On Saturday night, there was no doubting that No. 7 Stanford (11-2, 8-2 Pac-12) played a complete game on the conference’s biggest stage to defeat No. 11 Arizona State (10-3, 8-2) 38-14 at Sun Devil Stadium and defend its Pac-12 title. The Cardinal booked its return trip to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl Game — the 100th Rose Bowl Game, no less — and will be going to its fourth BCS bowl game in just as many seasons.
Stanford beat Notre Dame on Saturday for the fourth time in the teams’ last five contests. The 27-20 result was surprisingly close — Stanford had been favored to win by over two touchdowns — but a win is a win, and the Cardinal is now 14-5 in one-possession games since David Shaw took over as head coach.
Another week, another stressful Stanford football game. I would say sorry for sounding like a broken record this season, but it’s not my fault almost… Continue Reading »
Last year, USC waltzed into Stanford Stadium as the favored team with national championship hopes and a top-five ranking. This year, the roles have been reversed, as Stanford travels to the Coliseum as the favorite with a top-five ranking and rekindled national championship dreams.
The wait is over. Nov. 7 has finally arrived.
Tonight, the No. 5 Cardinal (7-1, 5-1 Pac-12) will once again be an underdog against the high-flying No. 3 Ducks (8-0, 5-0) on its own turf, but this time, the stakes are higher, the lights brighter. The two Pac-12 heavyweights will look to keep their conference and national title hopes alive as they collide at Stanford Stadium, tonight’s epicenter of college football nation.
With the announcement last week that fifth-year senior defensive end Ben Gardner would be out for the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury,… Continue Reading »