The No. 14 Stanford Cardinal (7-2, 5-1 Pac-12) flew into Boulder and turned in a dominant performance against the Colorado Buffaloes (1-8, 1-5 Pac-12). The 48-0 victory was somewhat expected, but the game meant so much more than just a notch in the win column.
With matchups against a couple of tough teams coming up, the game against Colorado was the last "easy" one that the Cardinal would have. The momentum and clarity gained from this game will surely help Stanford as it moves into one of the toughest parts of its schedule
Next week, the No. 11 Oregon State Beavers will travel to Stanford Stadium. The week after that, Stanford will be in Eugene for the biggest game of its season. That, of course, is against the No.4 Oregon Ducks, who defeated No. 17 USC 62-51.
So, what exactly did we learn about the Stanford Cardinal this week?