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Stanford favored by less than a field goal at home over Colorado

On a neutral field the Buffaloes would likely be the favorites.

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Think back to before the season when you spent hours going over the Colorado Buffaloes schedule trying to find the requisite six wins needed to reach that long sought after bowl berth. Maybe you started with a 2-1 start in non-conference. You probably assumed a win over Oregon State and then stretched your optimism to a home win over Arizona State or, if you were feeling a little wild, a road win over Oregon. But throughout the whole schedule, the one game that nearly everyone chalked up as a sure thing loss was the contest in Palo Alto against the Cardinal.

Now, close your eyes and imagine traveling back in time and telling your preseason self that the college football odds show your Buffaloes as two-point underdogs to Stanford... What exactly would your reaction have been? Yea, that's how great the start of the 2016 season has been for our Buffs.

After initially opening at 3.5 the line quickly dropped to two by Monday afternoon. The Buffaloes, who are 7-0 against the spread this season, are underdogs to Stanford by less than the generally accepted three-point home field advantage. Chew on that for a second...

The Stanford Cardinal have lost two of their last three and are coming off a 17-10 victory over Notre Dame. Their record against the spread matches their win-loss record, meaning they've covered every game they have won. Stanford was able to snap their two-game losing streak last week on the road without Christian McCaffrey but the Irish are in a tailspin. McCaffrey's status for Saturday afternoon is up in the air for now.