Junior quarterback Davis Mills broke the all-time single-game record for passing yards with 504 yards as Stanford fell on the road to Washington State 49-22 on Saturday.
For fourth time this season, Stanford will be without senior quarterback K.J. Costello. After suffering an injury during Saturday’s loss at Colorado, Costello is highly doubtful for Saturday’s contest against Washington State. In his absence, junior Davis Mills will be tasked with starting under center.
The Daily’s King Jemison, Shan Reddy and Daniel Martinez-Krams talk offensive game plan, the nation’s best pass offense and hopes for the season.
When Stanford last missed a bowl game, George W. Bush was the President of the United States. Instagram and Snapchat did not exist. Current Stanford head coach David Shaw was a mere offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach under Jim Harbaugh. But now, the Cardinal are rapidly approaching a sobering reality they have not faced since 2008: a losing season.
Colorado’s (4-6, 2-5 Pac-12) Evan Price called game with a 37-yard kick as time expired on Saturday night. The Buffs claimed their Homecoming victory 16-13 against Stanford (4-5, 3-4 Pac-12).
On Saturday, a lot of eyes will light up when Colorado’s Laviska Shenault Jr. lines up against Stanford’s Paulson Adebo. Shenault, the Buffaloes’ top receiving option, and Adebo, the Cardinal’s All-American junior cornerback, will meet for the first time—since high school.
Stanford at Colorado might not be a college football headliner on a day when No. 1 LSU will face No. 2 Alabama. But it still means everything to both teams fighting for position in the Pac-12 pecking order. The Cardinal are looking to rebound from a nightmarish start to complete another semi-successful season under head coach David Shaw. The Buffs just want to keep their season alive. Here are three keys to a win in Stanford’s easiest remaining game that undoubtedly will not come easy.
The Daily’s King Jemison, Sally Egan and Shan Reddy talk Costello’s return, facing Montez and leadership.