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Old 11-11-2011, 07:45 PM   #33
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#2 Stanford @ USC
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles, CA
October 29, 2011

Stanford takes USC's best shot, then delivers the knockout blow

LOS ANGELES, CA - On the first play from scrimmage, Matt Barkley heaved a bomb downfield that Robert Woods pulled out of the air and turned into a 63 yard bomb. Three plays later, Barkley fired a touchdown to Brice Butler, the first offensive touchdown given up by Stanford in almost a month.

The Trojans battled the Cardinal to a stalemate over the first quarter and a half, but Stanford's resiliency and brute strength broke through late in the second quarter, as Andrew Luck led two touchdown drives and finished off a third as a result of a turnover. The Cardinal suddenly had a 38-20 halftime lead, and had broken USC's spirits, as they crushed the Trojans in the second half and marched out of the Coliseum with a 58-20 victory.

"This is the kind of game that defeats complacency," Stanford coach Brian Kudron said afterward. "We've been on such a roll lately, but that kind of dominance isn't sustainable, because there are so many talented opponents out there, eventually you're going to run into somebody who doesn't fold after the first punch. That's what happened today, and it was a test of our character, a test of our determination. And we passed it. And we'll be better off because of it."

Big games from Luck and Stepfan Taylor paced the Cardinal's offense, while the defense once again laid seige to the opponent's quarterback, sacking Matt Barkley six times.

One significant piece of bad news, however, is the loss of Chris Owusu, who went down awkwardly after a kick return in the first quarter. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a broken tailbone.

Stanford Cardinal at USC Trojans
Oct 29, 20111ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
#2 Stanford Cardinal (8-0, 6-0)731101058
USC Trojans (6-2, 4-2)10100020
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense614348
Rushing Yards36087
Passing Yards254261
First Downs1910
Punt Return Yards220
Kick Return Yards148142
Total Yards784490
3rd Down Converstion7-145-13
4th Down Conversion3-30-0
2-Point Conversion0-00-0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals6/31/1
Posession Time30:0717:53
Scoring Summary
10:57(USC) Barkley, 16 yard pass to Butler (Heidari kick)07
8:22(STAN) Luck, 11 yard pass to Owusu (Williamson kick)77
3:56(USC) Heidari, 28 yard FG710
11:55(STAN) Williamson, 33 yard FG1010
10:33(USC) Tyler, 62 yard run (Heidari kick)1017
9:14(STAN) Taylor, 31 yard run (Williamson kick)1717
5:38(USC) Heidari, 42 yard FG1720
3:11(STAN) Luck, 2 yard run (Williamson kick)2420
0:50(STAN) Luck, 7 yard pass to Ertz (Williamson kick)3120
0:02(STAN) Luck, 17 yard pass to Toilolo (Williamson kick)3820
9:17(STAN) Williamson, 34 yard FG4120
6:13(STAN) Taylor, 3 yard run (Williamson kick)4820
7:30(STAN) Luck, 12 yard pass to Fleener (Williamson kick)5520
5:08(STAN) Williamson, 26 yard FG5820
Stanford Cardinal
A. Luck14/2825140
B. Nottingham1/1300
A. Luck12393.21
S. Taylor1216313.52
A. Wilkerson910611.70
T. Gaffney3134.30
J. Stewart362.00
G. Meinken12121.00
R. Hewitt11212.00
C. Fleener47619.01
L. Toilolo35919.61
T. Montgomery2157.50
G. Whalen2178.50
D. Terrell15252.00
Z. Ertz177.01
J. Rashad-Patterson11717.00
C. Owusu11111.01
C. Thomas71.000
M. Thomas6000
J. Bademosi6000
S. Skov4000
T. Murphy72.000
T. Stephens32.000
B. Gardner21.000
M. Bergen4010
B. Browning6000
J. Williamson3/47/71634
T. Montgomery310133.60
C. Owusu24723.50
D. Terrell3227.30
USC Trojans
M. Barkley18/2826111
M. Tyler141037.31
M. Barkley6-26-4.30
G. Farmer3103.30
R. Woods715121.50
B. Carswell33010.00
M. Lee393.00
B. Butler11616.01
G. Farmer11010.00
X. Grimble12424.00
R. Ellison11111.00
M. Tyler11010.00
M. Simmons121.000
T. Harris5000
N. Perry61.000
C. Galippo72.000
C. Tupou7000
H. Pullard5000
J. Starling6000
T. McDonald6000
A. Heidari2/22/2843
C. Albarado519238.41
P. Hall48822.00
M. Tyler25427.00
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:28 AM   #34
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Week 9 Recap

