Nov. 5, 2006
2006 STANFORD FOOTBALL
Game #10 - Stanford (0-9, 0-6) at Washington (4-6, 2-5)
November 11, Husky Stadium
Seattle, WA, 12:30 pm
Date: November 11, 2006
Kickoff: 12:30 pm
Site: Seattle, WA
Television: No live television
Radio: KNBR, 1050 am (Ted Robinson, Bob Murphy)
Campus Radio: KZSU, 90.1 fm
Internet: www.gostanford.com (live audio, live stats)
The Series: Washington leads 39-33-4
Last Meeting: Stanford 27, Washington 13 (10/2/04) at Stanford
Series Notes: Stanford's last win at Washington was 1975
Stanford Visits Washington and Former Head Coach Tyrone Willingham
The Cardinal and Huskies will each be looking to end losing streaks when the two teams meet in Seattle on Saturday, November 11 ... Stanford (0-9, 0-6) is looking for their first win of the year while Washington has lost its last five games after jumping out to a 4-1 record ... The two teams did not play each other in 2005; the last meeting was a 27-13 Cardinal win in 2004 ... Saturday's game will also mark the fourth time former head coach Tyrone Willingham will face his old team ... Willingham, who took over at Washington in 2005, beat Stanford all three times his Notre Dame teams played the Cardinal in 2002, 2003 and 2004 ... The Huskies must win their final two games - vs. Stanford and Washington State - to become bowl eligible ... The Cardinal plays host to Oregon State and at Cal in the Big Game to close out the 2006 campaign.
Stanford Looking For First Win In Seattle Since 1975
The Cardinal will be looking to snap a 12-game losing skid against Washington in Seattle when the two teams meet on Saturday ... Stanford's last win in Seattle was a 24-21 victory in 1975 ... The last time the two teams met was at Stanford in 2004 and it resulted in a 27-13 Cardinal win ... Since 1983, however, Stanford has beaten Washington only twice (1994, 2004) ... Washington has won 16 of the last 18 against the Cardinal since '83 and 20 of the last 23 since 1977 ... Overall, Washington leads the series 39-33-4.
Stanford Has 11th Toughest Schedule in the Nation
This week's NCAA rankings for the nation's toughest schedule has the Cardinal with the 11th toughest schedule in the country ... Stanford's cumulative opposition has a winning percentage of .590 ... Still ahead for the Cardinal are three teams with a cumulative record of 18-10: at Washington (4-6), at home against Oregon State (6-3) and at No. 8 Cal (8-1).
Cardinal Head Coach Walt Harris
Now in his second season at Stanford, Walt Harris took over a Cardinal team that finished eighth in the Pac-10 with a 2-6 record in 2004 and, a year later, had his team 4-4 in the conference and in fourth place ... Harris led the Cardinal of a 5-6 overall record and was one win shy of having his team in position for a post-season bowl game ... In eight seasons at Pitt (1997-2004) prior to coming to Stanford, Harris turned the Panthers into a perennial bowl contender and among the top programs in the country ... He led Pitt to six bowl games in eight seasons, including the last five, and a first-ever BCS bowl (Fiesta) following the 2004 campaign ... He was named Stanford's head coach on December 13, 2004 ... Harris, a Bay Area native, has coached for over 30 years, including 12 as a head coach ... He was 52-44 at Pitt and is 68-79 in his career as a head coach, which includes three years at UOP (1989-91), where the Tigers improved each season under Harris, and a 5-14 record as the Cardinal head coach ... Harris has coached at Ohio State, Tennessee, Illinois, Michigan State and Cal along with a three-year stint with the New York Jets ... In the last five seasons at Pitt, Harris' teams went 39-23, won at least seven games each year and advanced to a bowl game each season.
