Stanford Cardinal News
10-20-14: The #23 ranked Stanford Cardinal are fresh off their most decisive victory of the season over Washington State and traveled to Arizona State to take on the Sun Devils in Sun Devil Stadium in a Pac-12 matchup. Stanford is yet to beat a ranked opponent this season and come into the contest with a 4-2 record with a 2-1 conference record while Arizona State sported a 4-1 record with a 2-1 record this season inside the Pac-12. Stanford has struggled all season to put points on the board and that was the story of the game once again in this one as the Cardinal were shutout in the first half by the Sun Devils. Stanford only managed to put 10 points on the board against the Arizona State defense while the Sun Devils offense had their way with the Stanford defense. Arizona State put up 14 points in the first half and 12 more points in the second half to win the game by the score of 26-10. Stanford will be unranked next week as their record dropped to 4-2 on the season and 2-2 in the conference while Arizona State’s record improved to 5-1 and 3-1 in the Pac-12 this season. Get your Stanford tickets for the next Cardinal game as the team travels home next Saturday to take on the Oregon State Beavers at home in Stanford Stadium. The game will be played at 3:30 pm ET and can be seen on ABC and ESPN.
10-15-14: The #25 ranked Stanford Cardinal hosted the Washington State Cougars this week in a Friday night college football game in the Pac-12. Stanford came into the game with a 3-2 record and a 1-1 record in the conference while Washington State sported a 2-4 record with a 1-2 conference record this season. Stanford has struggled to score much this season but the team jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead over the Cougars when Stanford QB Kevin Hogan connected with Eric Cotton on a 39 yard touchdown pass and a Jordan Williamson 22 yard field goal in the first quarter. Washington State answered with a touchdown pass of their own at the 4:35 mark to cap off the first quarter scoring in this contest. Stanford wasted no time getting back on the scoreboard in the second quarter as Kevin Hogan passed for his second touchdown pass of the contest at the 11:08 mark to go up 17-7 as the game went into half time with that same score. Stanford had the game well in hand at half time but that did not stop the Cardinal from putting 17 more points on the board before the last whistle to win the game by the score of 34-17. Stanford improved their record to 4-2 on the season while Washington State dropped their record to an embarrassing 2-5. Be sure to get your Stanford tickets for the next Cardinal game next Saturday as the team travels to take on the #20 Arizona State Sun Devils on the road in Sun Devil Stadium. The game will be played at 10:30 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN.
10-6-14: The #14 ranked Stanford Cardinal played another game this week and played another ranked and tough opponent, this time the #9 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Stanford traveled to Notre Dame to play this game on the road in Notre Dame Stadium in possibly the Cardinal’s toughest game of the young college football season. Stanford had a 3-1 record this season with a 1-1 Pac 12 conference record entering the game and looked to ruin Notre Dame’s perfect 4-0 season. Stanford has struggled to get their offense going all season long and today’s contest was no different as Stanford was only able to muster 215 yards of total offense but was once again bailed out by a strong defense. The Cardinal defense allowed just 370 yards of total offense to the Fighting Irish and actually kept Notre Dame off the board until the 3:06 mark of the second quarter. Stanford matched Notre Dame’s single touchdown of the first half with a first half touchdown of their own as the game went into the half tied at 7-7. Again the defenses were on display in the third quarter as neither team was able to score setting up the fourth and deciding quarter. Notre Dame kicked a field goal with 7:32 left in the game to take a 10-7 lead but Stanford responded with a nine play drive that went for 58 yards and lasted 4:31 as the team took a late 14-10 lead turning the game over to their defense once again. Notre Dame responded by setting up a nine play drive of their own that gained 65 yards and lasted 2:00 that resulted in a game winning touchdown pass from Everett Golson to Ben Koyack to seal the deal for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame would win the game by the score of 17-14 and keep their National Championship hopes alive with their 5-0 record. Stanford’s record dropped to 3-2 after the game. Be sure to grab some Stanford tickets for the next Cardinal game next Friday as they take on the Washington State Cougars at home in Stanford Stadium. The game will be played at 9:00 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN.
