Stanford vs Colorado Betting Preview College Football Week 7

Stanford vs Colorado Betting Preview College Football Week 7

It’s almost time for Week 7 of the college football season. By no surprise, all eyes will be on Deion Sanders’ Colorado once again after they ended their two-game losing skid last weekend, beating Arizona State. The Buffaloes will face the Stanford Cardinal in another Pac-12 matchup. The kick-off is scheduled for 10 PM ET at Folsom Field in Boulder under the lights on Friday. Stanford is coming off a loss, having just felt the wrath of Bo Nix and the Oregon Ducks in Week 6. Keep reading to find the head-to-head history and the game preview.

Quick Take

  • Stanford faces Colorado on Friday
  • The Buffaloes are a clear favorite in this Pac-12 affair
  • Below, we’ll preview the game


When it comes to recent meetings, Colorado actually has the upper hand. They’ve won three in a row against Stanford, but the Cardinal did win three straight prior to that. But, this is the first time they will meet since November of 2020 when the Buffaloes won a close one by the score of 35-32. 

Tough task for Stanford

Stanford has never been known as much of a force in the college football world and that’s no different in 2023. Troy Taylor’s squad is just 1-4 thus far. They managed to win their series opener against Hawaii but since then, it’s been four consecutive losses to USC, Sacramento State, Arizona, and most recently, Oregon. 

The stout Ducks defense held the Cardinal offense to a mere six points, with quarterback Justin Lamson really struggling to get much going. He completed just 11 of 20 passes for 106 yards. Ashton Daniels, who has also seen playing time under center this year, got injured early in the contest and never returned. There were few positives for Stanford here, registering just 222 total yards to a whopping 506 for Oregon. It was a very lopsided matchup.

To put into perspective how poor the program is at the moment, they’re scoring only 19.2 points per game. That ranks 119th in the country. When it comes to total yardage, the Cardinal ranks 160th. There isn’t a lot Stanford does well and although Colorado is still growing each and every week, they should take care of them. There’s a reason the visitors are a steep +300 underdog at 888sport.

Colorado back on track?

The Buffaloes got off to a torrid start, winning three in a row which included impressive victories over TCU and Nebraska. But, Sanders’ squad was humbled by Oregon in a big way before also losing to Caleb Williams and USC. That being said, Colorado did push the Trojans to the absolute brink, with Shedeur Sanders showing why he’s a projected first-round pick.

Then in Week 6, the Buffaloes rolled into Tempe and got it done, beating ASU 27-24. While it wasn’t pretty, the youngest Sanders clutched up when it mattered most, leading a fourth-quarter drive that led to the game-winning field goal. Shedeur finished 26 for 42 with 239 yards and a touchdown. He’s now thrown for 2,020 yards, 16 touchdowns, and just two interceptions. 

Yes, Deion openly said Colorado played like “hot garbage” on Saturday, but there is no question he’s happy they’re back on track. It also appears the Buffaloes will get a major boost against Stanford as two-way star Travis Hunter is expected to suit up after recovering from a lacerated liver. The WR/CB is a serious difference-maker and will surely play a key part in Saturday’s outcome. Between the talent this team has and their unbeaten run versus Stanford, Colorado is a big favorite at basically all football betting sites.