In last season’s meeting between Stanford and USC, red-zone inefficiency plagued the Cardinal as they scored just one touchdown in four trips, coming up empty twice. We asked football writers Jordan Wallach, Vihan Lakshman and Joseph Beyda, what must Stanford do to flip the script and come away with touchdowns in the red zone against…
Another season, another weekend of matches dominated by Stanford women’s volleyball. The No. 3 Cardinal opened up their 2014 campaign in America’s heartland this weekend, taking on Iowa State and No. 7 Nebraska in the annual AVCA Showcase, and they swept both matches with ease.
Back in January, shortly after Stanford’s women’s volleyball team was eliminated by Penn State in the NCAA Tournament, then-sophomore Inky Ajanaku told me, “This loss is going to burn in our minds until December.”
The Cardinal have played just three games against FCS opponents: against Cornell in 1991, UC-Davis in 2005 and Sacramento State in 2010. Three teams in Division I-A have never played a game against an FCS opponent: Notre Dame, USC and UCLA.
The Cardinal’s postseason run came to a crashing end in its Super Regional finale, as Vanderbilt exposed the lack of depth in the team’s pitching staff and fended off a comeback effort to clinch a College World Series berth by a 12-5 score.
Freshman shortstop Tommy Edman’s two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth sent the Cardinal into a frenzy and propelled them into the NCAA Super Regional in dramatic fashion. The 5-4 Stanford victory marked the second consecutive game in which a timely late Stanford home run had pushed the Cardinal over host and top-seeded Indiana.
Stanford baseball staved off elimination in dominating fashion, as the offense exploded for 12 runs on 11 hits and freshman starter Brett Hanewich held Youngstown State to two runs — one earned — over seven innings, to give the Cardinal a 12-4 victory.
In Stanford baseball’s first postseason game since 2012, freshman Cal Quantrill dominated the Indiana State lineup in a complete game effort and freshman Jack Klein knocked a three-run homer — the first of his career — to lead the Cardinal to an 8-1 victory.