The Colorado Buffaloes (3-5, 1-4 Pac-12) will come home after their first trip to California to play the Stanford Cardinal (4-4, 3-3 Pac-12) on Saturday, November 9. A 1:00 p.m. MT kickoff with the game being nationally televised on the Pac-12 Network.
Both teams haven’t faced each other since 2016— a 10-5 defensive slug fest in Palo Alto, Calif. controlled by the Buffs to give them a bowl bid for the first time in nine years.
Colorado’s last win over Stanford at home came on Sept. 6, 1990. Then a member of the Pacific 10, the Cardinal looked to upset the 6th-ranked, Big Eight favorite Buffaloes by racing out to a 14-0 first half lead. However, Colorado held Stanford to three points in the second half and surged back. Eric Bieniemy’s punch in from a yard out on fourth down with only 12 seconds remaining gave CU a 21-17 win over Stanford. A pivotal win towards the Buffs National Championship victory that season.
The Buffaloes second-oldest Pac-12 rival by one year with the first meeting in 1904. A somewhat neutral site game back then with Stanford making the two day trip by train to Denver. A 33-0 shutout over Colorado was not only rare, but was one of 13 consecutive wins and stood as Stanford’s longest winning streak for more than 100 years. A total of 73 years would pass before Colorado and Stanford would meet on the gridiron again.
Stanford holds a 6-4 advantage in the series; and 3-1 as conference foes.