Colorado Safety Shilo Sanders Disqualified from Game against UCLA for Targeting Call
In a game against UCLA on Saturday, Colorado safety Shilo Sanders was disqualified after a targeting call late in the second quarter. With UCLA leading 7-6 and in Colorado territory, Sanders appeared to lead with his shoulder on a hit, but his helmet made contact with the Bruins’ running back.
The incident occurred as Sanders celebrated what he believed would be a third-down stop. However, flags were thrown, and the play was reviewed for targeting. Ultimately, the targeting call was confirmed, granting UCLA a first down and sidelining Sanders for the remainder of the game.
Sanders, who has been a key player for Colorado this season, has recorded 36 tackles, one forced fumble, and one interception so far. Under the leadership of coach Deion Sanders, the Colorado Buffaloes have had a decent season with a 4-3 record, following a promising 3-0 start.
The Buffaloes, who are eyeing their first bowl eligibility since 2020, need just two more wins in their remaining five games. This is a significant improvement from last season when they struggled and ended with a disappointing 1-11 record.
While the disqualification of Shilo Sanders is undoubtedly a setback, the Colorado Buffaloes remain focused on their goal of reaching a bowl game. They will have to rally together and find ways to compensate for the loss of their talented safety.
It will be interesting to see how the team adjusts and responds in the upcoming games. With only five games left in the season, every win is crucial for their postseason aspirations. Coach Deion Sanders will play a vital role in guiding his team to success and keeping their spirits high despite the challenges they may face.
The Colorado Buffaloes will work hard to bounce back from this setback and continue their pursuit of a successful season. The dedication and determination of the players will be put to the test as they strive to make their mark in the 2021 season and achieve a milestone for the program.