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Colorado Dominates Nebraska In Coach Prime’s First Home Game

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BOULDER, COLORADO - AUGUST 9: Head Coach Deion Sanders takes the field during warmups at Folsom Field on September 9, 2023 in Boulder, Colorado. Coach Sanders will lead the Colorado Buffaloes in a matchup against their long-time rivals, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, during Coach Prime's highly anticipated home debut.
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Colorado head football coach Deion Sanders, commonly referred to as “Coach Prime,” did not disappoint in his home opener at Folsom Field on Saturday when the No. 22 Colorado Buffaloes trounced their arch rival, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 36-14.

Colorado played in front of a sold-out stadium at home for the first time in years as they squared off against Nebraska — a rivalry for over a century that has in the past determined which team played for championships.

Ticket prices for the game averaged $476 per ticket — an amount higher than the average ticket price for the most expensive NFL game in week 1.

The game started off as a defensive match before repeated turnovers by a sloppy Cornhusker team proved to be too costly for the team to recover from against a superior Colorado team that was out of rhythm for much of the game.

Sanders had told his team that this game was “personal” and that they would not be allowed to wear red — Nebraska’s color — all week in the lead-up to the game.

“We didn’t just want to win, we wanted to dominate,” Sanders said. “The first half, we weren’t dominant, the second half, we got it together and we began to dominate. We wanted to really impose our will.”

Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders — a Heisman Trophy contender who is the son of the head coach — said that the motivation for the game was easy.

“It was extremely personal,” the younger Sanders said. “We go out there to warm up and you got the head coach for the other team (Matt Rhule) trying to stand in the middle of the Buff. It’s OK if a couple of players do it, it’s fine. Just enjoy the scenery, but when you’ve got a whole team trying to disrespect it, I’m not going for that at all, so I went in there and disrupted it.

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“The Buff means a lot to me,” he added.

The game was 36-7 late in the fourth quarter when Colorado decided to pull their top players and Nebraska scored a touchdown with only a few seconds left.

After the game, thousands of students stormed the field to celebrate the win.

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