The now unranked Stanford football team (4-2, 2-1 Pac-12) suffered a second consecutive crushing defeat, this time at the hands of unranked Utah (3-2, 1-2) in their home stadium. The home crowd sat stunned as the powerful Stanford rushing attack crumbled, the Stanford rushing defense disappeared, and the play of junior quarterback K.J. Costello fluctuated. Still sitting somewhat comfortably atop the Pac-12 north, Stanford is afforded their much needed bye this week, as they prepare for a difficult slew of conference games. Writers King Jemison, Daniel Martinez-Krams and Julio Ballista discuss the sorry state of the Stanford offensive line, the murky future of Bryce Love, and the best way to win the defensive front in the trenches.
Stanford football is 1-0 in 2018.
Well, at least the offense is. In the annual Cardinal and White Game marking the end of the spring football season, the offense, wearing Cardinal jerseys, defeated the defense in White jerseys by a score of 24-16. Junior quarterback Jack Richardson was 21 of 30 for 176 yards and two touchdowns, while senior running back Cameron Scarlett had 112 yards and added another touchdown on the ground.
Stanford football finally comes home on Saturday, after starting the season with three straight road games, to play UCLA. The Daily’s Matthew Gutwald, Ariana Rollins and Jose Saldana discuss how the defense can be better against the Bruins, what Bryce Love can do to get in the Heisman conversation and what the offense needs to do to be successful on Saturday.
The Stanford offensive line was disappointing last season. The talent was there but it didn’t work out as well as most hoped. Under Shaw, where the offensive line goes so does the offense. If the talent and experience already on the line can meet positive production, then the Cardinal might find themselves in their first College Football Playoff.
Two injury-plagued teams will look to move a step closer to getting their seasons back on track Saturday, as Stanford (4-3, 2-3 Pac-12) travels to Tucson to face Arizona (2-5, 0-4).
Stanford needs a quarterback to work with the group it has now, and I think that man is Keller Chryst.
Stanford plays the Wildcats this Saturday in an attempt to return to victory in the conference against a much weaker Arizona squad. With the offense looking to come back to life against an open Wildcats run defense, desk editors Matthew Bernstein and Lorenzo Rosas, along with senior staff writer Do-Hyoung Park, sit down to discuss the importance of this game to the Cardinal’s bowl run and whether the offense will gel under newly-named starting QB Keller Chryst.
A Cardinal defense which had given up 86 points to two Washington teams in the past two weeks finally came together, as a pick-six from sophomore Quenton Meeks kickstarted a second-half rally that would end in a 17-10 victory for the Cardinal (4-2, 3-2 Pac-12) over Notre Dame (2-5) in a turnover-laden game in South Bend, Indiana, on Saturday.