True freshman quarterback Ryan Burns may have accounted for the team’s only points, but the Cardinal offense showed off its depth in Stanford’s open scrimmage on Saturday morning, converting three fourth downs and spreading the ball around at halfback and wide receiver.
It’s been a sluggish evening for the Stanford offense. The Cardinal has turned the ball over three times, and even though it has gained more than 400 yards, it only has a single touchdown to show for its efforts. Nothing is coming easy — it never does, here at Autzen Stadium.
For the players donning cardinal red shoulder pads at Stanford’s Dan Elliott Practice Field and the coaches overseeing them, the fun is just beginning.
As the first game of the season draws nearer, the Cardinal continues to attract national attention through its strong representation in the preseason college football award watch lists. Only a few days removed from five Cardinal players being named to the Bednarik and Maxwell watch lists, four more watch lists recognized nine more of the boys from The Farm.
The defense “won the day,” but the offense, led by a touchdown run from sophomore running back Barry Sanders, had its moments as Stanford football held its first open practice of the spring season Saturday. Without senior free safety Ed Reynolds, who missed practice with a tweaked muscle—head coach Shaw called the move “precautionary” and…
After concentrating on conditioning for the last few weeks, the Stanford football team will finally be back in spring practice from Monday, with players ready to start competing for key places in next season’s starting lineup.
All-American tight end Zach Ertz and fellow senior tight end Levine Toilolo both announced on Monday that they would declare for the NFL draft and not be back for their final year of eligibility at Stanford. Their departures, while not entirely unexpected, slightly dampened the excitement generated by classmates and defensive stars Ben Gardner, Shayne…
The Pac-12 is quickly becoming known as the conference of offenses. From Stanford’s methodically efficient march to Oregon’s dangerously explosive attack—both averaged over 40 points per game last season—it’s hardly deniable that the conference has emerged as an offensive juggernaut. But that doesn’t mean the Pac-12’s abilities on the other side of the ball should be sold short. While the SEC may still reign as the king of impenetrable defenses, the West Coast has produced its own share of stellar defensive units.