Colorado Buffaloes coach Deion Sanders was not feeling well when the Buffs faced the Washington State Cougars on Friday, November 17. The 56-14 loss made it worse.
The loss dropped the Buffaloes to 4-7 and was their seventh loss for the season. Worse, the defeat also prevents Colorado from being eligible for a bowl game per Yahoo Sports.
“This is the toughest stretch of probably my life,” Sanders said in the post-game press conference. “I’m sorry guys, my head is throbbing.”
“They kicked our butts with or without that,” Sanders added.
Coach Prime shared that an illness is plaguing the team. However, he is not using that as an excuse for the loss to the Cougars.
Shedeur Sanders hurt
Compounding the woes of the Buffs is the injury to Shedeur Sanders. The 21-year-old got hurt on a strip sack but briefly came back into the game and threw a TD pass to Travis Hunter before leaving for good.
“He had some numbness in his hand and couldn’t really grip the ball,” Deion Sanders said afterward via ESPN. “But then that second hit he just got rolled up on. We decided not to send him back out.”
Sanders wraps up his first season with the Buffaloes in Week 13 when Colorado takes on the 7-4 Utah Utes on Friday, November 24. The Buffaloes are 4-7 so far this season.