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.
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.
With 30 second left in the game and down by three points, the Wildcats took over possession, but quarterback Hunter Johnson was strip sacked by fifth-year outside linebacker Casey Toohill, and the ball was recovered by sophomore outside linebacker Jordan Fox in the end zone to ice the game.
Anticipation for the upcoming 2019 college football season continues to build as Pac-12 and national sports news media released their annual preseason watchlists and All-American teams last week.
Coming off a mildly disappointing 9-4 season in 2018, No. 25 Stanford football prepares to face one of the nation’s toughest schedules.
The Cardinal had an amazing year in the 2018-19 calendar. Trying to describe all the incredible moments would take too long to do, so The Daily Sports Staff give their favorite moments of the past year.
The Stanford football team will take the field at Cagan Stadium this Saturday for the Cardinal and White Spring Game, the final meeting of their 2019 spring practice sessions. This scrimmage, played between the team’s offense and defense, is a yearly tradition for the team, and is open to the public for free.