The Last Time: Stanford 27, Washington 13 (October 2. 2004)
J.R. Lemon ran for a career-best 162 yards and three touchdowns, and Stanford snapped a six-game losing streak against Washington with a 27-13 victory against the Huskies on October 2, 2004 at Stanford Stadium ... Nick Sanchez returned a blocked punt for a score on the final play of the third quarter for the Cardinal (3-1, 1-1 Pac-10) ... Led by Trent Edwards' 254 yards passing and Lemon's relentless rushing, Stanford racked up 449 total yards in the first three quarters against winless Washington (0-4, 0-2) ... Lemon scored twice in the first quarter on a 3-yard run and a 58-yard dash as time expired ... He added a 1-yard TD plunge in the third quarter
Pacific-10's No. 1 Tackler: Michael Okwo
Senior linebacker Michael Okwo, forced to sit out the first two games of the year due to a fracture thumb, has made his presence known since returning to the starting lineup ... In the past seven games, Okwo has recorded a team-high 72 tackles, four tackles for loss and one forced fumble ... His 10.3 tackles per game is No. 1 in the Pacific-10 Conference and No. 12 in the NCAA ... He set a new career high on Sept. 23 when he registered 15 tackles against the Cougars ... In his first game back (Sept. 16 vs. Navy), he had 10 tackles and two tackles for loss ... Against UCLA on Sept. 30, he was again the team leader in tackles with 11 ... Against Notre Dame on Oct. 7, he had 12 tackles, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry ... Okwo added 13 tackles to again lead the team in Stanford's game vs. Arizona ... Okwo is a three-year letter-winner who was named First-Team All-Pac-10 as a special teams player in 2004, entered the 2006 season having received pre-season All-Pac-10 recognition.
Ostrander Takes Over as Cardinal's Number One QB
Senior T.C. Ostrander (still has one more year of eligibility remaining in 2007) took over the reigns of the Cardinal offense after starter Trent Edwards suffered a season-ending injury against Arizona on October 14 ... Ostrander played most of the Arizona game and started Stanford's last two games at Arizona State and at home vs. USC ... Ostrander has played in 19 games in his Stanford career, including four starts, and has completed 132 of 275 for 1,826 yards and five TDs ... He started the final two games of the 2004 season vs. Oregon State and Cal after Edwards was not able to play due to injury ... Ostrander, from nearby Atherton, Calif., reshirted his true freshman season in 2003 ... He will return in 2007 as the favorite to earn the starting spot ... In his two starts since replacing Edwards, Ostrander has completed 23-of-55 for 244 yards.
Harrison, Hooper Lead Cardinal Secondary
The backbone of the Cardinal secondary in 2006 has been seniors Brandon Harrison and Trevor Hooper ... Both are three-year starters who have been leaders for the Cardinal both on and off the playing field ... Harrison, from Baton Rouge, LA., has played in all but one game during the past three-plus seasons ... He has started 29 games and played in 40 of 41 ... This season, Harrison began the year as a cornerback after starting 22 games the past two years at strong safety ... He moved back to strong safety in game seven this year ... Despite battling a series of injuries, he has started eight of nine games and is fourth on the team with 60 total tackles ... Hooper, from Moutain View, CA., has started 26 games as a Cardinal, including all nine this season ... He was a starter as a sophomore in 2003 and again as a junior a year ago ... Hooper, who had nine tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack against USC, is second on the team with 71 total tackles and seventh in the Pac-10 averaging 7.89 per game.
Osaisai Among Stanford's Top Sprinters
Junior Wopamo Osaisai (Pinole HS, Pinole, CA) moved into the starting lineup four games ago at one cornerback position and has shown tremendous speed and athleticism as a defender, special teams player and kick returner ... Osaisai (pronounced OH-SI-SI) joined the football program after spring practice last year after competing on the Cardinal track team ... He earned his first career starter after an impressive performance at Notre Dame on Oct. 7 in which he had five tackles and three pass break ups ... He made his second collegiate start a memorable one as he returned an interception 72 yards for a touchdown vs. Arizona on Oct. 14, the fourth longest in Stanford history ... In the last two games, he has taken over as the team's top kickoff return threat ... A sprinter on the Cardinal track team, Osaisai is the school record holder in the 100m (10.39) and the 60m indoor (6.83).
