For the final time, Stanford football’s (5-4, 3-3 Pac-12) seniors will suit up in Stanford Stadium to take on Oregon State (2-7, 1-5) Saturday night. Stanford has won the last eight meetings against the Beavers.
For the third straight year, No. 24 Stanford (5-3, 3-2 Pac 12) fell to No. 14 Washington State (7-1, 4-1). For the second straight year, a heartbreaking margin of three points separated the two sides, as the Cougars were able to kick a go-ahead field goal with nineteen seconds remaining to defeat the Cardinal 41-38.
Stanford football (5-2, 3-1) recovered from two straight painful losses to get a huge 20-13 road victory over Arizona State (3-4, 1-3) on Thursday night. Senior wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside had seven catches for 91 yards and the go-ahead touchdown, his ninth of the year. The Cardinal defense forced three turnovers to keep the Sun Devils offense in check and move Stanford one step closer to a Pac-12 North title.
“It starts with stopping the run.” After three straight games allowing a one hundred yard rusher, defensive coordinator Lance Anderson knows disrupting the Arizona State run game is the top priority for the Stanford defense.
The Stanford Cardinal (4-2, 3-1 Pac-12) will return to action tonight at Arizona State (3-3, 1-2 Pac 12) looking to rebound from consecutive defeats. The Cardinal will come off their bye to play a team in the Sun Devils that has been perfect at home under first year head coach Herm Edwards, including a win against a top 25 ranked opponent in Michigan State.
With the passing of Wednesday’s National Signing Day, Stanford’s 2018 recruiting class is finalized and 14 new Cardinal will join the team in the fall. The class included five four-star recruits and is ranked 39th in the nation according to 247 Sports. Head coach David Shaw addressed the media on Wednesday to discuss the latest group headed to the Farm.
Last year, Stanford’s defense seemed to lack that one star in its linebacker core. Coming off the departures of Martinez and Anderson, the Cardinal’s lack of experience occasionally reared its ugly head. And when thinking about the brutal losses to Washington and Washington State last year, although there was trouble for Stanford all over the field, an overwhelmed linebacker unit carried a share of the blame for the Cardinal’s inability to come up with stops.
As the embodiment of a football program that plays things close to the vest, David Shaw doesn’t like to give much away. Details regarding the depth chart, player injuries or points of emphasis in practice might as well be locked away in Fort Knox because Stanford’s head man will not budge an inch. But, when…
Launching into their full-on game week routine, on Sunday the Stanford Cardinal released their depth chart for the season-opening tilt against the visiting Kansas State Wildcats, providing further clarity as to the state of a number of fierce position battles during training camp. Unlike last season when the Cardinal made liberal use of the “OR” designation…