View from the Press Box: USC

It's another sobering stat sheet after another blowout loss for Stanford. What was new in Saturday's 42-0 loss to USC? The Cardinal gave up just 108 yards rushing at a clip of 3.4 yards per carry, but the Trojans trumped in the air with 247 passing yards on 14 completions. Stanford made progress in their passing game, believe it or not. Read on for how it all unfolded...
November 5, 2006

View from the Press Box: Notre Dame

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

View from Beyond the Press Box: UCLA

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

News & Notes - UCLA Week Pt.II

With all that Bruin banter out of the way, let's get down to the nitty gritty on this Stanford team. We take a look at the state of special teams, injury updates on Evan Moore and Marcus McCutcheon, the return of Richard Sherman, the future and present implications of playing freshmen, scrutinizing the scout teams and more.
September 30, 2006

View from the Press Box: WSU

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

Two Tuesday Surprises

There were scarce few observers on hand for Stanford Football's Tuesday practice, with the freshmen's Convocation moving the start time to the evening hours. We stuck it out through the 9pm finish of practice to serve you the latest on the Cardinal and unearthed a pair of unexpected sights on the field. There was one new face at each of wide receiver and running back...
September 20, 2006

Michael Okwo Out for the Opener

Scrimmages are the most festive and entertaining part of a college football training camp, but today had a dark cloud over the Cardinal on campus. Following the late developing news on Friday of senior inside linebacker Michael Okwo's hand injury, we now have more complete details, including a timeline for return. Walt Harris says that Stanford's top defensive player will miss the season opener.
August 19, 2006

Jones Jumps to Defense

We have seen a lot of Ray Jones through the first 12 days of Stanford's fall camp, though Friday brought a sudden change for the redshirt sophomore. The former running back has made the leap to defense, though not at the position where you might have expected him to move. The news follows on the heals of an injury that left a gaping hole for his position group and the entire defense.
August 19, 2006