Osaisai in the Cardinal Track Record Book
100m - 10.39 (2005) - school record holder
200m - 21.04 (2005) - No. 5 all-time at Stanford
60m indoors - 6.83 (2005, '06) - school record holder
200m indoors - 21.60 (2006) - No. 3 all-time at Stanford
Snyder Impressive In First Year In Starting Lineup
Clinton Snyder, a second-year player from San Diego, California, has proven to be one of the team's top young players in 2006 ... After redshirting last season as a true freshman, Snyder has been one of the Cardinal's starters at outside linebacker ... He is third on the team with 65 tackles and his 7.2 tackles per game ranks him tied for eighth in the Pac-10 ... Snyder, who had seven tackles, a sack and tackle for loss in last Saturday's game with USC, recorded double-digit tackles in three games, including a career-high 11 vs. Navy.
Familiar Face on Husky Sideline
Saturday's game will mark the fourth time Stanford will play a Tyrone Willingham coached team since Willingham departed the Farm following the 2001 season ... As head coach at Notre Dame from 2002-04, Willingham's Irish teams were 3-0 vs. the Cardinal ... Willingham spent 10 years coach at Stanford, three as an assisant coach to Denny Green from 1989-91 and seven as head coach from 1995-2001 ... He went 44-36-1 as the Cardinal head coach while leading Stanford to four bowl games, including the 2000 Rose Bowl.
#58 - Brian Bulcke, 6-4, 260, FR., HS
Made a career-best 14 tackles (six solo, eight assists) in his first career start versus Navy (9/16/06) with the 14 tackles the second most by a Stanford player this season Played for the first time since September 23 versus USC (11/4/06) and recorded an assisted tackle
#78 - Jon Cochran, OL, 6-6, 315, SR., 4V
Returned to the starting lineup at right guard versus USC (11/4/06) after not starting in the previous two contests and has started seven of nine games this season at the position Had made 20 previous starts at tackle and has totaled 27 starts in his career
#83 - Jim Dray, TE, 6-5, 240, SO., 1V
Has become the team's top tight end, starting eight of the nine games at the position and catching 16 passes for 145 yards, including his first career touchdown on a 19-yard scoring strike from Trent Edwards at San Jose State (9/6/06)
#91 - Pannel Egboh, DE, 6-6, 280, JR., 2V
Has a career-high 36 tackles (first among Stanford's defensive linemen) and has started all nine contests Had a sack at Arizona State (10/21/06) and co-leads the club with 1.5 sacks on the season with the other half coming against Navy (9/16/06) Has 3.5 tackles-for-loss on the season (tied for third on the club), including a career-best 2.0 at Arizona State (10/21/06)
#60 - Alex Fletcher, C, 6-3, 300, JR., 2V
Earned 2006 Preseason First-Team All-Pac-10 honors from Phil Steele's College Football Magazine as well as a Second Team selection by The Sporting News Has started all 20 games possible over the last two seasons on the offensive line with 12 starts at center (including all nine of the team's games this year) and eight at right guard In 2005, he was named a First Team Frosh All-American, First Team Freshman All-Pac-10 and honorable mention Freshman All-American The team's only lineman to start all 11 contests in 2005
#7 - Toby Gerhart, RB, 6-1, 228, FR., HS
Stanford's second-leading rusher with 285 yards on 78 rushes for a 3.8 yard per carry average but has just 24 yards on 16 carries in his last three contests Stanford's leading rusher in four of his first nine collegiate games at Oregon (9/2/06, 16-55), at San Jose State (9/9/06, 13-82), versus Navy (9-40, 9/16/06) and at UCLA (12-32, 9/30/06) Has Stanford's second-longest run of the campaign when he broke free for a 38-yarder at San Jose State (9/9/06) Was a two-sport (baseball, football) prep standout at Norco High School (Norco, CA) from 2002-05, rushing for an amazing 9622 yards in his career to set the all-time California high school record and accumulate the third-highest rushing total ever by a high school player in the nation, including a senior season in which he rushed for 3233 yards and scored 39 TD's Also a member of the Stanford Baseball team
#23 - Brandon Harrison, S/CB, 6-2, 215, SR., 3V
