After a 14-point flourish to start the game, the Stanford offense went stagnant in the 99th Rose Bowl against Wisconsin.
But the Cardinal leaned on its most reliable commodity to secure its first Rose Bowl victory since 1972.
The Stanford defense, which came into the game as the third-best in the nation at stopping the run, held the Big Ten Conference champions scoreless and to 82 yards of total offense in the second half to seal a 20-14 win. Read More
On the surface, Stanford and Wisconsin appear to be mirror images of each other. But the teams traveled vastly different paths to reach the Rose Bowl this season. Read More
Stepfan Taylor is the walking embodiment of football coach David Shaw’s motto: “Believe in the process.” He earns his touches by perfecting the details and soon he’ll leave Stanford as the most decorated running back in school history. Read More
Stepfan Taylor ran for a career-high 189 yards and one touchdown, and No. 22 Stanford overwhelmed rival California 21-3 on Saturday for its third straight Big Game victory. 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
Despite the loss of a quarterback who was the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft and responsible for much of the Cardinal’s success the past two seasons, Stanford enters its season-opener Friday against San Jose State ranked in the preseason top 25. Read More
Sixth-ranked Stanford comes off a bye week and looks to keep the nation’s longest winning streak alive as it hosts UCLA in its Pac-12 Conference home opener Saturday night.
“We’ve played well, but we haven’t played our best football,” Stanford coach David Shaw said.
Stanford (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12 North) led by three late in the second quarter in Arizona before scoring 24 unanswered points to win its most recent game 37-10. Read More