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Countdown to Corvallis
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 10/21/2013
No. 8/8 Stanford Cardinal (6-1 • 4-1 Pac-12)
Oregon State Beavers (6-1 • 4-0 Pac-12)
October 26, 2013 • 7:30 p.m. (PT)
Reser Stadium (45,674) • Corvallis, Ore.
                                            
Television • Live national broadcast on ESPN with Mark Jones (play-by-play), Brock Huard (analyst) and Jessica Mendoza (sideline). WATCHESPN

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 kzsulive.stanford.edu. Sirius Satellite Radio (channel 94) and XM Satellite Radio (channel 196) will carry a national broadcast.

Live Stats • Live in-game statistics will be provided via GoStanford.com

Polls • Stanford (8th - AP, 8th - USA Today) • Oregon State (RV - AP, RV - USA Today)

On the Web • GoStanford.com • OSUBeavers.com • Pac-12.com

Social Hourtagboard.com/GoStanfordGoStanford.com/FrontRow • #GoStanford

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

Inside the Huddle
• Stanford returns to Pac-12 North Division play with a pivotal road contest at Oregon State at 7:30 p.m. (PT) Saturday in a game that will be televised live on ESPN. Both Oregon State and Oregon are 4-0 in Pac-12 Conference play and stand ahead of Stanford in the division standings. Stanford will play host to Oregon Nov. 7 in a game that will also be on ESPN.

• With last week’s 24-10 victory against UCLA, Stanford improved to 8-0 under head coach David Shaw following a loss (including the 2012 Fiesta Bowl) and 7-0 after regular-season losses. The Cardinal has not lost consecutive games since the middle of the 2009 season when Stanford dropped road games at Oregon State (28-38) and at Arizona (38-43).

• Each of Stanford’s last two Pac-12 losses have come on the road to an unranked opponent:
    • 2012 at Washington (L, 13-17)
    • 2013 at Utah (L, 21-27)

• Stanford is 11-1 (.917) at home against opponents ranked in either the AP or USA Today Coaches polls since 2009 (3-1 vs. top 10), including wins over No. 9 UCLA (2013), 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).

• The Cardinal is 34-3 (.919) at Stanford Stadium since the final home game of 2007.

• Including its Rose Bowl victory against Wisconsin, Stanford has won 30 of its last 31 games played in California (only loss against No. 6 Oregon in 2011).

• Three of Stanford’s last nine wins have come over UCLA.

• Stanford’s active 13-game home winning streak is the third-longest in the nation behind Michigan (19) and South Carolina (14).

Oregon State Series Notes
Series: Stanford leads, 51-26-3 (.656)
First meeting: 1919 at Oregon State - Stanford 14, Oregon State 6
Last meeting: 2012 at Stanford - Stanford 27, Oregon State 23
Series streak: Stanford - W3 (2010-12)
Longest win streaks: Stanford - 11 (1919-36), Oregon State - 4 (1955-58, 2000-04)

• Dating back to 1919, the 80-game series with Oregon State is Stanford’s fifth-oldest rivalry.

• The Cardinal has won three straight meetings and four of the last five.

• In the last three matchups, Stanford has outscored Oregon State, 103-36.

• When No. 16 Stanford defeated No. 13 Oregon State in 2012, it marked the first meeting between the two as ranked opponents since 1956.
  
Last Matchup Against Oregon State - Nov. 10, 2012
• Kevin Hogan threw for 254 yards and three touchdowns in his first collegiate start, and No. 16 Stanford overcame four turnovers to rally past No. 13 Oregon State, 27-23.

• Hogan completed 22 of 29 passes with two interceptions. He also ran for 49 yards on 11 carries.

• Hogan made his first career start under center, becoming the first quarterback to do so against a ranked team since Tavita Pritchard in 2007, when Stanford prevailed over No. 2/1 USC, 24-23.

• Oregon State quarterback Cody Vaz fumbled late in the fourth quarter to give the Cardinal the ball at the Oregon State 29. The only Oregon State turnover turned out to be the difference. Hogan hit tight end Zach Ertz for a 13-yard touchdown to make it 27-23 with 5:07 left and Stanford stopped the Beavers twice more.

• Stepfan Taylor ran for 114 yards and a touchdown, eclipsing 1,000 yards rushing for the third straight season.

• In the final minutes of the first half, Oregon State stripped Taylor to end a streak of 262 rushes for the running back without a fumble.

