Washington State’s 56-14 blowout loss against Colorado on Friday left the Buffaloes reeling. Quarterback Shedeur Sanders, the son of head coach Deion Sanders, was injured during the game and did not return. He was sacked four times and had to exit the field twice with injuries. “He had some numbness in his hand and couldn’t really grip the ball,” Deion Sanders said afterward, according to ESPN. “But then that second hit he just got rolled up on. We decided not to send him back out.”
The Buffaloes’ loss marked their fifth consecutive defeat and left them with a 4-7 overall record, ending any hope of playing in a bowl game this season. “I’m very sad about how we played,” Sanders said after the game, 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.” The Buffaloes trailed 21-7 after the first quarter and failed to keep up in the second as Washington State added three more touchdowns without response.
“That’s not the recipe for a win,” Sanders added. “They executed early and often, and when they got Shedeur out of the game it was tough sledding from then on.” Colorado will conclude its regular season against Utah on November 25.