Using a dynamic model with up to-date stats and qualitative information, we used AI to predict the Week 0 opener that features Colorado vs TCU.
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TCU, backed by the home crowd and their high-octane offense, comes out of the gate with guns blazing. Quarterback Chandler Morris, known for his playmaking ability, aims to make an early impact. The Horned Frogs live up to their favorites status with an explosive first-quarter performance. Morris completes 8 of 12 passes for 95 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown strike. TCU’s ground game sees Trey Sanders carrying the ball 5 times for 20 yards. Colorado, led by quarterback Shadeur Sanders, manages to respond with a 10-play, 75-yard drive capped by a 15-yard touchdown pass. Sanders goes 6 for 9 with 55 passing yards in the quarter.
Projected Quarter 1 Score: Colorado 7 – TCU 14
In the second quarter, TCU’s offense continues to roll, thanks to Morris’s precision passing. With dynamic skill players like JoJo Earle and Trey Sanders, the Horned Frogs extend their lead with another touchdown. Morris completes 9 of 14 passes for 110 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown pass. TCU’s ground game sees Sanders carrying the ball 7 times for 35 yards. Colorado, determined to keep pace, manages to find the end zone once more through a 20-yard touchdown pass from Wilson. Wilson goes 7 for 11 with 80 passing yards in the quarter.
Projected Quarter 2 Score: Colorado 14 – TCU 28
As the game progresses to the third quarter, the scoring onslaught continues. TCU’s offense maintains its tempo, and Morris orchestrates another touchdown drive. Morris completes 11 of 16 passes for 125 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown pass. TCU’s ground game sees Sanders carrying the ball 8 times for 40 yards, while Morris adds 4 carries for 20 yards. Colorado, refusing to back down, manages to find the end zone once more through a 25-yard touchdown pass from Shadeur Sanders.
Projected Quarter 3 Score: Colorado 24 – TCU 38
In the fourth quarter, the anticipation reaches its peak. Colorado’s defense, eager to mount a comeback, steps up and forces turnovers. This leads to additional scoring opportunities for the Buffaloes, as they close the gap with another touchdown. Sanders completes 10 of 15 passes for 105 yards in the quarter.
As the clock winds down, TCU, with their commanding lead, opts for a more conservative approach, relying on their ground game to run down the clock. Morris completes 4 of 7 passes for 50 yards in the quarter. TCU’s ground game sees Sanders carrying the ball 6 times for 30 yards, while Morris adds 3 carries for 15 yards. The final whistle blows on a thrilling, high-scoring affair.
Projected Final Score: Colorado 31 – TCU 41
Projected Final Team Stats (TCU – Colorado)
- Total Yards: 400 – 439
- Passing Yards: 387 – 366
- Rushing Yards: 73 – 73
- Points: 24 – 21
- Chandler Morris (TCU QB): 31-48, 378 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception.
- Trey Sanders (TCU RB): 18 carries, 82 rushing yards.
- Shadeur Sanders (Colorado QB): 30 completions, 47 attempts, 332 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception.
- Xavier Weaver (Colorado WR): 6 catches, 110 yards, 1 touchdown
Player of the Game
Morris had an impressive game, completing 31 passes for 378 yards and 3 touchdowns, leading his team to victory in a high-scoring contest. His accuracy, touchdown passes, and overall impact on the game make him a standout candidate for the Player of the Game award.
Wow. As far as the final score is concerned, I could very well see the game playing out in a similar fashion in real life. Colorado absolutely has the playmakers to stay within striking distance of TCU, especially early in the season when TCU hasn’t gotten into a rhythm yet.
I definitely see Morris having a huge game against a suspect Colorado defense, and I can absolutely see him throwing a pick, too. This is Morris’s first true debut as a started, and it’d be naive to assume he’s going to be perfect out there out of the gate.
I like this prediction a lot. If it comes true, I think both teams come away happy. Everyone is counting on Sanders to get blown out, but I think that’s more wishful thinking because some people just don’t like him. Either way, Sanders will be relatively happy to cover against the spread and announce to the world that Colorado football belongs after hanging with a team that made the playoff a year ago. And TCU, of course, will be happy with a win, regardless of the margin.