Big 12 Football: Travis Hunter gets highlight-reel interception vs. TCU

Travis Hunter, Big 12 football (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
Travis Hunter, Big 12 football (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images) /

Big 12 football is underway on Sep. 2, with a full slate of games highlighted in the early slate by the No. 17 ranked TCU Horned Frogs hosting the Colorado Buffaloes and new head coach Deion Sanders out of the PAC-12. Sanders and the Buffs jumped on TCU early in this game, taking a surprising three-point lead into the locker room at halftime at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.

Colorado continued to put the pressure on the Horned Frogs in the second half, making timely plays and getting off to a fast start on offense. The Buffs extended their lead coming out of the locker room for the second half with an explosive touchdown from Dylan Edwards.

And just when it looked like TCU was on the brink of taking the lead back from Colorado, the Buffs best player made a highlight reel play in the red zone. When TCU starting quarterback Chandler Morris led the offense down the field within just a few yards of the end zone, the former No. 1 rated recruit in the nation in the 2022 class made a huge play.

CU stud Travis Hunter brings in highlight-reel pick against future Big 12 football foe TCU

Sophomore stud receiver/cornerback Travis Hunter showed great anticipation and burst to jump a throw from Morris in the red zone to get Colorado’s second interception of the game.

This was a good throw from Morris in the red zone; Hunter was just quicker and showed great hands to bring down the pick where he fully laid out to jump the route.

Hunter is all over the place for the Buffs as Colorado holds the slim three-point second-half lead over the reigning National Champion runner-up TCU on Sep. 2. He’s played over 80 snaps on both sides of the ball for the Buffs in this game.

On offense, Hunter has eight catches for over 50 yards against TCU. Meanwhile, he has been targeted multiple times in coverage on defense, resulting in one total tackle and one interception.

Hunter and the Buffs hold a 24-21 lead over the Horned Frogs late in the third quarter. This promises to be a battle down the stretch as Colorado has TCU on upset alert after the Frogs came in as a three-score favorite pre-game.

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