Has started 30 of the team's last 31 games with the only blemish in his starting streak an appearance off the bench at San Jose State (9/9/06) due to an injury suffered in the team's previous game at Oregon (9/2/06) Has returned to starting safety in his last four games after having made all four of his previous starts this year at cornerback Started all 22 games the previous two season at strong safety Has played in 41 of 42 possible games in his career Stanford's active career leader in interceptions (5), while ranking second among current Stanford players in tackles (178) Picked up his fifth career interception and one of only four by the Cardinal this season at UCLA (9/30/06) Fourth on the team this season with 60 tackles (#13 Pac-10) while his 38 solo stops rank tied for 97th in the country Recorded one of Stanford's seven fumble recoveries this season versus Navy (9/16/06) Blocked a kick, returned a punt for 35 yards and made four solo tackles to lead Stanford to a 27-13 victory over Washington in the most recent meeting between the teams on October 2, 2004
#24 - Trevor Hooper, S, 6-1, 205, SR., 4V
Tied for first on the club with 72 tackles (#7 Pac-10) Led Stanford with nine tackles, including a career-high-tying 2.0 for loss and the first solo sack of his career in his most recent game versus USC (11/4/06) Recorded a career-high 13 tackles (also a career-high eight assisted tackles) against Arizona (10/14/06) Has one of the team's four interceptions (at UCLA, 9/30/06) Had back-to-back double-digit tackle contests in the first two games of 2006 with 12 in the season-opener versus Oregon (9/2/06) and 10 at San Jose State (9/9/06) Stanford's active career tackle leader with 185 Recorded his 100th career solo tackle at Arizona State (10/21/06) and now has 108 Has played in 37 career games with 26 starts, including all eight contests this season Started all 11 games in 2003 and led the team with three interceptions, while finishing fifth on the club with 60 tackles A local product from nearby Mountain View High School (Mountain View, CA), where he was the first student-athlete from the school to earn a Pac-10 scholarship Writing a weekly column throughout the 2006 football season for the Palo Alto Daily News Has 11 career tackles versus Washington, including eight in the 2003 game between the clubs
#95 - Chris Horn, DE, 6-5, 270, SR., 3V
Co-leads the team with 1.5 sacks and ranks tied for third on the club with 3.5 tackles-for-loss Has 19 total tackles to rank second among Stanford's defensive linemen, including five in the club's last two games Had a career-high six tackles versus Washington State (9/23/06), including the team's first solo sack of the season and a forced fumble
#26 - Anthony Kimble, RB, 6-1, 200, JR., 2V
Stanford's leading rusher with 312 yards rushing after leading the club in rushing in four of the last six games Rushed for a career-best 83 yards on 11 carries at Arizona State (10/21/06) on a day that included the longest run of his career and the longest Stanford play from the line of scrimmage this season when he broke free for a 58-yard jaunt Had 63 yards rushing on a season-high-tying 15 carries at Notre Dame (10/7/06) while also connecting with Kelton Lynn for a 57-yard TD pass (the second-longest Stanford play from the line of scrimmage this season) on a halfback option Caught three balls out of the backfield for 31 yards receiving versus USC (11/4/06) Has started eight of the team's nine games at running back Has one of the team's two rushing touchdowns by scoring the first Stanford TD at the new Stanford Stadium on a two-yard run with 11:58 to go in the fourth quarter versus Navy (9/16/06)
#6 - David Lofton, S, 6-4, 220, SR., 4V
Sixth on the club with 47 tackles, including a team game-high and career-best 12 stops at San Jose State (9/9/06), as well as 11 tackles, a season-high-tying six solos and his first career sack at Notre Dame (10/7/06) Made the first fumble recovery of his career at UCLA (9/30/06), while adding a season-high-tying six solo tackles Had played in all 19 games (10 starts) over the last two seasons before missing the USC contest (11/4/06) due to injury Had also been a quarterback and wide receiver with the Cardinal before moving to safety prior to the 2005 season Son of former Stanford and NFL great James Lofton, who is currently a wide receivers coach with the San Diego Chargers Has one career assisted tackle versus USC
