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    Colorado Daily – Stanford

    Colorado a 2.5-point underdog to Stanford

    From VegasInsider … Colorado opened as a 3.5-point underdog to Stanford this weekend (Saturday, 1:00 p.m., MT, Pac-12 Networks). The line moved to 2.5-points after the open. Considering that Vegas usually gives the home team a three-point advantage, this is basically a game between what Vegas inisders consider to be two fairly evenly matched teams. It will be interesting to see if the line moves if – or when – there is an announcement as to the status of Stanford star Christian McCaffery.


    — California is a 3.0-point favorite at home against Oregon (Friday night)

    — Arizona State is a 7.0-point underdog at home against Washington State

    — No. 5 Washington is a 33.0-point favorite at home against Oregon State

    — No. 18 Utah at UCLA – no line yet

    … Arizona and USC have bye weeks …

    Jon Wilner’s takeaways from Stanford’s 17-10 win over Notre Dame

    From the San Jose Mercury News

    *** The offense showed life.

    It’s all relative, right? After Stanford’s comatose performances against the Washington schools, any combination of big plays and meaningful touchdowns would constitute improvement.

    Bryce Love (129 yards) was effective in place of McCaffrey, the tight ends were involved, the offensive line allowed just three sacks, and Stanford was efficient on third down (7 of 12).

    The 11-play, 67-yard drive that resulted in the winning touchdown (via a fumble recovery in the end zone, no less) was Stanford’s best possession in weeks.

    *** Quenton Meeks is the real deal.

    The sophomore cornerback did not play against the Washington schools because of an undisclosed injury, and it showed: The Cardinal secondary was torched for big plays repeatedly.

    Meeks returned Saturday and made an incalculable difference. Not only did his 50-yard interception return for a touchdown early in the third quarter change the game, but his mere presence on the outside took the pressure off everyone else on the back line.

    If defensive lineman Solomon Thomas is Stanford’s defensive MVP through the first half of the season, Meeks is a close second.

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    Game Notes from the Arizona State game

    — The Buffs moved to 5-2 (3-1), the best start to the season since the 2005 team opened 7-2;

    — The attendance was 48,588, a new high in the Mike MacIntyre era, and the most since 50,083 were on hand for the 2011 USC game;

    — The win was the first in eight tries for Colorado against Arizona State, with the Buffs not coming within two touchdowns of the Sun Devils in the previous seven contests;

    — Colorado honored former Buff great Herb Orvis at halftime. Orvis had previously been named the eighth Buff to be named to the College Football Hall of Fame;

    — The 59-yard field goal by ASU’s Zane Gonzalez was the second-longest in Folsom Field history, second only to the 60-yarder hit by Mason Crosby against Iowa State in 2004;

    — In the second half, Arizona State ran 14 plays inside Colorado territory … for a minus 14 yards. The four Arizona State scoring drives: five plays for 31 yards (touchdown, after a muffed punt); five plays for 52 yards (field goal); four plays for minus-two yards (field goal after a 20-yard punt return); and four plays for minus-nine yards (field goal after a second muffed punt)

    — Phillip Lindsay’s 219 yards rushing marked his first 200-yard game, and third 100-yard game of his career. His 75-yard touchdown run was the longest o his career. With his big night, Lindsay became the 13th player in CU history with over 3,000 all-purpose yards (3,204) and the 14th member of the 500/500 club (over 500 yards both rushing and receiving). His was the first 200-yard rushing effort by a Buff since Chris Brown went for 2011 against Missouri in 2002;

    — Bryce Bobo had the first 100-yard receiving game of his career, with six catches for 110 yards;

    — Chidobe Awuzie recorded his seventh career sack, moving him past Michael Lewis (6.5 – 1998-2001) for the most sacks by a CU defensive back;

    — Afolabi Laguda’s interception was the first of his career, and extended Colorado’s streak with at least one turnover to 20 straight games, the longest current streak in the nation.



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