Shedeur Sanders Says Playing TCU Wasn’t Much Different Than Playing An FCS Team

Shedeur Sanders throws a pass against TCU.

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Shedeur Sanders put the college football world on notice with his impressive Colorado debut this weekend. The former Jackson State signal caller set a school record for passing in his first game, helping the Buffs pull off an impressive upset over TCU.

Sanders was asked about the win after the game, with one reporter inquiring about the jump from the FCS to the PAC-12. The quarterback’s response is now going viral.

Many were skeptical that Sanders, and many of his Colorado teammates for that matter, could see instant success in their moves from a perceived lower level of football competition. Some of the more notable media members went as far as to say that the Buffaloes would field the worst roster in the country.

ESPN pegged the team to be the worst in the nation this preseason, adding to a long list of doubters surrounding Deion Sanders’ program.

This came due to Coach Prime’s massive overhaul of transfer talent. Many of the Buffs’ top projected contributors hailed from either the FCS or Group of Five ranks.

One week into the season, and that doubt is all but gone.

Colorado stormed into Fort Worth and shocked reigning national runner-up TCU as a 21-point underdog. That win came largely due to an incredible offensive output.

The Buffs racked up 565 yards against the Horned Frogs, making a mockery of the secondary.

The passing game set a number of school marks, none more notable than Shedeur Sanders’ record-setting 510-yard performance.

After the game, he was asked about the step up in competition. He didn’t see many marked differences between playing in the Power Five and the FCS.

“Nah,” Sanders replied when asked if anything felt different during the game against TCU. “I’ll say the only difference between FCS and this level is — the defensive line will get off blocks if you try to scramble up, faster. That’s it.

“Everything else [is the same], you’ve got good players… but everybody on the field ain’t going first round.”

The competition won’t get much easier for Sanders and Co. in the month of September. Colorado hosts Nebraska and rival Colorado State over the next two weeks before beginning conference play against USC and Oregon.

We’ll see if the Buffs are able to keep the momentum rolling.