For the first time this year, No. 1 Stanford (11-1, 8-1 Pac-12) was severely outplayed. The Cardinal arrived in Colorado seeking to start the season 12-0 for the first time since the national championship 1989-90 season, but will now have to regroup.
Stanford played smothering defense, shot the lights out and limited turnovers en route to a 82-54 win over Utah (3-8, 2-8 Pac-12) to start off its weekend road trip on a high note.
The Cardinal has been ranked atop the AP poll for a program record-tying six straight weeks despite playing just one game at Maples Pavilion.
While the whole season has been structured by the ongoing effects of the pandemic, for the first time, No. 1 Stanford (10-0, 7-0 Pac-12) could feel the effects on the court.
The first quarter was a blowout. The rest of the game was a struggle. No. 1 Stanford (9-0, 6-0 Pac-12) had scored 13 points before Arizona State (7-3, 3-3 Pac-12) made its first bucket at the 3:37 mark. The quarter ended with Stanford on top 19-4.
Faced with its second straight top-ten matchup, No. 1 Stanford (8-0, 6-0 Pac-12) used a familiar recipe of dominant defense to showcase the gap between itself and No. 6 Arizona (7-1, 5-1 Pac-12) on Jan. 1. In points, the gap was 81-54, the largest road margin of victory in program history. In everything else, it was Stanford showing off that despite the new year, it is very much the same top-ranked team.
No. 1 Stanford (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12) is showing that it can win in many, many ways. No. 10 UCLA (5-2, 3-2 Pac-12) had not been held below 63 points all season, but on Monday afternoon, the Bruins netted just 49 against Stanford’s vaunted defense.
The self-proclaimed “Road Dogs” (4-2, 4-2 Pac-12) won in double overtime 48-47 over UCLA (3-4, 3-4 Pac-12). Mills’ three passing scores all came after his three interceptions, and for the afternoon he completed 32-of-47 for 427 yards.
Instead, sophomore outside linebacker Stephen Herron sealed the deal with his career-best seventh tackle of the game, and Stanford (4-2, 4-2 Pac-12) escaped the Rose Bowl with a 48-47 double overtime win over UCLA (3-4, 3-4 Pac-12).
Stanford (3-2, 3-2 Pac-12) is bowl eligible, but will decline postseason opportunities because in this universe there is a pandemic that has kept Stanford on the road since Dec. 1. So, when Stanford steps into the Rose Bowl on Saturday, the season will come to an end against UCLA (3-3, 3-3 Pac-12), another team that has come to the same conclusion and will not seek a bowl game.
No. 1 Stanford (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) overcame first half nerves to race past Pacific (0-1, 0-0 WCC) in Spanos Center 104-61.
Two coaches in college women’s basketball history have 1,098 career wins. The legendary Pat Summitt and Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer. That’s it.
With No. 1 Stanford's dominant 83-38 victory over Cal, Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer has tied the legendary Pat Summitt for the most wins in women’s college basketball history with 1,098.
Since her freshman season, the Belibi dunk has been a staple of Stanford’s pregame routine. Last year, there was some inconsistency. This year, Belibi’s hops have no bound.
Head coach David Shaw ’95, for just the second time in his tenure at his alma mater, deferred the kickoff to the second half. Three straight runs to sophomore Austin Jones put Stanford at the 41. From there, senior quarterback Davis Mills had eyes for junior wide receiver Simi Fehoko, and Fehoko alone.
As it stands, Stanford (3-2, 3-2 Pac-12) is over .500 for the first time since the 2019 season opener with its 27-24 win over Oregon State (2-3, 2-3 Pac-12) in Reser Stadium.
It’s not every day that the head coach of a FBS program makes a public service announcement about wild ducks. On Tuesday morning, however, Stanford head coach David Shaw ’95 did just that.
Last year, Stanford needed then-junior tight end Colby Parkinson to throw a touchdown and then-senior kicker Jet Toner to kick a field goal as time expired to get a win in Corvallis. Stanford head coach David Shaw ’95 expects this year to be just as close.
Due to Santa Clara restrictions, Stanford is making a home in Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus. A day after blowing out UNLV and first-year head coach Lindy La Rocque ’12 as the away team, No. 2 Stanford (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12) gave the same treatment to Washington (3-1, 1-1 Pac-12) in the Pac-12 opener with a final score of 83-50.
The home team had won the last five games in the series and on Saturday, Stanford made Husky Stadium its home. Scoring on its first five drives in the game and holding the ball for just shy of the last eight minutes, Stanford (2-2, 2-2 Pac-12) withstood a comeback from No. 23 Washington (3-1, 2-1 Pac-12) to win 31-26.
On Tuesday, Stanford announced that football will be on the road in Seattle to play Washington on Saturday and will remain on the road through its game against Oregon State a week later.
Stanford football will relocate to Seattle, Washington, on Tuesday in response to Santa Clara County’s Nov. 28 revisions to health directives. The team’s next game is an away contest against the University of Washington scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m. PT.
In a special year, Stanford’s special teams were the difference. Coach Pete Alamar’s group blocked a field goal, recovered a muffed punt and blocked the point after attempt to give Stanford its first win in seven tries and 398 days.
Last year, Cal fans stormed the field at Stanford Stadium after ending a historic nine-year run for Stanford with the Axe. Entering the 123rd Big Game, a series which Stanford leads 64-47-11, the goal is simple.