ESPN's College GameDay crew picks winner of Colorado vs. Nebraska
ESPN’s College GameDay crew was unanimous.
The panel likes No. 22 Colorado to beat Nebraska on Saturday in what will be Deion Sanders’ debut at Folsom Field. Here’s how the crew picked:
- Desmond Howard: Colorado
- Pat McAfee: Colorado
- Joe Namath (guest picker): Colorado
- Lee Corso: Colorado
- Kirk Herbstreit: Colorado
“Do not get twisted on what’s being lost here: how old school they are, how well-coached they are,” Herbstreit said. “This team, I’ll be shocked if they don’t show up ready to go. I think it’ll be close because I think Nebraska’s defense can keep them in the game and I think Jeff Sims running it can help, but Colorado, just too many athletes.”
The Buffs (1-0) are coming off a huge, statement win in Week 1 on the road against what was a ranked TCU squad. Shedeur Sanders set a program record with 510 passing yards — in his FBS debut no less — and Travis Hunter became the first FBS player in two decades to have 100 receiving yards and an interception in the same game.
Colorado won 45-42 and has been at the center of the college football universe ever since.
A grudge match with Nebraska (0-1) — pitting old Big 8 rivals against each other once again — gives the Buffs a chance to back up their win last week and solidify themselves as a team to be taken seriously this fall.
The Buffs and Huskers square off on FOX at 9 a.m. PT.