#86 - Kelton Lynn, WR, 6-2, 190, JR., 2V
Still leads Stanford with 18 receptions and 248 receiving yards as a walk-on receiver despite not making a catch for the last three contests Also co-leads Stanford with two touchdowns (both on receptions) and ranks tied for second on the club with 12 points scored Has paced the club in both receptions and receiving yards three times this year -- versus Navy (9/16/06, 6-72), in his first career start against Washington State (9/23/06, 5-65, TD) and at Notre Dame (10/7/06, 4-86, TD) with his six catches against the Midshipmen a career-best and his game-high 86 receiving yards versus the Irish the top contests of his career Had his first career TD reception on a 25-yarder from Trent Edwards versus Washington State (9/23/06) and then was involved in the team's second-longest play from the line of scrimmage this season when he caught Anthony Kimble's halfback option pass for a 57-yard TD at Notre Dame (10/7/06)
#44 - Pat Maynor, LB, 6-2, 215, JR., 2V
Leads the team with a pair of quarterback hurries Has 30 tackles, including a career-best nine at San Jose State (9/9/06), and has started six of nine games at linebacker in 2006 but has not played in the last two due to injury
#8 - Evan Moore, WR, 6-7, 235, SR., 3V
Third on the club with 179 receiving yards while co-leading the team with two TD receptions despite having played in only five games and making just two starts due to injury Second on the club with a 16.3 yard per reception average on 11 catches Returned to action in the season-opener at Oregon (9/2/06) for the first time since missing nearly all of 2005 with a dislocated hip he suffered in the first game of the 2005 season at Navy (9/10/05), catching four balls for 62 yards (all in the first quarter) Had four more catches for 84 yards (three shy of his career-high) and a career-high-tying two TD receptions at San Jose State (9/9/06) Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 recognition in 2004 when he had 39 catches for 616 yards and six touchdowns Went over the 1000-yard career receiving mark in his most recent game versus USC (11/4/06) and now has 1011 career receiving yards on 61 catches for a 16.6 average with 10 touchdowns Caught three passes for 68 yards the last time he played against Washington on October 2, 2004
#55 - Michael Okwo, LB, 6-0, 225, SR., 3V
Leads the team with 72 tackles and has 10.3 tackle per game average that leads the Pac-10 by a full tackle and ranks 12th in the NCAA as he has accumulated his total in just seven contests Also ranks tied for 15th nationally with an average of 5.9 solo tackles per contest Set a career-high with 15 tackles versus Washington State (the most by a Stanford player this season), while picking up a new career-best nine solo stops at UCLA (9/30/06) Recorded the first five double-digit tackles of his career in each of the first five contests he played this season Picked up his first sack of the season at Arizona State (10/21/06) Ranks second on the team with 4.0 tackles-for-loss while adding a forced fumble, 1.0 sack and a quarterback hurry Selected by The Sporting News as a preseason 2006 Second Team All-Pac-10 player Earned First Team All-Pac-10 honors as a special teams player during the 2004 campaign Has 158 career tackles with 14.5 tackles-for-loss, 3.0 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and two blocked kicks Recorded the 100th solo tackle of his career in his most recent game versus USC (11/4/06) Has just one tackle in two career contests versus Washington
#21 - Wopamo Osaisai, CB, 5-11, 200, JR., 2V
Leads the team with four pass breakups, including three at Notre Dame (10/7/06), while contributing 39 tackles with 2.0 tackle-for-loss Returned an interception 72 yards versus Arizona (10/14/06) for his first career touchdown to mark the fourth-longest interception return for a TD in school history as well as Stanford's only interception return for a TD in 2006 Had a career-best eight tackles versus Washington State (9/23/06)
#13 - T.C. Ostrander, QB, 6-3, 215, SR., 3V
