Colorado is on the board for the first time in 2023.

And it was pretty easy.

After No. 17 TCU went three-and-out to open Saturday’s game, Colorado marched right down the field for a first-possession touchdown in Deion Sanders’ debut as the CU head coach. The Buffs walked 73 yards down the field in 13 plays and 5:06 of game clock.

Sanders’ son, Shedeur, flipped a pass to tailback Dylan Edwards for 4 yards to cap the drive with a touchdown. TCU brought pressure off the edge as Edwards leaked out. Sanders diagnosed things right away and hit the wide-open Edwards for six.

All Shedeur Sanders did at Jackson State was throw touchdown passes. Last fall, he set a program record for touchdowns in a season with 40. At CU, Sanders’ teammates believe he can be one of the best quarterbacks in the Pac-12.

On his first possession, Sanders operated smoothly. CU moved at a lightning-fast tempo, but was very clean. It caught TCU in a substitution once and moved right down the field.

Colorado and TCU are squaring off on FOX.