A viral video has emerged showing a TCU fan calling Colorado’s Travis Hunter “overrated” before Saturday’s incredible season opener. The clip showed some pregame back and forth between the Horned Frogs supporter and the Buffaloes star before he absolutely went off on the field.
Hunter played both sides of the ball in that Week 1 matchup, showing off his versatility and endurance. His play helped CU upset the Frogs as a 21-point road underdog.
The contest represented Deion Sanders’ debut with the program, as well as that of many of his players. Over the offseason, Coach Prime completely overhauled the Colorado roster, bringing in more than 70 new players to play in Boulder.
Many were skeptical about the roster management approach ahead of season’s start, but the Buffs made them into believers on Saturday.
Colorado won a 45-42 thriller in Fort Worth, upsetting the reigning national runner-up. The Buffaloes’ stars shined in that matchup, with quarterback Shedeur Sanders throwing for a school record 510 yards while Travis Hunter played 151 snaps both on offense and defense.
When all was said and done, Hunter racked up 119 receiving yards, three tackles, and a game-changing interception in the red zone. That performance certainly shut up one particular TCU fan that was seen ridiculing the athlete before kickoff.
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“Travis, you’re overrated as f—,” the fan screamed to Hunter as the Buffaloes walked onto the field. “You’re so overrated.”
Hunter chirped back a bit in that pregame interaction, but he let his play do most of the talking.
Following a big pick in the red zone, cameras panned back in the direction of the fan heard trashing Hunter just hours before. “Who said it?” the man behind the lens, Darius Sanders, asked.
The dejected TCU fans sat back down after the missed scoring opportunity, but that feeling of disappointment would linger. Though the Horned Frogs were able to nab a fourth quarter lead, Colorado’s Dylan Edwards would later score one of his four touchdowns to put the game away.
DYLAN EDWARDS DOES IT AGAIN 😱
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His 46-yard reception on fourth down would be the decisive score.