Sheduer Sanders and Travis Hunter are flying up the Heisman board following Colorado’s Week 1 upset in opposition to TCU. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Colorado has arrived
What was as soon as “We comin’” is now “We’re right here” for Coach Prime and the Colorado Buffaloes, who now appear to have two out-of-nowhere Heisman candidates in Shedeur Sanders and Travis Hunter.
occurring the highway and beating No. 17 and reigning nationwide runner-up TCU 45-42
Colorado solely received one sport final season and introduced in 53 gamers through the switch portal, probably the most within the nation, however that didn’t cease them from occurring the highway and beating No. 17 and reigning nationwide runner-up TCU 45-42 behind a number of glorious particular person performances.
The hype is actual for Deion Sanders’ Buffs and sportsbooks are already scrambling to react. However can Sanders or Hunter truly compete for faculty soccer’s highest honor? We talk about…
Sanders, Hunter make early Heisman circumstances
Colorado was a nationwide darling as quickly as Coach Prime introduced he was vacating Jackson State for a house within the mountains. A number of sportsbooks took extra bets on CU to win the nationwide championship than any faculty, and in response to SimpleBet, 16% of all school soccer Saturday Week 1 wagers concerned the CU-TCU matchup.
an unprecedented leap
ESPN reported that Sanders’ son, who threw for a school-record 510 yards and 4 touchdowns in his debut in opposition to a Energy 5 opponent, shortened from +10000 to +2200 odds as a Heisman candidate at Caesars sportsbook. That’s an unprecedented leap for anybody after only one sport.
To not be outdone, Hunter, who performed over 110 snaps on each offense and protection and completed with 11 receptions, 119 receiving yards, an interception, a cross deflection, and three tackles, rose from +8000 to +2200. He was additionally certainly one of 4 receivers that went over 100 yards on the day, whereas working again Dylan Edwards racked up 159 complete yards and 4 touchdowns.
There has additionally been a little bit of motion within the Buffs’ nationwide championship odds, although not throughout the board. DraftKings bumped Colorado from +20000 to +10000 to win the entire shebang after their highway upset win, whereas FanDuel stood pat with CU at +30000.
Regardless of nonetheless being a large underdog, Colorado is the most important legal responsibility for a lot of sportsbooks within the futures market.
“[Colorado is] being backed as in the event that they have been one of many favorites to win all of it,” stated Ethan Useloff, a dealer for PointsBet/Fanatics.
What’s to come back?
As a lot consideration as Colorado is receiving, it’s nothing in comparison with what’s going to come in the event that they proceed to win. Coach Prime is supremely assured in his staff and has additionally given them a big platform to advertise themselves, whether or not it’s the within entry to this system, selling their social media channels, or his basic attractiveness to the media.
Deion Sanders, a two-time Tremendous Bowl champion and Corridor of Famer, is already championing his stars’ Heisman circumstances. He stated on the sphere through the TCU matchup that Hunter would have already got the Heisman locked up if he made the entire performs he had probabilities at.
“He’s HIM,” stated Coach Prime. “We missed him on two deep balls. He will get these two deep balls, the Heisman is in his crib chilling proper now.”
“Travis is it,” he continued after the sport. “I at all times promote all my youngsters, I actually assume we received a pair guys that ought to be frontrunners for the Heisman proper now. That’s how I really feel and I need to promote my youngsters in any respect prices.”
Caesars has Sanders at +2500 and Hunter at +1600 to win the Heisman
After permitting the mud to settle, Caesars has Sanders at +2500 and Hunter at +1600 to win the Heisman. The latter solely trails reigning Heisman winner Caleb Williams, Michael Penix Jr., and, Jordan Travis, and is tied with Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy because the fourth-most-likely to win the award.
Colorado performs its subsequent sport at house in opposition to the Nebraska Cornhuskers Saturday at midday Jap.