October 5, 1998
1998 Stanford Football
Weekly Football Release
Oregon State (3-2, 0-2) at Stanford (1-4, 0-2)
Saturday, October 10, 1998 2:00 pm
Stanford Stadium (85,500)
TV and Radio Information
TV: no live television Radio: KTCT (1050 AM) Ted Robinson (play-by-play), Bob Murphy (color) 12:00 pm pst pre-game KZSU (90.1 FM) - studentStanford (1-4, 0-2)
9/5 San Jose State L, 23-35 9/12 Arizona* L, 14-31 9/19 North Carolina (Fox) W, 37-34 9/26 at Oregon* (FSBA) L, 28-63 10/3 at Notre Dame (NBC) L, 17-35 10/10 Oregon State* 2:00 pm 10/22 at Arizona State* (Fox) 7:00 pm 10/31 at UCLA* TBA 11/7 USC* 12:30 pm 11/14 Washington State* 12:30 pm 11/21 at California* (KGO) 12:30 pm
Oregon State (3-2, 0-2)
9/5 Nevada W, 48-6 9/12 Baylor W, 27-17 9/19 at USC* L, 40-20 9/26 at Arizona State* L, 24-3 10/3 at Utah State W, 20-16 10/10 at Stanford* 2:00 pm 10/17 Arizona* 1:00 pm 10/24 at Washington* 12:30 pm 10/31 California* 1:00 pm 11/7 UCLA* 1:00pm 11/21 Oregon* 1:00 pm
Pac-10 Overall Arizona 2-0 5-0 USC 2-0 4-1 Oregon 1-0 4-0 UCLA 1-0 3-0 California 1-0 3-1 Washington 1-1 2-2 Arizona State 1-2 2-3 Washington St. 0-2 3-2 Oregon State 0-2 3-2 Stanford 0-2 1-4
Stanford returns home on Saturday to face the Oregon State Beavers in the Cardinal's only home game in a six-week span. Stanford played three games at home on September 5, 12 and 19 before playing at Oregon and Notre Dame the past two weeks.After this week's game with OSU, the Cardinal plays at Arizona State (Oct. 22) and at UCLA (Oct. 31) and does not return to Stanford Stadium until a Nov. 7 date with USC. Stanford beat Oregon State a year ago in Corvallis 27-24. The last time these two teams met at Stanford Stadium was in 1995 when the Cardinal defeated OSU 24-3. Stanford, in fact, has not lost to Oregon State at Stanford Stadium since 1968. The Cardinal is 11-0-1 vs. OSU at home since '68.
Saturday's game is Homecoming on The Farm. Some of the festivities surrounding the game include the presentation on the Sears' Directors Cup and the All Sports Celebration at halftime. Stanford will be presented with the Sears' Director Cup as the top overall athletic program in the country. It marks the fourth consecutive year that Stanford has won the Cup. Members of Stanford's national championship teams will be introduced as part of the All Sports Celebration. Also, Stanford's Academic All-America football players will be recognized.
During a six-week span (Sept. 26-Nov. 7), the Cardinal's only appearance at Stanford Stadium will occur this Saturday against Oregon State. Stanford concludes the '98 campaign with three games in the Bay Area, two at home (Nov. 7 USC, Nov. 14 Washington State) and one in Berkeley (Nov. 21 Cal). The Cardinal is 1-2 at home this season and 12-8-1 in Stanford Stadium during Tyrone Willingham's tenure (1995-98). Stanford went 3-2-1 at home in 1995 and 4-2 in '96 and '97.
Cardinal head coach Tyrone Willingham, the 1995 Pac-10 Coach of the Year, has compiled a 20-19-1 record in three-plus years on The Farm (1995-98). He has led the Cardinal to two bowl appearances and is only the third coach in school history to lead Stanford to a bowl game in his first two years on The Farm (the other two are Tiny Thornhill in 1933 and '34 and Bill Walsh in '77 and '78). Willingham spent 17 years as an assistant coach on the college and professional levels - including three as Stanford's running backs coach under Denny Green from 1989-91 - before being named Stanford's head coach on Dec. 9, 1994.
