‘Frustrated’ Deion Sanders believes his team still doesn’t know how to win yet following Colorado’s last-minute loss to Arizona

Sanders claimed after the defeat against Arizona that the Buffaloes just can't get over the hump.

‘Frustrated’ Deion Sanders believes his team still doesn’t know how to win yet following Colorado’s last-minute loss to Arizona

Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders (Image via IMAGO)

A late 24-yard field goal from Arizona Wilder cats Tyler Loop handed the Colorado Buffaloes their sixth defeat of the season. After the game, Buffs head coach Deion Sanders once again repeated that his team “hasn’t learned how to win.”


CBS News Colorado’s Romi Bean asked coach Prime about his thoughts regarding the three back-to-back defeats. He claimed that everyone is doing their job and working as hard as they can, but they are coming short when it matters the most.

We're so close, is what I told the team, but yet so far. We just simply don't know how to win yet. It's not for lack of effort or lack of coaching with the staff. Everybody around is doing a phenomenal job. We just can't get over that hump.

It has been a rough couple of patches for the Buffaloes, who just can’t seem to kick up a notch like they used to in the earlier games. As Sanders said, ‘It’s not a lack of effort,” but sometimes the extra mile is the answer.

The retired NFL legend’s primary focus since arriving in Boulder country was to elevate the game and make people take notice of how good they can be. He always iterated ‘We told you we coming‘ but the loss against Arizona has forced the 59-year-old to sing in a different tune.

We're going to get there. I don't know when, [but] we're going to get there.

Arizona edged past Deion Sanders’ Buffaloes

After last week’s game against the Oregon State Beavers, Sanders told everyone to “trust in the process” and that he doesn’t visualize “the same passion” as he would like. Well, he may have witnessed a lot of that yesterday.

'Frustrated' Deion Sanders believes his team still doesn't know how to win yet following Colorado's last-minute loss to Arizona
Deion Sanders (Image via IMAGO)

In all honesty, the game between Colorado and Arizona was a back-and-forth, ‘you score one, I score one’ game. It kicked off with Buffs quarterback Shedeur Sanders fourth rushing touchdown of the season. They even went into the break leading 24-17.

However, Arizona kept pace in the raging cauldron known as Folsom Field, but a late Michale Harrison touchdown in the third quarter appeared to have tipped the tie in the Buffs’ favor. Alas! It wasn’t meant to be, as the Cats running back DJ Williams ran 7 yards to equalize early in the fourth.

And then, in the dying embers of the game, came the final nail in the coffin for Deion Sanders’ team. Virtually the last play of the game from the Arizona kicker, Tyler Loop, won the Cats their 7th game of the college football season.


Despite the loss, it was another well-rounded performance from Shedeur. He capped off the day with 22 of 35 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns, in addition to rushing for 29 yards and one score. He will be playing the Washington State Cougars in the next game and will close out the year with a showdown against No. 13 Utah.

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