The Stanford Cardinal and Andrew Luck continue their march through the Pac-12 by taking on the Colorado Buffaloes this weekend. The Cardinal are 4-0 and show no signs of easing up while the Buffaloes are struggling at 1-4. Add it all up, throw in the fact that the game will be played in Palo Alto and together you get a 27 to 29 point spread for this contest.
That's a lot, but judging by the way that the Cardinal have blown out opponents in the first four weeks of the season, it's very reasonable. The Cardinal have won by margins of 54, 30, 27 and 26. A 29-point point difference in this game would be right on par with how Stanford has performed over the last three weeks.
In addition, Colorado has struggled scoring this season. The Buffaloes rank 89th in the country in scoring offense, scoring 24.4 points per game. The Stanford defense, meanwhile, ranks sixth best in the country and is allowing only 11.5 points per game.
If the Cardinal can keep scoring (which they should) and the defense can restrict the Buffaloes (which it should), the Cardinal will be on pace to win by a couple of touchdowns. Coming off of a 45-19 win against the UCLA Bruins, expect the Cardinal to post a similar result in this game and cover the 27 to 29 point spread.