Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE
The Stanford Cardinal and Colorado Buffaloes meet this weekend in a Pac-12 clash.
Colorado has had a tough go of it this season with a 1-7 overall record, 1-4 in the Pac-12. The Buffaloes have lost their last four contests, including two blowouts to the fourth-ranked Oregon Ducks and No. 10 USC Trojans by a combined score of 120-20.
The Buffaloes biggest issue all season has been defense, where it gives up an average of 46 points per game, ranking them 124th in the nation. Their only win came against the Washington State Cougars back on Sept. 22 in a 35-34 thriller.
Stanford has been a picture of consistency, sporting a 6-2 record and 4-1 in conference. The Cardinal are already bowl eligible once again, something that didn't seem like sure-fire assumption with Andrew Luck leaving after last season for the NFL
Stanford has won its previous two games, with much of the credit going to the defense. The unit ranks 20th in the country, allowing a paltry 18.6 points per game.
Time: 12:00 p.m. MT
Odds: STAN -28