After allowing two quick touchdowns to Washington’s potent offense last week, Stanford’s entire defense put together their finest performance of the season last Friday. They allowed just 26 Washington yards on their next five drives and did not concede another score for over 36 minutes of game action.
According to Stanford head coach David Shaw, playing in the Big Game for the first time can be a shock to the system for the Cardinal freshmen. “You have to try to warn them, but they won’t get it,” Shaw said at his Tuesday press conference. “You’re going to feel it before the game ever…
Stanford’s offense emerged from the funk it had been mired in the last two weeks to gain 406 yards on the nation’s top-ranked defense, while the Cardinal defense shut down the explosive Washington attack in the second half to lead Stanford (7-3, 6-2 Pac-12) to a 30-22 home victory over the ninth-ranked Huskies (8-2, 5-2…
The Stanford men’s golf team completed the fall portion of its season on Wednesday with a 22-under-par second-place finish at the St Mary’s Invitational, held at Poppy Hills Golf Club in Pebble Beach. Junior Brandon Wu paced the Cardinal with a fifth-place finish at seven-under, a fitting conclusion to his stellar fall season.
Stanford football suffered its third loss of the season to Washington State last week in Pullman. The offense struggled to generate any moment but now have a short week to play Washington at home this Friday. King Jemison, Alejandro Salinas and Ariana Rollins discuss Washington’s defense and the Cardinal’s passing attack and defense.
Stanford’s passing game struggled against Washington State last Saturday, but both players and coaches expressed optimism that there were positives they can take away from the disappointing road loss and that a few small improvements could lead to a much better showing this Friday night against Washington.
Last year, Stanford leaned heavily on the frontcourt for offensive production, and though the offense will look different this year, the forwards and centers will still be a critical part of Stanford’s game plan on both ends of the court. The Cardinal return preseason All-Pac-12 First Team selection Reid Travis and a host of other veteran contributors, while also introducing a talented group of newcomers.
Stanford’s practice on Wednesday night ended with the temperature under 60 degrees, and most coaches were wearing jackets or sweatshirts. On Saturday against Washington State in Pullman, the temperature will be about half that, as the high is forecasted to be 36 degrees with some snow possible. Cardinal coaches and players addressed the added degree of difficulty and what they must do to adjust to the weather after practice.