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Offseasons for athletes have their ups and downs. Sure, there’s the relaxation time, the opportunity to pursue other endeavors and improve on one’s game. On the other hand, extended time away from competition can be boring and tedious for an athlete. For the No. 9 Stanford men’s golf team, the long wait between the fall and spring seasons is finally over, as the Card is scheduled to compete at the Amer Ari Invitational in Kona, Hawaii starting Thursday.
Tied 38-38 with Oklahoma State, a flawless two-minute drill from Andrew Luck in the final game of his college career set up a 35-yard field-goal attempt with three seconds left to win the Fiesta Bowl. All it would take was redshirt freshman kicker Jordan Williamson to seal the storybook ending for Luck and the Stanford football team
Every week this football season, I’ve delved into the numbers related to Stanford football and tried to use statistics to gain greater insight into the team and the games themselves. I could do this same thing about last week’s Fiesta Bowl. Except I can’t
Plenty of guys go out on top of their profession. Ted Williams hit a home run in the last at-bat of his career. Bobby Jones retired after winning golf’s Grand Slam. Jim Brown walked away from football after making nine straight Pro Bowls. But it’s not often that superstars get a chance to repeat a perfect send-off.
The foe is definitely daunting, but Stanford fans should be more worried about their own team in this contest. Before you just dismiss this as ridiculous, think back to how Stanford has played this season. Not just the result, but how the team has looked.
The Cowboys are favored and deserve to be. I know it’s annoying when people say this, but I really feel like Oklahoma State would win about six out of 10 meetings between these two teams, but I think Stanford could pull this one out. And yes, I’m biased. But I’m not going to predict my last game as a Stanford student to be a loss. And more importantly, I’m not going to predict Andrew Luck’s last game as a Stanford student to be a loss.