No. 18 Stanford football (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12) will look to cap off the 2016 season with a victory in the Hyundai Sun Bowl against the North Carolina Tar Heels (8-4, 5-3 ACC) Friday at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas.
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Following a 26-15 victory over Oregon State at home last Saturday, Stanford football (6-3, 4-3 Pac-12) goes on the road for another conference game against a 3-6 Oregon team with a lone conference win. Football writers Jamie MacFarlane, Samuel Curry and Lorenzo Rosas break down the Ducks’ offensive woes and Stanford head coach David Shaw’s plans for improvement at the quarterback position.
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.
A season’s worth of frustrations were only amplified on Saturday as Stanford (4-3, 2-3 Pac-12) failed to score a touchdown in a 10-5 loss to Colorado (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12), which maintains control of its destiny in the Pac-12 South.
Compared to other positions, there are perhaps the most question marks surrounding the Cardinal’s linebacker unit going into the 2016 season. That being said, the linebackers have the potential to be a solid crew that helps this year’s Cardinal defense become one of the best in recent memory.
This is the seventh of a 12-part preview of the 2016 football season. Part 1 focused on the running backs and fullbacks. Part 2 featured a roundtable on the offense. Part 3 focused on the tight ends and receivers. Part 4 focused on the offensive line. Part 5 focused on the quarterback. Part 6 featured a roundtable on the defense. In a…
As part of The Daily’s preview coverage of Stanford football’s fast-approaching 2016 campaign, football analysts Andrew Mather, Vihan Lakshman and Nicky Sullivan got together to discuss some pressing questions regarding the Stanford defense. This is the sixth of a 12-part preview of the 2016 football season. Part 1 focused on the running backs and fullbacks. Part 2 featured a…