To say that the Cardinal is a youthful team lacking in game experience is an understatement. Consider the facts: of the 92 players on Stanford's roster, 54 had never played in a game prior to the start of the '98 season and only five are seniors in their final year of eligibility. Nine players (4 offense, 5 defense) made their starting debuts against San Jose State in the season opener and 18 others played in their first collegiate game. Making their first career starts against the Spartans were WR DeRonnie Pitts, QB Todd Husak, RB Coy Wire, FB Maxwell Stevenson, DE Sam Benner, NT Andrew Currie, DE Riall Johnson, FS Jamien McCullum and CB Ruben Carter. Three of them - Wire, McCullum and Carter - made their college debuts. Six true freshman and 18 sophomores (or redshirt freshman) have also played this season. In Willingham's three previous seasons at Stanford, only two true freshman had played - and neither one played enough to earn a letter (Todd Husak and Juan-Carlos Lacey in '96). This season, no less than six true freshman have seen extensive playing time.
THE WALTERS WATCH:
Pre-season All-America FL Troy Walters has played just one full game this season (vs. San Jose State) due to a high ankle sprain suffered in the first quarter of the second game of the year against Arizona (Sept. 12). He did not play against North Carolina and Oregon and played just two plays last week at Notre Dame. He is expected to return to action this week against Oregon State. It is the first injury of Walters' career, both college and high school. In less than two games this season, Walters has registered seven receptions for 138 yards (19.7 ypc) and one touchdown . He moved into the top-10 all-time at Stanford with his 67 receiving yards against Arizona. He now has 1,788 career receiving yards, #10 on the all-time list ahead of Gene Washington's (1966-68) 1,785 yards. Now in his second season as Stanford's starting flanker, Walters is also Stanford's return man on punts and kickoffs. He had an 86-reception, 1,206-yard season in '97 and began the '98 campaign as a pre-season First-Team All-America receiver and a First-Team All-America return specialist. One publication called him the "second most exciting player in college football". He is a candidate for the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver and a consensus pre-season First-Team All-Pac-10 selection. In the season opener vs. San Jose State, Walters had six receptions for 71 yards, including a 28-yard TD pass from Husak,and three kickoff returns for 71 yards. Walters will be among the school's all-time top-10 receivers in receptions, receiving yardage and touchdown receptions by the end of the '98 campaign. He is two TDs and 15 receptions shy of the all-time top-10. Walters, the son of Minnesota Vikings assistant coach Trent Walters, has two years of eligibility remaining (1998, 1999) and could contend for every Cardinal receiving record by the time he leaves The Farm.
First-year starting quarterback Todd Husak is putting up numbers that will rank him among the all-time top-10 single season leaders in school history in passing yards, completions and attempts. After five games, Husak has completed 111-of-208 for 1,322 yards and nine TDs. He ranks 19th in the nation and third in the Pac-10 in total offense, averaging 258.4 yards per game. He has a chance to become only the third QB in school history to pass for over 3,000 yards in a season. The other two are Steve Stenstrom, who threw for a school and Pac-10 record 3,627 yards in 1993, and John Elway, who in 1982 threw for a school and Pac-10 record 3,242 yards. Husak is on pace to pass for 3,014 yards. Husak is on pace to break the school record for most pass attempts in a season. He is averaging 42 attempts per game - 458 over an 11 game season. Stenstrom holds the school record of 455 set in 1993. Husak's 1.8 TD passes per game would give him 20 for the season, which would rank among the top five all-time on The Farm. He has not thrown an interception in the last three games (North Carolina, Oregon, Notre Dame). In fact, he is currently on a string of 144 consecutive passes without an interception. Husak had his first 300-yard passing game against North Carolina on Sept. 19 when he completed 23-for-38 for 313 yards. In the first half, Husak completed 16-of-24 for 227 yards and one TD. Husak