• Taylor took a short third-quarter pass from Hogan while the quarterback was being tackled. Taylor made a defender miss down the sideline, cut back inside and stiff-armed another to the ground for a 40-yard touchdown that trimmed Oregon State’s lead to 23-21 as the period expired, a play head coach David Shaw called the best of Taylor’s career.

• Oregon State won the turnover margin, 4-1, but only converted three points out of them.

• The win gave the Cardinal its eighth on the season. It was the first time Stanford collected eight or more wins in four straight seasons since Pop Warner coached the Cardinal to five straight eight-win seasons from 1926-30.

It Happened Against Oregon State
1940 - Frankie Albert boomed a 79-yard punt, which still ranks as the longest in school history.

1952 - Bill Rogers ran for a 96-yard touchdown in a 41-28 Stanford victory in Corvallis, the longest rush from scrimmage in school history.

1963 - Craig Ritchey returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown to account for Stanford’s only score in a 10-7 loss to the Beavers in Corvallis.

1971 - One week after being upset, 24-23, by Washington State, Stanford rallied from a 24-3 second-quarter deficit and outlasted Oregon State, 31-24, in Corvallis.

1980 - John Elway tossed a school-record six touchdown passes in a 54-13 victory over the Beavers at Stanford Stadium. Ken Margerum was on the receiving end of four of those scoring strikes.

1981 - Stanford rushed for a (then) school-record 439 yards in a 63-9 victory over the Beavers in Corvallis. Darrin Nelson set a single-game school record by scoring five touchdowns against the Beavers, including a 80-yard touchdown run.

1982 - John Elway had another big game against the Beavers, completing 23-of-29 passes for 381 yards and five touchdowns in a 45-5 victory. The passing yardage was the third highest single-game total in Elway’s illustrious career.

1991 - Steve Stenstrom hooked up with Glyn Milburn for a 92-yard touchdown pass at the 6:19 mark of the second quarter, marking the third-longest pass play in school history.

1993 - Steve Stenstrom completed 28-of-37 passes for 407 yards, the seventh-best passing performance in school history.

1998 - Todd Husak set single-game records for passing yardage (450) and total offense (447), but Stanford dropped a 30-23 decision to the Beavers at Stanford Stadium.

2003 - The Beavers held Stanford to just 133 yards in total offense, which is the third lowest output in school history.

2005 - Trent Edwards threw for 196 yards and two touchdowns - both to wide receiver Justin McCullum - as Stanford won in Corvallis, 20-17. McCullum finished with seven catches for 119 yards.

2008 - Toby Gerhart rushed for a (then) career-high 147 yards and two touchdowns to pace Stanford to 36-28 win. Gerhart’s rushing total was the 27th-best performance in school history and highest total recorded in a season-opener.

2010 - Stanford posted its third shutout of the season with a 38-0 victory over the Beavers as the Cardinal set a school record with its 11th victory of the season. Stepfan Taylor broke off a 62-yard touchdown run in the third period and Andrew Luck completed 21 of 30 passes for 305 yards and four scores to break John Elway’s single-season touchdown passing record.

2011 - Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes and the Cardinal churned out 300 yards rushing as Stanford extended its winning streak to 17 games with a 38-13 win in Corvallis.

2012 - Kevin Hogan threw for 254 yards and three touchdowns in his first collegiate start as No. 16 Stanford overcame four turnovers to rally past No. 13 Oregon State, 27-23. The win was the first of 10 straight under center for Hogan. Stepfan Taylor ran for 114 yards and a touchdown, eclipsing 1,000 yards rushing for the third straight season.

Stanford-Oregon State Connections
• Saturday’s matchup between Stanford and Oregon State will feature 75 players from the state of California (30 from Stanford, 45 from Oregon State).

• Between Stanford and Oregon State, there will be 20 players from Texas, 14 from Washington and seven from Hawaii.

• Junior WR Jordan Pratt (Monmouth/Central) is the only Stanford player hailing from the state of Oregon.

• Oregon State defensive coordinator Mark Banker was co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Stanford in 2002.

• Oregon State running backs coach Chris Brasfield was an intern for the Oakland Raiders in 2000, working with the wide receivers at the same time Stanford head coach David Shaw worked quality control and director of player development Ron Lynn coached the secondary for the program.

• Oregon State wide receivers coach Brent Brennan and Stanford defensive assistant Vavae Tata are both UCLA graduates. The two played together at UCLA and coached together at San Jose State in 2010.

• Brennan worked with tight ends as a graduate assistant at Washington in 1999 while Stanford defensive line coach Randy Hart oversaw the Huskies’ defensive line.

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