The Colorado Buffaloes’ stunning upset of TCU Saturday rocked the college football world.
The ripples are still being felt in Las Vegas, where the Deion Sanders-led Buffs are literally the hottest ticket in town.
Bet MGM’s John Ewing reported Tuesday that Colorado is drawing big money for its game Saturday against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
“There are more bets on Colorado-Nebraska than 14 NFL games this week at @BetMGM,” Ewing tweeted. “80% of money is on @CUBuffsFootball -3.”
There are more bets on Colorado-Nebraska than 14 NFL games this week at @BetMGM.
— John Ewing (@johnewing) September 5, 2023
Sanders predicted the Buffaloes would take the college football world by storm. After the team won one game last season, the new coach came in, retooled the roster, and led Colorado to a huge upset in the opener. The Buffs were a three-touchdown underdog to the defending national runner-up Horned Frogs on the road.
Shedeur Sanders, the coach’s son, passed for more than 500 yards and four touchdowns in the win, drawing talk he might be a dark-horse Heisman Trophy candidate.
The Cornhuskers did not fare well in their opener, blowing a late lead and losing to the Minnesota Golden Gophers in head coach Matt Rhule’s debut. As Nebraska fan site Husker Wave noted after the game, “I will forget Minnesota if Rhule and this team if we go and put up 35 on Colorado and win. Just win.”
According to the early returns at BetMGM, the big money is betting otherwise.