Deion Sanders received some high praise for Colorado’s performance on Saturday from a university alumnus.

It wasn’t just any alumnus: it was Chris Fowler, who’s seen more low points than high ones from the Buffaloes football team in recent years. Saturday certainly qualifies as a high: a 45-42 win over TCU, who ended last season in the College Football Playoff.

And it may have seen 2 players enter the Heisman conversation: Shedeur Sanders, who followed his father to Boulder from Jackson State after the former was named head coach of the Buffs, went for 510 yards and 4 touchdowns; Travis Hunter, another transfer from Jackson State, made 11 catches for 119 yards while being credited with 3 tackles and a pretty interception during an impressive 2-way performance.

The Buffs’ showing certainly pleased Fowler, who made his thoughts known on X on Saturday — receiving some props from Sanders as a result:

It’s much too early to tell if we’ll see the younger Sanders and/or Hunter in New York for the Heisman ceremony in a few months, or if Fowler will be calling games involving the Buffs in the Playoff. But at least for one week, Coach Prime and his team are the talk of college football.