Cal’s battered offensive line will face another test Saturday when it lines up against the revamped Arizona State defense at Memorial Stadium.
Through four games, the Sun Devils (3-1) are tied for first in the nation with Tulsa for most tackles for a loss (39). Read More
Stanford faces its first road game when it plays a nationally televised game against Washington on Thursday.
More significantly, it will be the first road game for Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes. Nunes has been efficient, if not spectacular, in the Cardinal’s first three games, including the upset of Southern Cal. His best asset has been his poise, and it remains to be seen whether he can exhibit the same composure in a hostile environment. Read More
The doubts about whether Stanford could remain a national power without Andrew Luck were dispelled with the Cardinal’s 21-14 upset of No. 2 USC on Saturday at Stanford Stadium.
“When you lose one of the best quarterbacks in history, people are going to doubt with good reason whether you can continue to do what you do,” said Stanford defensive end Ben Gardner, who had a sack and two tackles for losses. Read More
Have you ever flown east for work?
It takes at least eight hours from the time you leave your house to when you pull up to your hotel. Once you’re checked in, you’re already wiped out. And then you have to be up at 3 a.m. Pacific time to make a 9 a.m. meeting on Eastern time.
Now imagine what it would be like if you had to play a college football game. Read More
Heisman Trophy front-runner Matt Barkley is 0-3 against Stanford in his college career. But it’s a new season: No. 2 USC is playing for a national championship after two years of bowl ineligibility and Barkley’s former rival, Andrew Luck, is now calling signals in the NFL. Read More
The improvement Stanford showed in its second game of the season bodes well for the Cardinal in its big game against USC on Saturday.
The Cardinal will still be an underdog in its home game against the second-ranked Trojans, but at least Stanford resembled a ranked team in its 50-13 rout of Duke over the weekend at Stanford. That was not the case in the Cardinal’s opener, a surprisingly close 20-17 victory over San Jose State, a team Stanford was expected to handle easily. Read More
Stanford lost some key pieces to the draft in April, but that doesn’t mean another Top 25 finish isn’t on the horizon.
The Cardinal offense might not be as explosive as last season when Andrew Luck, David DeCastro, Jonathan Martin and Coby Fleener propelled the team to school records for points scored (561) and total yards (6,361). But coach David Shaw’s team still has the size and strength to play the smash-mouth football he likes. Read More
STANFORD —Coach David Shaw whittled a five-man field down to sophomore Brett Nottingham and junior Josh Nunes in the spring, but red-shirt freshman Kevin Hogan is making a late push, trying to make it a three-man race.
Shaw said he expects to make a decision on who will start the season opener against San Jose State Aug. 31 by the end of next week. Read More