Stanford football’s defensive unit has been known, at least in the past decade, for its gritty front seven that boasts “intellectual brutality.” This year the strongest component of the defense might be the secondary, as defensive backs coach Duane Akina has put together a group so deep you can hardly see the bottom.
The 2017 college football season is nearly upon us and Stanford special teams will see plenty of new faces and some returning ones, too. Stanford will have to replace special team savants Conrad Ukropina and Christian McCaffrey but coach Pete Alamar is up to the task.
Ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft, football analysts Jamie MacFarlane and Samuel Curry weigh in on the pro stock of this year’s top Cardinal prospects.
Heading into the 2016 Sun Bowl, almost all of the major storylines for the No. 18 Stanford Cardinal (10-3, 6-3 Pac-12) centered around the absence of star running back Christian McCaffrey, who elected to sit out the game to begin preparing for the 2017 NFL Draft. By the final whistle in El Paso, however, it…
Continuing a torrid streak running the football, the Stanford Cardinal (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12) took to the ground early and often in a 41-17 rout of the visiting Rice Owls (3-9, 2-6 C-USA), capping off the regular season with a five-game winning streak.
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Stanford (7-3, 5-3 Pac-12) got off to a fast start and didn’t look back en route to a 52-27 dominating effort over Oregon (3-7, 1-6 Pac-12) Saturday afternoon. The win snapped a two-game losing streak against Oregon for the Cardinal and marked their third win in a row.
Up by two scores late in the third quarter, Stanford football (6-3, 4-3 Pac-12) moved to grind its opponent into sawdust, running the ball on its final 28 offensive plays of the game en route to a 26-15 victory over the visiting Oregon State Beavers (2-7, 1-5 Pac-12) and extending its program-best streak of bowl eligibility to eight consecutive years.