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Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders left the game injured against the Washington State Cougars.
Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders left the game injured during his team’s 56-14 blowout loss to Washington State on Friday, capping a disastrous night for the Buffaloes that ended any hopes of playing in a bowl game this season.
Sanders, the son of head coach Deion Sanders, was sacked four times, left the game twice with injury and stayed off the field the second time.
“He had numbness in his hand and couldn’t really grip the ball,” Deion Sanders said afterward, according to ESPN. “But then on that second shot he found himself rolled. We decided not to send it back.
The Buffaloes fell out of bowl eligibility after posting their fifth straight loss and sliding to a 4-7 overall record, a disappointing return after such a promising start to the season that had captivated college football fans.
Shedeur Sanders was sacked four times before being injured.
“I’m very sad about the way we played,” Sanders said afterward, according to Colorado’s website. “We trained hard last week. We prepared, and to go and put on a performance like that is not indicative of who we are, what we are, how we are.
Colorado trailed 21-7 after the first quarter and things only got worse in the second as Washington State added three more touchdowns with no response from the Buffaloes.
“That’s not the recipe for winning,” Sanders added. “They executed early and often and when they took Shedeur out of the game, it was tough sledding from that point on.”
Colorado concludes its regular season against Utah on November 25.
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