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Behind Enemy Lines: Big Game Edition

Stanford and Cal have one of the greatest and least appreciated rivalries in sports, academics and clock towers. Nevertheless, we find ways to collaborate. This week, we have invited a few of our Bears friends to our roundtable to provide some insider scouting on the Big Game foe.

Daily staffer predictions: The Big Game

Bobby Pragada Stanford 20, Cal 23 I want Stanford to win as much as the next person, but unfortunately, I already know exactly how this game is going to play out. Step one: Stanford comes out of the tunnel and plays abysmal offense with their flawed offensive line, as they try to run Bryce Love 20 times before the half. They pick up three first downs and are shut out in the first half. Step two: Our lack of a pass rush makes Chase Garbers look like Aaron Rodgers; he carves us up to the tune of two touchdowns and three field goals. Step three: Trailing 0-23 at the half, KJ Costello will emerge from the tunnel like the second coming of Andrew Luck and lead the most immaculate comeback attempt in Big Game history. It will be breathtaking. Step four: Lance Anderson’s halftime wizardry solves all of the defense’s problems and they shut out Cal in the second half. Step five: The comeback falls just short for any number of reasons. Unfortunately, this has been the script of every Stanford performance, and we already used up our miracle in Oregon.

Predictions: Alamo Bowl

Stanford has conquered tough defenses before, but TCU’s defense is a different animal. They’re only allowing 17.6 points per game in a Big 12 Conference that is known for its ridiculously high scores week after week.

Football predictions: Stanford vs. Cal

The Cardinal are favored around 16 points to beat the Bears and that sounds about right. At home, Stanford football has been dominant at home averaging 42.75 points per game and 294.75 rushing yards per game. The home win over No. 9 Washington was the Cardinal’s most impressive victory of the season as future Heisman runner-up Bryce Love rushed for 166 yards against the top-ranked defense in college. Stanford on the road has been suspect but Stanford at home should not be questioned.

Football predictions: Stanford vs. Washington State

King Jemison: Stanford 27, Washington State 24 This will be a tough game for Stanford even if Bryce Love does play. If he can’t go, then the task is almost impossible for the Cardinal. We saw last week how the offense bogged down without the electric Heisman candidate to bail them out. Keller Chryst took…

Football preview: 2017 season predictions

With the start of the 2017 college football season coming soon, a few members of The Daily Sports Staff — Sam Curry (SC), Tristan Vanech (TV), Jose Saldana (JS), Lorenzo Rosas (LR), Sandip Srinivas (SS), Vihan Lakshman (VL) and Jamie MacFarlane (JM) — provided their predictions on how the Cardinal will fare this season and which teams will establish themselves among the top in the nation.
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