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bsn BSN: Cardinal roll, Buffs fall to 4-6

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    In what may have been the first game this season where the Buffs were truly outmatched in all phases, the Stanford Cardinal came into Boulder and put a 42-10 whooping on Colorado. Behind 151 yards rushing 39 yards returning, 15 yards receiving and even 28 yards passing from Christian McCaffrey Stanford marched all over the Colorado defense to put up a total of 472 yards.

    On the other side of the ball, the Buffs were never able to get anything going, especially on the ground where none of their backs averaged over three yards per carry. In the air, Sefo Liufau was only able to amass 125 yards on 10-of-18.

    Just one week after running 114 plays against UCLA, Colorado ran a measly 53 against the Cardinal. With starting quarterback Kevin Hogan in the game, Stanford scored touchdowns on six of their eight drives, including marches of 15, 13 and 12 plays.

    The Buffs were able to hang in the game for most of the first half, but an attempt to bring the game within one score before the buzzer backfired. Sefo Liufau sailed a pass on third and long right into the outstretched arms of Dallas Lloyd. Stanford took the ball 53 yards the other way in the next seven plays to stretch the lead out to 28-7 before the half, effectively shutting the door on any chance of an upset for Colorado.

    Colorado only scored three more points in the second half and their only chance of a momentum swing fell short after a Tedric Thompson interception return came up three yards short of the end zone. Colorado was no able to capitalize on the opportunity, going backward two yards in four plays and giving the ball right back to the Cardinal.

    Overall it was a very tough game for the Buffaloes, simply being worn out by a bigger, stronger, faster team.

    HIGHLIGHTS


    RT @RunRalphieRun: TOUCHDOWN BUFFS! @ItsDonovanLee from 4 yards out. Ball game is tied 7-7. #GoBuffs #STANvsCU https://t.co/YqgEaBPrPk

    — Colorado Buffaloes (@CUBuffs) November 7, 2015



    RT @RunRalphieRun: Here's the play that set up the TD! @SefoLiufau to @NSpruce22 #GoBuffs #STANvsCU https://t.co/CO00rA3IXd

    — Colorado Buffaloes (@CUBuffs) November 7, 2015



    INTERCEPTION! Tedric Thompson almost gets to the end zone after his pick. Buffs ball 1st-and-G. #GoBuffs #STANvsCU https://t.co/pEMtgpBp4e

    — Colorado Buffaloes (@CUBuffs) November 7, 2015


    PLAYER OF THE GAME

    Christian McCaffrey

    The hometown Heisman candidate was as advertised, showing off his wide array of ways he can impact the game. McCaffrey put down 151 yards on the ground and even threw a touchdown pass, showing he truly is America’s all-purpose all-star.

    PLAY OF THE GAME

    This 43-yard bomb from Kevin Hogan to Michael Rector to give the Cardinal a lead they would not relinquish.


    How nice was that @khoagie8 to @michaelrector TD connection? 43 yards. #GoStanford #BeatCU Watch now @Pac12Networks pic.twitter.com/UdQLlyUF4u

    — Stanford Football (@StanfordFball) November 7, 2015


    TURNING POINT


    Sefo Liufau’s interception late in the first half, giving the Cardinal a chance to extend their lead to 28-7.


    .@DallasLloyd's interception is Stanford's third the last two games. #GoStanford #BeatCU pic.twitter.com/NAbs0ixLe1

    — Stanford Football (@StanfordFball) November 7, 2015


    BY THE NUMBERS


    4 – Tedric Thomson’s third quarter interception was the fourth of his career

    27 – The amount of total yards Sefo Liufau needs to pass Kordell Stewart as the school’s all-time leader.

    3,022 – Nelson Spruce’s career receiving total. His 75 yards on the game boosted him into the 3,000-yard club.

    QUOTE OF THE GAME


    Sefo: We're pissed off. To put in a weeks worth of preparation and come out flat like that is really frustrating.

    — Ryan Koenigsberg (@RyanKoenigsberg) November 7, 2015


    LASTING IMPACT


    Just another Pac-12 loss for the Buffaloes and another chance to get a big-time win come and gone.

    WHAT’S NEXT


    Colorado welcomes in the Trojans of USC on Friday night in their last chance at a Pac-12 home win this season.

    Ryan Koenigsberg
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  2. Bufffan68

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    Sefo...anti-clutch. I really hope Montez takes a huge step and is good enough to beat out Sefo next year. Love the guy's heart, but I'm hoping Montez is a game changer...cuz we need one.
     

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