Shedeur Sanders was a part of his first college football field-storming on Saturday.

When No. 22 Colorado took down Nebraska, 36-14, in Deion Sanders’ first home game as the Buffs head coach, a record crowd at Folsom Field had every reason to rush the field. They did so a bit early, but can you blame them for celebrating Win No. 2 one year removed from a one-win season?

Sanders continued his hot start, throwing for 393 yards and scoring three total touchdowns (two through the air) in the win.

And the Buffs’ star quarterback wanted to savor the moment afterward.

“I’m excited for it, then it’s bitter-sweet because I started getting beat up in there,” he said with a smile. “It looked fun, but I’m telling you, stay out of that. And they tried to tell me, ‘Hey, go to the locker room.’ But me being hard-headed, I’m like, ‘Nah, I want to enjoy this.’

“It was a bitter-sweet moment. It hurt a little bit. Need to get in the ice tub.”

Colorado is 2-0 on the year for the first time since 2020. It is ranked for the first time since the 2020 season as well. The Buffs figure to rise in next week’s AP poll. And they have a good chance of closing out nonconference play 3-0.

CU will host Colorado State next week. Then, a trip to Eugene is on deck for Colorado in Coach Prime’s first Pac-12 game.