With three official practices complete, No. 23 Stanford football has opened its fall camp. Ahead of the Aug. 31 season opener against Northwestern, preparation is paramount to success for the Cardinal, a team widely considered to have the toughest schedule in the nation. “I think it’s great. I love playing in big games,” said senior…
Stanford is reflecting on the ups and downs of last season as it prepares for change in 2019.
Though its year ended with a 14-13 win over Pittsburgh in the Hyundai Sun Bowl, the 2018-2019 Stanford football team certainly ended its regular season feeling that more could have been accomplished. With a roster featuring a returning Heisman finalist in senior Bryce Love, a monstrous All-Pac-12 selection in JJ Arcega-Whiteside and a strong defensive…
The National Football League announced their invitations to the 2019 Combine today, including seven Stanford football players in their list of 338 total prospects. The Combine, held in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a yearly event for NFL scouts to evaluate and interview potential draft prospects. The Stanford players invited cover a variety of offensive and defensive positions, including wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside, running back Bryce Love, offensive lineman Nate Herbig, tight end Kaden Smith, linebacker Bobby Okereke, cornerback Alijah Holder and punter Jake Bailey.
“It’s not a beauty contest,” said Stanford head coach David Shaw, “it’s a football game and thankfully, we were able to win it.”
With offensive explosions in the first and fourth quarters bookending a stagnation of scoring in the second and third, Stanford football (8-4, 6-3 Pac-12) hoisted the Axe and claimed its ninth straight Big Game victory over the California Golden Bears (7-5, 4-5 Pac-12) this past Saturday by a score of 23-13. Coming off of a two-game win streak and sporting a Pac-12 leading defense, Cal may have had its best chance in years to surprise the Cardinal and snap a nearly decade-long streak of Big Game dominance, but came up short in a defensive standoff.
This past Saturday, the Stanford football team (7-4, 5-3 Pac-12) headed down to Los Angeles to face off against a top in-state rival – the UCLA Bruins (3-9, 3-6) – and took the game with a final score of 49-42. After crushing Oregon State at home earlier in the month, the team was riding a wave of high-octane offensive production led by junior quarterback KJ Costello. Costello has been the driving force of the team since the first game of the season, filling in as the team’s centerpiece for Bryce Love, who has been unable to recapture his former dominance during this season.
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.