‘Toughest stretch of probably my life’

PULLMAN, Wash. – Colorado football coach Deion Sanders bundled up for the cold weather here Friday night but looked almost numb as he stood and watched what happened to his team against Washington State.

It wasn’t pretty. His Buffaloes lost, 56-14. His quarterback son, Shedeur Sanders, left the game with injuries in the second quarter and didn’t return. Even Deion Sanders appeared unusually quiet and uncomfortable on the sidelines, having fallen victim to sickness.

Afterward, he said his head was “throbbing.”

He also said this:

“This is the toughest stretch of probably my life.”

The loss ends Colorado’s bid to become eligible for a postseason bowl game with only one game remaining in the regular season next week at Utah. After starting 3-0 to become arguably the biggest story in sports, the Buffaloes (4-7) now have lost seven of their last eight games and all of their last five.

The celebrity crowds that swarmed to Colorado games early in the season have dwindled. So did the crowd on Friday at Martin Stadium (27,869), the first time all season the Buffs played in a stadium that wasn’t sold out.

Deion Sanders and the Buffaloes suffered a miserable loss to Washington State on Friday.

How did Deion Sanders respond?

He had his own problems Friday as he battled a “foggy” head and sickness on a chilly autumn night on the Palouse of eastern Washington. He said it was an illness that’s made its way through the Colorado locker room but stressed that wasn’t why his team played the way it did.

Afterward, he addressed the news media before he addressed his players.

What did he plan to tell them after this blowout defeat to a team that had lost six straight games before Friday?

“What you gonna say?” he asked rhetorically. “What do you say? I said what I said at halftime, and I challenged them to go out there…

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Publish date : 2023-11-18 09:34:46

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