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Top three matchups: Stanford vs. USC

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR (Jr.) vs. Alijah Holder, CB (Jr.) JuJu Smith-Schuster, a second-team All-American, is undoubtedly one of the Trojans’ deadliest weapons. In the first installment of the Stanford-USC rivalry last season, Stanford had trouble keeping up with Smith-Schuster, who recorded 153 yards off 8 receptions, along with a touchdown. While the Cardinal came up…

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.

2016 Stanford football depth chart released

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…

Football preview podcast: Talking Ryan Burns and the Stanford defense

In the third installment of our Stanford football preview podcast, Daily football analysts Do-Hyoung Park and Vihan Lakshman get together with KZSU play-by-play broadcaster Nicky Sullivan for an in-depth discussion of the Stanford defense and its various position groups. As an added bonus, they start with an insightful conversation about Ryan Burns being named the starting quarterback and what that means for Stanford’s quarterback situation this year and into the future.