Shedeur Sanders' timely defense propels the Buffs to a 27-24 victory over Arizona State, pushing CU within two victories of bowl eligibility.

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – Deion Sanders was not in the mood to celebrate his first Pac-12 victory on Saturday night.

"I have great expectations," Sanders said after his son, CU's starting quarterback, threw for 239 yards, including a crucial 43-yard pass to Javon Antonio with 50 seconds left in a tie game,

to lead the Buffs to a 27-24 win over Arizona State early Saturday night at Mountain America Stadium. "I have high hopes for us, and we're better than this." We are so much better than this."

The win was CU's first in conference play after a 0-2 start, and it improved the Buffs' record to 4-2 on the season. Coach Prime's team is two wins away from bowl eligibility with six games remaining,

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

"Why do you think I brought him here?" Sanders, the elder, stated. "Don't miss, Mata." He is the person he is. That's what he always says to me, 'I don't miss,' he adds.

'It's over,' I informed him. It's all over. Go ahead and do your thing. 'Put on some shine.'"The Buffs almost missed this one. Almost. CU had

Trenton Bourguet took over at quarterback for ASU, completing seven of 12 passes and executing a 13-play, 94-yard touchdown 

 drive finished by a remarkable 15-yard scoring ball to Troy Omeire and setting up the game-tying extra point. A drive that had Coach Prime enraged after the game.

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

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