The hype around Saturday’s game between No. 19 Colorado and No. 10 Oregon in Eugene is at a palpable level due to the incredible job Deion Sanders has done in resurrecting a Buffaloes program that is off to a surprising 3-0 start.
The Buffs, darlings of college football, are dominating headlines due to their swagger, bravado and explosive offense. But some Colorado players might have given the Ducks even more motivation for the matchup Saturday morning during a pregame walkthrough at Autzen Stadium.
A video making the rounds on social media shows several Buffs players walking on the Ducks’ giant “O” logo at midfield, and Colorado safety Trevor Woods was seen raking the logo with his foot.
Former Oregon linebacker Bryson Young subsequently shared his extreme displeasure.
“Listen I’m not in Oregon’s locker room anymore but this is the type of sh*t that fires me up. That O represents a ton of hard work, sacrifice, and success from so many people. Walking over/raking up an opponent’s logo shows zero class. #goducks Enough said,” Young posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Listen I’m not in Oregon’s locker room anymore but this is the type of sh*t that fires me up. That O represents a ton of hard work, sacrifice, and success from so many people. Walking over/raking up an opponent’s logo shows zero class. #goducks Enough said. pic.twitter.com/sdcNOIDPTe— Bryson T. Young (@blackhawk32698) September 23, 2023
“Run it up on these fools!”
Run it up on these fools! https://t.co/IEKtzDmXKr— DeForest Buckner (@DeForestBuckner) September 23, 2023
Two weeks ago, Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders became angry when Nebraska coaches and players stood on the Buffaloes’ logo at midfield prior to the Buffaloes’ 36-14 victory over the Cornhuskers.
It didn’t take long for college football fans to point out the apparent double standard.
Colorado complains about other people’s lack of respect and how everyone “makes it personal,” then they go and do stuff like this.— 🇧🇴🇧🇷 Scott Boldt 📸 (@scottboldtphoto) September 23, 2023
Be better Colorado. https://t.co/Kk29iAZVLM
ITS PERSONAL NOW https://t.co/oyqq0ZDQ8G— Geaux Ducks (@GeauxDuck) September 23, 2023
They made it personal! https://t.co/uRYgYbuL0F— Joe Fortenbaugh (@JoeFortenbaugh) September 23, 2023