placed his name in the Cardinal record book by throwing 54 passes - the sixth highest single game total in school history - and the most under head coach Tyrone Willingham, in his debut as the starter in the season opener vs. San Joe State. He completed 29-of-54 for 298 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions against the Spartans. Husak was not officially named the Cardinal's starter until September 1, just four days before the season opener. His 298 yards passing in his starting debut was better than the debuts of the top eight passers in Stanford history, including John Elway in 1980 (250 yards) and Heisman Trophy winner Jim Plunkett in 1968 (277 yards). Husak's father, Dr. Bill Husak, is the athletic director at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Husak's in 1998 (5 games): PC-111 PA-208 Yds-1,322 TD-9 11-game projection: PC-244 PA-458 Yds-2,908 TD-20
In The Record Book
Season Passing Season Attempts Season TD Passes 1. Steve Stenstrom,'93 3,627 1.Stenstrom,'93 455 1. Elway, '80 27 2. John Elway, '82 3,242 2.Elway, '82 405 2. Stenstrom,'93 27 3. Steve Dils, '78 2,943 John Paye,'85 405 3. Elway, '82 23 Husak, '98 2,908 Husak, '98 458 4. Dils, '78 22 Husak, '98 20
WIRE-D: Sophomore Coy Wire has emerged as one of Stanford's most valuable and versatile offensive weapons in 1998. He leads the team in rushing (72 carries, 238 yards) and is third in receptions (14 for 81 yards). In last week's game at Notre Dame, Wire, from Camp Hill, Penn., carried the ball 19 times for 76 yards while catching seven balls for 29 yards. In the last three games, he has taken over as Stanford's rushing threat. He has carried the ball on 82 percent of the Cardinal's running plays to the halfback in the last three games. Stanford has run the halfback 83 times in those games with Wire getting the call 68 times. Wire, who redshirted last season as a freshman, carried he ball 13 times in the season opener vs. San Jose State, then had just one carry the next week against Arizona in game in which he was limited by injury. Since returning to full strength,, Wire has been Stanford's go-to guy in the backfield. He rushed for 77 yards and one TD on 24 carries against North Carolina, then had 58 yards and one TD on 15 carries vs. Oregon.
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About Oregon State
Location: Corvallis, Oregon Enrollment: 15,000 Nickname: Beavers Colors: Orange and Black Stadium: Parker Stadium (35,362) President: Dr. Paul G. Risser Athletic Director: Mitch Barnhart Head Coach: Mike Riley Record at Oregon State: 6-10 Overall Record: Same (51-41 professionally) 1998 record: 3-2 (0-2) 1997 record: 3-8 (0-8) SID: Hal Cowan (541) 737-3720
Noting the Beavers
The Beavers jumped out to their first 2-0 start since 1985, before dropping Pac-10 road games to USC and Arizona State... Last Saturday, the Beavers picked up a 20-16 road win at Utah State to conclude its non-conference schedule... It was OSU's first road win since 1994. Ken Simonton led the Beavers with 99 yards rushing on 27 carries... Oregon State's top returner is defensive end Inoke Breckterfield, who was named Second Team All-Pac-10 in '97... Oregon State has lost 14 straight Pac-10 games since defeating Stanford 26-12 at Parker Stadium on Oct. 19, 1996... The Beavers have also lost 15 straight conference road games dating back to a 23-14 win at UCLA on Oct. 15, 1994.
Head Coach Mike Riley
Riley is in his second season in Corvallis after serving as the offensive coordinator at USC from 1993-96... Prior to that, he went 51-41 in six years as a professional head coach from 1987-92... Riley led the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League to two Grey Cups (1988, '90) from 1987-90, and finished with a 40-32 record and two CFL Coach of the Year honors (1988, '90)... He then served as the head coach of the San Antonio Riders of the World League of American Football, and compiled a 11-9 record from 1991-92... Riley also has ties to the Bay Area, serving as a graduate assistant to Mike White at California in 1975.
Stanford is 45-17-3 all-time against OSU, and is unbeaten in its last 12 games against the Beavers at Stanford Stadium... Since a 29-7 defeat in 1968 on The Farm, Stanford is 11-0-1 at home against OSU... In their last meeting at Stanford Stadium, the Cardinal posted a 24-3 win on Oct. 28, 1995.
