Stanford is coming off a 45-19 win over the Arizona Wildcats, with Heisman Trophy candidate Andrew Luck completing 23-of-27 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Stepfan Taylor added 112 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. For the season, Luck has completed 71.4 percent of his pass attempts for 1,013 yards and 11 touchdowns, while Taylor is averaging over 100 yards per game.
The 1-4 Buffaloes are still looking for their first Pac-12 win after blowing a fourth-quarter lead to the Washington State Cougars last Saturday. Buffaloes running back Rodney Stewart ran for 132 yards and his 1-yard touchdown run with 5:11 to play extended their lead over the Cougars to ten points. Unfortunately for Colorado, they allowed Washington State quarterback Marshall Lobbestael to throw two touchdown passes in the final three minutes, including a 63-yard strike to Marques Wilson, to lose 27-24 in Boulder. Stewart topped the 1,300-yard mark in 2010 and has a team-high 410 yards through the first five games this season.
Game date, time: 7:30pm ET, Saturday, October 8, 2011
Location: Stanford Stadium/Foster Field, Stanford, California
TV channel: Versus
Spread: The Cardinals is favored by 29 points
Series history: Series is tied, 3-3
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