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.
Just hours after calling out Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian for suggesting that his team was faking injuries to slow down the Huskies’ offense, Stanford head football coach David Shaw spoke to the media once again, following the conclusion of Tuesday’s practice.
There are a lot of cliches that can accurately be used to describe Stanford’s 31-28 escape against Washington on Saturday night — both teams played… Continue Reading »
For most Pac-12 schools, traveling 2,500 miles to the East Coast for an out-of-conference game could be an unwelcome change. The long journey between the two coasts, coupled with the three-hour difference in time zones, is often cited as a reason for subpar performances from normally strong teams in cross-country matchups. Stanford, however, isn’t “most Pac-12 schools.”
The wait for Stanford football is over. After a 249-day offseason filled with tight position battles, endless media hype and dramatic hairstyle changes, the No. 5 Cardinal will finally take the field tomorrow night against San Jose State to begin one of the most anticipated seasons in school history. With an 8 p.m. kickoff time, Stanford is the last college football team in the nation to launch its 2013 campaign.
While most other Division I teams have moved away from the position entirely, Stanford has three fullbacks on its roster — and it plans to play all three of them.
After Stanford’s second day of practices in preparation for San Jose State, head coach David Shaw passed on the first notable injury news of the season: fifth-year senior fullback Ryan Hewitt was held out of practice on Tuesday and might miss Saturday’s season opener.