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Stanford Football Puts Together One Of Finest Seasons In School History
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 01/13/2000

Jan. 12, 2000

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Stanford put together one of the finest seasons in school history in 1999 as it won the Pacific-10 Conference championship and played in the Rose Bowl for the first time in 28 years ... The Cardinal won the league title by going 7-1 in Pac-10 play - the best conference record at Stanford since 1940 ... Stanford appeared in its 19th bowl game in school history and 12th Rose Bowl on January 1, 2000 ...The Cardinal finished the '99 season with an 8-4 overall record, the best on The Farm since the 1992 team went 10-3 ... Stanford finished the season ranked 25th in the nation in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and 26th by the Associated Press.

PAC-10 CHAMPIONS: The Cardinal won its first conference title since 1971 and the eighth in school history (1924, '26, '34, '40, '51, '70, '71, '99) ... Stanford has also tied for the conference championship on four other occasions (1927, '33, '35, '92) ... Stanford's 7-1 conference record was the best on The Farm since the 1940 team went 7-0 ... The Cardinal, which has won nine of its last 10 Pac-10 games, won its first five conference games of the season before losing its only league contest at Washington.

THE HEAD COACH: Cardinal head coach Tyrone Willingham was named the Pacific-10 Conference Coach of the Year in 1999 - his second such honor in his five years on The Farm ... Willingham, who won the award in his first season at Stanford in 1995, is the only coach in school history to be named the conference Coach of the Year twice ... The only other Stanford head coach to win the honor is Bill Walsh in 1977 ... Willingham's record at Stanford stands at 30-27-1 overall, including three bowl games ... He is one of only four coaches who have guided Stanford to three bowl games (Tiny Thornhill, Pop Warner, Bill Walsh are the others) ... He is only the third coach in school history to guide his teams to consecutive bowl games in his first two seasons at Stanford ... Willingham was an assistant coach for 17 seasons, including three at Stanford from 1989-91, before taking his first head coaching position with the Cardinal in 1995 ... He was recently named the AFCA District 5 Coach of the Year and was among the final five for the Football News National Coach of the Year honors

THE ROSE BOWL: Stanford played in its 12th Rose Bowl in school history on January 1, 2000 vs. Big Ten champion Wisconsin ... The Cardinal last appeared in the Rose Bowl on January 1, 1972 (defeated Michigan 13-12) ... Stanford, which was defeated by the Badger 17-9, is now 5-6-1 in the Rose Bowl ...Stanford's Rose Bowl results listed below:

YearResultHead CoachFinal Record
1902Michigan 49, Stanford 0Charles Fickert6-1
1925Notre Dame 27, Stanford 10Pop Warner7-2
1927Stanford 7, Alabama 7Pop Warner10-0-1
1928Stanford 7, Pittsburgh 6Pop Warner8-2-1
1934Columbia 7, Stanford 0Tiny Thornhill8-2-1
1935Alabama 29, Stanford 13Tiny Thornhill9-1-1
1936Stanford 7, SMU 0Tiny Thornhill8-1
1941Stanford 21, Nebraska 13Clark Shaughnessy10-0
1952Illinois 40, Stanford 7Chuck Taylor9-2
1971Stanford 27, Ohio State 17John Ralston9-3
1972Stanford 13, Michigan 12John Ralston9-3
2000Wisconsin 17, Stanford 9Tyrone Willingham8-4

WALTERS CONSENSUS ALL-AMERICA: FL Troy Walters was named a consensus First-Team All-America in 1999 ... Walters became Stanford's first consensus All-America since OT Bob Whitfield in 1991 ...Walters was named All-America by the Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News, Football News, Associated Press and theFootball Writer's Association ... He became Stanford's first First-Team All-America since DE Kailee Wong in 1997 and he was the school's first All-America receiver since Ed McCaffrey in 1990.

