By Luke Drew ‘24

The Colorado Buffaloes are not the same team people are used to. That was made clear from the start of the season opener for the Buffaloes on the road at Texas Christian University. The Buffaloes defeated TCU in a 45-42 thriller.

Colorado started off hot with a 7-0 lead in the debut of new head coach Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders. The Buff’s had a 17-14 lead at half. Fans knew that this team was not the same team they were used to watching.

The teams in the second half went back to back with amazing touchdowns. Colorado running back Dylan Edwards scored four touchdowns, showing fans speed and elusiveness that hasn’t been seen in years. Quarterback, Sheduer Sanders, Deion’s son, threw for 510 yards with four touchdowns.

The play-making by Sanders, Edwards, and Hunter were the main talk on social media on Saturday. They were all newcomers to Colorado. Last season, the Buffaloes only had one win, and their last winning season was in 2005. With their new squad, hopes are high for this season.

This game was the fourth-largest upset in Buffalo’s history. The No.17 Horned Frogs, who were in the championship last year against Georgia, were favored to win by 20 points. The second half was a shootout, but the Buffalo’s got the job done.

Coach Primetime has a chance to put Colorado football back on the map.