The Colorado Buffaloes (5-2,3-1 Pac-12) are locked in a stalemate with the Stanford Cardinal (4-2,2-2 Pac-12). The Buffs headed to the locker rooms with a 7-3 lead at the halfway point.
Colorado’s defense has been sound. Stanford’s electric tailback Christian McCaffrey started the game, but has been unable to split the Buffaloes’ defensive 11. McCaffrey has rushed 13 times for 49 yards. He’s averaging just 3.8 yards per carry.
The Buffs have looked solid on offense, moreso than the lone touchdown they’ve scored in the game.
Senior quarterback Sefo Liufau has overthrown a few passes, but is 8-of-15 on the day with 90 passing yards and a touchdown, which junior wideout Shay Fields Jr. caught.
Junior tailback Phillip Lindsay has been the star of the show so far. He’s found some big holes and is wearing down the Stanford defense. Lindsay has 73 yards on eight carries so far.
The Buffaloes have outgained the Cardinal in the total yards department by a 177 to 131 margin.
Late in the second quarter, Stanford was driving down the field when senior defensive back made a great leaping play, picking off the Cardinal’s Ryan Burns with less than ten seconds before the halfway point.
The Buffs kneed the ball deep in their own territory to end the half.
One point of concern: Colorado has allowed four quarterback sacks to the Cardinal so far today.
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