After feelings have subsided from Saturday's loss, there were some players and plays worth revisiting. Foremost of course was the electric 72-yard interception return by Wopamo Osaisai. Anthony Kimble and T.C. Ostrander tried to do move the offense, while David Lofton and Trevor Hooper attacked Arizona's ballcarriers. Also the new Tree and Dollies made their debut at the new Stanford Stadium.
October 17, 2006
Injuries, offensive offense and a renewed display of defensive futility against the run. Saturday's 20-7 loss to Arizona was the worst performance seen from Stanford Football since the UC Davis debacle of '05. If you have the stomach, here is the blow-by-blow account of events and observations.
October 15, 2006
Stanford went into South Bend on Saturday with no external expectation or hope of competing, yet they for a second straight week gave much more fight than anyone expected. The defense and special teams helped with field position and some stops. The offense ran the ball well and came out of the gates firing. This time it was not a matter of turnovers. The offense literally dropped the ball.
October 8, 2006
Stanford's defense stands so tall as to keep UCLA's offense from scoring a single point in the first half and just seven points into the fourth quarter. So how does the Cardinal suffer a 31-0 defeat Saturday night in the Rose Bowl? Four offensive turnovers, a blocked punt, overall poor special teams and an even worse offense.
October 1, 2006
In Saturday's 36-10 defeat and second straight home embarrassment, it was a new collection of errors, starting with an 0-2 hole and widening despite several Washington State turnovers. The offense had problems blocking Mkristo Bruce, which were exacerbated by wide receivers failing to get open for Trent Edwards. The defense again was dashed, though special teams turned around in the second half.
September 24, 2006
Stanford's defense is searching for answers, and they will be challenged greatly on the ground today by Navy's #4-ranked triple-option rushing attack. In a week of despair, with the Cardinal losing starting seniors Mark Bradford and Nick Frank on offense, there is one great source of new hope: Michael Okwo. The senior linebacker makes his 2006 debut today, but how much difference can he make?
September 16, 2006