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Buffs have 50-50 chance at Stanford

At the start of the season, ESPN's FPI favored Stanford by about two TDs in this game vs. Colorado. After a 5-2 start by the Buffaloes, it's now too close to call. FPI also gives the Buffs a 60 percent chance to win the Pac-12 South. Week 8 top games (Insider)

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FPI projections for Week 8's best games

The analytics suggest undefeated teams such as Ohio State, Alabama and West Virginia will be fine on Saturday, but conference matchups at this stage of the season can produce strange results.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

David Shaw on Jameis Winston's comments that he wished he would've chosen Stanford: "Jameis and his dad know that I love them to death. I understand those sentiments. I think he's done extremely well with the decisions he's made. I have a fondness for Jameis and always will, but that's all in the past and I'm excited for what he can do in his NFL career... As Jameis said, Stanford is a special place, so I appreciate those words."

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

No real update on Christian McCaffrey's status. Tomorrow, Stanford will determine if he will play against Colorado. But McCaffrey has been progressing this week.


David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford WR Trent Irwin pinpoints what exactly he thinks has tripped up the Cardinal offense, which ranks last nationally in red zone trips and last in conference scoring. Stanford led the Pac-12 in scoring last year. Irwin's theory points to offensive energy.


David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

I asked QB coach Tavita Pritchard about 2007, when he was part of a 2-QB rotation at Stanford. Pritchard's answer shed some light on what the Cardinal hope to attain by using both Ryan Burns and Keller Chryst.

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Steele: Cardinal have edge over Colorado

Stanford, despite its struggles, remains a favorite against Colorado though the popular pick will be the Buffaloes (+1.5). Phil Steele, however, has some very good reasons to take the Cardinal. Best Bets (Insider)

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Colorado has picked up 81 more first downs than Stanford in just about one half of a season. The Buffs lead the Pac-12 in that category while the Cardinal are dead last.


David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford's Chris Harrell, who speaks in the perfect fullback's voice, discusses fake whistles coming from the Notre Dame crowd that threw off the Cardinal offense in the fourth quarter this past weekend.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford DL Solomon Thomas: "I tried to say hi to Ralphie (the buffalo) at Colorado last year, but they wouldn't let me."

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

David Shaw would not confirm or deny whether a Stanford strength coach did indeed say something to rile up Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly after the Cardinal's 17-10 win. "I became aware of [Kelly's accusation] after the game," Shaw said. "I'm very comfortable with the conversations I had with our people about how we are going to react. We are going to represent ourselves in the right way... I don't want to get into it any further."

Don't forget about the kicker

Stanford senior field goal kicker Conrad Ukropina has made 7-of-10 field-goal attempts this season, and all three misses have hit the left upright. With Stanford's offense struggling to click, Ukropina is critical to the Cardinal's hope of salvaging this season. Maisel: Notes to know

West coast matchup in Vegas?

Heading into Week 8, Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy project that the Cardinal will make a trip to Las Vegas during bowl season to face one the most productive running backs in the country. Bowl projections

The harsh reality of college football preseason predictions (1:32)

Team Stats

Passing Yards158.5116th
Rushing Yards146.796th
Points For19.0Tied-121st
Points Against22.0Tied-35th

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