Colorado Buffaloes (5-2) at Stanford Cardinal (4-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 22, 2016, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -2.5 -- Over/Under:
The Colorado Buffaloes will travel to play the Stanford Cardinal in a PAC-12 college football game on Saturday.
The Stanford Cardinal are 4-2 (2-2) this season after beating Notre Dame by a score of 17-10 in their last game. Stanford has struggled on offense this season and was lucky to win in their last game while only scoring 17 points. The Stanford offense is averaging 19 points per game with 146.7 rushing yards and 158.5 passing yards per game. Ryan Burns is completing 64.2% of his passes for 888 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions for Stanford. Christian McCaffrey (Questionable) has rushed for 520 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Bryce Love has rushed for 237 yards for the Cardinal. Trenton Irwin has caught 19 passes for 234 yards, while Michael Rector has caught 17 passes for 221 yards and 1 touchdown for Stanford. The Stanford defense is giving up 22 points per game with 125.7 rushing yards and 241.3 passing yards per game. Solomon Thomas has led the Stanford defense with 30 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, and 4 sacks, while Dallas Lloyd has added 25 tackles and 3 interceptions. Conrad Ukropina has gone 7-10 on field goals for Stanford, with a long of 50 yards.
The Colorado Buffaloes are 5-2 (3-1) this season after beating Arizona State by a score of 40-16 in their last game. Colorado held the Arizona State offense to under 200 total yards, while totaling 580 yards of total offense themselves. The Colorado offense is averaging 39 points per game with 214.9 rushing yards and 300.4 passing yards per game. Sefo Liufau is completing 71.8% of his passes for 1044 yards and 6 touchdowns for Colorado. Phillip Lindsay has rushed for 614 yards and 9 touchdowns, while Kyle Evans has rushed for 275 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Buffaloes. Devin Ross has caught 38 passes for 458 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Bryce Bobo has caught 33 passes for 441 yards and 2 scores for Colorado. The Colorado defense is giving up 20 points per game with 134.3 rushing yards and 179.9 passing yards per game. Kenneth Olugbode has led the Colorado defense with 54 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 1 interception, while Jimmie Gilbert has added 30 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, and 6.5 sacks. David Price has gone 4-5 on field goals, with a long of 54 yards.
Colorado is 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 conference games. Stanford is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and is 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
Stanford has really struggled on offense this season, but is coming off of a rivalry win against Notre Dame and will be at home for this game. Colorado has had a great season so far and has had a high-powered offense, coupled with a very good defense. Sefo Liufau is a great quarterback that is showcasing his ability to the NFL and fans across the country. McCaffrey is hurt for Stanford and will likely be less than 100% if he does play. I like Colorado in this game due to Stanford’s slow offense.