The college football season is no longer reserved for just playing games on Saturday, and there is an interesting matchup on the schedule Friday night. The Stanford Cardinal visit the Colorado Buffaloes in a big Pac-12 showdown that will attract plenty of attention.
Stanford is coming into this game with an overall record of 1-4, and they have also dropped four straight games this season. The Cardinals have really struggled in Pac-12 Conference action, but they will be looking to end that on Friday.
Colorado has already exceeded expectations this season with a record of 4-2, but they are still looking to win more games. The Buffaloes do come into this game with some momentum after picking up a 27-24 win over Arizona State in their most recent game.
The Colorado Buffaloes are 11.5-point betting favorites over the Stanford Cardinal in this Pac-12 Conference showdown.
Stanford Has to Find Offense
The Stanford Cardinal come into this game averaging just 344 total yards per game, and they can’t move the ball through the air at all. To make matters worse, Stanford is allowing 445 yards per game on defense, and that has caused them to get blown out a ton.
Quarterback Ashton Daniels has thrown for just 561 yards and three touchdowns, and he is going to have to challenge the Colorado defense in this game. Stanford is facing a struggling defense in this matchup, but they still have to prove that they can take advantage.
There are going to be some serious issues for Stanford on defense in this game, and that is how the game could get out of hand. The Cardinal will need to find a way to create some turnovers if they are going to stop Colorado at all.
Buffaloes Must Defend
Colorado has given up 465 yards per game this season, and they have really struggled to slow down teams in the Pac-12 Conference. The secondary has allowed over 300 passing yards per game, and head coach Deion Sanders is searching for answers.
That defense might not be a big problem in this game, as they are facing a team that doesn’t throw the ball a ton. Either way, you will see Colorado trying to win this game with offense, and quarterback Shedeur Sanders can get that done.
Sanders has thrown for 2,020 yards and 16 touchdowns this season to lead the Buffaloes on offense. Colorado doesn’t run the ball much at all, but look for them to mix in some rushing attempts in this game.
Buffaloes Blow Out the Cardinal
Stanford has really struggled to move the football this season, and that’s going to create some big problems against this Colorado team. The Cardinal would be able to keep this game close if they were playing at home, but that’s not the situation they are facing in this one.
Colorado is a team with a ton of hype and momentum, and they are always looking to put on a show on their home field. The Buffaloes should have little trouble moving the football in this game, and that offense is going to be the difference.
Bet the Colorado Buffaloes at -11.5 as they are going to pull away in this game and cruise to a big win.