WALTERS' RECORDS: Troy Walters set four Pac-10 and six Stanford receiving records during his career ... He broke the Pacific-10 Conference record for career receptions vs. Washington (Oct. 30) and career receiving yards vs. San Jose State (Oct. 2) ... His records stand at 245 receptions for 3,995 yards ... He set the conference record for most receiving yards in a season this past year as his total of 1,456 bettered the old mark of 1,373 set in 1993 by USC's Johnnie Morton ... Walters and quarterback Joe Borchard set the school and Pac-10 record for longest pass play when they connected on a 98-yard play vs. UCLA (Sept. 25) ... In the Stanford record book, which does not inlcude bowl games, Walters holds six records, including career receptions, receiving yards, receiving yards in a game, longest pass play, season yards and season receptions ... He set the school record for season receiving yards in 1997 with 1,206, then broke that record this past year ...Walters is the first Stanford player in history to record two, 1000-yard receiving seasons.

BILETNIKOFF AWARD: FL Troy Walters was named winner of the 1999 Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver on December 9 ...Walters became Stanford's second national award winner in football and first since Jim Plunkett won the Heisman Trophy in 1970 ... Walters ranked second in the nation and first in the conference in receiving yards per game (132.4), sixth in the nation and second in the Pac-10 in all-purpose running (170.6 ypg), and his 6.7 receptions per game ranked him 16th nationally and second in the Pac-10 ... Walters also broke the Pac-10 record for career receiving yards (3,995) and career receptions (245)... A three-time Academic All-Pac-10 player, Walters earned First-Team Academic All-America honors in '99 ... He named a Burger King Scholar-Athlete and was nominated for a National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Post-Graduate Scholarship.

WALTERS NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Troy Walters was named the Pacific-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 1999 ... Walters was also named First-Team All-Pac-10 as a receiver after recording 74 receptions for 1,456 yards (19.7 ypc) and 10 touchdowns ... He set a Pac-10 record for most receiving yards in a season along with becomming the conference's all-time leader in receptions (245) and receiving yards (3,995) ... Walters is Stanford's first Pac-10 Player of the Year winner since Brad Muster was named the conference's Offensive Player of the Year in 1986 ... Walters is the fourth Cardinal to earn the honor ... The other winners from Stanford include QB Guy Benjamin in 1977 (Player of the Year) and QB John Elway as a sophomore in 1980 (Player of the Year) and as a senior in 1982 (co-Player of the Year).

WALTERS IN THE NCAA RECORD BOOK: Among his many accolades and records, Troy Walters also finished his career among the top-10 in NCAA history in both receiving yards (seventh) and receptions (tied for ninth).

ALL-PAC-10 HONORS: Stanford had a record seven players named First-Team All-Pacific-10 Conference in 1999 ... That total breaks the school's previous high of six, which was accomplised in 1970, 1975 and 1980 ...In addition to the seven First-Team selections, Stanford had two Second-Team picks and five named honorable mention to go along with the Offensive Player of the Year (Troy Walters) and Coach of the Year (Tyrone Willingham) ... First-Team selections included FL Troy Walters, QB Todd Husak, OL Mike McLaughlin, OL Jeff Cronshagen, DT Willie Howard, PK Mike Biselli and special teams player Emory Brock ... Earning Second-Team honors was WR DeRonnie Pitts and OLB Riall Johnson ... Honorable mention recognition went to CB Ruben Carter, NT Andrew Currie, OL Eric Heitmann, SS Tim Smith and ILB Marc Stockbauer.

GROUND GAME: Stanford's running game showed a marked improvement from 1998 when the Cardinal averaged 75 rushing yards per game ... In 1999, Stanford averaged 153.6 yards per game on the ground and 4.1 yards per carry ... The Cardinal averaged only 2.4 yards per carry in 1998 ... Stanford outrushed the opposition on seven occasions this season, after doing it just twice all of last season (North Carolina, Cal) ... Led by Kerry Carter's six rushing TDs, Stanford, which had just 11 rushing TDs all of last year, rushed for 22 touchdowns in 1999 ... In 1998, the Cardinal rushed for over 100 yards as a team in just three of 11 games with a season-high 125 yards rushing vs. Oregon ... Stanford rushed for over 100 yards as a team nine times this season and over 200 yards twice (Arizona, UCLA) ... Stanford's 214 yards rushing at Arizona were the most by the Cardinal in the last 20 games (322 yards rushing vs. Notre Dame, Oct. 4, 1997) ... Stanford followed that performance with a 207-yard rushing game vs. UCLA ... The Cardinal, which rushed for 831 yards in 1998, rushed for 1,690 this season, the most at Stanford since 1995 ... In fact, since 1985, only two teams (1995, 1991) have rushed for more yards than the '99 Cardinal ... Ironically, Tyrone Willingham has been a part of both teams, as Stanford's head coach in '95 and its running backs coach in 1991 under Denny Green.

