An unconvincing, last-second Stanford win over perennial Pac-12 North cellar dwellers Oregon State did little to calm the nerves of the Cardinal faithful. Now, Stanford begins a month at home and a three-game homestand facing No. 15 Washington.
In an ongoing series, The Daily’s Shan Reddy discusses Stanford football’s presence in the NFL, covering the top performances of the past week from the program’s alumni. The NFL season is once again in full swing. The first four weeks of the year have seen several former Cardinal players prove to be among the league’s…
Though the Cardinal allowed a 21-point advantage to evaporate, senior kicker Jet Toner nailed a 39-yard field goal with one second remaining on the clock to send Stanford home with a 31-28 victory on Saturday in Corvallis. (Photo: isiphotos.com)
Two years ago, the last time Stanford went into Corvallis, a senior quarterback named Keller Chryst led the offense to a narrow 15-14 win. The game was Chryst’s last action in a Stanford uniform, because the sophomore quarterback who replaced him during injury in a win over Arizona State was ready to take the reins — K.J. Costello.
Stanford currently sits at 1-3 and is just getting into the heart of a schedule deemed to be the most difficult in the nation preseason. To say the least, the Cardinal’s ten-year run of bowl appearances is in jeopardy. Entering the season, however, it was always a possibility that Stanford would start the season 0-4. Although an opening day victory over Northwestern lifted the spirits of the Cardinal faithful, the three consecutive losses have disheartened many. Now, the game that casual fans and pundits alike pointed to as the first likely win has presented itself: a trip to take on Oregon State. The Daily’s King Jemison, Shan Reddy and Daniel Martinez-Krams talk expectations for the defense, quarterbacks and the Beavers rushing game.
As bad as the opening month of the season has been for Stanford football (1-3, 0-2 Pac-12), it could get worse. All it takes is a road loss to perennial Pac-12 North cellar dweller Oregon State (1-2, 0-0 Pac-12) this Saturday, and the negativity surrounding the program would reach an unprecedented fever pitch.
Stanford football (1-3, 0-2 Pac-12) sputtered to a 21-6 loss against No. 16 Oregon (3-1, 1-0 Pac-12) behind an anemic offense that could only muster two field goals on Saturday.
Stanford football has suffered a pair of gruesome defeats since a season-opening victory. The Daily’s Sally Egan, King Jemison and Shan Reddy talk quarterbacks, injuries and identity ahead of Saturday’s home game against No. 16 Oregon.