Colorado Football: 3 takeaways from dominant home win over Nebraska

Sep 9, 2023; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes mascot “Ralphie” runs across the field before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 9, 2023; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes mascot “Ralphie” runs across the field before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 9, 2023; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders walks on the sideline against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the second quarter at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

1. What’s next for Colorado football?

If the Buffaloes defeat in-state rival Colorado State next week, a bowl game looks much more feasible this year. In addition,  Shedeur vs. Bo and Shedeur vs. Caleb look fun. The schedule sets up nicely for the Buffs drive for six. They get USC and UCLA early, and they don’t play Washington.

There was little letdown after such an emotional win against TCU. They started slow, but the defense was sharp early, and the offense made adjustments and began to roll. Colorado might not be good enough to win the Pac-12, but they are good enough to ruin it for another team.

What’s next for Nebraska?

Matt Rhule and Marcus Satterfield have to figure out what they want to be offensively. The offensive line isn’t good enough to run the football consistently; their first two games of the year prove that. The offense could not sustain drives, and Jeff Sims continues to make critical mistakes, which makes one wonder how long he will hold onto his job.

Nebraska takes on Northern Illinois — who beat Boston College earlier this year — and Louisiana Tech before they begin conference play. Maybe they can figure out how to score points by then.

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