STANFORD, CA - OCTOBER 08: Tyler Hansen #9 of the Colorado Buffaloes throws the ball while pressured by Delano Howell #26 of the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on October 8, 2011 in Stanford, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Colorado Vs. Stanford: The Cardinal Downs Buffaloes, 48-7

The losing continued for Jon Embree and the Colorado Buffaloes. A 1-5 record is not what he envisioned in his first season at the helm.

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Colorado Vs. Stanford Final Score: Andrew Luck Throws Three TDs In 48-7 Cardinal Victory

Jon Embree's first year at the helm of the Colorado Buffaloes has not turned out as well as expected. His team has sunk to 1-5 after a 48-7 loss to the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday evening. The game started off well when Stanford fumbled the kickoff, allowing Colorado to recover it. But that's really when things went bad.

Will Oliver's field goal attempt was blocked at the end of the ensuing drive and returned for a touchdown. Stanford went on to score three more touchdowns in the first half of the game. Colorado managed its one score on a Tyler Hansen five-yard touchdown pass to Tony Clemons in the second quarter. A 76-yard screen pass to Rodney Stewart set up that eventual scoring play.

Stewart, however, managed just 21 yards on 11 carries. Tyler Hansen wasn't that great either, completing just 16 of 30 passes for 204 yards. Stanford's Andrew Luck, though, finished 26-of-33 for 370 yards and three touchdowns. His last touchdown pass was a 30-yard strike to Griff Whalen.

The Buffs stay on the road next week with a trip to the northwest. They will face the Washington Huskies.

For more on this game, visit our Colorado blog The Ralphie Report and our Stanford blog Rule of Tree. Here's this week's college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub for more.

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CU Coach Jon Embree Suspends Five Defensive Players

The Colorado Buffaloes will be without five defensive players for this Saturday's game against Stanford and possibly for the entire season. According to Buffzone, Colorado head coach Jon Embree suspended Parker Orms, Ayodeji Olatoye, Paul Vigo, Josh Moten and Liloa Nobriga on Wednesday and informed the team after the day's practice.

While the particulars for handing down the suspensions are not known right now, the authorities are not involved:

None of the problems that led to the suspensions involved the police, but the rules violations were serious enough that CU is expected to announce today that none of the five will play again this season.

Liloa Nobriga was the linebacker among the group that included four defensive backs. As the Ralphie Report points out, the Buffs already have a weakened secondary and will need to rely on Jason Espinoza and Brian Lockridge, both converted from offensive skill position.

For more on this game, visit our Colorado blog The Ralphie Report and our Stanford blog Rule of Tree.

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