HUSAK'S HISTORY: Senior quarterback Todd Husak, who ranked fifth all-time at Stanford in career passing yards with 6,564, was named First-Team All-Pac-10 in 1999 ... He became the first Cardinal QB to be named First-Team all-conference since John Elway in 1982 ... Husak,who threw for 2,688 yards this season, is among the school's all-time top-10 in total offense (fifth), touchdown passes (fifth), attempts (fifth) and completions (sixth) ... He ranked third in the Pac-10 and 11th nationally in passing efficiency and first in the conference and 18th in the NCAA in total offense, averaging 269.1 yards per game ... Husak started 22 of Stanford's 23 games in 1998 and '99, including the Rose Bowl ... He threw for over 300 yards in nine games throughout his career, including two over 400 yards ... He threw four TD passes against Arizona State (Nov. 13), tying him with several others for eighth in the Cardinal record book ... His 1999 numbers ranked among the best seasons in school history, including eighth in season passing yards, 10th in touchdown passes with 18 and ninth in total offense with 2,691 yards.

Husak in the Cardinal Record Book

Career Passing - 5th (6,564 yards)
Season Passing - 3rd (3,092 in 1999)
Season Passing - 8th (2,688 in 19990
Career Total Offense - 5th (6,428 yards)
Season Total Offense - 3rd (3,026 in 1998)
Season Total Offense - 9th (2,691 in 1999)
Career Touchdown Passes - 5th (41)
Season Touchdown Passes - 10th, tie (18 in 1999)
Career Pass Attempts - 5th (872)
Season Attempts - 2nd (447 in 1998)
Career Pass Completions - 6th (465)
Season Pass Completions - 7th (233 in 1998)
Single Game Passing Yards - 1st (450 yards vs. OSU, 1998)
Single Game Total Offense - 1st (447 yards vs. OSU, 1998)
Single Game Touchdown Passes - 8th, tie (4 vs. Arizona State, 1999)

Husak's Career Totals

YearG/GSPAPCPctYdsIntTDTot Off
19964/03919.48720221159
19976/07837.47458245552
199811/11447233.5213,0927173,026
199910/10308176.5712,68811182,691
Totals31/21872465.5336,56424416,428

LOTS OF OFFENSE: Stanford's offense was one of the most potent in the country in '99 and one of the best in school history ... The Cardinal ranked among the top 11 in the nation in total offense, passing offense and scoring offense ... Stanford was first in the Pac-10 and sixth in the nation in scoring offense (37.2), first in the conference and 10th nationally in passing offense (313.5) and fifth in the country and second in the Pac-10 in total offense (467.09) ... Stanford scored over 50 points in three games this season against Washington State, Arizona and Arizona State ... The Cardinal scored over 40 points in five games and more than 30 points in nine of 11 regular season games in 1999 ... Stanford recorded back-to-back 50-point games for the first time in school history this year (54 points vs. WSU, 50 vs. Arizona) ... The Cardinal gained 672 yards vs. UCLA, the fourth highest single game total in school history, and passed for 465 yards, the second highest in school history ... Stanford gained 578 yards vs. Arizona, 483 vs. Oregon State and 481 vs. Washington ... The Cardinal scored 313 points in Pac-10 play and averaged 39.1 points per league game.

Offensive Rankings

CategoryAvg.NCAAPac-10
Scoring Off.37.261
Pass Offense313.5101
Total Offense467.0952

'99 OFFENSE IN THE RECORD BOOK: Stanford's offense in 1999 will go into the Cardinal record book as the most prolific in school history ... Stanford set school records for most points scored in a season with 409 and most yards gained with 5,138, becoming the first offense in school history to gain more than 5,000 yards in a season ... The previous record was held by the 1969 team, led by sophomore quarterback Jim Plunkett, which gained 4,919 yards in a 10-game season ... The Cardinal shattered the school best for most points scored as it surpassed the previous record by 43 points ... Stanford also set school records for touchdowns scored (52) and points per game average (37.2).

