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Stanford vs. Colorado: Buffaloes crushed 48-0

Colorado's miserable season continued on Saturday, as they offered virtually no resistance to the Cardinal in yet another brutal loss.

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Colorado football hits new low in loss to Stanford

The Colorado Buffaloes' 48-0 loss to the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday was the worst in a string of five consecutive blowout defeats, says Ralphie Report's Jon Woods.

Colorado was outgained in the contest, 436 total yards to 76. At least some of the blame has to fall on head coach Jon Embree, whom Woods has defended over the course of the season. That isn't the case anymore:

All year I have been adamant that under no circumstances should Jon Embree and this staff be fired. That opinion has changed. I haven't seen anything that leads me to believe that improvement is coming, and that's all that I've asked for out of this season.

The loss to Stanford marked the first time the Buffs have been shut out at home since 1986. Over its past five games, Colorado has been outscored by an average of 52-10. It's a historically bad stretch that doesn't elicit much hope out of Boulder.

The Buffaloes have hit rock bottom, purchased furniture, and plan on staying awhile.

Colorado has a road game against Arizona and home games against Washington and Utah to close out the season. At least the Buffs can hang their hats on the fact that they won't go winless -- for the season, or in conference play -- thanks to a win at Washington State on Sept. 22.


Colorado vs. Stanford final: Buffs lose 48-0

The Stanford Cardinal defense put on a dominating performance and Kevin Hogan aced his quarterback audition as Stanford rolled the Colorado Buffaloes, 48-0. Colorado did not cross midfield until five minutes into the fourth quarter.

Stanford held Colorado to 76 total net yards, six first downs, sacked the Buffalo quarterback seven times and collected two turnovers. Out of 12 total drives, Colorado had only four go for more than three plays, and never advanced more than 25 yards down the field.

Josh Nunes played the first quarter for Stanford, going 3 for 5 for 23 yards. Hogan took over for the second and took the Cardinal offense to four touchdowns on his first four drives. Brett Nottingham was the third quarterback to play for Stanford, going 3 for 5 for 16 yards. Stepfan Taylor and Jamal-Rashad Patterson both had a hand in the run game, with Taylor picking up 43 yards and two touchdowns and Patterson adding another 42 yards.

Box Score Hero: Hogan had quite a day. The freshman finished the day having completed 18 of 23 attempts for 184 yards with two touchdowns, and another 48 yards on seven runs. Levine Toilolo had 59 yards on three receptions, and Zach Ertz had six catches for 41 yards. Each man had a touchdown.

Rankings Ramifications: Stanford, ranked No. 14 going into the game, is likely to see a boost in the rankings after such a dominant game.

But Did They Cover? At -28, Stanford had the spread covered by the second quarter.

For More On This Game:

For more on Cardinal football, visit Stanford blog Rule Of Tree, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Bay Area.

For more on Buffs football, visit Colorado blog The Ralphie Report, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Denver.

Next Week's Schedule: Stanford will host the Oregon St. Beavers at home, while Colorado will head on the road to face the Arizona Wildcats.

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This story was originally published on SB Nation.com.


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