10-1-14: The #16 Stanford Cardinal traveled to the state of Washington this week to take on the Washington Huskies of the Pac 12 Conference. The game was played in Husky Stadium and was the first conference game of the season for Washington and the second for the Cardinal. Stanford’s only loss thus far this season came in that first Pac 12 game at the hands of the USC Trojans which puts Stanford’s record at 2-1 on the season heading into the game. Washington was a perfect 4-0 heading into the game looking to keep their perfect season and Pac 12 Conference championship hopes alive. Stanford felt the sense of urgency in this game early and jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead after one quarter of play. Washington answered back with two touchdowns of their own in the second quarter including a Shaq Thompson fumble recovery for a touchdown but a missed PAT attempt kept the score at 13-13 heading into halftime. Neither team was able to score in the third quarter as the defenses took over in the second half but heading into the fourth Stanford’s offense showed some signs of life. With just over 4:30 left in the game the Cardinal’s running back Kevin Hogan was able to run it in and break the plane giving Stanford the eventual game winning touchdown. Stanford would win another close one by the score of 20-13 and improved their record to 3-1 and also dropped Washington’s record to 4-1. Get your Stanford tickets for the Cardinal game next Saturday when they travel to play the #8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium. The game will be played at 3:30 pm ET and will be televised on NBC.
9-22-14: The #16 Stanford Cardinal had an extra week to prepare for their next game against the Washington Huskies as the Cardinal were off this week. The Cardinal are currently 2-1 on the young season with their only loss coming in a Pac-12 Conference game against the USC Trojans. The Cardinal will have to improve on their offense if they want to hang with the undefeated Washington Huskies. Coming into this week Stanford was 1st overall in the nation in points allowed but are 72nd in rushing yards, 46th in passing, and 71st in points scored on the young season. The Washington Huskies will surely focus on Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan, running backs Barry Sanders and Kelsey Young, and wide receivers Ty Montgomery and Austin Hooper. Hogan has 705 yards and seven touchdowns this season leading the struggling Cardinal offense and will have to get it going next week in Washington. Get your Stanford tickets as the Cardinal travel to Husky Stadium to take on the Pac-12 North leading Washington Huskies.
9-16-14: The 15th ranked Stanford Cardinal look to avenge their tough loss at the hands of the USC Trojans last week at Stanford Stadium this week as they host the Army Black Knights. Stanford’s offense has yet to really get it going in the last two games but did enough to win as the final score was 35-0 in favor of the Cardinal. In no ways should 35 points be thought of as struggling for an offense but for a Top 15 ranked team against a team like Army a lot of insiders and analysts were expecting more of an offensive output by the Cardinal. Stanford put up a touchdown score in each of the four quarters and quarterback Kevin Hogan threw four touchdown passes for four of the five touchdowns, the other coming off the legs of running back Ty Montgomery. The Stanford Cardinal have not been tested on the road yet as the team has played all three of their games at home to start the college football season. The Cardinal has a week off to prepare for their next game as Stanford travels to Husky Stadium to take on the Washington Huskies. That means you have an extra week to get your Stanford tickets for the game between the Huskies and the Cardinal.
9-8-14: The 13th ranked Stanford Cardinal hosted the 14th ranked USC Trojans at Stanford Stadium this week in a Pac-12 battle. Both teams won their first game of the young season in convincing fashion before facing off in a big game this week. Stanford was held scoreless after the first quarter and trailed 7-0 but managed to put up a 10 spot while shutting down the Trojans offense to lead 10-7 at the half. Stanford’s offense could not score in the second half and fell victim to field goal by the Trojans offense in each of the third and fourth quarters to lose the game by the score of 13-10. Just by looking at the box score you would think the Cardinal dominated this game by putting up 413 total yards of offense while USC was held to just 291 yards but the turnovers ended up deciding this game. Stanford lost two fumbles in the contest while USC didn’t turn the ball over at all which proved to be the difference in the game. Stanford’s field goal kicker Jordan Williamson also missed two field goal attempts in the game that ended up being big when looking at the final score. Get your Stanford tickets for next week’s game as the Cardinal host the Army Black Nights at home on the Pack 12 Network.