Week 9 Scoreboard
#1 Oregon 59, Washington State 7
#2 Stanford 58, USC 20
#14 Michigan State 18, #3 Nebraska 16
#4 Michigan 35, Purdue 14
#5 Oklahoma 45, Kansas State 20
#6 Texas A&M 38, Missouri 10
Ohio State 21, #7 Wisconsin 17
Baylor 31, #8 Oklahoma State 30
#10 UCF 34, Memphis 10
#12 Miami-FL 40, Virginia 6
#13 Penn State 27, Illinois 13
#15 South Carolina 26, #18 Tennessee 7
#20 Florida State 35, #17 NC State 22
#19 TCU 22, BYU 20
Florida 30, #21 Georgia 3
#22 Arkansas 37, Vanderbilt 28
#24 San Diego State 34, Wyoming 7
#25 Air Force 21, New Mexico 7

Week 9 Pac-12 Scoreboard
ResultsHi PassingHi RushingHi Receiving
#2 Stanford 58, USC 20M. Barkley (USC): 261S. Taylor (STAN): 163R. Woods (USC): 151
Oregon State 41, Utah 24R. Katz (OSU): 250J. Jenkins (OSU): 98J. Halahuni (OSU): 161
Colorado 25, Arizona State 23B. Osweiler (ASU): 207C. Marshall (ASU): 101M. Willie (ASU): 75
Arizona 49, Washington 24N. Foles (ARIZ): 291C. Polk (WASH): 106J. Criner (ARIZ): 121
UCLA 24, California 7A. Bridgford (CAL): 297J. Franklin (UCLA): 63S. Hagan (CAL): 103

NCAA Football Rankings - Coaches Poll - Updated: Oct 30, 2011
11Oregon (35)801499
22Stanford (21)801472
34Michigan (4)801362
45Oklahoma (1)801232
56Texas A&M801176
89Boise State61907
1014Michigan State62818
1213Penn State81750
1315South Carolina62705
168Oklahoma State62588
1720Florida State62536
2217NC State62344
2324San Diego State61340
2425Air Force62308
25NROhio State44291

NCAA Football Rankings - BCS Rankings - Updated: Oct 30, 2011
56Texas A&M800.978
714Michigan State620.961
99Boise State610.958

Heisman Watch - Updated: Oct 30, 2011
Ryan TannehillQBTexas A&M1934 passing yards, 20 TDs, 3 INTs, 622 rushing yards, 9 TDs
Darron ThomasQBOregon1712 passing yards, 22 TDs, 5 INTs, 524 rushing yards, 6 TDs
Jeffery GodfreyQBUCF2012 passing yards, 15 TDs, 10 INTs, 410 rushing yards, 10 TDs
Montel HarrisHBBoston College820 rushing yards, 6.7 YPC, 13 TDs, 315 receiving yards, 3 TDs
Jason FordHBIllinois816 rushing yards, 5.4 YPC, 13 TDs, 363 receiving yards, 3 TDs

Pac-12 North Conference Standings - Updated: Oct 30, 2011
#2 Stanford8-01.0006-035557W8
#1 Oregon8-01.0005-0346118W8
Oregon State5-30.6203-2224176W4
Washington State1-70.1200-5132312L7

Pac-12 South Conference Standings - Updated: Oct 30, 2011
Arizona State4-40.5002-3206183L2
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:38 AM   #35
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Stanford lands a quartet
Rout of USC puts the Cardinal over the top for four 4* recruits

PALO ALTO, CA - Stanford's recruiting efforts for the 2012 class hit the accelerator in the wake of their 38-point win at USC on Saturday. They entered the weekend with only 4* RB Kevin Purcell and 2* FB Jason Miller on their commitment list, but they exited the weekend with six commitments, as coach Brian Kudron closed the deal on four 4* prospects.

