Stanford vs. Washington Preview

September 26, 2014

After last years’s gripping 31-28 victory over the Washington Huskies, Stanford will travel to Seattle to take on a re-built Husky squad that lost star quarterback Keith Price and Bishop Sankey to the pros. Washington has gotten off to a 4-0 start, albeit against the likes of Eastern Washington, Illinois, Hawaii, and brand new FBS admit Georgia State. Washington struggled with the lowly Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in their season opener,…


Army Cannot Keep Pace With High Flying Cardinal in 35-0 Romp

September 13, 2014

–STANFORD, CA After a heart-wrenching loss to USC, Stanford needed a morale booster. The Army Black Knights certainly provided that. Despite weak play from the offense in the first half, the defense locked down the Black Knight’s triple option attack, holding them to 207 total yards, 198 of which were on the ground. Stanford punted on four of its first six possessions, a troubling sign for a team that should…


Stanford vs. Army Preview

September 12, 2014

After last week’s abominable loss to USC, in which Stanford’s offense was dominant until it reached the 30 yard line, the Cardinal are looking for a confidence booster. Army’s Black Knights, 28 point road underdogs, appear to be just that: unless the Cardinal look ahead to the Washington game in Seattle, the week after a bye. Army’s old-school triple-option offense has proven to be difficult to stop on the ground, despite…


Cardinal Throws Away Game Versus Trojans

September 6, 2014

Saturday was a game of what could have been for the Stanford Cardinal. Penalties, turnovers, missed field goals, and poor execution in the red zone led to a disastrous 13-10 loss to the USC Trojans, despite out-gaining USC 413 to 291. Andre Hedari hit a game winning field goal for the Trojans with two minutes and thirty seconds left in a moment of deja vu for the Cardinal, who lost…


Stanford vs. USC Preview

September 5, 2014

By: Ben Leonard Follow Ben on Twitter @Ben___Leonard The Stanford Cardinal come into Saturday’s game fresh off of a 45-0 victory versus the FCS UC Davis squad, winning handily, as expected. Their opponent, the USC Trojans handled Fresno State impressively in its season debut, drubbing the Bulldogs 52-13. College Football Playoff hopes are on the line for both squads in their meeting on Saturday in Palo Alto at 12:30 PST. Revenge…


Stanford Shuts Out Overmatched UC Davis

August 30, 2014

STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford’s game versus UC Davis Saturday was cruel and unusual punishment for all involved; the spectators, the players on both sides, and the commentators. Davis, an FCS team, was simply outclassed on the field. They could not come close to matching Stanford’s size and physicality, and it showed in the final score, a 45-0 drubbing. The eleventh ranked Cardinal didn’t let the Aggies get past midfield until…


Stanford Football Offensive Preview

August 29, 2014

(You can read my defensive preview here) By: Ben Leonard Stanford’s offense comes into 2014 with more experience and maturity at most of the skill positions. However, a completely revamped offensive line is a major question mark, a position that has been a trademark of Cardinal football in recent years. Will Stanford’s offense be enough to compete in the highly competitive Pac-12? OFFENSE Stanford’s offense has received national recognition for…


Stanford Football Defensive Season Preview

August 25, 2014

(Offensive Preview to come soon) The Stanford Cardinal come in to the 2014 season facing the daunting task of Pac-12 and Rose Bowl three-peat. It may be even harder this year, with many stalwarts on the defensive side of the ball from 2013 graduating. It will have to get past third-ranked Oregon in the Pac-12 North once again, although the Cardinal have prevailed in the last two contests. Kevin Hogan’s…


Stanford at Army

September 14, 2013

Stanford beat Army 34-20. The Cardinal quickly went down 6-0, but pulled away at the end. Stanford turned the ball over twice, but still got 132 yards from Tyler Gaffney on the ground and three touchdowns from Kevin Hogan. Ty Montgomery had an encouraging game, adding 130 yards receiving and a touchdown. The defense largely played well against the triple-option attack of the Black Knights, and forced a fumble. All…


Stanford Beats San Jose State

September 7, 2013

Stanford opened their season with a 34-13 win over San Jose State. The defense was solid as usual, allowing 35 rushing yards. Stanford shut down the prolific quarterback David Fales very well, holding him to 216 yards on 43 attempts. Tyler Gaffney played well in his return to Stanford from minor league baseball, and rushed for 104 yards on 20 carries and 2 touchdowns. Kevin Hogan managed the offense very…