Prime Day deal: Oregon ships Colorado and Deion home
The Oregon Ducks were prepared for a battle that never came.
EUGENE — For about three minutes, Deion Sanders sat on a stool by the sideline near his own 25-yard line and waited.
His No. 19 Colorado Buffaloes were being demolished — not a shock considering the 21-point spread to the No. 10 Oregon Ducks — but things were hovering around the embarrassing marker with Oregon leading 21-0 in the final minutes of the half when TV cut to a break. So Sanders, who had two toes amputated from his left foot due to blood clots in 2021, took a seat for the first time.
A few plays earlier, Oregon defensive tackle Casey Rodgers had taken the only momentum the Buffaloes had so far — forcing an Oregon fourth down — and turned Autzen into bedlam when the 305-pound defensive tackle took a direct snap and ran it for 18 yards on a fake punt. That killed CU, Sanders said later, and as he sat on his stool and waited for America to tune back in, the NFL hall of fame cornerback had a pretty good idea as to what was about to happen.