Saturday is homecoming for the No. 24 ranked Stanford football (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) who return to the Farm for the first time since October 6th to take on No. 14 Washington State (6-1, 3-1) in a top-25 showdown to determine control of the Pac-12 North.
“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.
The now unranked Stanford football team (4-2, 2-1 Pac-12) suffered a second consecutive crushing defeat, this time at the hands of unranked Utah (3-2, 1-2) in their home stadium. The home crowd sat stunned as the powerful Stanford rushing attack crumbled, the Stanford rushing defense disappeared, and the play of junior quarterback K.J. Costello fluctuated. Still sitting somewhat comfortably atop the Pac-12 north, Stanford is afforded their much needed bye this week, as they prepare for a difficult slew of conference games. Writers King Jemison, Daniel Martinez-Krams and Julio Ballista discuss the sorry state of the Stanford offensive line, the murky future of Bryce Love, and the best way to win the defensive front in the trenches.
Football returns to the Farm on Friday, and it could be the start of a special season. Stanford comes into Friday night’s matchup with San Diego State ranked 13th in the country, making them the second highest ranked team in the Pac-12 behind No. 6 Washington. Senior running back Bryce Love begins the year as the Heisman favorite according to Vegas. With 15 starters and the vast majority of last year’s offensive production returning, Cardinal fans hope this could finally be the year Stanford breaks into the College Football Playoff. But while there is plenty of experience coming back, there are also a myriad of questions surrounding head coach David Shaw’s team in 2018.
Stanford football is 1-0 in 2018.
Well, at least the offense is. In the annual Cardinal and White Game marking the end of the spring football season, the offense, wearing Cardinal jerseys, defeated the defense in White jerseys by a score of 24-16. Junior quarterback Jack Richardson was 21 of 30 for 176 yards and two touchdowns, while senior running back Cameron Scarlett had 112 yards and added another touchdown on the ground.
When you’re fighting for the near-impossible goal of walking onto a top-10 football team, giving up isn’t an option.
Heading into Stanford’s season opener against the visiting Kansas State Wildcats, it had been almost exactly nine months since the nation last saw Christian McCaffrey razzle and dazzle on the football field. Then, almost exactly nine minutes into the game, the Cardinal’s most electrifying player went back into high-voltage mode to deliver a play for…
Ever since Jim Harbaugh returned the Stanford football program to national relevance, its annual matchup against USC has rarely stayed out of the headlines. There was the “biggest upset ever” in 2007, when a Stanford team that had gone 1-11 the previous year took down the No. 1 Trojans after backup quarterback Tavita Pritchard converted…