“One Week Wonder”: Pat McAfee Show ‘Bets’ It All on Deion Sanders’ Buffaloes Ahead of Their Bout With Matt Rhule’s Nebraska

Published 09/09/2023, 7:13 AM EDT

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With the NFL season underway, college football is also here, bringing its thrill. Notably, the college football landscape gained more attention when Deion Sanders joined the coaching ranks. After his move from Jackson State to the Colorado Buffaloes, the former Cowboys cornerback faced a life-threatening situation, leaving fans wondering about his health and coaching abilities.

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However, the Pro Football Hall of Famer, known for his optimism, made a successful return to coaching after foot surgery, and the results of his efforts are in front of everyone. Nevertheless, there are ongoing discussions and speculations about Sanders’ team’s future performance, including insights from former NFL punter Pat McAfee.

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On his recent show, ‘The Pat McAfee Show,’ Pat McAfee discussed Deion Sanders and the prospects of his team. The former Colts player delved into the ongoing speculation that has captured the attention of fans and critics alike. McAfee emphasized that the upcoming game between Sanders’ Buffs and Matt Rhule‘s Nebraska, scheduled for September 9, is the most highly anticipated matchup of the week.

He remarked, “All eyes of the football world are wondering is that Colorado team a one-week wonder or are they going to be able to withstand the success and continue to build and climb on the back of a buffalo, not a bison.” During the show, the hosts also evaluated the current state of both teams and concluded that Colorado is presently “miles ahead” of the Cornhuskers.

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Considering their current form and situation, it appears that Deion Sanders’ team has actually a slight edge over Matt Rhule’s Nebraska.

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In Week 2, No. 22 Colorado is set to take on Nebraska in the Buffaloes’ first home game under the leadership of Coach Deion Sanders. Their debut under “Coach Prime” was nothing short of remarkable, with a thrilling 45-42 upset on the road against the reigning national finalist, TCU. Quarterback Shedeur Sanders made a stunning FBS debut, breaking a Colorado record with 510 passing yards. Moreover, the young Travis Hunter also marked his presence on the field as a two-way starter.

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Meanwhile, the start of the Matt Rhule era at Nebraska had a different storyline. The Cornhuskers stumbled, allowing 10 points in the final 2:32 against Minnesota, resulting in an unexpected 13-10 road loss. Quarterback Jeff Sims, in his first start after transferring from Georgia Tech, faced challenges with three interceptions. However, the Cornhuskers’ defense held strong, limiting Minnesota to a mere 2.2 yards per carry.

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Considering the current form of both teams, it’s evident that Colorado’s players are in better shape than the Huskers. The game’s outcome remains uncertain, and only time will reveal the eventual winner. What are your thoughts on this matchup?

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Bhwya Sriya is an NFL Writer at EssentiallySports. With a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from an esteemed university, Bhwya tries to amalgamate her love for sports with her creativity. Her interest in sports arose when Bhwya represented her district on a race track in school.
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