Most Yards, Season

1. 5,1381999
2. 4,9191969
3. 4,8891994
4. 4,8801981
5. 4,7911978

Most Points, Season

1. 4091999
2. 3661949
3. 3511991
4. 3371969
5. 3311995

WILLIE'S WAY: DT Willie Howard earned First-Team All-Pac-10 honors in 1999 after finishing third in the conference in sacks (10-60) and tackles-for-loss (19-79) ... Howard was also named winner of the Morris Trophy, given to the best defensive lineman in the Pac-10 ... A senior from Mountain View, California, Howard, who will return for his final season at Stanford in 2000 ... The undisputed leader of the Cardinal's defense, Howard finished the year with 54 tackles, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble to go along with his sacks and TFL ... He scored a touchdown vs. Arizona State (Nov. 13) when he returned a fumble 22-yards for the score ... He had 12 tackles, five for loss and two sacks vs. San Jose State, then had a monster game vs. OSU when he recorded nine tackles, four for loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery .

SACK ATTACK: Stanford finished the 1999 season ranked second in the Pac-10 with 46 sacks for (-345) yards, breaking what is believed to be the school record of 41 set by the 1976 team (sacks totals not available prior to 1974) ... OLB Riall Johnson tied for the conference lead with 13 sacks for -108 yards while DT Willie Howard was tied for third in the conference with 10 sacks for -60 yards ... Twelve different players were in on a sack for the Cardinal in 1999 ... Along with Johnson and Howard, ILB Marc Stockbauer had seven sacks, third best on the team and tied for eighth in the Pac-10 ...Stockbauer, who had a season-high two sacks and four tackles-for-loss vs. Cal, recorded just three sacks during the entire 1998 season ... DE Austin Lee and CB Frank Primus were next on the team with five sacks apiece ... Stanford had seven sacks vs. WSU (Sept. 11) and San Jose State (Oct. 2), six at Arizona (Sept. 25) and vs. Cal (Nov. 20) and five total sacks against OSU (Oct. 16) and ASU (Nov. 13) ... Including the season finale at Cal to end the '98 season - when the Cardinal had nine sacks for (-73) yards - Stanford recorded an amazing 55 sacks for (-418) yards in its last 12 regular season games ... In 1998, Stanford registered 28 sacks for -193 yards.

PITTS' PROPS: Senior wide receiver DeRonnie Pitts placed his name among the all-time great receivers in Stanford history ... Pitts, who was named Second-Team All-Pac-10 this season, is eighth on The Farm in receptions (145), 10th in receiving yards (2,060) and tied for sixth in TD receptions (16) ... He finished the '99 campaign with 58 receptions for 853 yards and eight TDs ... He ranked tied for 41st in the nation and fourth in the Pac-10 in receptions (5.27 rpg) and 39th in the nation and third in the conference in receiving yards per game (77.55) ... In the last 22 regular season games (1998, 1999), Pitts caught 132 passes for 1,865 yards (14.1 ypc) and 15 touchdowns.

CENTER OF ATTENTION: Senior C Mike McLaughlin was named First-Team All-Pac-10 this season and First-Team Academic All-Pac-10 ... He started all 46 games of his Stanford career from 1996-99 in what is believed to be a school record ... The 6-5, 305-pound native of San Jose, Calif., was named Second-Team All-Pac-10 in 1998.

THE BOOK ON BISELLI: In his first season as Stanford's starting placekicker, junior Mike Biselli not only placed his name in the Cardinal record book, but he earned First-Team All-Pac-10 honors ... He hit on 14-of-17 field goal attempts and 49-of-52 PATs during the regular season ... He was second in the Pac-10 in both scoring (8.27 ppg) and field goals (1.27) and among the national leaders in both (22nd scoring, 28th field goals) ... In the Cardinal record book, Biselli's '99 campaign ranked 5th in scoring with 91 points and 7th in field goals ... He set a school record for most PATs in a season with 49.

