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Football round table: In an (Oregon) State of confusion

Stanford football (5-4, 3-3 Pac-12) has now lost two in a row after a comeback fell just short in Seattle one week ago. The season seems over already, with the final two games approaching rapidly. Although, one more win will guarantee the team a bowl game, and there’s still the Big Game on the horizon. This week, the Cardinal receive a gift from the NCAA, as they play host to Oregon State this Saturday, in a matchup that has the Cardinal as the heavy favorites. The Daily’s Daniel Martinez-Krams, Andrew Tan, and Shan Reddy grow ever more cynical and ridiculous as the season spirals out of control, and share their thoughts on how bad Oregon State truly is, what to do without JJ Arcega-Whiteside, and what exactly went wrong this season.

Football Round Table: Mike Leach and the Cougars

The No. 24 Stanford Cardinal (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) is back in the AP rankings after falling out following their home loss to Utah. This week they take on No. 14 Washington State (6-1, 3-1) in their fifth home game of the season. The team faces an uphill battle against the Cougars’ head coach Mike Leach and his unconventional, yet successful offense, which gave a beating to the Oregon Ducks just last week. The Daily’s King Jemison, Julio Ballista and Shan Reddy share their thoughts on the unstoppable Cougar offensive, the recent history between the Cardinal and Washington State and the woes of the Stanford offense.

Stanford concussion education initiative partners with Pop Warner

On Oct. 18, the concussion-awareness initiative known as CrashCourse, developed by Stanford researchers and student-athletes, announced that it has partnered with Pop Warner, the country’s largest youth football organization for children five to 16 years old. CrashCourse aims to promote dialogue about head injuries and to encourage early reporting of concussion symptoms among youth football players nationwide.