to their tv’s and devices well into the night and morning.
Lebron James was tweeting at 2:30am EST about the game. “SHEDEUR YOU’RE A PROBLEM” The King typed in all caps.
Media personality Ashley Nicole Moss tweeted what might have been the most transparent feeling of the night.
“dawg, it’s 2AM and we’re up watching Pac 12 football. only Deion Sanders could do this.”