STAT WATCH: Shedeur Sanders’ passing numbers best for FBS first-timer, and he’s just getting started

College football’s top statistical performances in Week 1 begins with Colorado’s Shedeur Sanders. His school-record 510 passing yards against TCU were most by a player in his first FBS game since at least 1996 and his 38 completions are tied for the national season high. His four touchdown passes were one more than Colorado threw for as a team on the road in six games in 2022. Oregon scored the sixth-most points by an FBS team since 2000 in its 81-7 rout of Portland State. North Carolina’s nine sacks against South Carolina were its most since at least 2000.