TURNAROUNDS: Stanford was second in the nation in posting the best turnaround from 1998 to '99 ... Only Hawaii, which went 0-12 in '98 and and 8-4 this season, had a better turnaround ... The Cardinal was a +5 after turning a 3-8 season in '98 to an 8-3 mark in 1999 (regular season records only).

DEFENSIVE PLAYS: Stanford's defense made several big plays in 1999, including scoring four touchdowns and a safey, stopping two, fourth-and-one situations from the one-yard line, recovering three fumbles inside the 10 and intercepting two passes at the end of games to seal the victory ... Defensive TDs were scored by Ruben Carter (67-yard INT return), Chris Johnson (30-yard INT return), DT Willie Howard (22-yard fumble return) and Aaron Focht (37-yard fumble return) ... Frank Primus intercepted a pass against Oregon State with less than a minute to play to seal Stanford's win ... The following week, Tim Smith intercepted a pass at the Cardinal seven yard on the game's final play to preserve Stanford's win over USC ... The Cardinal defense stopped both Arizona (tackle by Sharcus Steen) and Oregon State (Howard, Andrew Currie) on fourth down plays from the one

Final Rankings
ESPN/USA Today Coaches - 25th
Associated Press - 26th

Final Pacific-10 Standings

Pac-10Overall
Stanford7-18-4
Oregon6-29-3
Washington6-27-5
Arizona State5-36-6
Oregon State4-47-5
Arizona3-56-6
USC3-56-6
California3-54-7
UCLA2-64-7
Washington State1-73-9

Fast Facts

  • First Rose Bowl appearance since January 1, 1972
  • First Pac-10 Conference championship since 1971 season
  • Third bowl game in last 5 seasons
  • Most wins since 1992 team went 10-3
  • Tyrone Willingham named Pac-10 Coach of the Year
  • FL Troy Walters won Biletnikoff Award as the top receiver in college football
  • Walters named Stanford's first consensus First-Team All-America since 1991.

  • FL Troy Walters won Biletnikoff Award as the top receiver in college football
  • Walters named Stanford's first consensus First-Team All-America since 1991.

Award and Honors

FL Troy Walters
Biletnikoff Award winner
First-Team All-America (WC, FN, TSN, FW, SN)
Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year
First-Team All-Pacific -10
Finalist (final 3), Biletnikoff Award
First-Team Academic All-Pac-10
First-Team District-8 Academic All-America
Burger King Scholar-Athlete Nominee
National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Post-Graduate Scholarship Nominee, NCAA Today's Top Eight

Head Coach Tyrone Willingham
Pac-10 Coach of the Year
Finalist, NCAA Coach of the Year (FN)

C Mike McLaughlin
First-Team All-Pacific -10
First-Team Academic All-Pac-10

OT Jeff Cronshagen
First-Team All-Pacific -10

QB Todd Husak
First-Team All-Pacific -10

DT Willie Howard
First-Team All-Pacific -10
Morris Trophy (top defensive lineman in Pac-10)

PK Mike Biselli
First-Team All-Pacific -10

ST Emory Brock
First-Team All-Pacific -10

WR DeRonnie Pitts
Second-Team All-Pacific -10

OLB Riall Johnson
Second-Team All-Pacific -10

Pac-10 All-Academic First-Team
FL Troy Walters
C Mike McLaughlin
TE Russell Stewart
DT Dorean Kass

Honorable Mention
P Sean Tolpinrud
DE Adam Scholze
OG Joe Fairchild
QB Randy Fasani

AP - Associated Press,
FN - Football News
TSN - The Sporting News
FW - Football Writer's of America
WC - Walter Camp

In the Record Books ...

