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A.J. Tarpley had a pivotal interception in last week's victory against Washington
Cardinal Makes Way to Utah
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 10/07/2013
No. 5/5 Stanford Cardinal (5-0 • 3-0 Pac-12)
Utah Utes (3-2 • 0-2 Pac-12)
October 12, 2013 • 3 p.m. (PT)
Rice-Eccles Stadium (45,017) • Salt Lake City, Utah
Television • Live national broadcast on the Pac-12 Network with Roxy Bernstein (play-by-play), Glenn Parker (analyst) and Drea Avent (sideline).

Radio • Live coverage on Stanford’s flagship station – KNBR 1050 AM – with Scott Reiss ’93 (play-by-play), Todd Husak ’00 (analyst) and John Platz ’84 (sideline). All radio broadcasts begin one hour prior to kickoff with the Cardinal Tailgate Show and conclude with the post-game Cardinal Locker Room Report. The game can be heard live on Stanford student radio – KZSU 90.1 FM – and online at Sirius Satellite Radio (channel 110) and XM Satellite Radio (channel 198) will carry a national broadcast.

Live Stats • Live in-game statistics will be provided via

Polls • Stanford (5th - AP, 5th - USA Today) • Utah (NR - AP, NR - USA Today)

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Game Notes: Stanford  |  Utah  |  Depth Chart: Stanford  |  Media Guide: Stanford 

Inside the Huddle
• Stanford makes its first trip to the state of Utah since 2003 when the Cardinal travels to the University of Utah for a 3 p.m. (PT) Pac-12 Conference North Division game that will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.

• Stanford last played in the state in 2003 during an 18-14 victory at BYU. The Cardinal has not played Utah since 1996 (L, 10-17), and not on the road since 1995 (W, 27-20).

• Stanford enters the weekend with the nation’s second-best overall winning streak at 13 games (Ohio State leads all FBS programs with 18 consecutive wins).

• Stanford is tied for the fifth longest road winning streak with Ohio State and Oklahoma at six games with only Oregon (17), Northern Illinois (12), Alabama (10) and Texas A&M (7) ahead of them.

• Stanford’s active 12-game home winning streak is tied for the fourth-longest in the nation, behind Michigan (18), Georgia (15) and South Carolina (14).

• The Cardinal has won its last game played in every Pac-12 venue in addition to Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. The average score in those games has been 37-15.

• Stanford has the second longest winning streak in conference play (11) of any FBS school. Northern Illinois is first with 18 consecutive conference wins.

• Stanford is 10-1 (.909) at home against opponents ranked in either the AP or USA Today Coaches polls since 2009 (2-1 vs. top 10), including wins over No. 15 Washington (2013), No. 23 Arizona State (2013), No. 2 USC (2012), No. 7 Oregon (2009), No. 13 Arizona (2010), No. 13 Oregon State (2012), No. 17 UCLA (2012 Pac-12 Football Championship Game), No. 22 Washington (2011), No. 22 Notre Dame (2011) and No. 24 Washington (2009). The lone home loss to a ranked opponent since 2009 came at the hands of No. 6 Oregon (2011).

• Last week’s win over Washington gave the Cardinal a 5-0 record to start the season for the third time since World War II (2013, 2011, 1951).

Utah Series Notes
Series: Stanford leads, 3-2-0 (.600)
First meeting: 1902 at Salt Lake City - Stanford 35, Utah 11
Last meeting: 1996 at Stanford - Stanford 10, Utah 17
Last meeting at Salt Lake City: 1995 - Stanford 27, Utah 20
Series streak: Utah, W1

• In a series which dates back to 1902, Stanford has won three of five games played against Utah.

• The two programs played in Berkeley, Calif., for its 1924 matchup. Stanford prevailed with the lone shutout in the series, 30-0.

• This will be the first time Stanford and Utah will meet as members of the Pac-12 Conference.

• Stanford will be making its first trip to Salt Lake City since 1995. The Cardinal is 2-0 on Utah’s home turf, with the first victory coming in the series’ inaugural game in 1902.

• Stanford has played Utah fewer times than any other Pac-12 opponent.

