On Tuesday, Coach Prime was joined by wide receiver Xavier Weaver. You can watch Sanders’ full remarks in the player above.
Weaver was a standout in the team’s big rivalry game against Nebraska, hauling in 10 passes for 170 yards and a score.
The Buffs are buzzing following their second win of the season. For the team’s home opener, the Buffs beat the Cornhuskers with a final score of 36-14. The game was sold out with 51,241 people in attendance. It was the highest attendance at Folsom in 15 years, according to the team on social media.
“We want to exceed expectations,” Sanders said. “If the expectation is to win, we may understand that — so let’s exceed that. Whatever the expectation is, let’s exceed that individually and combined as a team.”
The Buffs have now climbed to No. 18 in the AP Top 25 poll, and it’s possible they could move up even higher depending on the outcome of the Rocky Mountain Showdown.
“We’re winning but we’re not playing our best football,” Sanders said. “That’s a tremendous sign and we can’t wait to build off that. We want to show you a game that we put it together offensively, defensively as well as special teams. We want to show our fan base that game and that’s what we’re chasing.”
Sanders didn’t have much to say about the matchup itself, but he was asked about this being the first time there has been a Black head coach for the Buffs and the Rams when they face off.
“I haven’t met (Rams head coach Jay Norvell), but I hear he’s a good, good man,” Sanders said. ” I know he’s a great coach. He has those guys playing hard. I’m glad he said that … Unfortunately, one of the brothers has to lose when you face another Black coach. But it’s just tremendous getting this opportunity and allowing the nation to see that we are more than capable of doing a great job.”
The Buffs will face the Rams at Folsom Field. The Buffs are currently on a winning streak when it comes to the showdown having won every year from 2015-2019. This will be the first showdown since 2019.