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Travis Hunter scores a TD on Deion Sanders’ first game for Colorado

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Welcome back to the football field, Travis Hunter.

Colorado’s two-way star, who suffered a lacerated liver in Week 3, returned to the court for the first time in four weeks and scored a stunning goal in the first quarter of the Buffaloes’ game against visiting Stanford.

But it wasn’t enough as the Buffaloes blew a 29-0 halftime lead and fell 46-43 in 2OT to the Cardinal.

But the early signs looked promising for Hunter and Colorado.

With Colorado already one score ahead of the Cardinal, quarterback Shedeur Sanders drove the Buffaloes down the field and into Stanford territory.

On third-and-10 from the Stanford 21 and with less than four minutes left in the quarter, Sanders threw a short pass under Hunter, who was running a slant route to the middle of the field.

Hunter, 20, caught the pass and kicked it in a standup position, and as linebacker Tristan Sinclair tried to take him down before the first down marker, Hunter used an incredible spin move that looked like it was straight out of a video game to not only avoid the tackle but make Sinclair fall and grab the air. .

From there, Hunter raced past two Stanford defenders without touching the score, which helped put Colorado ahead twice.

Not only was this an incredible play, it was also Hunter’s first FBS touchdown.

It’s been an up and down game for Hunter.

He had an impressive 13 catches for 140 yards and two touchdowns to go along with five tackles.

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But Hunter and other members of Colorado’s secondary struggled and couldn’t stop Stanford receiver Elek Ayomanor, who had 13 catches for an insane 294 yards and three touchdowns.

Earlier in the week, ESPN It has been reported that Hunter will be on a fast count After suffering the injury on September 16 after taking a late hit from Colorado State’s Henry Blackburn.

Travis Hunter, right, runs past Stanford safety Alakai Gilman on his way to scoring a touchdown during the first half.
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“I don’t want him to be a liability. I want him to always be a tremendous asset,” head coach Deion Sanders said this week. [Monday] In the morning, saying, “What else can I do to help us get to the point we need to get to?” I love the team aspect of Travis 100%.”

Hunter, two weeks ago, reportedly pleaded with his coach to play against USC, a game Colorado lost.

Colorado cornerback Travis Hunter warms up before Friday night’s game against Stanford.
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The Colorado receiver forgave Blackburn for the hit, and the two went bowling in late September.




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