Committing to the Cardinal are inside linebacker Tremayne Simmons of San Clemente (CA), wide receiver Terrance Bradford of Cedar Rapids (IA), offensive tackle James Sanders of Cypress (CA), and cornerback Quinn Fogle of Santa Cruz. Bradford, a 6'0, 188-pound receiver, comes from the same high school that produced former Michigan receiver Adrian Arrington and current Iowa receiver Keenan Davis. Simmons, a hulking 6'0, 248-pound brickhouse of a linebacker, picked Stanford over Michigan and USC, and is the 3rd-ranked inside linebacker in the country. Sanders, the 9th-ranked offensive tackle, chose the Cardinal in a close battle over Wisconsin, and will arrive on campus right around 300 pounds. Fogle, a tall, physical corner at 6'1, 180, favored Oklahoma for much of the process, but vaulted Stanford to the top of his list in recent weeks, and finally committed.
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Matchup Preview | November 5, 2011
#2 Stanford Cardinal
(8-0, 4-0 Away)
Oregon State Beavers
(5-3, 3-1 Home)
Offensive Stats Comparison
4728Total Yards3780
4087Total Offensive Yards2815
2211Passing Yards1969
1876Rushing Yards846
44.3Points Per Game28.0
22Passing TD17
16Rushing TD9
136First Downs126
42Red Zone Attempts31
20-16Red Zone TD-FG19-3
85Red Zone Percentage70
Defensive Stats Comparison
1961Total Yards Allowed2981
1526Passing Yards Allowed1744
435Rushing Yards Allowed1237
57Points Allowed176
8Fumble Recoveries5
7.1Points Per Game22.0
10Red Zone Attempts27
1-3Red Zone TD-FG12-6
40Red Zone Percentage66
Injury Report
Chris Owusu, WR, broken tailbone
11 weeks
Grant Johnson, C, broken shoulder
Out for season

Jordan Poyer, CB, strained achilles
1 week
Game Notes
On paper, this is another lopsided mismatch in Stanford's favor, as they dwarf the Beavers in essentially every category, both offensively and defensively. But there is always something about Corvallis that gives the Beavers a surge that often evens the playing field against foes, as so many Pac-12 opponents have seen over the years. Stanford's gameplan figures to revolve around explosive OSU receiver James Rodgers (702 yards, 5 TDs), but the Beavers have two other receivers more than capable of burning the defense if left unchecked: wideout Markus Wheaton (509 yards, 22.1 YPC, 2 TDs) and tight end Joe Halahuni (564 yards, 8 TDs). These factors, including the looming showdown with #1 Oregon back on The Farm next week, and the conditions could be ripe for another stunning upset in the Pacific Northwest.
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#2 Stanford @ Oregon State
Reser Stadium
Corvallis, OR
November 5, 2011

Stanford sets the stage
Cardinal avoids the trap in Corvallis, prepares for #1 Oregon back on The Farm

CORVALLIS, OR - As predicted, the Oregon State Beavers played well over their heads, fueled by a frenzied home crowd at Reser Stadium. That energy staked them to a halftime lead against powerful Stanford, and even erased a 17-10 second half deficit to produce a 24-17 fourth quarter lead on the heels of two huge touchdown plays.

But, as usual, Andrew Luck's calming influence wore off on his teammates, and the Cardinal quickly tied the game, and then delivered a clock-draining game-winning drive, capped with Jordan Williamson's 47 yard field goal with six seconds to go, giving Stanford a 27-24 win and a 9-0 record headed into next week's titantic showdown with #1 Oregon.

"We knew today was going to be tough," Cardinal coach Brian Kudron said. "Oregon State may not be the fastest, or flashiest team in the conference, but I'll be damned if there's a tougher team or a more disciplined team or a more well-coached team. Coming up here is always an adventure."