Career Passing Leaders

1. Steve Stenstrom, 1991-9410,531
2. John Elway, 1979-829,349
3. John Paye, 1983-867,669
4. Jim Plunkett, 1968-707,544
5. Todd Husak, 1996-996,564
6. Guy Benjamin, 1974-775,946
7. Jason Palumbis, 1988-914,954
8. Chad Hutchinson, 1996-974,235
9. Mike Boryla, 1970-734,082
10. Dick Norman, 1958-603,737

Career Touchdown Passes

1. John Elway, 1979-8277
2. Steve Stenstrom, 1991-9472
3. Jim Plunkett, 1968-7052
4. Guy Benjamin, 1974-7745
5. Todd Husak, 1996-9941
6. John Paye, 1983-8638
7. Mike Boryla, 1970-7331
8. Bobby Garrett, 1951-5328
9. Mike Cordova, 1973-7625
10. Steve Dils, 1977-7823

Career Interceptions

1. Phil Moffat, 1929-3120
2. Tim Smith 1995-9916
2. Toi Cook, 1984-8616
4. Brad Humphreys, 1985-8714
5. Leroy Pruitt, 1993-9611
5. Dick Ragsdale, 1962-6411
7. John Guillory, 1964-6610
8. Vaughn Bryant, 1990-939
8. Charles Hutchings, 1980-839
8. Rich Waters, 1974-769
8. Randy Poltl, 1971-739
8. Steve Murray, 1970-729
8. Bobby Garrett, 1951-639

Career Punt Return Yardage

1. Glyn Milburn, 1990-921,026
2. Troy Walters, 1996-99910
3. Alan Grant, 1986-89894
4. Phil Moffatt, 1929-30718
5. Eric Cross, 1970-72633
6. Darrin Nelson, 1977-81471

Career Punt Return Average

1. Randy Vataha, 1969-7014.7
2. Glyn Milburn, 1990-9213.7
3. Thomas Henley, 1983-8612.3
4. Craig Zatolsky, 1972-7312.2
5. Troy Walters, 1996-9910.3
6. Craig Ritchey, 1963-6510.2
7. Mark Marquess, 1966-6810.1
7. Gordy Young, 1954-5610.1
9. Darrin Nelson, 1977-819.8
10. Alan Grant, 1986-899.6
10. Eric Cross, 1970-729.6

Most Yards, Season

1. 5,1381999
2. 4,9191969
3. 4,8891994
4. 4,8801981
5. 4,7911978

Most Points, Season

1. 4091999
2. 3661949
3. 3511991
4. 3371969
5. 3311995

Notebook

Departing Seniors - Stanford will lose 20 graduating seniors off this year's team ... They include:

OG  Jon Abendschein
TE  Steve Couglin
OT  Jeff Cronshagen
NT  Andrew Currie
WR  Charley Dean
OG  Joe Fairchild
QB  Todd Husak
CB  Chris Johnson
DT  Doren Kass
RB  Juan-Carlos Lacey
C   Mike McLaughlin
CB  Frank Primus
OLB John Sande
CB  Mark Sanders
SS  Tim Smith
ILB Sharcus Steen
ILB Marc Stockbauer
DT  Jim Telesmanich
FL  Troy Walters
WR  Jason Willock

Returning Starters - The Cardinal returns 13 starters and both kickers in 2000 ... Stanford returns seven starters on offense six on defense ... The list includes:

Offense (7)

WR DeRonnie Pitts
LG Zack Quaccia
RG Eric Heitmann
RT Greg Schindler
TE Russell Stewart
RB Brian Allen
FB Casey Moore

Defense (6)

OLB Riall Johnson
LE  Sam Benner
DT  Willie Howard
RE  Austin Lee
LC  Ruben Carter
FS  Tank Williams

Kickers (2)

PK Mike Biselli
P  Sean Tolpinrud

Starters Lost - Stanford loses four starters on offense and five on defense, including LT Jeff Cronshagen, C Mike McLaughlin, QB Todd Husak, FL Troy Walters, NT Andrew Currie, ILB Sharcus Steen, ILB Marc Stockbauer, SS Tim Smith, and RC Frank Primus

Notebook

  • Stanford is a +10 in the turnover category this season, placing the Cardinal second the conference and tied for sixth nationally in turnover margin (+.91 per game) ... In the last four games of the season, the Cardinal committed five turnovers while forcing its opponents to commit 15 ... In those games, Stanford scored 45 points after the turnovers while allowing just 17.