The Last Time
Stanford drove 78 yards on 14 plays in the final moments, capped by Greg Comella's two-yard touchdown run with 27 seconds left that led the Cardinal to a 27-24 win on Sept. 20, 1997 in Corvallis... OSU rattled off 13 unanswered points to take a 24-20 lead with 13:30 left in the game, but Stanford converted two fourth-down plays on the final drive, including a fourth-and-two from the five, to pull out the win.
Since FL Troy Walters went down with his injury early in game two vs. Arizona, junior DeRonnie Pitts and sophomore Dave Davis have taken over as Stanford's favorite receiving targets. Combined, the duo has recorded 44 receptions for 611 yards in the last three games (North Carolina, Oregon, Notre Dame). Pitts has caught 25 passes for 345 yards and two TDs in the last three games while Davis has 19 receptions for 266 yards.
Sophomore WR Dave Davis, who redshirted as a freshman a year ago, has caught 31 passes for 453 yards and four touchdowns in his first five games as a Cardinal. No player in Stanford history has had a better start to his Cardinal career as a receiver than Davis. Those numbers are better than the first five games of each of the top 10 receivers in the Cardinal record book. Darrin Nelson, the school's all-time leader in receptions, had 25 catches for 322yards after his first five games in 1977 as a freshman and Glyn Milburn, in his first year with Stanford in 1990 as a sophomore, had 26 receptions for 152 yards. Davis' 6.2 receptions per game rank him tied for third in the league and tied for 26th nationally and his 90.6 receiving yards per game place him fourth in the Pac-10 and 31st in the NCAA. Those numbers are also the best in the nation for a freshman or redshirt freshman. Last week at Notre Dame, Davis caught seven balls for 78 yards while starting his first game. He also added kickoff returns to his repertoire, returning four kicks for 88 yards. He recorded back-to-back 100-yard receiving games (127 vs. Arizona, 108 vs. North Carolina) and in the absence of Troy Walters, Davis has been Stanford's big-play threat.
In the absence of Troy Walters, junior DeRonnie Pitts has emerged as Stanford's go-to receiver. He is coming off his second straight 100-yard receiving game and after five game s in 1998, he is among the conference and national leaders in receptions per game (7.4). Pitts had eight catches for 112 yards last Saturday at Notre Dame, preceeded by a 10-reception, 158-yard, one touchdown game at Oregon the week before (Sept. 26). He currently ranks tied for seventh in the nation and first in the Pac-10 in receptions per game. He also ranks 33rd in the country and fifth in the NCAA in receiving yards per game (89.6). Pitts has 18 catches for 270 yards and one touchdown in the last two games. A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Pitts is in his first year as a starter for Stanford. He redshirted the 1996 season and was used in a reserve role last year, recording 13 receptions for 195 yards (15.0 ypc) and one touchdown in eight games.
Stanford's passing attack is on pace to become one of the most prolific in school history. As a team, the Cardinal is averaging 24.6 pass completions per game, 46.4 attempts and 295 passing yards. Those numbers over an 11 game season would give Stanford 510 pass attempts and 3,245 yards. The current team record for most pass attempts in a season is 474 set in 1993. Stanford's projected 3,245 passing yards is off record pace (3,709 set in '93), but it would rank among the top four in the record book. Stanford currently ranks third in the Pac-10 and 13th in the NCAA in passing offense. Stanford has thrown over 40 passes in a four of its five games, including two games in which it threw over 50 passes.
Top Passing Teams in Stanford History
Year Head Coach / Quarterback Yards 1. 1993 Bill Walsh / Steve Stenstrom 3,709 2. 1994 Bill Walsh / Steve Stenstrom 3,358 3. 1982 Paul Wiggin / John Elway 3,311 4. 1981 Paul Wiggin / John Elway 3,066 ?? 1998 Tyrone Willingham / Todd Husak 3,245 (projected)
Stanford's schedule was ranked prior to the season as the ninth toughest in college football. The Cardinal has already played pre-season top-10 North Carolina, #10 Arizona and #15 Oregon and #22 Notre Dame. Still ahead are road games at #3 UCLA (Oct. 31) and pre-season top-10 Arizona State (Oct. 22) and a home date with #19 USC. Seven of Stanford's opponents played in post-season bowl games a year ago.
