Why was Coach Prime’s son Shilo Sanders ejected during Colorado’s defeat to UCLA?

The Colorado Buffaloes, under the leadership of the brother duo Shilo Sanders and Shedeur Sanders, have been a significant topic of conversation this college football season. Colorado fans have repeatedly rushed the field as their father, Deion Sanders, orchestrated several spectacular victories in his role as the team’s head coach.

However, the Buffaloes are struggling to find a rhythm on the field lately. After recently getting overshadowed by Caleb Williams’ squad, the team again went down to 23rd-ranked UCLA at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night in front of 71,343 fans. The match gave a double blow to the team as Shilo sparked controversy on the field.

Why was Shilo Sanders ejected against UCLA?

In the second quarter of Colorado’s 16-28 loss to UCLA, Shilo delivered a significant blow to the opposing team’s star player, Carsen Ryan. The UCLA running back had just caught a pass from his quarterback, Ethan Garbers, and was sprinting toward the sideline. At that moment, Shilo came into his path and delivered a powerful hit using the crown of his helmet beneath the RB’s facemask., via SI.com.

The defensive back initially believed he had executed a clean hit and began celebrating. However, after a thorough review of the incident, the officials promptly threw a flag to penalize him for targeting. Sanders’ squad incurred a 15-yard penalty, and he was subsequently ejected from the game.

Since this incident transpired during the first half of the contest, the young star only had to sit out the remainder of the game. He will be eligible to rejoin the team in their upcoming matchup against Oregon State on Saturday.

UCLA beat Colorado

Colorado was leading 7-6 during the first half of the match. However, UCLA showed no mercy to them afterward, limiting Coach Prime’s squad to 255 yards of offense and conceding only three field goals and one touchdown. The touchdowns by UCLA stars TJ Harden and Collin Schlee in the second half ultimately secured a 28-16 victory for their team.

Meanwhile, the Buffaloes allowed 487 yards, and their promising quarterback Shedeur Sanders could not showcase a promising performance to flash his diamond watch as he finished the contest with 27 of 42 for 217 yards along with a touchdown. Besides that, Carson Steele’s two lost fumbles and Travis Hunter’s two interceptions turned the match in UCLA’s favor.

What’s your take on the match? Tell us in the comments.


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