Stanford Cardinal at Oregon State Beavers
Nov 5, 20111ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
#2 Stanford Cardinal (9-0, 7-0)30141027
Oregon State Beavers (4-4, 3-3)0107724
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense396300
Rushing Yards200145
Passing Yards196155
First Downs198
Punt Return Yards2235
Kick Return Yards7889
Total Yards496424
3rd Down Converstion6-145-14
4th Down Conversion0-00-0
2-Point Conversion0-00-0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals2/01/1
Posession Time30:3517:25
Scoring Summary
8:53(STAN) Williamson, 46 yard FG30
11:11(ORST) McCants, 13 yard run (Johnson kick)37
0:10(ORST) Johnson, 30 yard FG310
4:40(STAN) Taylor, 17 yard run (Williamson kick)1010
1:46(STAN) Luck, 26 yard pass to Toilolo (Williamson kick)1710
1:35(ORST) Katz, 80 yard pass to Rodgers (Johnson kick)1717
11:43(ORST) Jenkins, 74 yard run (Johnson kick)1724
9:30(STAN) Luck, 6 yard pass to Fleener (Williamson kick)2424
0:06(STAN) Williamson, 47 yard FG2724
Stanford Cardinal
A. Luck13/2719620
S. Taylor201326.61
A. Wilkerson13604.60
A. Luck700.00
J. Stewart166.00
R. Hewitt122.00
C. Fleener58116.21
S. Taylor22110.50
G. Whalen22613.00
J. Rashad-Patterson23216.00
L. Toilolo12626.01
R. Hewitt11010.00
D. Howell6000
C. Thomas51.000
S. Skov8000
M. Bergen7000
H. Anderson21.000
M. Thomas4000
J. Williamson2/33/3947
D. Zychlinski521643.21
T. Montgomery37826.00
D. Terrell3227.30
Oregon State Beavers
R. Katz10/2715510
R. McCants15825.41
J. Rodgers4102.50
R. Katz3-20-6.60
J. Jenkins27336.51
J. Rodgers412030.01
B. Cooks3155.00
J. Halahuni284.00
M. Wheaton11212.00
F. Unga121.000
A. Watkins11000
B. Hardin6000
K. Frahm5000
T. Henry51.000
C. Collins5000
L. Mitchell7000
M. Johnson1/13/3630
J. Hekker729742.40
M. Wheaton36622.00
J. Rodgers12323.00
J. Rodgers33511.60
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Week 10 Recap

Week 10 Scoreboard
#1 Oregon 31, Washington 21
#2 Stanford 27, Oregon State 24
Iowa 36, #3 Michigan 32
#4 Oklahoma 28, #5 Texas A&M 21
#6 UCF 32, Tulsa 31
#7 Nebraska 32, Northwestern 18
#8 Boise State 67, UNLV 0
#14 Alabama 38, #9 LSU 27
#10 Michigan State 21, Minnesota 0
#11 Miami-FL 57, Duke 20
#13 South Carolina 32, #20 Arkansas 26
Purdue 30, #15 Wisconsin 27
#16 Oklahoma State 28, Kansas State 14
#17 Florida State 31, Boston College 15
#18 TCU 31, Wyoming 3
#19 Florida 29, Vanderbilt 9
Missouri 35, #21 Baylor 34
North Carolina 20, NC State 15
#23 San Diego State 37, New Mexico 10
#24 Air Force 36, Army 22
Indiana 27, #25 Ohio State 10

Week 10 Pac-12 Scoreboard
ResultsHi PassingHi RushingHi Receiving
#2 Stanford 27, Oregon State 24A. Luck (STAN): 196S. Taylor (STAN): 132J. Rodgers (OSU): 120
Arizona State 31, UCLA 21B. Osweiler (ASU): 234J. Franklin (UCLA): 63N. Rosario (UCLA): 80
Utah 42, Arizona 20N. Foles (ARIZ): 242H. Langi (UTAH): 92K. Moeai (UTAH): 91
California 13, Washington State 10J. Tuel (WSU): 145I. Sofele (CAL): 85S. Stormo (WSU): 59
#1 Oregon 31, Washington 21Da. Thomas (ORE): 175L. James (ORE): 114J. Hoffman (ORE): 58
USC 34, Colorado 7M. Barkley (USC): 324R. Stewart (COL): 114M. Lee (USC): 104

NCAA Football Rankings - Coaches Poll - Updated: Nov 6, 2011
11Oregon (38)901502
22Stanford (22)901464
34Oklahoma (1)901388
68Boise State711024
75Texas A&M81945
810Michigan State72929
1212Penn State81861
1313South Carolina72836
1416Oklahoma State72699
1517Florida State72672
2023San Diego State71435
2124Air Force72388
23NRGeorgia Tech72270