Became the team's starting quarterback when Trent Edwards broke his right foot against Arizona (10/14/06) Had season-highs in completions, pass attempts and passing yardage in his most recent game versus USC when he completed 16-of-30 for 178 yards despite throwing two interceptions in a game for the first time in his career Has completed 37-of-82 passes for 383 yards with four interceptions in seven appearances and two starts in 2006 Has appeared in 19 career contests with four starts Has completed 132-of-275 passes in his career for 1826 passing yards and five touchdowns with seven interceptions Was 56-of-126 for 914 yards and two TD's in 2004 with four interceptions in six games and two starts
#27 - Jay Ottovegio, P, 6-0, 195, SR., 3V
Earned 2006 Pre-Season First Team (Steele's), Second Team (The Sporting News) and Third Team (Athlon) All-Pac-10 honors In his third season as Stanford's starting punter Has punted 178 times in his career for 7252 yards and a 40.7 average Averaging a career-low 40.0 yards per punt in 2006 Punted a season-high eight times in his most recent game against USC (11/4/06) with three of the punts pinning the Trojans back inside their own 20 (also a season-high) Had his best game of the season versus Arizona (10/14/06) when he punted seven times for a season-best 45.3 yard average Has a pair of season-best-tying 52 yard punts at UCLA (9/30/06) and at Arizona State (10/21/06) Has landed 53 career punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line and had 18 go for 50 or more yards Has averaged 40.8 or more yards per punt in 22 of 31 career games Became the first freshman punter in Stanford history to average more than 40 yards per punt with a 41.3 average in his 2004 freshman campaign Had never had a punt blocked prior to the season before getting punts blocked against Washington State (10/23/06) and at UCLA (10/30/06) Had the longest punt of his career versus Washington when he booted when 59 yards against the Huskies in 2004 but averaged just 38.2 yards per punt on four tries that game
#42 - Will Powers, LB, 6-4, 235, SO., 1V
Had a career-best six tackles versus Arizona (10/14/06) Recorded the second tackle-for-loss of his career versus USC (11/4/06) Started three straight games (at UCLA, 9/30/06; at Notre Dame, 10/7/06; vs. Arizona (10/14/06) and made 12 of his 16 tackles on the season in those starts, while adding his sack and a tackle-for-loss
#2 - Nick Sanchez, CB, 6-0, 190, SR., 3V
Had a season-high six tackles versus Navy (9/16/06) Recorded a season-best four solo tackles at Arizona State (10/21/06) Scored his only career touchdown against Washington in Stanford's 27-7 victory over the Huskies in 2004, picking up a blocked punt and taking it 11 yards into the end zone Has one career tackle versus the Huskies
#14 - Tim Sims, CB, 5-11, 190, SR., 3V
Fifth on the team with 50 tackles (#30T Pac-10), while leading the club with 5.5 tackles-for-loss for a team-best 27 yards lost Had a career-high nine tackles (also a career-best seven solos) to go with a tackle-for-loss and two pass breakups at UCLA (9/30/06) before getting seven more with six solos and a tackle-for-loss at Notre Dame (10/7/06) Recorded his first career sack versus Arizona (10/14/06) Has started the team's last six games and seven of its past eight
#9 - Richard Sherman, WR, 6-3, 185, FR., HS
Ranks second on the Cardinal in both catches (17) and receiving yards (233) Has led or co-led the club in both catches and receiving yards four times in his first nine collegiate games (at San Jose State, 9/9/06, 6-71-TD; at UCLA, 9/30/06, 4-50; at Arizona State, 10/21/06, 3-38; vs. USC, 3-58) Scored his first collegiate TD at San Jose State (9/9/06) Had a career-long 33-yard reception versus USC (11/4/06)
#79 - Ismail Simpson, OG, 6-4, 305, SR., 4V
Has played in all 42 possible games over the past four seasons with 31 starts Started all 22 contests in 2003 and 2004 at left guard, before adding four starts last season and five this year
#48 - Mike Silva, LB, 6-2, 230, SR., 4V
Has played in 41 of 42 possible contests over the past four season but come off the bench in five of his last six games following a previous 10-game starting streak Has posted career totals of 85 tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss, 2.0 sacks, a forced fumble and an interception that he returned 26 yards for a TD against Arizona State in 2005 Had a tremendous campaign in 2005 when he was fourth on the club with 57 tackles, while adding 2.5 tackles-for-loss, 1.0 sack and a forced fumble A three-time Academic All-Pac-10 selection
