Stanford has won their previous eight Big Games against Cal. With a win on Saturday, the Cardinal seniors have a chance to finish their collegiate careers undefeated against the Golden Bears.
Before the season, Stanford football’s week 10 road trip to Washington looked like one of the most important games on the Pac-12 calendar. The November 3rd showdown was set up to be a de-facto Pac-12 North championship game between two preseason top 15 teams. As late as week 4, both teams were ranked in the AP Top 10 and seemed to be on a collision course that would decide the Pac-12’s College Football Playoff fate. Even a week ago at this time, most assumed Stanford-Washington would be a battle of ranked teams for Pac-12 supremacy. But then, Washington lost to Cal and Stanford dropped a heartbreaker to Washington State, leaving both the Huskies and the Cardinal out of the first College Football Playoff rankings and setting up Wazzu as the prohibitive division favorite. The Pac-12 is Mike Leach’s world, and Washington and Stanford are just living in it.
For the eighth straight season, Stanford will be going bowling as the No. 18 Cardinal (9-3, 6-3 Pac 12) have accepted an invitation to the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, for a tilt with the North Carolina Tarheels (8-4, 5-3 ACC) on Dec. 30.
Have you set your winter travel plans yet? Pinkish Pasadena? No way, not two years in a row! Shiny San Diego? Sounds nice… Steamy San Antonio? So hot! Sun-kissed Santa Clara? Too Close! El Paso!?!? What??? Good thing you don’t have any holiday plans yet, because Stanford football’s holiday locale is just as up in…
If not the Rose Bowl, it is unlikely that Stanford could make a New Year’s Six bowl game.
Columnist Michael Spelfogel takes a look at the current state of the College Football Playoff picture.
In a nightmare game fraught with failed offensive execution, injuries to key contributors and abundant penalties, the Stanford Cardinal faced its scariest scenario of the evening with two minutes and five seconds remaining. Down 13-9 with no time outs and a starting quarterback making his first road start who had completed just one pass in…
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