CENTER OF ATTENTION:
Senior center Mike McLaughlin has the longest starting streak on the team at 28. A native of nearby San Jose, McLaughlin has started every game in his Cardinal career following his redshirt season in 1995. He started all 12 games in '96 and all 11 in '97 and has been in the starting lineup the first five games of the '98campaign. McLaughlin was an honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 selection in 1996 and was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 pick in '97. He was ranked by The Sporting News as the fourth best center in college football and by Lindy's as the sixth best in the nation. At 6-4 and 305, McLaughlin has earned the reputation as one of the top centers in college football and an NFL prospect. He still has one year of eligibility remaining after the 1998 season.
Prior to this season, only two true freshman had seen playing time in Tyrone Willingham's three seasons at Stanford. Those two included QB Todd Husak in 1996, who was forced to play due to injuries, and RB Juan-Carlos Lacey, who played just one game in '96 and was able to receive a redshirt year. In 1998, however, six true freshmen have seen playing time. WR Ryan Fernandez, OG Eric Heitmann and RB Brian Allen have played in all five games this year, Brian Taylor has started the last two games at cornerback and defensive back Tank Williams and ILB Cooper Blackhurst have played in reserve roles. Taylor became the first true freshman to start under Willingham when he replaced sophomore Ruben Carter as the starter against Oregon. Heitmann has been used extensively as a reserve offensive guard and has seen his playing time increase. Allen has been used on kickoffs (8-136-17.0) and as a reserve running back. Fernandez has one reception for 34 yards in his role as a backup wide receiver while Williams' playing time has increased.
After playing wide receiver his first two seasons at Stanford, junior Aaron Focht was moved to the safety positions last spring. He began the season as a backup, but in game three vs. North Carolina, he was inserted into the starting lineup at strong safety. Since that time, he has been Stanford's leading tackler with 32 total stops. Focht had 13 tackles against the Tar Heels followed by eight at Oregon and 11 in Saturday's game at Notre Dame. He also had his first career interception against the Fighting Irish. He is third on the team in total tackles with 37.
Category Avg. NCAA/Pac-10 Rushing Offense 96.0 96 / 9 Passing Offense 295.0 19 / 3 Total Offense 391.0 43 / 5 Scoring Offense 23.8 62 / 7 Rushing Defense 222.2 97 / 10 Pass Eff.Defense 172.8 111 / 10 Total Defense 483.8 109 / 10 Scoring Defense 39.6 109 / 10 Turnover Margin .60 32(t)/ 4
Category Avg. NCAA/Pac-10 Rushing Offense 101.0 91 / 8 Passing Offense 201.8 59 / 8 Total Offense 302.8 87 / 9 Scoring Offense 23.6 64(t)/ 8 Rushing Defense 152.4 62 / 4 Pass Eff.Defense 94.0 15 / 4 Total Defense 322.8 33 / 2 Scoring Defense 20.6 36 / 5 Turnover Margin -.20 63(t)/ 7
Individual Stat Rankings