  • Under Tyrone Willingham, Stanford is 21-6 during the month of November, including Willingham's three years as an assistant coach (1989-91) and five years as head coach (1995-99) ... As a Cardinal assistant, Willingham's teams went 9-1 in the month of November ... His teams are 12-5 with Willingham as the head coach, including the last four.

  • ILB Marc Stockbauer led the team in total tackes with 92 and earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 recognition ... He started all 22 games for Stanford in 1998 and '99 ...Stockbauer also recorded 12 tackles-for-loss and seven sacks.

  • Stanford finished second in the Pac-10 in fewest sacks allowed with 15 and most sacks by with 46.

  • Stanford finished in a virtual tie with UCLA for fewest penalties in the Pac-10 ... The Cardinal, which led the conference in fewest penalties in 1996-98, committed 58 penalties for 472 yards while the Bruins had 58 penalties for 473 yards.

  • Stanford has scored 29 touchdowns and kicked 10 field goals in 45 trips inside the Red Zone (.867) ... Opponents, meanwhile, are at a .795 clip after scoring 30 touchdowns and five field goals in 44 trips ... In the last five games of the season (USC, Washington, Arizona State, Cal, Notre Dame), Stanford scored 11 touchdowns and kicked six field goals in 19 trips inside the Red Zone? a scoring percentage of .894.

Walters in the Record Books

Pacific-10 Conference:

Career Receptions
1st, 245

Career Receiving Yards
1st, 3,995

Season Receiving Yards
1st, 1456 (1999)

Season Receptions
3rd, 86 (1996)

Longest Pass Play
98 yards, Joe Borchard-Troy Walters, vs. UCLA, 1999

Stanford

Career Receiving Yards
1st, 3,986

Career Receptions
1st, 244

Career Punt Return Yards
2nd, 910

Career TD Receptions
2nd, 26

Career Touchdowns
6th, 29

Career All-Purpose Running
3rd, 5,390

Career Punt Return Average
5th, 10.3

Season Receptions
1st, 86 (1997)
3rd (tie), 74 (1999)

Season Receiving Yards
1st, 1,456 (1999)
2nd, 1,206 (1997)

Season All-Purpose Yards
4th, 1,877 (1999)
6th, 1,664 (1997)

Season Touchdown Receptions
3rd (tie), 10, 1999

Season Punt Return Average
4th, 14.1 (1997)

Single Game Receiving Yardage
1st, 278 (1999, UCLA)

Longest Pass Play
98 yards, Joe Borchard-Troy Walters, vs. UCLA, 1999

1999 Game-by-Game with Walters

DateOppRecYdsAvg.TD
9/4@Tex 3 5117.00
9/11WSU1011811.81
9/18@Ariz 816821.00
9/25UCLA 927830.83
10/2SJSU1018618.62
10/16OSU33812.70
10/23@USC58617.20
10/30@Wash59519.01
11/3@ASU712718.11
11/20Cal612621.00
11/27N. Dame818322.92
1999 Totals74145619.710
1998 Totals52 88016.95
1997 Totals86120614.08
1996 Totals32 44413.93
Career Totals244398616.326

(does not include bowl games)

Ranking Walters

CategoryAvgNCAAPac-10
Rec. Yds/gm132.3621
Receptions/gm6.73162
All-Purp. yds/gm170.6462

Walters in the Pac-10 Record Book (includes bowl games)

Career ReceptionsSchoolYearsNo.
1. Troy WaltersStan1996-99245
2. Darrin NelsonStan1977-81223
2. Dennis NorthcuttAriz1996-99223
4. Johnnie MortonUSC1990-93201

Career Receiving Yards

1. Troy WaltersStan1996-993,995
2.. Dennis NorthcuttAriz1996-993,252
3. Johnnie MortonUSC1990-933,201
4. Danny FarmerUCLA1996-993,032

