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Football preview: 2016 season predictions

With Stanford’s season opener against Kansas State looming, a few members of The Daily Sports Staff — Vihan Lakshman (VL), Michael Peterson (MP), Sanjay Srinivas (SS), Andrew Mather (AM), Do-Hyoung Park (DHP), Nicky Sullivan (NS) and Alexa Philippou (AO) — provided their predictions on how the Cardinal will fare this season and which teams will emerge as among the top in the nation.

Stanford to play Kansas State in 2016, 2021

Stanford Athletics announced Monday that the Stanford football team will participate in a home-and-home series with Kansas State in 2016 and 2021. The 2016 game will be played at Stanford Stadium, while the 2021 game will be played in Manhattan, Kansas. The addition of Kansas State to the 2016 schedule officially completes Stanford’s non-conference slate.…