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.
No. 25 Stanford opens its 125th season with a home matchup against Northwestern, the defending Big Ten West champion. The Cardinal have won 11 consecutive home openers and are ranked in the AP preseason poll for the ninth-straight year.
Last season, the Stanford football team ranked 114 out of 129 FBS teams in passing yards per game allowed. Improving on that number will be crucial to the success of this year’s team, and fair or not, the onus falls on the defensive backfield.
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.
Twenty-five incoming football freshmen from around the country signed their letters of intent to Stanford on Wednesday as part of National Signing Day, officially becoming Stanford football’s Class of 2020 after months of speculation and recruitment. Stanford’s latest haul boasts nine four-star recruits, 13 three-star recruits and three two-star recruits, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.…