Colorado v. Stanford – Preview
Stanford is 6-2 on the 2012 season, but still habors hopes of a Rose Bowl berth. The Cardinal is 4-1 in Pac-12 play, tied with Oregon State for second place in the Pac-12 North. With the North now a three-team race (other than Stanford and the Oregon schools, no team in the North has a winning record), Stanford still controls its own destiny. Wins over Oregon State next week and against Oregon the following week would set the stage for No. 15 Stanford to vault into the top ten nationally, and into the Pac-12 championship game on November 30th.
Colorado, meanwhile, has no such aspirations. The Buffs are 1-4 in Pac-12 play, tied with Utah at the bottom of the Pac-12 South. Dreams of a bowl game died before the calendar even turned to November, with the Buffs now left to play for respect … or at least to find a way to keep an opposing offense under 50 points a game for the first time since September.
Here are this week’s “T.I.P.S.” for the Colorado/Stan...