Colorado debuts Turnover Throne for Deion Sanders' first home game
Colorado has a turnover prop fit for Coach Prime.
In the first home game of the Deion Sanders era at Colorado, the Buffs debuted a Turnover Throne. And it got plenty of use in the first half. Nebraska turned the football over three times in the opening 30 minutes, a pair of fumbles from quarterback Jeff Sims and then an interception that led directly to the only touchdown of the half.
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Arden Walker was the first to sit in the chair, recovering a fumble from Sims in the first quarter.
Jordan Domineck got the second fumble, a one-play drive from Nebraska that immediately set up Colorado’s first points of the game. CU set up shop at the Nebraska 19, though it was held to a field goal to go up 3-0.
Cam’Ron Silmon-Craig jumped a third-and-12 pass from Sims on the next possession to set up CU at the Nebraska 30. One play later, quarterback Shedeur Sanders threw a touchdown to put the Buffs up 10-0.
TCU turned it over twice in the opener a week ago.
A year after Colorado produced just 11 total turnovers from its defense, the Buffs have five through six quarters of play. The throne might get plenty of use this season.