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Deion Sanders speaks out against reported death threats toward Colorado State safety: ‘This is a game’

The Colorado Buffaloes found a way to win a chippy game against the Colorado State Rams on Saturday, moving to 3-0 in Deion Sanders’ first season as head coach. 

While Colorado remained undefeated by beating Colorado State in overtime, the victory cost the Buffaloes one of their star players. 

Colorado Buffaloes cornerback Travis Hunter gets hit by Colorado State Rams defensive back Henry Blackburn

Travis Hunter, left, of the Colorado Buffaloes gets hit by Colorado State Rams defensive back Henry Blackburn during the Rocky Mountain Showdown at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, on Saturday. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post)

Two-way star Travis Hunter will be out for several weeks after taking an illegal hit from Colorado State safety Henry Blackburn in the first half of Saturday’s contest. Despite referees throwing a flag for unnecessary roughness, Blackburn wasn’t ejected from the game.

“Travis is doing great. Got out of the hospital yesterday,” Sanders said. “He’s at home. Doing his schoolwork, playing video games, being Travis. 

Deion Sanders coaches against Colorado State

Head coach Deion Sanders of the Colorado Buffaloes looks on from the sideline in the second overtime period of the game against the Colorado State Rams at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, on Saturday. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

“He can’t wait to get back to doing what he’s capable of doing.”

The Colorado Buffaloes head to No. 10 Oregon on Saturday for their first game in Pac-12 play. 

Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.

Joe Morgan is a Sports Reporter for Fox News.

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