Well, here we are.
Deion Sanders was the paragon of a lightning rod this offseason, drawing heaps of media attention to Colorado football for the first time in more than two decades. From the infamous, “I’m bringing my luggage, and it’s Louis” to encouraging his players to fight to his attacks on the NCAA for its handling of mental health-based transfers, there’s been little time this summer where people weren’t talking about Deion Sanders.
How to Watch Colorado vs TCU:
Time: 12:00 p.m. E.T. Saturday, September 2, 2023
Radio: The Varsity Network
Online Streaming: Fox Sports Live
Odds: The Horned Frogs are currently 20.5-point favorites against the Buffaloes. The over/under is set at 63.5.
Weather: Partly cloudy with a high of 98 degrees. 3 mph NNW.
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Colorado vs TCU Preview
Almost the entire roster from last year’s Colorado team has departed, leaving Sanders with just his Louis to work with. Is it all talk, or is this team legitimate? He’s got a chance to silence the sea of critics with a win Saturday against one of last year’s playoff contenders.
TCU lost a lot of talent from that playoff team, but Chandler Morris has Fort Worth buzzing with excitement over his potential. The Frogs also brought in a significant number of transfers from Power 5 programs and will be hoping to gel quickly in this highly anticipated matchup.
Colorado vs TCU Prediction
TCU’s loss of offensive coordinator Garret Riley to Clemson in the offseason is devastating and not enough people are talking about it. Fortunately, Chandler Morris has the potential to be a special quarterback who can hopefully offset the damage done by Riley’s departure.
On paper, the Horned Frogs’ defense is much stronger than the Buffaloes’, and while Colorado has a dynamic duo in Shadeur Sanders and Travis Hunter, there aren’t a ton of other proven weapons to work with.
The key to this game will be how well TCU runs the ball. Colorado has two lockdown corners, but is suspect in its front seven. Emani Bailey and Trey Sanders will look to eat up yardage and clock to keep Colorado off the field, and I think they’ll have success behind what Sonny Dykes called the “strength of the team,” the TCU offensive line. Colorado will make some highlight plays, but TCU will win comfortably, 45-17.