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Colorado Opens As 28-Point Home Underdogs Against Stanford

Colorado returns home to face the Cardinal and the spread drops from the 40's to the high 20's. No, that isn't a good thing...

Tony Medina

After two successive weeks of point spreads that reached all the way up into the 40's against the top teams in the Pac-12 conference on the road, the Buffaloes now return home to face Stanford and a projected four-touchdown margin. That number is obviously significantly lower than the last two that Colorado was up against, but it's another slap in the face for a program that is struggling through a historically poor year.

The Cardinal head into the game at 6-2 with close road losses to both Washington and Notre Dame and wins over USC and Arizona. The offense behind quarterback Josh Nunes has struggled at times this year, but make no mistake, this team still plays smash mouth football with a great defense and a physical running game behind Stepfan Taylor. Last year when the Buffs went to Palo Alto at 1-4 in week six to take on the Andrew Luck led Fiesta Bowl team they were 30 points underdogs. One year later, playing a decently worse team at home and the Buffaloes are only expected to be two points closer. What a season...