The Stanford Cardinal have had an up-and-down football season thus far, but their winning performance against the Colorado Buffaloes couldn't have come at a better time.
The team started out 3-0 and vaulted themselves into the Top 10 after defeating USC, but subsequently dropped close games at Washington and Notre Dame.
Since the loss to the Fighting Irish, the team has won three straight games, but they hardly looked like a team ready to challenge for a Pac-12 title after squeaking by a poor Washington State team, 24-17.
But against the Buffaloes, every part of the Cardinal attack seemed in tune and prepared for the final three games of the regular season. They have to be ready, though, because they face three ranked teams, including undefeated Oregon at Autzen Stadium.
While a 48-0 win typically signals complete and utter domination, there are always going to be performances that are deserving of recognition as well as ones that will need improvement.
Here are the winners and losers from Stanford's victory over Colorado this past Saturday.