Deion Sanders told FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff crew that he slept in his office Friday night because he wanted to see the transformation of Folsom Field into the rocking, rollicking stadium that it would become.

Only one problem — Colorado overslept.

After sprinting from the opening snap in an eventual high-scoring road win at TCU in Week 1, the Buffaloes slogged through the first half in an ugly opening 30 against Nebraska on Saturday.

But we’ve learned quickly that once the Buffs turn on the jets, they gone.

As they were against the Cornhuskers in their home opener, sending the Huskers reeling in a 36-14 win. With it, Colorado eclipsed its entire 2022 win total.

Here are 3 takeaways as Colorado moved to 2-0…

The biggest takeaway? Takeaways.

After allowing 42 points in the season-opening 45-42 win over TCU, the Buffaloes buckled down against a Nebraska offense that did itself no favors.

Was it Colorado’s swarming defense that did the damage, coming up with 4 turnovers against the hapless Huskers?

Or was it Jeff Sims, who played a horrible game, replete with mental errors, including fumbles, fumbled snaps, and an interception?

Biggest question: Does it matter? The Buffaloes moved to 2-0, allowed just 341 yards of total offense, and 4-of-13 third down conversions.

Can Ralphie play running back?

Colorado’s average third-down distance in the first half? Eight yards. So of course it was not a surprise to see the Buffs face a third-and-15 on their first third down of the second half.

That happens when your running game manages just 72 yards, including 2.2 yards per carry.

As electric as freshman Dylan Edwards looks with the ball in his hands, he’s got to get going downhill faster.

Even on a bad day, Shedeur Sanders is impressive

Facing a hard-charging Husker defense, Sanders was on his heels most of the first half. But even he had his moments early.

But by late in the third period, he’d clearly hit his groove.

Sanders would finish 31-of-42 passing for 393 yards and 2 touchdowns, while adding an additional score on the ground, uncorking some truly special throws.

A week after spreading the love to 4 100-yard receivers in a 510-yard day, Sanders found Xavier Weaver 10 times for 170 yards and a score.