While this week is all about "March Madness" and postseason basketball for most of the collegiate and Cardinal sporting communities, it is also a hot time for the approaching NFL Draft. Scouts from all over the NFL descended upon The Farm yesterday to watch a number of seniors test and work out during Stanford's Pro Day. Though rain dampened the affair, some of the times turned a lot of heads.
March 16, 2006
The two teams slugged it out through the first two and a half quarters in a defensive battle, but Cal made more big plays to pull away with three touchdowns in the final 25 minutes. The Stanford defense made a number of inspiring plays, but the offense struggled throughout. Trent Edwards was knocked out of action for the third time this year behind a turnstile offensive line.
November 20, 2005
The turnover margin went south. Stanford lost its two hottest offensive players, plus a critical blocker and runner in the backfield. The running game was spinning its wheels, while the passing game faded. The Cardiac Cardinal willed its way to a big win in Corvallis, however, on its heart. Reminscient of its old winning ways, Stanford made the big plays at big times to pick up big win number five.
November 14, 2005
It is still a state of shock, as the Cardinal community tries to come to grips with a monumental fourth-quarter collapse in Saturday's 30-27 loss to UCLA. Up 21 points with eight minutes to go in the game, with the high-octane Bruin offense held in check to the tune of just three points, it was all right now. How does something so good turn so bad?
October 30, 2005
How in the world does Stanford post 45 points in a Pac-10 football game? The Cardinal are an improving squad, and you had to be in Stanford Stadium on Saturday to see the outstanding work on offense, defense and special teams against the Sun Devils. If you were not on hand to see the 45-35 victory, you will want to get inside the action with this game log.
October 23, 2005
The story of last week's win at Washington State was all about the offense, though the follow-up effort Saturday in Tucson left much to be desired. Instead, it was a stifling Stanford defense that came up with a load of big plays to hand the Cardinal a 20-16 win over the Arizona Wildcats. Not quite pretty, Stanford celebrated their third hard-fought road victory of 2005.
October 16, 2005
Here is quick run up and down the offense, defense and special teams issues at the forefront of our Cardinal conscience before today's game for Stanford (2-2) at Arizona (1-4). Who will play where on the offensive line? Should Trent Edwards dive or slide at the end of runs? Does the D-Line have any legs left? How solid are the kicking and punting games right now? Read on for this and much more...
October 15, 2005
Stanford's biggest win of this young season Saturday was also the first most Cardinalmaniacs™ could not see. Fortunately, The Bootleg was on location and able to continue our popular game log series. Relive the 24-21 win over Washington State through a pair of eyes in Pullman, capturing the story of how this game unfolded - beyond the box score.
October 9, 2005