Oregon dominated the game from the first kickoff, outplaying Colorado at every turn and appearing faster, stronger, and all-around superior.
"A classic, traditional butt kick. Sanders spoke on the game and added, "No excuses.
"Their team was well-prepared by their coaches. Of course we didn't.
Sanders' assessment is hard to argue with, given the way the game unfolded. Colorado was limited to less than 200 yards of total offense, while Oregon scored over 500 yards.
Shedeur Sanders, who during the first three games of the season appeared to be a strong candidate for the Heisman Trophy, was held in check as he completed 23 of 33 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown.
Sanders was not helped by Oregon's pass rush, which totaled seven sacks and thoroughly outmatched his offensive line.
Sadly, Colorado's difficult times might not be finished. Next week, they'll play host to USC and Caleb Williams in another game in which they'll be huge favorites.