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While it might be tempting to dispense with the formality of a preview that even pretends that UCLA has a chance of beating Stanford on Thursday night and ending the Bruins' eleven-game losing streak against the Cardinal, this is not the season for that. If we've learned anything from the... Continue reading
Posted a moment ago at Go Mighty Card
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In a blueprint game that could've been pulled from the 2013 Stanford Media guide, the Cardinal produced its best effort of the season with a 23-13 win over Washington and reminded fans that yes, this program knows exactly who they are. The Cardinal took the field on Saturday night with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2019 at Go Mighty Card
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Right now Saturday's game against the Washington Huskies doesn't look to be as important as last week's win over Oregon State, but it could be. For the second time in three weeks the Cardinal will take the field at Stanford Stadium as double-digit underdogs, a reflection of how fall the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at Go Mighty Card
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Well, here we are. After losing three of the first four games of the season for the first time in more than a decade, the Cardinal arrives in Corvallis today at a crossroads. This game can't make the season, but it can certainly break it. A win will mean more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2019 at Go Mighty Card
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It was always going to be a challenge. When the dust settled after last season and fans began to look towards 2019, the opening four games of the schedule were daunting, to say the least. While most Power 5 teams spend September welcoming their local Directional States for a paycheck... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at Go Mighty Card
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We've been here before, but only a few times in the David Shaw era. Four times, to be exact. Only four times before today has a Shaw team walked into Stanford Stadium as an underdog. Not only does that say something about the strength of the program over the past... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2019 at Go Mighty Card
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Considering the 2,446-mile flight, the three-hour time difference, the ninety degree heat, and the ninety percent humidity, Saturday's game was always going to be a difficult challenge for the Cardinal. When you then consider that Stanford was already missing a few key players at kickoff and that an excellent UCF... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2019 at Go Mighty Card
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When Stanford and Central Florida agreed to a home-and-home series in September of 2014, it looked like a great deal for the Cardinal. Yes, the Knights had been 12-1 in 2013, culminating the season with a win over #12 Baylor in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, but when they dipped to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2019 at Go Mighty Card
Today's game between Stanford and USC promises to be unlike any in the recent history of this rivalry. A week ago it looked to be a battle of two of the top quarterbacks in the conference, but with injuries to Stanford's K.J. Costello and USC's J.T. Daniels, the game will... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2019 at Go Mighty Card
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With the August sun shining and a full season of college football stretching out before us, it was immediately clear that Saturday's game against Northwestern was not about revenge. It had nothing to do with the disappointing loss in 2015 and everything to do with the future of Stanford Football.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at Go Mighty Card
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You could make the argument that it was the worst loss in the history of Stanford Football. Four years ago the Cardinal travelled east to Evanston, Illinois, to open the season against Northwestern. With a senior quarterback, a running back that had shown flashes of brilliance the year before, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2019 at Go Mighty Card
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There have been many important figures throughout the rich history of Stanford Football, players and coaches who have carved their names into Pac-12 and NCAA record books while establishing the program on a national level. Recent names like Bryce Love, Christian McCaffrey, and David Shaw spring to mind easily, but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at Go Mighty Card
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If there has been one near-constant since the rise of this current Golden Era of Stanford Football, it's been the strength and consistency of the Stanford running game. Since 2008, five different Cardinal backs have reached the thousand-yard mark, and there has been a thousand-yard back in the huddle each... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at Go Mighty Card
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If you were to run into senior K.J. Costello in a coffeeshop in Prague, it would take you about five minutes to figure out that he's not just a quarterback, but a good one. Standing a legit six-foot-five, Costello is a commanding presence, whether he's staring at ten men in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Go Mighty Card
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It would make a lot more sense to wait until next year to consider an All-Decade team -- you know, since the decade will actually be over after this season. But when I look at this current era of Stanford football, I begin ten years ago in 2009. Yes, Jim... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2019 at Go Mighty Card
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Even though we're only a few days into summer, it's time to begin looking towards college football season and the 2019 Stanford Cardinal. Only a decade ago last season's 9-4 would've been cause for celebration, but the standard on the Farm is different now, and the hope is that the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Go Mighty Card
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I started this site a little more than eight years ago, and two years after that I had the idea to put out my hand. Instead of looking for advertising money (which wasn't really an option) or asking for financial donations, I asked for books. When I started this blog... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at Go Mighty Card
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There is an old coaching adage: Make your last game, your best game. There is another old coaching adage: Just win, baby! Guess which one applies to Stanford's victory over Pitt in the 2018 Sun Bowl. Minor league bowl games are typically difficult to predict, because so many variables can... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at Go Mighty Card
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If it feels familiar for the Cardinal to be preparing for the Sun Bowl minus one of the best players in program history, it's because the same thing happened two years ago when a healthy Christian McCaffrey incited a firestorm of controversy when he decided to stay home from El... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at Go Mighty Card
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Key Stats: James Bowie High School|Kyle, TX Wide Receiver|6'3"|215 pounds Rivals Rank: Four stars|#19 Wide Receiver Key Offers: Auburn, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Texas Profile: You cannot watch tape of Elijah Higgins without thinking of current Stanford wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside. The first four plays of his highlight... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at Go Mighty Card
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Key Stats: Crandall High School|Crandall, TX Center|6'4"|305 pounds Rivals Rank: Four stars|#2 Center Key Offers: LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, Princeton, Texas, Texas A&M, USC Profile: Branson Bragg is not your typical blue chip recruit. Yes, if you walked past him in the mall you'd peg him as a football player, but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at Go Mighty Card
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Key Stats: Bishop O'Down|Oakland, CA Running Back|5'10"|200 pounds Rivals Rank: Four stars|#6 Running Back Key Offers: Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, Princeton, UCLA, Washington Profile: With Washington and Stanford the two finalists for his services, the recruitment of Austin Jones must have been interesting, to say the least. Jones's head coach... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at Go Mighty Card
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The day will come when the streak will end, but that day is not yet here. For much of the season these new UCLA Bruins had looked like the worst team in the conference, and there was a time when they looked at risk of entering this final game of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at Go Mighty Card
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Two years ago I introduced you to an imaginary boy named Kevin who was born on October 18th, 2008. Kevin is ten years old now, and although he's likely experienced a lot of things in his imaginary lifetime -- sleepovers and Fortnite and Little League baseball -- he's never seen... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2018 at Go Mighty Card
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It's been so long since the last time Stanford lost to Cal that some of the details, quite honestly, have blurred in my memory. I listened to the beginning of that game on a radio stream as I sat on the sidelines of my daughter's basketball practice, and I even... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2018 at Go Mighty Card