• Stanford last played in the state of Utah in 2003 (18-14 win at BYU). Stanford is 3-0 all-time within the Utah borders (2-0 at Utah, 1-0 at BYU).

Last Matchup Against Utah - Sept. 7, 1996
• Utah’s Juan Johnson posted a season-high 114 yards rushing and Chris Fuamatu-Ma’afala added 64 yards and a touchdown to lead Utah to its first victory on the season. Utah’s 17-10 win over Stanford was nearly spoiled after the Cardinal responded with 10 points after three quarters of shutout ball.

• Utah scored on its very first drive, when quarterback Mike Fouts directed an 80-yard, 11-play drive that ended with a Fuamatu-Ma’afala touchdown.

• Chad Hutchinson was 23 of 40 for 265 yards in his first career start. Stanford head coach Tyrone Willingham showed his confidence in the redshirt freshman by calling 14 straight pass plays late in the third quarter and early in the fourth.

• Hutchinson’s outing included a 46-yard pass to Brian Manning and a 9-yard scoring strike to Troy Walters.

• Trailing 17-10, Stanford went for an onsides kick with three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The kick was botched and Utah went on to claim its victory.

• Chris Draft had a team-high 16 tackles for the Cardinal.

• After the season-opening loss, Stanford won two of its next six contests. The Cardinal responded with a 5-3 record in conference play and represented the Pac-10 in the Sun Bowl, where it soundly beat Michigan State, 38-0.

Stanford-Utah Connections
• Saturday’s matchup between Stanford and Utah will feature 60 players from the state of California, with 30 Californians coming from both schools.

• Between Stanford and Utah, there will be 30 players from Texas, four from Louisiana and three from Hawaii taking part in Saturday’s game.

• Sophomore QB Dallas Lloyd (Pleasant Grove/Pleasant Grove) is the only player on Stanford’s roster hailing from Utah

• Willie Shaw Director of Defense Derek Mason coached wide receivers and special teams for the Utes with Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham in 2002.

• Stanford inside linebackers coach David Kotulski oversaw the defensive line and linebackers at Utah from 1978-89.

• Stanford’s director of player development Ron Lynn coached the San Francisco 49ers secondary in 2004 under Utah co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach Dennis Erickson, who was then head coach of the 49ers.
A Look Back at Washington
• Stanford improved to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in Pac-12 Conference play

• Stanford started its season 5-0 for the third time since World War II.

• The attendance of 50,424 marked the third straight sellout at Stanford Stadium.

• Stanford remained undefeated in its last 11 home games in the month of October.

• Stanford improved its overall winning streak to 13 games, the second longest in the nation.

• Stanford extended its home winning streak to 12 games.

• Stanford continued its streak on the season of not allowing a first-quarter touchdown.

• Stanford continued its streak of recording at least one tackle for loss in 40 straight contests. The Cardinal has managed at least one sack in 24 of its last 25 outings.

• Stanford improved to 26-1 when out-rushing its opponent and 26-2 when scoring first under head coach David Shaw.

• Stanford extended its streak of consecutive games with a takeaway to 29 on senior ILB A.J. Tarpley’s fourth-quarter interception.

• Stanford opened the season with 30+ points in each of its first five games.

• Junior WR Ty Montgomery’s opening 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown tied for the third-longest in school history. The last time Stanford returned an opening kickoff for a touchdown was also against Washington in 2009 (Chris Owusu - 91). The opening kickoff return for a touchdown was Stanford’s third non-offensive touchdown and its first special teams touchdown on the season.

• Montgomery finished with 290 all-purpose yards (single-game career-high) and had 125 all-purpose yards on his first two touches (99-yard kickoff return, 26-yard rush).

• Senior RB Tyler Gaffney and junior WR Ty Montgomery combined for 387 all-purpose yards, 22 rushing attempts, five catches and two touchdowns.

• Fifth-year senior OLB Trent Murphy moved into a tie for eighth on Stanford’s all-time sacks list, passing Rob Hinckley (1986-89) and into a tie with Carl Hansen and John Alston (21.5 sacks).



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