Quarterback Shedeur Sanders left the game due to injury in Colorado‘s 56-14 rout of Washington State on Friday, capping a disastrous night for the Buffaloes that eliminated any chance of participating in a bowl game this season.
The head coach Deion Sanders’ son Sanders was sacked four times, left the game twice due to injuries, and did not return to the field the second time.
“He had some numbness in his hand and couldn’t really grip the ball,” Deion Sanders said afterwards, according to ESPN. “But then that second hit he just got rolled up on. We decided not to send him back out.”
After suffering their fifth straight loss and finishing with a 4-7 overall record, the Buffaloes lost their bowl eligibility. This was a disappointing comeback for a team that had enthralled college football fans with their strong start to the season.
“I’m very sad of how we played,” Sanders said afterwards, per Colorado’s website. “We practiced hard this past week. We prepared, and to go and display a performance like that it’s not indicative of who we are, what we are, how we are.”
After the first quarter, Colorado was down 21–7, and things only got worse in the second as the Buffaloes were unable to respond as Washington State added three more touchdowns.
“That’s not the recipe for a win,” Sanders added. “They executed early and executed often and when they got Shedeur out of the game it was tough sledding from then on.”
Colorado plays Utah on November 25 to end the regular season.