Lost in some of the losses this year has been the unrelenting fight exhibited by the players. There is no question that the perseverance has been led by the stalwart senior class. Though these seniors and this season will not be flagged in the history books for its W/L record, we hail their spirt and efforts.
November 16, 2004
When Stanford takes the field tomorrow for their final home game of 2004, they will have a trio of youngsters in elevated roles at key positions. At the helm of Stanford's struggling offense will be redshirt freshman quarterback <b>T.C. Ostrander</b>, making his first collegiate start. Stanford will look to another frosh to help carry the offense, while a sophomore makes his first start on defense.
November 12, 2004
The only thing more painful than failure is repeating it. Twice in Tempe on Saturday night, Stanford failed to close out a half and protect their lead. Both times the defense failed horrifically, in design and execution. The final flub was an allowed 80-yard drive in the last two minutes of the game, reversing the joy of a fantastic Cardinal comeback.
November 8, 2004
There have been ups, and there certainly have been downs. But it had been encouraging to see several measures of improvement in Stanford Football through the first seven games of the season. Saturday at UCLA, however, marked a deeply disturbing return to the form of the ugly 2003 season, getting shut out 21-0 by the conference's worst defense.
October 31, 2004
It wasn't always pretty, but the Cardinal boarded a plane smiling Saturday night after a key Pac-10 road victory in Pullman. The Stanford defense held Washington State to three points through the first three quarters but yielded 14 unanswered in the fourth. It took a handful of big plays on both sides of the ball to hold on in the 23-17 nailbiter.
October 17, 2004
You lit up at the first batch of photos we gave you from the exciting first half of the Washington game. Now here are 30 more field-level shots that bring you closer to the action from the second half of the game. Relive the lockdown defense, special teams spark and offensive surges - including the Stanley Wilson INT return and Nick Sanchez punt block TD.
October 5, 2004