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A conversation with Christian McCaffrey and Austin Hooper

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 2 weeks ago
At the end of Tuesday’s practice, The Stanford Daily’s Nicholas Radoff spoke with freshman running back Christian McCaffrey and sophomore tight end Austin Hooper about Saturday’s Big Game. *** The Stanford Daily (TSD): Both your parents were athletes here, so do you have any expectations or memories of the Big Game? Sophomore tight end Austin Hooper (center) has had a strong opening campaign to...

Coach Shaw discusses the close calls that have marked the 2014 football season

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 2 weeks ago
As Stanford head coach David Shaw gave his weekly media briefing on Tuesday, his mood seemed remarkably downtrodden. Senior linebacker Kevin Anderson (right) has had a tremendous season in his first season as a starter. Anderson is leading the team in tackles for a loss with 10.5 TFL, and tied for third in sacks with 4.5 sacks. (KEVIN HSU/The Stanford Daily) It wasn’t really his tone of voice or...

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

By Braden Gall, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Athlon Sports brings the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from around the weekend of Pac-12 football action: 0: Arizona State TDs scored in the third quarter since the UCLA gameIronically, the last time Arizona State scored a point in the third quarter, it was against the Bruins. In the disappointing loss to Oregon State, the Beavers held the Sun Devils scoreless in...

Instant Replay: Nate Orchard’s OT sack of Hogan

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Stanford lost to Utah. They are now 5-5 and below .500 in conference. Against Utah, they couldn’t move the ball in regulation, and they gave up twice as many scores in overtime as they did in the previous 60 minutes. In a game where touchdowns were at a premium, Utah defensive lineman Nate Orchard’s sack of Kevin Hogan to open the second overtime essentially doomed the Cardinal to a field goal;...

Instant Replay: Nate Orchard’s OT sack of Hogan

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Stanford lost to Utah. They are now 5-5 and below .500 in conference. Against Utah, they couldn’t move the ball in regulation, and they gave up twice as many scores in overtime as they did in the previous 60 minutes. In a game where touchdowns were at a premium, Utah defensive lineman Nate Orchard’s sack of Kevin Hogan to open the second overtime essentially doomed the Cardinal to a field goal;...

By the Numbers: Dominant defense can’t undo offensive woes

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 3 weeks ago
With the 20-17 loss to Utah on Senior Day, the Stanford football team had some unfortunate statistics but also some seniors that shined in their final home game. It was also the first time that head coach David Shaw had lost two consecutive games. 4: Number of sacks allowed by Stanford offensive line against Utah The Stanford offensive line had a rough afternoon and evening trying to keep senior...

By the Numbers: Dominant defense can’t undo offensive woes

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 3 weeks ago
With the 20-17 loss to Utah on Senior Day, the Stanford football team had some unfortunate statistics but also some seniors that shined in their final home game. It was also the first time that head coach David Shaw had lost two consecutive games. 4: Number of sacks allowed by Stanford offensive line against Utah The Stanford offensive line had a rough afternoon and evening trying to keep senior...

Stanford in the NFL: Fleener and Murphy shine

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 3 weeks ago
On a weekend where both current and former Stanford offensive players struggled, Coby Fleener ’12 was a rare highlight. The Indianapolis tight end had a spectacular day against new England, catching seven passes from former Stanford teammate Andrew Luck ’12 for a career-high 144 yards. Fleener looked sharp, particularly in the third quarter. He broke free from coverage to pull in a 45-yard...

Stanford in the NFL: Fleener and Murphy shine

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 3 weeks ago
On a weekend where both current and former Stanford offensive players struggled, Coby Fleener ’12 was a rare highlight. The Indianapolis tight end had a spectacular day against new England, catching seven passes from former Stanford teammate Andrew Luck ’12 for a career-high 144 yards. Fleener looked sharp, particularly in the third quarter. He broke free from coverage to pull in a 45-yard...

Park: How I learned to hate Cal like a good Cardinal fan

By Evan Buhler, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Joey Beyda has been a Stanford fan for longer than I’ve been alive. I’m actually not exaggerating right now — I’m pretty sure his first Big Game was before I was even born. He knows better than anybody else I’ve ever met at this University how to love Stanford unconditionally and hate that school across the Bay. Me? Eh. Being from Minnesota, I didn’t even seriously consider applying to Stanford...