In February 2017, NFL senior draft analyst Lance Zierlein published a scouting report evaluating a running back prospect hoping to be picked high in that year’s NFL draft. “Lacks desired size of an every-down back. Has some tread worn off his tires. Average burst may not be enough to race past NFL speed on second level. Inconsistent squaring up blitzers in pass pro and ducks his head into contact. Doesn’t have NFL-caliber power to break tackles and create yardage for himself through power.”
After a three game losing streak, Stanford football (6-4, 4-3 Pac-12) rebounded with a 48-17 victory over Oregon State (2-8, 1-6) on Senior Night. With the win, the Cardinal become bowl eligible for a program-record tenth straight year.
The first half of Stanford football’s 27-23 road loss to Washington last week was nightmarish. The Huskies scored on their first three possessions to take a 21-0 lead, junior quarterback KJ Costello threw two costly interceptions, and senior wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside- Stanford’s best player- went down with an ankle injury that knocked him out for the rest of the game and has him sidelined this week against Oregon State. Indeed, that miserable half was a microcosm of the horrendous past month and half for the Cardinal. Since then-seventh ranked Stanford beat Oregon in an overtime thriller on September 22nd, the Cardinal have lost four of five games and have fallen from the College Football Playoff discussion into a discussion about whether or not they will make a bowl game.
For the final time, Stanford football’s (5-4, 3-3 Pac-12) seniors will suit up in Stanford Stadium to take on Oregon State (2-7, 1-5) Saturday night. Stanford has won the last eight meetings against the Beavers.
Stanford football (5-4, 3-3 Pac-12) has now lost two in a row after a comeback fell just short in Seattle one week ago. The season seems over already, with the final two games approaching rapidly. Although, one more win will guarantee the team a bowl game, and there’s still the Big Game on the horizon. This week, the Cardinal receive a gift from the NCAA, as they play host to Oregon State this Saturday, in a matchup that has the Cardinal as the heavy favorites. The Daily’s Daniel Martinez-Krams, Andrew Tan, and Shan Reddy grow ever more cynical and ridiculous as the season spirals out of control, and share their thoughts on how bad Oregon State truly is, what to do without JJ Arcega-Whiteside, and what exactly went wrong this season.
After losing four of their last five games, Stanford football has thoroughly dashed all hopes and dreams for another dominant season. The only solace left for Cardinal fans now resides on Sundays. Unfortunately, Week 9 in the NFL was a rollercoaster for Stanford alumni as impressive offensive performances were dampened by injuries on the other side of the ball.
After an agonizing loss to Washington State at home, Stanford football (5-4, 3-3 Pac-12) headed to face Washington (7-3, 5-2) knowing that its shot at the Pac-12 title hung in the balance. The team arrived in Seattle this past Saturday coming off of their best offensive performance of the season against Wazzu, and headed to the Husky Stadium locker room at halftime without a point on the scoreboard, down 21-0.
On Saturday evening at 6PM PST, Stanford football (5-3, 3-2 Pac-12) will head into Seattle to face Washington (6-3, 4-2 Pac-12) at Husky Stadium. The team hopes to get back to winning ways after a closely contested 41-38 defeat against Washington State last weekend.