BOULDER, Colo. (BVM) — The Colorado hype train has taken over college football this season and its matchup against USC should be one of the most-watched games this weekend. But there is another storyline with more historical relevance.
Sanders’ sons, Shedeur and Shilo, have gotten plenty of publicity this year, but they will be going up against another NFL legacy in USC’s Brenden Rice.
The senior wide receiver is the son of all-time great Jerry Rice and he already has five receiving touchdowns on the season.
The two fathers had plenty of must-see matchups in the NFL against one another as Rice was regarded as the best receiver in the game and Sanders was known as the league’s best cornerback.
The younger Rice may not be the receiver his father was, but he has been a very reliable target this year for Caleb Williams in Los Angeles. Do not be surprised if he has a big game this Saturday against a Buffaloes team that has allowed 269.2 yards a game.
The Sanders brothers have obviously made a big impact in Boulder with Shedeur already up to 1,410 passing yards with 11 touchdowns while Shilo has 26 tackles, a forced fumble and an interception in four games.
Colorado is looking to bounce back after a 42-6 drubbing to Oregon last week, and in order for them to have a chance, they will need big games from both Shedeur and Shilo.
USC on the other hand is off to a 4-0 start and is currently a 21.5-point favorite against the Buffaloes. If the game winds up being a blowout, it is safe to assume that Williams had a huge game, and potentially Rice as well.