After a nearly two-month hiatus, Stanford football returned to the gridiron on Monday, kicking off its first session of spring practices. Following an underwhelming 8-5 record in the 2014 season, the Cardinal’s first without a BCS bowl appearance in five years, there’s a different mentality around the team this spring. “There’s a hunger right now,” said…
Stanford football head coach David Shaw confirmed last week in an interview with Rivals that senior cornerback Wayne Lyons, along with several other seniors, will not be returning to Stanford for the 2015-16 season. Lyons has long been tied to rumors of a possible departure to Michigan, which came to a head when his mother…
Stanford football capped its 2014 season in style, blasting Maryland in the Foster Farms Bowl 45-21. The final score does not reflect the complete one-sidedness of the contest, as the Card led by 35 when they began to pull their starters from the game. Here is the breakdown of Stanford’s dominating performance:
Five or 10 years from now, how will you remember Kevin Hogan?
Not even the chilly Santa Clara wind could cool down Stanford’s sizzling play on Tuesday as the Cardinal (8-5, 5-4 Pac-12) lived up to their billing as the largest favorites of the postseason in a 45-21 Foster Farms Bowl demolition of outmatched Maryland (7-6, 4-4 Big Ten).
In a season marred by inconsistency and questions, one thing has been a given: Stanford has dominated outmatched competition. Given how the Cardinal outmatch the Terrapins on both sides of the ball, more of the same wouldn’t be a surprise.
Foster Farms Bowl: Stanford (7-5, 5-4 Pac-12) vs. Maryland (7-5, 4-4 Big Ten)
Now, with this year’s Stanford offense, pretty much nothing has been a sure thing. But the long ball has always been Kevin Hogan’s strong suit, and both Remound Wright and the offensive line resurrected the running game towards the end of the season. With that in mind, the Maryland defense may not be exactly what the doctor ordered, but it certainly seems like the next best thing.