Todd Husak, Total Offense (258.40) 19th NCAA, 3rd Pac-10 DeRonnie Pitts, Receptions/game (7.4) 7th (tie) NCAA, 1st Pac-10 Dave Davis, Receptions/game (6.2) 26th (tie NCAA, 3rd (tie) Pac-10 DeRonnie Pitts, Receiving yds/gm (89.6) 33rd NCAA, 5th Pac-10 Dave Davis, Receiving yds/gm (90.6) 31st NCAA, 4th Pac-10 Kevin Miller, Field Goals (1.00) 45th (tie) NCAA, 5th (tie) Pac-10 Dave Davis, All-Purp. Running (107.0) 8th Pac-10
Ken Simonton, Rushing (86.8) 46th NCAA, 5th Pac-10 Terrance Bryant, Total Offense (188.0) 49th NCAA, 6th Pac-10 Greg Ainsworth, Receptions/gm (5.8) 31st (tie) NCAA, 6th Pac-10 Jose Cortez, Field Goals (1.4) 18th (tie) NCAA, 3rd (tie) Pac-10
1998 Stanford Football Depth Chart
(as of October 4)
Offense WR 89 DeRonnie Pitts, Jr., 5-11, 195 81 Dave Davis, So., 6-1, 180 86 Tafiti Uso, So., 6-0, 190
LT 79 Jeff Cronshagen, Sr., 6-7, 300 76 Brian Donoghue, Sr., 6-6, 295 69 Greg Schindler, Fr., 6-6, 300
LG 67 Joe Fairchild, Sr., 6-6, 300 60 Zack Quaccia, So., 6-4, 285 66 Matt Motherway, Sr., 6-3, 280
C 73 Mike McLaughlin, Sr., 6-4, 305 60 Zack Quaccia, So., 6-4, 285 RG 63 Andrew Kroeker, Sr., 6-4, 300 75 Eric Heitmann, Fr., 6-5, 285 62 Jon Abendschein, Jr., 6-4, 290 RT 65 Geoff Wilson, Sr., 6-7, 300 68 Ben Garrison, So., 6-8, 275 64 Damion Tinsley, So., 6-4, 285
TE 84 Russell Stewart, Jr., 6-5, 245 82 Steve Coughlin, Jr., 6-3, 255 85 (76) Brian Donoghue, Sr. 6-6, 295
QB 7 Todd Husak, Jr., 6-3, 210 11 Joe Borchard, So., 6-4, 195 /or 12 Randy Fasani, So., 6-4, 235 RB 22 Coy Wire, So., 6-0, 215 8 Juan-Carlos Lacey, Jr., 5-10, 195 34 Brian Allen, Fr., 5-10, 190 FB 36 Maxwell Stevenson, Sr., 5-11, 242 41 Byron Glaspie, Jr., 6-1, 238 25 Emory Brock, Jr., 5-11, 215
FL 5 Troy Walters, Sr., 5-8, 170 20 Jeff Allen, Sr., 6-4, 210 87 Ryan Fernandez, Fr., 5-11, 170
Specialists PK 14 Kevin Miller 9 Mike Biselli P 14 Kevin Miller 23 Sean Tolpinrud KOR 81 Davis, 21 Gayles, 34 B. Allen Defense OLB 2 Donnie Spragan, Sr., 6-4, 240 52 Anthony Gabriel, So., 6-3, 230 or 95 Brian Toner, Sr., 6-2, 240
DE 70 Sam Benner, Jr., 6-5, 270 92 Marcus Hoover, So., 6-4, 260 94 Austin Lee, So, 6-6, 260
DT 77 Willie Howard, Jr., 6-4, 290 71 Dorean Kass, Jr., 6-3, 270 96 Eric Toner, So., 6-5, 270
NT 78 Travis Pfeifer, So., 6-4, 265 or 99 Andrew Currie, Sr., 6-4, 270 93 Trey Freeman, Fr., 6-3, 312
DE 97 Riall Johnson, Jr., 6-3, 240 92 Marcus Hoover, So., 6-4, 260 98 Matt Leonard, Fr., 6-4, 290
ILB 53 Sharcus Steen, Sr., 6-1, 235 50 Mike Burke, So., 6-1, 220 33 Chuck Berger, Fr., 6-2, 225
ILB 90 Marc Stockbauer, Sr., 6-3, 235 50 Mike Burke, So., 6-1, 220 54 Chuks Amajor, Jr., 6-0, 230
CB 29 Chris Johnson, Sr., 5-11, 185 47 Frank Primus, Sr., 5-11, 190 SS 26 Aaron Focht, Jr., 5-10, 190 45 Simba Hodari, So., 6-1, 195
FS 10 Tim Smith, Sr., 6-4, 230 24 Jamien McCullum, So., 6-0, 190 13 Tank Williams, Fr., 6-4, 205
CB 37 Brian Taylor, Fr., 6-0, 180 42 Ruben Carter, So., 5-8, 170 17 Chijioke Asomugha, Fr., 5-11, 185
Holder 7 Todd Husak 10 Tim Smith Snapper 58 John Sande 52 Anthony Gabriel PR 89 DeRonnie Pitts 81 Dave Davis