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30 years later, Barry Sanders reflects on his Heisman season


August 29, 2018

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — It took Barry Sanders four games to figure out how special his 1988 season at Oklahoma State might be.

Returning the season's opening kickoff for a touchdown against Miami (Ohio) didn't do it for him. Neither did his dominance of Texas A&M or his 304 yards and five touchdowns rushing against Tulsa.

It started becoming real for him during a masterful performance at Colorado. The Buffaloes were on the rise with a defense that included future NFL players Kanavis McGhee, Alfred Williams and Deon Figures.

Sanders broke the Buffaloes' backs with a 65-yard touchdown run...

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