It took all but one week for the Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes to make an impact on oddsmakers, the AP rankings, and many more. Starting with their Week 1 matchup against #17 TCU, Colorado went into the game as a massive 20.5-point underdog. All in all, they were able to stay in the game for the entirety of it and came out on top with a 45-42 win.
In route to their win, Shedeur Sanders, Deion Sanders son, set a school record for passing yards with 510 and also threw for four touchdowns. Helping Sanders break the school’s yard record was Travis Hunter, who plays both wide receiver and cornerback for the Buff’s. Hunter played 129 total snaps and reeled in 119 yards through the air, three tackles on defense, and pulled in an interception.
Following the win over a top-20 opponent, the AP rankings came out with the Buff’s ranked #22 and inside the top-25 for the first time in four seasons.
From an odds standpoint, they saw some massive movement on their odds to both win the National Championships as well as their Pac-12 title odds. Their odds to win the National Championship went into the preseason at a whopping 25000 before tumbling down to 4000 after their win. Their opening Pac-12 title odds didn’t look much better as they peaked at 10000 before they eventually dropped to 2200.
Sticking with the odds shift, both Shedeur Sanders and Travis Hunter have entered the discussion as major Heisman candidates. After his record-breaking performance, Sanders saw his Heisman odds drop from the 100000 they opened at to 2800. It was a similar story for Hunter who saw his 8000 opening odds drop down to 2200.
Looking ahead to Week 2, Colorado is set to face Nebraska where they are a 2.5-point favorite. That wasn’t always the case though as Nebraska originally opened as an 8.5-point favorite before the line shifted as a result of the Colorado win and Nebraska’s loss. The public is all over Colorado in this one as they are taking in 90% of the total bets and 82% of the betting handle.
The Buff’s will have plenty of opportunities to improve both their odds, ranking, and the Heisman odds for both Hunter and Sanders. While the Pac-12 is imploding from within, there is still a major competitive nature to the conference with now six teams ranked inside the top-25 including #6 USC, #13 Oregon, #16 Oregon State, #12 Utah Utes, and #8 Washington Huskies.
|Nebraska is 1-9 (10%) in moneyline bets in their Last 10 Games as Underdog for -8.09 total units lost.|
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFootball) September 8, 2023
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| Title: NCAAF Betting: Colorado Odds Jump After Just Week 1
| Author: Sam Profeta
| Date: September 8th, 2023