With approximately eleven minutes left in the fourth quarter, fans in the stands at Folsom Field were nearly silent. Colorado State Head Coach Jay Norvell and the Rams led by 11 with what appeared to be a clear path to victory. However, college football fans know better than to count out Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes. With Shedeur Sanders under center, the Buffaloes managed to outscore the Rams by 19 points down the stretch and walk away with an eight-point victory at home. While Sanders and company were all smiles after the game, they were concerned about the health of their all-around big play threat Travis Hunter.
During the first half of the heated rivalry game, Travis Hunter was the recipient of a vicious hit that many deemed to be dirty and worthy of an ejection. The five-star recruit did return to the game before halftime, but was eventually ruled out and taken to the hospital for further evaluation. After tripling the team’s win total from last season, Deion Sanders told reporters that Hunter would likely be out for “a few weeks,” but he didn’t specify what the extent of his injury was.
“First thing I heard is that he would be out for a few weeks. I heard that for sure,” Sanders told reporters.
“But we’re gonna do what we gotta do to take care of him. So I know Travis like a book. He probably is gonna want to be out for two weeks, but we got to make sure his health is more important than this game.”
Without the services of Travis Hunter, Colorado will head to Eugene, Oregon next weekend for a meeting of Pac-12 contenders. One week later, the Buffaloes will return to Boulder for a showdown with USC and reigning Heisman Trophy Winner Caleb Williams.