NCAA Football Rankings - BCS Rankings - Updated: Nov 6, 2011
69Boise State710.969
77Michigan State720.969
85Texas A&M810.964

Heisman Watch - Updated: Nov 6, 2011
Ryan TannehillQBTexas A&M2037 passing yards, 22 TDs, 4 INTs, 686 rushing yards, 9 TDs
Darron ThomasQBOregon1887 passing yards, 23 TDs, 6 INTs, 574 rushing yards, 7 TDs
Stepfan TaylorHBStanford1062 rushing yards, 8.8 YPC, 8 TDs, 247 receiving yards, 2 TDs
Jeffery GodfreyQBUCF2075 passing yards, 15 TDs, 12 INTs, 416 rushing yards, 10 TDs
Montel HarrisHBBoston College886 rushing yards, 6.4 YPC, 13 TDs, 342 receiving yards, 3 TDs

Pac-12 North Conference Standings - Updated: Nov 6, 2011
#2 Stanford9-01.0007-038281W9
#1 Oregon9-01.0006-0377139W9
Oregon State5-40.5503-3248203L1
Washington State1-80.1100-6142325L8

Pac-12 South Conference Standings - Updated: Nov 6, 2011
Arizona State5-40.5503-3237204W1
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Matchup Preview | November 12, 2011
#1 Oregon Ducks
(9-0, 4-0 Away)
#2 Stanford Cardinal
(9-0, 4-0 Home)
Offensive Stats Comparison
5142Total Yards5224
4046Total Offensive Yards4483
2081Passing Yards2407
1965Rushing Yards2076
41.8Points Per Game42.4
24Passing TD24
25Rushing TD17
209First Downs155
46Red Zone Attempts45
32-4Red Zone TD-FG22-16
78Red Zone Percentage84
Defensive Stats Comparison
2823Total Yards Allowed2261
1728Passing Yards Allowed1681
1095Rushing Yards Allowed580
139Points Allowed81
7Fumble Recoveries8
15.4Points Per Game9.0
25Red Zone Attempts13
14-6Red Zone TD-FG2-4
80Red Zone Percentage46
Injury Report
Eddie Pleasant, SS, dislocated elbow
8 weeks
Chris Owusu, WR, broken tailbone
9 weeks
Game Notes
The Game of the Century is at hand, as the eyes of the college football world descends on The Farm for the biggest game in the history of Stanford football, pitting the #1 Ducks against the #2 Cardinal, with the two teams sporting powerful, explosive offenses that could not be more different philosophically.

The Ducks are well known by now, led by Darron Thomas, LaMichael James, Kenjon Barner, and other assorted blazers running a fire drill of an offense that leans on opposing defenses until they break - and then it keeps going. Thomas has been his usual dual-threat self, passing for 1887 yards and 23 touchdowns, while running for 574 and seven more scores. LaMichael James leads the Ducks with 659 yards on the ground, but only has three touchdowns, because Kenjon Barner has 11 of his own to go with 440 yards. Lavasier Tuinei has evolved into more than just a blocking receiver, as he has 602 yards and 10 scores on the year.

On defense, the Ducks again rely on speed, depth, and forcing turnovers. They have four players tied for the team lead with 2.5 sacks and 10 tackles for loss apiece. Anthony Gildon leads the team with four interceptions, two of which he's returned for touchdowns.

Last year, the Cardinal pounced on the Ducks for an early 21-3 lead, but wilted under the Ducks' relentless attack and the frenzied Autzen crowd. This time the crowd is on Stanford's side, and as usual, the pace and momentum of the game will be decided in the trenches. If Stanford can win at the point of attack, especially on defense, they'll be able to dictate the game. If the Oregon offensive line wins the battle against Stanford's front seven, however, their speedsters will get into space, and then it's just one missed tackle away from a touchdown. Stanford's goal will be to control the clock and keep Oregon's offense on the sidelines while they wear down the Ducks' defensive front with their bread and butter power running game.
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Love your franchises. I'll be following this one. I wish you would bring back your Georgetown dynasty on College Hoops. That was a great one. Good luck against your old team in the Oregon Ducks.
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