#67 - Allen Smith, OT, 6-4, 300, JR., 2V
Has started 17 straight contests and played in 20 in a row Named to the Pac-10's All-Freshman squad and was also an honorable mention Freshman All-American selection by Scout.com as a redshirt rookie in 2005
#20 - Clinton Snyder, LB, 6-4, 230, SO., 1V
Third on the club with 65 tackles (#8T Pac-10) while leading the club with 42 solo stops (#56T NCAA) Recorded the first sack of his career versus USC (11/4/06) and was second on the team with seven tackles Leads the squad with a pair of forced fumbles Has one of the club's four interceptions (at San Jose State, 9/9/06) Has double-digit tackles in three contests, including a career-high 11 (also a career-high nine solo) versus Navy (9/16/06) when he added both of his forced fumbles Picked up 10 tackles both against Washington State (9/23/06) and at Notre Dame (10/7/06)
#54 - Ekom Udofia, NT, 6-2, 310, SO., 1V
Leads the team with a pair of fumble recoveries (#5T Pac-10), getting one at Oregon (9/2/06) and one versus Washington State (9/23/06) Had a career-best seven tackles versus Navy (9/16/06) Has 27 tackles to rank second among defensive linemen
#90 - Udeme Udofia, LB, 6-4, 240, SR., 3V
Had contributed 29 tackles, while adding one forced and one recovered fumble Set career-bests for tackles in three straight games, most recently with nine against Washington State (9/23/06) when he also added a forced fumble and a recovered fumble Had a career-best five solo tackles at Arizona State (10/21/06) Had a promising campaign in 2005 with 36 tackles, including 5.0 tackles-for-loss to rank tied for sixth on the team, and one sack, as well as an interception and a forced fumble
#38 - Austin Yancy, WR, 6-4, 195, FR., HS
Fourth on the club with 153 yards receiving, while ranking tied for fourth with 15 catches Has started five of the team's last six games Had career-bests of four catches and 65 receiving yards versus Navy (9/16/06)
#11 - Aaron Zagory, PK, 6-0, 170, JR., 1V
Leads the club in scoring with 23 points Kicked a career-long 35-yard FG at Arizona State (10/21/06) Scored the first Stanford points of the new Stanford Stadium versus Navy (9/16/06) when he connected on a 22-yard field goal as time ran out in the first half Made his first collegiate field goal try from 34 yards with 2:37 remaining in the first quarter at Oregon (9/2/06) Has made five of his nine field goal attempts, including four of his last six, and eight of his 10 PAT's Has converted on-side kickoffs in each of his last two games A walk-on placekicker who had not seen action in a college football game until this season Has punted 178 times in his career for 7252 yards and a 40.7 average Averaging a career-low 40.0 yards per punt in 2006 Punted a season-high eight times in his most recent game against USC (11/4/06) with three of the punts pinning the Trojans back inside their own 20 (also a season-high) Had his best game of the season versus Arizona (10/14/06) when he punted seven times for a season-best 45.3 yard average Has a pair of season-best-tying 52 yard punts at UCLA (9/30/06) and at Arizona State (10/21/06) Has landed 53 career punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line and had 18 go for 50 or more yards Has averaged 40.8 or more yards per punt in 22 of 31 career games Became the first freshman punter in Stanford history to average more than 40 yards per punt with a 41.3 average in his 2004 freshman campaign Had never had a punt blocked prior to the season before getting punts blocked against Washington State (10/23/06) and at UCLA (10/30/06) Had the longest punt of his career versus Washington when he booted when 59 yards against the Huskies in 2004 but averaged just 38.2 yards per punt on four tries that game
Senior Evan Moore returned to the lineup at Arizona State on Oct. 21 after missing most of the previous five games ... Moore was injured early in Stanford's game with Navy on Sept. 16, then missed the next five games ... He has played the last two games at ASU and at home vs. USC ... Moore had caught eight passes for two touchdowns in the first two games of the season ... For his career, Moore has 61 receptions for 1,011 yards, 10 touchdowns and a 16.6 yards per catch average ... Moore has one more year of eligibility remaining.
