With last week’s finalization of the College Football Playoff committee and all of the controversy and mudslinging that followed, it seems as if much of America has forgotten that we still have one year left in the ever pleasing Bowl Championship Series (BCS) era.
For the first time in his collegiate career, Kevin Hogan failed to deliver with the game on the line.
Welcome to The Daily’s live blog of this afternoon’s football game between No. 5 Stanford (5-0, 3-0 Pac-12) and Utah (3-2, 0-2) at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. We’ll be updating this page all afternoon with live coverage and analysis. Please refresh this page throughout the afternoon for the most recent updates and follow us on Twitter @StanfordSports for more coverage. All times are
Going into Saturday’s matchup in Salt Lake City, the Stanford Cardinal owns an active winning streak against 11 of the 12 teams in the Pacific-12 conference. From blowouts like the dismantling of Washington State at CenturyLink Field two weeks ago to nail-biters like the overtime thriller against Oregon at Autzen last season, the Cardinal has seen it all in its most recent trip around its conference.
Survive and advance. As a preseason top-five team, the goal is that simple. Barring the nearly unprecedented scenario of three BCS conference teams all going undefeated, the Stanford Cardinal needs only to win every game to go to the BCS National Championship; style points won’t matter.
All eyes are on Stanford’s primetime showdown with Pac-12 North foe Oregon on Nov. 7, but the Cardinal has 11 other games to worry about as well. Last year, after all, Stanford lost a trap game to unranked Washington and barely squeaked by a team it was accustomed to blowing out, San Jose State. With the Spartans coming to the Farm on Saturday, we asked Daily football beat writers Joseph Beyda, George Chen and Sam Fisher: Which non-Oregon opponent is most likely to beat Stanford this season?
With the two star juniors, slugging right fielder Austin Wilson and solid right-handed starter A.J. Vanegas, back in the mix, Stanford baseball looks to regain some national respectability in the Pac-12 Conference.