Buffs defeat Arizona State thanks timely defense and Shedeur Sanders

(AP) TEMPE, Arizona - On Saturday night, Deion Sanders was not in the mood to congratulate himself on winning his first Pac-12 game.

"I have great expectations," said Sanders after his son, the starting quarterback for Colorado, passed for 239 yards,

including a critical 43-yard throw to Javon Antonio with 50 seconds left in a tie game.

to defeat Arizona State 27-24 early on Saturday night at Mountain America Stadium. "We are so much better than this," I said, "and I have high hopes for us."

Following a 0-2 start in conference play, CU's victory lifted the Buffs' overall record to 4-2. With six games left,

the squad of Coach Prime is two victories away from becoming eligible for a bowl.

Due to Alejandro Mata's game-winning field goal from 43 yards out with 12 seconds left, three of which will be played at Folsom Field.

"Why do you think I brought him here?" The senior Sanders said. "Don't miss, Mata." He is the individual he is. He always tells me that to me and then he adds, "I don't miss."

I told him, "It's over." It is finished. Do what you want to do. Put some shine on.This one was nearly missed by the Buffs. Almost. CU had

ASU's new quarterback Trenton Bourguet completed seven of his twelve attempts, and he ran for a 94-yard score on 13 plays.

Troy Omeire scored on a stunning 15-yard touchdown pass to cap the drive, setting up the extra point that would have tied the score.

Coach Prime was furious after the game because of the drive.

Sanders stated after leading the Buffs to their first Pac-12 victory, "I'm trying to figure this out. "Because I'm fed up with it." I am sorry.