The Stanford Cardinal will fight the Stanford of the East this Saturday in Durham, North Carolina. And they will be sizable favorites. The Cardinal are currently posted as 21 to 22 point favorites over a Duke Blue Devils team that was upset by Richmond--a solid FCS team, but an FCS team nonetheless.
And I'm sure the question among many people is, "Why is that line so low?"
Stanford is by far the superior football team, and they have a quarterback who's probably going to roll to undisputed #1 draft pick status. That should be enough to roll to victory on Saturday, right? Well, certain factors could hold the Cardinal back.
Don't expect Duke to score any upsets, but Stanford is very likely to be challenged directly in this one.
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