Stanford Cardinal vs Colorado Buffaloes 10/13/2023 – Pac-12 football will once again take center stage Friday night when Stanford Cardinal (1-4) meet Colorado Buffaloes (4-2) for an epic showdown at Folsom Field in Boulder. Colorado currently enjoys a 10.5-point advantage making this matchup even more anticipated among college football fans – so we take an in-depth look at both teams, their key players, and what can be expected in this eagerly awaited Pac-12 showdown. The free college football betting apps picks are updated below as these teams clash in an important game.
Stanford Cardinal vs Colorado Buffaloes 10/13/2023 Game Info
|When:||Thursday, October 13, 2023|
|Time:||10:00 PM ET|
Troy Taylor vs Deion Sanders
Stanford, in their last season before transitioning to the ACC, is experiencing a difficult year. Sitting at 1-4 with no conference wins to show for it yet this season has proven difficult; evidenced by their 41-6 loss against #9 Oregon Ducks recently.
Stanford struggled to gain any momentum against Oregon, managing only 222 yards compared to Oregon’s 506. Their defense limited Oregon to 14 points before losing control in the second half; showing glimpses of their true potential.
Stanford Has Struggles in Pac 12
Stanford has had difficulty with their quarterback situation this season. Ashton Daniels began as their starting quarterback but was replaced by Justin Lamson during their game with Oregon. Lamson has completed 49.2% of his passes while yet to throw one touchdown out of 61 attempts. Benjamin Yurosek, Stanford’s top skill position player has averaged 45.4 receiving yards per game and scored one touchdown while Casey Filkins leads in rushing yards per game with an average of 39.4.
Stanford has struggled offensively this season, ranking 10th out of 12 teams in the Pac-12 with 19.2 points per game – ranking them 10th out of 12 teams overall and at the bottom of their league in terms of scoring with only 19.2. Their defense is similarly dismal allowing 34.6 points per game with only two takeaways from interceptions on record this year.
Colorado Is an Offensive Powerhouse
Colorado boasts a potency offense led by quarterback Shedeur Sanders. Sanders has amassed 2,020 yards in six games – more than any other quarterback nationwide! Additionally, his stats include an incredible 72.7% completion rate with 16 touchdown passes against just two interceptions; these figures considerably surpass Stanford’s offensive output which has only produced nine total touchdowns this season.
Deion Sanders heaped high praise upon Shedeur after their game against Arizona State, noting his potential impact and calling upon his son “to put on his cape and do what he does.” Such remarks highlight Colorado’s abundance of talent – led by an experienced quarterback with remarkable passing skills.
NCAAF Latest Odds: COL -11 ; O/U 60
Travis Hunter, Colorado’s star two-way player, remains uncertain for their upcoming game due to a lacerated liver. If Hunter were sidelined, 6’1 senior Xavier Weaver would assume his former role atop Colorado’s receiving threat lineup; with 43 catches this season and two touchdowns for an 84.5 average yards per game average. Jimmy Horn Jr also provides another key option as an elite receiver and averaged 62.7 average per game this season. In the backfield two running backs share the load: Dylan Edwards amassed 217 yards while Anthony Hankerson amassed 217 on 48 attempts.
Balance of Defensive and Offensive Performances
Colorado’s offense has been one of the highlights of their Pac-12 Conference season, ranking sixth with an average of 33 points per game and ranking sixth for points scored per game on average (33.3 per game). Defensively however, Colorado ranks middle of the pack by allowing 34.2 points per game on average; Shedeur Sanders leads all players in tackles for safety Shilo Sanders leads them all with 32 from safety Shilo is followed by 11 players having managed 14 sacks between them; 12 times during which Colorado have taken away the ball away 12 times and collected 8 interceptions – three by safety Cam’Ron Silmon-Craig himself!
Colorado has only lost to top-10 teams this season; USC and Oregon were their two defeats; yet, Colorado still managed to claim wins against all their other games, showing they can dominate. When comparing Shedeur Sanders’ 16 touchdowns against Stanford’s total 9 scorer points offense (9). Furthermore, during both teams’ USC match-ups Colorado scored 41 points while Stanford managed only 10 with an eventual 46-point defeat. With two losses under their belts plus an exciting win against Arizona State last month behind them they will surely look to make their mark against Stanford this Saturday afternoon!
Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
Stanford is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Stanford’s last 5 games.
Stanford is 1-9 SU in their last 10 games.
Stanford are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games on the road.
Stanford are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Pac-12 conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Stanford’s last 5 games against an opponent in the South Division division.
Stanford is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games played in October.
Stanford is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in week 7.
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
Colorado are 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Colorado’s last 17 games.
Colorado is 5-14 SU in their last 19 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado’s last 6 games against Stanford.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado’s last 6 games at home.
Colorado is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Pac-12 conference.
Colorado is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the North Division division.
Colorado is 3-13 SU in their last 16 games played in October.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado’s last 6 games played in week 7.
Colorado is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games played on a Friday.
Stanford Cardinal vs Colorado Buffaloes Betting Pick
Friday night’s Pac-12 clash between Stanford and Colorado promises exciting action and an opportunity to witness some exceptional talent on the field. Shedeur Sanders leads Colorado while Stanford looks for their footing in their last Pac-12 season; both teams look set for an important contest that could change conference standings dramatically. College football enthusiasts won’t want to miss this showdown under the lights at Folsom Field as both squads seek to make an impressionful statement about themselves within this league. Take the Buffaloes to secure a victory with the best college football predictions today on a USA sports betting platform.
Score Prediction: Buffaloes 42, Cardinal 10.