Shedeur Sanders Credit: Jake Shapiro

Emotions are as high as they have ever been as the Colorado Buffaloes take on the Colorado State Rams on Saturday, and things boiled over before the game even started.

Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders and some Colorado State players started talking smack to one another during warmups. Then, a Colorado State player swatted a pass from Sanders to wide receiver Travis Hunter out of the air. That led to players from both teams taking things to the next level as they swarmed the center of the field to get at one another.

It doesn’t appear that things got physical but the intensity between the two programs is officially through the roof.

This comes after a week in which Colorado State head coach Jay Norvell made comments about how he doesn’t think it’s appropriate to speak with adults while “wearing sunglasses and a hat,” a clear shot at Colorado head coach Deion Sanders, who then jawed back.

After a 1-11 season last year, the Buffaloes are back in a big way so far this season with a 2-0 record and wins over TCU and Nebraska. They’re also 23.5-point favorites over the Rams, who are 0-1 on the year.

It’s probably going to get pretty ugly tonight and that’s to say nothing of what Deion and Shedeur Sanders will have to say after the game.

[Jake Shapiro]

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