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.
Stanford football (1-2, 0-1 Pac-12) is in a dark place after two consecutive blowout defeats. King has three keys to sending the Class of 2023 football fans home happy with a win in their first home game on the Farm.
Stanford (1-2, 0-1 Pac-12) could not compete with No. 17 UCF (3-0, 0-0 AAC) and lost 45-27 on the road. Despite the Cardinal receiving the kickoff, the Knights scored twice in the first five minutes of the game, and Stanford never recovered.
Stanford (1-1, 0-1 Pac-12) will travel across the country to take on No. 17 UCF (2-0, 0-0 AAC) and complete the home-and-home series that began in 2015. The last, and only, time these two sides met the Cardinal rolled the Knights, who would not win a game that year.
The Cardinal must hit the road again to take on a quality opponent. But with the pressure off and expectations gone, perhaps Stanford can find redemption against the 17th-ranked UCF Knights.
Stanford will take its talents to Orlando to face No. 17 UCF on Saturday. The Daily’s King Jemison, Daniel Martinez-Krams and Shan Reddy talk all sides of the ball.