Quick Bit: Travis Hunter’s return from a lacerated liver should breathe life into 4-2 Colorado as it takes on 1-4 Stanford.

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Colorado continues its march towards bowl game qualification with a Friday night duel with 1-4 Stanford.

The Buffaloes (4-2) showed off their flair for the dramatic last weekend, inching past Arizona State by way of a last-second field goal. It was a momentous rally, all things considered; the Buffs had just 50 seconds to trek their way down the field after Arizona State leveled things at 24. But when you have Shedeur Sanders, you have a chance. And with the flick of his wrist, the younger Sanders put Colorado on the ascendancy: his 43-yard completion laid the groundwork for Alejandro Mata’s game winner just seconds later.

The Buffaloes find themselves just two wins away from a spot in the postseason. That’s not too shabby for a team that limped to just one win in 2022, even if that team is vastly different to the one that strutted onto Folsom Field last year.

Travis Hunter’s imminent return looks poised to breathe life into a Buffaloes fanbase already teeming with it. The most exciting player in college football has missed each of Colorado’s last three games after suffering a lacerated liver vs. Colorado State. It remains to be see quite what role he will play on Friday; it’s hard to go from not playing to seeing the field on 100+ snaps. However, with Hunter, Omarion Miller and Xavier Edwards waiting in the wings, the younger Sanders should have plenty of weapons to lay waste to a Stanford defense that has looked porous at times.

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Colorado vs. Stanford results, highlights from Week 7 game

(All times Eastern)

10:36 p.m.: Shilo Sanders leaving his mark thus far. A pair of crunching hits stifle the Cardinal. They’ll have to get things done on third down to keep their burgeoning drive alive…

10:30 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN! Colorado strikes first courtesy of a Sanders’ dart to Xavier Edwards! The Buffs looked like a well-oiled machine on their opening possession. And it pays off with a sumptuous score.

Colorado 7, Stanford 0

10:27 p.m.: Shedeur Sanders busts through the line of scrimmage, scampering some 38 yards to bring Colorado deep into Stanford territory! The gifted gunslinger isn’t known for his proclivity with his legs. But he showed off the vigor he can run with when space opens up for him on that play.

10:25 p.m.: The Cardinal’s drive fizzles out amid a string of incompletions. The Buffaloes will get the ball back via punt.

10:20 p.m.: And we’re off! Stanford starts with the ball at the 25.

10:00 p.m.: Colorado is locked in. Pairing the gold lids with black kits for the first time this year. We’re only moments away from the start of tonight’s game.

9:45 p.m.: Big opportunity for Stanford unveil itself on the big stage. The Cardinal will be searching for blood tonight.

9:00 p.m.: How nice is it to see Hunter return to the field? It’s been a long time coming. Looks like he has an entourage around him, as well.

8:40 p.m.: Looking in mid-season form…

8:30 p.m.: Travis Hunter’s return is but a few moments away. We are all witnesses…

How to watch Colorado vs. Stanford

Date: Friday, Oct. 13
Time: 10 p.m. ET (8 p.m. local time)
Location: Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado
TV channel: ESPN
Live stream: ESPN+, Fubo

Friday’s clash between the Buffaloes and the Cardinal earned primetime billing, kicking off at 10 p.m. ET (8 p.m. local time) from Folsom Field in Boulder. ESPN will handle the coverage for Friday’s affair. Cord-cutters can find all the action on ESPN+ or Fubo, which offers a free trial.

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