College football began in full force on Saturday, with an incredible slate of games across every conference. Fans across America were treated to a delightful afternoon of America’s defining sport, but no game took the cake like Colorado’s 45-42 upset win against the no. 17 ranked TCU Horned Frogs.
The matchup between Coach Prime’s Buffs and the Horned Frogs, who made a National Championship appearance in January, was more than just a football game; it was a test of resilience and character. Both teams faced adversity, but it was CU’s ability to execute in crucial moments throughout each quarter that ultimately sealed the ‘W’. The victory was definitely a team effort, but none of it could’ve been done without the incredible help of one man: Travis Hunter.
The name of the man who wears no, 12 for Deion Sanders has been on the tip of everybody’s tongues after his Saturday afternoon performance. His standout game has sparked a debate throughout the college football realm: Can he win the prestigious Heisman Trophy?
He surely looked like the best player in college football after his CU debut.
Hunter’s ability to impact the game on both sides of the football is by far his most notable player attribute. As a receiver, he has the fluidity of a Justin Jefferson type of receiver, a playmaker who can execute routes and ball security to perfection. As a corner, he looks like a younger version of his Head Coach. He possesses phenomenal ball-hawking skills, and his ability to be a receiver helps him lock down opposing players, as he can run the routes just as fluently as them.
Shedeur Sanders, who had a record-breaking performance of his own throwing for a school-record 510 yards, gave his flowers to his WR1, stating: “…I’m practicing against the best corner in the world. My margin of error versus him is very small… I can’t miss too far inside or too far outside because he’ll make a play.”
TRAVIS HUNTER WILD PICK 🤯
This guy is UNREAL. 🔥
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 2, 2023
The last cornerback to win the Heisman was the legendary Charles Woodson, who took home the honor in 1997. The current Vegas odds for Hunter to take home the trophy are +400 (Fanduel), which is a steep hill to climb. But if anybody can do it, it’s the hard-nosed Georgia native.