Oregon Ducks wide receiver Troy Franklin (11) runs into the end zone for a touchdown Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

While Deion Sanders’ Colorado Buffaloes have had an absolutely torrid start to the 2023 college football season, they were brought back down to earth on Saturday by the Oregon Ducks.

Dan Lanning’s Ducks absolutely torched the Buffs, taking a 35-0 lead into halftime and eventually defeating Colorado 42-6.

It was a pretty epic beatdown and it certainly reminded a lot of college football fans of a certain dubious high school football program.

Colorado looked so overmatched at times against the high-powered Oregon offense, led by Bo Nix, as well as the stifling defense that kept quarterback Shedeaur Sanders on the run, that many thought they were watching the infamous game between Bishop Sycamore and IMG Academy, which the latter won 58-0.

“Oregon vs. Colorado is gonna be IMG vs. Bishop Sycamore,” one fan said before the game, not knowing how prescient they were.

“I feel like I’m watching IMG Academy vs. Bishop Sycamore,” another fan tweeted once the decimation began.

“They said Oregon making Colorado look like Bishop Sycamore,” said another fan.

“Oregon got Colorado looking like Bishop Sycamore right now,” tweeted another.

Of course, there’s a big difference between a fake school masquerading as a high school football program and Colorado’s season so far. But man, Saturday was a rough one for Deion Sanders’ squad.

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.