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Seniors near end of their Cardinal careers as Senior Day approaches

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 3 weeks ago
With Senior Day approaching, the two-week stretch between Stanford’s loss to Oregon and Saturday’s showdown with Utah has given the Cardinal’s elder statesmen a chance to reflect and prepare to finish out their careers on a positive note. Fifth year senior fullback Lee Ward (center) will have his family in the stands when he is honored on Senior Day this coming Saturday. Ward has not only...

Card push forward ahead of contest with Utes

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 3 weeks ago
For a man whose team had just been eliminated from Pac-12 championship contention, Stanford head coach David Shaw seemed remarkably optimistic as he spoke to the media on Tuesday. Junior center Graham Shuler (center) and the Stanford offensive line will look to contend with a physical Utes defensive line that sacked Kevin Hogan twice in the Card’s 27-21 loss to Utah last year in Salt Lake...

Wednesday Roundtable: Will Stanford football’s performance this season affect recruiting?

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 3 weeks ago
After four straight double-digit win seasons, Stanford football will be on the wrong side of the 10-win mark – and possibly by a wide margin – for the first time since 2009. We asked football writers Joseph Beyda, Vihan Lakshman and David Cohn: Will Stanford’s dip in performance this season have a profound impact on recruiting? David: While the Cardinal will not represent the Pac-12 North in the...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 11 in the Pac-12

By Braden Gall, 6 months 3 weeks ago
Athlon Sports brings the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from around the weekend of Pac-12 football action: Nov. 30, 1985: Last time Notre Dame allowed 55 pointsArizona State blitzed and rattled Everett Golson en route to five turnovers, seven sacks and a critical top-10 win over Notre Dame. The Sun Devils scored 55 points — 34 unanswered — ...

Stanford in the NFL: Thomas debuts, other alums struggle

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 3 weeks ago
Linebacker Chase Thomas ’13 made an impressive NFL debut with the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. The former Stanford captain largely played on San Francisco’s special teams, and he brought down running back Travaris Cadet for his first professional tackle as the 49ers overcame the New Orleans Saints in overtime, 27-24. Thomas had struggled to build momentum early...

Pac-12 Week 11 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 6 months 4 weeks ago
Three contenders have huge showdowns in Week 11 out West, two of which will be on the road. Oregon, after abusing Stanford, must travel to Utah while UCLA, after totally shutting down Arizona, must travel to Washington. Elsewhere, out in the desert, Arizona State and Arizona are in must-win situations against two totally different opponents. The Sun Devils battle a top 10 foe while the...

Wednesday roundtable: Discussing the defense’s performance in Eugene

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 4 hours ago
Before last week’s loss to Oregon, Stanford’s defense had held opponents to fewer than 30 points in 31 straight games — tops in the nation. Additionally, the Cardinal had limited the Ducks to a combined 34 points in their past two meetings. Last Saturday, Oregon routed Stanford to the tune of 45 points, the most the Cardinal had allowed since surrendering 48 to Arizona in October 2012. We asked...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 10 in the Pac-12

By Braden Gall, 7 months 20 hours ago
Athlon Sports brings the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from around the weekend of Pac-12 football action: 68: Brett Hundley career TD passesUp by just three points late in the third quarter, Brett Hundley found Jordan Payton streaking down the sideline for a 70-yard touchdown that put the game on ice for UCLA. It was Hundley’s 68th career touchdown pass, tying...

Fleener and Luck take over prime time

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 1 day ago
Under the bright lights of prime time, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck ’12 delivered another record-setting performance, earning his first win on Monday Night Football and continuing his ascent to the pinnacle of the sport. With a 25-for-46, 354-yard performance, Luck led his Colts to a 40-24 rout of the New York Giants on the road, extending his franchise record of seven straight 300...

By the numbers: Ducks in flight

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 1 day ago
Though the saying goes, “It never rains at Autzen Stadium,” Heisman hopeful Marcus Mariota and Oregon’s offense rained points upon Stanford’s vaunted defense on Saturday. This year’s rivalry game was touted as being no different from previous years, as two of the best units in the country were pitted against each other: the Ducks’ fifth-ranked scoring offense (45.5 points per game) against the...