1999 Game-by-Game Starters

Offense

OpponentWRLTLGCRGRTTEQBRBFBFLPK
@ TexasPittsCronshagenQuacciaMcLaughlinHeitmannSchindlerStewartHusakWireBrockWaltersBiselli
WSUPittsCronshagenQuacciaMcLaughlinHeitmannSchindlerStewartHusakWireBrockWaltersBiselli
@ Ariz.PittsCronshagenQuacciaMcLaughlinHeitmannSchindlerStewartHusakK. CarterMooreWaltersBiselli
UCLAPittsCronshagenQuacciaMcLaughlinHeitmannSchindlerStewartHusakK. CarterMooreWaltersBiselli
SJSUPittsCronshagenQuacciaMcLaughlinHeitmannGarrisonStewartBorchard K. CarterMooreWaltersBiselli
OSUPittsCronshagenQuacciaMcLaughlinHeitmannSchindlerStewartHusakK. CarterMooreWaltersBiselli
@USCPittsCronshagenQuacciaMcLaughlinHeitmannSchindlerStewartHusakAllenMooreWaltersBiselli
@WashPittsCronshagenQuacciaMcLaughlinHeitmannSchindlerStewartHusakAllenMooreWaltersBiselli
@ASUPittsCronshagenQuacciaMcLaughlinHeitmannSchindlerStewartHusakAllenMooreWaltersBiselli
CalPittsCronshagenQuacciaMcLaughlinHeitmannSchindlerStewartHusakAllenMooreWaltersBiselli
N. DamePittsCronshagenQuacciaMcLaughlinHeitmannSchindlerStewartHusakAllenMooreWaltersBiselli
*WisconsinPittsCronshagenQuacciaMcLaughlinHeitmannSchindlerStewartHusakAllenMooreWaltersBiselli

Defense

OpponentOLBLEDTNTRELILBRILBLCSSFSRCP
@ TexasR.JohnsonBennerHowardCurrieHooverSteenStockbauerC.JohnsonSmithWilliamsPrimusTolp.
WSUR.JohnsonBennerHowardCurrieHooverSteenStockbauerC.JohnsonSmithWilliamsPrimusTolp.
@ ArizR.JohnsonBennerHowardCurrieHooverSteenStockbauerC.JohnsonSmithWilliamsPrimusTolp.
UCLAR. JohnsonBennerHowardCurrieHooverSteenStockbauerC. JohnsonSmithWilliamsPrimusTolp.
SJSUR. JohnsonBennerHowardCurrieLeeSteenStockbauerC. JohnsonSmithWilliamsPrimusTolp.
OSUR. JohnsonBennerHowardCurrieLeeSteenStockbauerC. JohnsonSmithWilliamsPrimusTolp.
@USCR. JohnsonBennerHowardCurrieLeeSteenStockbauerR. CarterSmithFochtPrimusTolp.
@WashR. JohnsonBennerHowardCurrieLeeSteenStockbauerR. CarterSmithFochtPrimusTolp.
@ASUR. JohnsonBennerHowardCurrieLeeSteenStockbauerR. CarterSmithFochtPrimusTolp.
CalR. JohnsonBennerHowardCurrieLeeSteenStockbauerC. JohnsonSmithFochtPrimusTolp.
N. DameR. JohnsonBennerHowardCurrieLeeSteenStockbauerR. CarterSmithFochtPrimusTolp.
*WisconsinR. JohnsonBennerLeonardCurrieHowardSteenStockbauerR. CarterSmithWilliamsPrimusTolp.

Inside the 20

StanfordNo.TDFGFGATOClockDownsScoring %
@ Texas10110001.000
WSU44000001.000
@ Ariz65110001.000
UCLA5400010.800
SJSU7422100.857
OSU3100200.333
@USC33000001.000
@Wash32110001.000
@ASU54110001.000
Cal3111100.667
N. Dame5133100.800
*Wisconsin3112000.667
Total45291010510.867

OpponentNo.TDFGFGATOClockDownsScoring %
@ Texas77000001.000
WSU32110001.000
@ Ariz5300002.600
UCLA43110001.000
SJSU55000001.000
OSU5111201.400
@USC6212200.500
@Wash22000001.000
@ASU4212000.750
Cal0000000.000
N. Dame33000001.000
*Wisconsin4212000.750
Total443057403.795

* Rose Bowl stats do not count toward season totals


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