Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The Colorado Buffaloes take on the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Stanford Stadium. The opening line for this game has Stanford as 3.5 point favorites. This season the Buffaloes are 7-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-4-0. The Cardinal have an over/under record of 2-4-0 and they are 4-2-0 against the spread.
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Sefo Liufau finished with 265 yards through the air for Colorado last week. He completed 23 passes out of 31 attempts for a 74% completion percentage. The Buffaloes were led in rushing by Phillip Lindsay, who finished with 219 yards on 26 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Bryce Bobo was the team leader in receiving with a total of 110 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Colorado got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 18 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 84 total plays for 580 yards for the game. The Buffaloes ran for 315 yards on 52 attempts.
Ryan Burns finished with 120 yards passing for Stanford last week. He went 10 for 19, resulting in a 53% completion percentage. The Cardinal were led on the ground by Bryce Love, who finished with 129 yards on 23 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Michael Rector led the team in receiving with 34 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Stanford had 18 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 60 total plays for 296 yards for the contest. The Cardinal ran for 176 yards on 40 carries as a team.
Colorado scores 39 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 22nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22.6 passes on 33.7 attempts for a 66.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 300.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 22nd in college football. The Buffaloes run for an average of 214.9 yards per game on 47.6 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 31st in the nation. They also run 81.3 plays per contest and average 6.3 yards per play for an average of 515.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 13th overall this season. The Buffaloes average 25.7 first downs per game which ranks them 16th in the country. They accumulate 38 penalty yards per game via 4.9 penalties, which ranks 117th in the nation.
Colorado allows 179 passing yards per game, ranking 21st in D-1, and they allow 20 points per contest on defense, which ranks 27th. They give up 17.1 completions on 33.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 50.6. The Buffaloes allow 133.9 rushing yards per game on 34.3 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 34th in the country. Colorado allows 312.9 total yards per game including 4.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 14th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.6 penalties for 40.3 yards per game, ranking them 11th among D-1 teams.
Stanford averages 19 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 121st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14.5 passes per game on 23.8 attempts for a 60.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 159.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 115th in Division 1. The Cardinal run for an average of 145.5 yards per game on 35 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 96th on the ground. They also run 58.8 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 305.2 yards per game, ranking them 125th in the country on offense. The Cardinal get an average of 16.3 first downs per game, which ranks 123rd in the nation. They average 45 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, ranking them 107th in college football.
Stanford allows an average of 241.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 81st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 22 points per contest, which has them ranked 35th in the nation. They give up 19.8 completions on 32.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.3 per game. The Cardinal allow 125.7 rushing yards per contest on 32.8 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 23rd in the country. Stanford allows 367 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 45th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 7.2 penalties for 55.5 yards in each contest, ranking 70th in the nation.
Colorado Betting Trends
Colorado is 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
Colorado has an ATS record of 7-0-0 this season
Stanford Betting Trends
Stanford is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
Stanford has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 OL Aaron Haigler Knee "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
10/16/16 DB Jaisen Sanchez Knee "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
10/16/16 TE Sean Irwin Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
10/16/16 LB Trent Headley Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
09/30/16 WR Juwann Winfree Knee out for season
09/19/16 LB Derek McCartney ACL out for season
09/18/16 PK Diego Gonzalez Achilles out for season
10/16/16 CB Alijah Holder Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
10/16/16 RB Christian McCaffrey Leg "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
10/16/16 FB Daniel Marx Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
Josh's Pick: Take Stanford
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