Stanford had 16 starters returning in 2006, including 10 on offense and six on defense ... Injuries have hit the Cardinal offense hard thus far in '06 ... Of the 10 returning starters, eight have missed games due to injury, including FB Nick Frank (forced to retire), C Tim Mattran (has not played in '06 due to injury), WR Mark Bradford (out for last seven games and probably the rest of the season), WR Evan Moore (missed four games), TE Matt Traverso (played sparingly in '06) and OG Josiah Vinson (slowed early in the year due to injury) ... RB Anthony Kimble did not play at UCLA due to injury and OG Jon Cochran did not play vs. Arizona due to injury ... QB Trent Edwards was knocked out of the Arizona game (Oct 14) on the third play from scrimmage and lost for the season..
Backing up T.C. Ostrander at quarterback are sophomore Tavita Pritchard and junior Garrett Moore ... Pritchard, who redshirted his true freshman season last year, has played some WR this season, but received his first playing time at quarterback at ASU ... Moore, a walk-on in '04, has not seen any game action.
Stanford's offensive linemen have combined to start 167 games - more than any other group of O-lineman in the nation ... Jeff Edwards leads the way with 32 starts, Ismail Simpson has 31, followed by Josiah Vinson with 29, Jon Cochran with 27, Alex Fletcher with 20 and Allen Smith with 16.
Trent Edwards finished his career with his name firmly planted in the Cardinal record book ... Edwards, who played in 35 games and started 31 for Stanford from 2003-06, injured his right foot October 14 vs. Arizona and will not play again for the Cardinal this season ... He had started 18 straight games for Stanford before the injury ... Here's where Edwards finished in the Cardinal record book:
- Career Passing - 7th (5,429)
- Career TD Passes - 7th (36)
- Career Total Offense - 7th (5,628)
- Career Pass Attempts - 6th (865)
- Career Pass Comp. - 6th (487)
- Career Comp. Pct. - 10th (.563)
- Season Comp. Pct. - 10th (.627, 2005)
Five of Stanford's top six receivers, including the top four, did not play for the Cardinal in 2005 ... They include a walk-on, three true freshman and a sophomore (redshirt freshman).
Stanford has three of the top eight tacklers in the Pac-10 ... LB Michael Okwo (10.3) leads the league, S Trevor Hooper is seventh in the Pac-10 in tackles per game (7.89) and LB Clinton Snyder is tied for eighth (7.22)
Stanford is the least penalized team in the Pac-10 ... The Cardinal is number one in the league in fewest penalties (44), fewest penalty yards (308) and fewest penalty yards per game (34.2).
Soph. Fred Campbell became the sixth second-year player (redshirt freshman) to start for the Cardinal this seaason ... He started last week's game vs. USC at inside linebacker ... Other second-year players to start in 2006 include LB Clinton Snyder, LB Will Powers, NT Ekom Udofia OT Chris Marinelli and TE Jim Dray