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Stanford Wraps Up Regular Season vs. Oregon St.
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 11/22/2010

Nov. 22, 2010

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Game Coverage
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TV: Versus
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Radio: 860 AM XTRA Sports
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The Game
The Stanford Cardinal (10-1, 7-1 Pac-10), ranked seventh in this week’s AP poll, will face the Oregon State Beavers (5-5, 4-3 Pac-10) in the final regular season game of the 2010 season Saturday afternoon at Stanford Stadium/Foster Field (50,000). The game will kick off at 4:30 p.m. and be televised by Versus. Both teams are coming off impressive victories last Saturday. Stanford downed California, 48-14, in Berkeley while Oregon State routed USC, 36-7 in Corvallis. A win Saturday would give Stanford a school-record 11 wins on the season.

Giving Thanks to Those Who Serve
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Television Coverage
Saturday’s Stanford-Oregon State will be carried live on Versus, with Ron Thulin (play-by-play), Glenn Parker (analyst), and Lindy Thackston (sidelines) calling the action.

Radio Plans
Saturday’s Stanford-Oregon State game will be carried live on XTRA Sports 860 AM with Dave Flemming (play-by-play), former Stanford quarterback Todd Husak (analysis) and John Platz (sidelines) handling the broadcast duties. All broadcasts begin one hour prior to kickoff with the Cardinal Tailgate Show and will conclude with the Cardinal Locker Room Report following the game. Stanford student station KZSU will also broadcast Saturday’s game live.

Stanford-Oregon State Series
Stanford leads the overall series against Oregon State, which dates back to 1919, 48-25-3. Stanford dropped last year’s meeting in Corvallis, 38-28 and is 2-7 against Oregon State dating back to the 2000 campaign (the teams did not meet in 2001) and 4-9 over the last 13 meetings dating back to 1996. Stanford held the upperhand in the series prior to Oregon State’s recent success, holding a 23-3-1 advantage in 27 games played beginning with the 1969 contest in Corvallis. Stanford won the last meeting between the two schools on The Farm, downing the Beavers, 36-28 in the opening game of the 2008 season.

Cardinal Clips

  • Improved to 10-1 on the season with a 48-14 victory over California last Saturday in the 113th Big Game in Berkeley...the 10 wins ties a single-season record, last achieved in 1992, when the Cardinal finished 10-3 under Bill Walsh...marks the first time Stanford has posted 10 regular season victories since 1926.
  • A win over Oregon State on Saturday would give the Cardinal a school-record 11 wins on the season...have won 10 games three times previously (1926, 1940, 1993).
  • Have won six straight since losing to Oregon, 52-31 on Oct. 2, its longest winning streak since 1991, when it won its last seven games of the regular season before falling to Georgia Tech in the Aloha Bowl.
  • Are ranked 7th this week in the AP Top-25 poll and 8th in the USA Today Coaches poll...check in at No. 6 in this week’s Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings...marks Stanford’s highest AP ranking since 1970 when it was ranked sixth.
  • Are 5-0 at home this season and is 16-2 over its last 18 home games dating back to the final home game of the 2007 season.
  • Have scored 30 or more points in nine of 10 games this season and currently rank second in the Pac-10 and eighth nationally in scoring offense at 40.55 per game...have tallied 446 points on the season and need 15 more points to tie the single-season school record of 461 set in 2009 .
  • Lead the nation in third down conversion percentage (57.03; 84-146) and rank ninth nationally in first downs per game (25.18).
  • Outscoring opponents 264-78 in the first half, including 131-34 in the first quarter...were a fast starting team last year, as well, outscoring opponents 267-156 in the first half...have not trailed at halftime this year.
  • Have allowed just 44 points in the last four games, which are the fewest points given up by Stanford in a four-game stretch since the last four games of the 1992 season (36).
  • Rank third in the Pac-10 in total defense (329.45) and scoring defense (19.45) and fourth in pass defense (198.82).
  • Stanford has punted just 25 times this season, the second fewest attempts in the nation behind Boise State (23)...Stanford has never punted fewer than 30 times since 1951.
  • Heisman Trophy and Davey O’Brien Award candidate Andrew Luck ranks first in the the Pac-10 and eighth nationally in passing efficiency at 169.97...he also ranks first in the conference and 14th nationally in total offense (290.09)...Stanford is 18-5 over the last two seasons with Luck as its starting quarterback.
  • A total of 16 different Stanford players have scored TDs this season, which is tops in the nation, along with Central Florida and Utah.

 

 


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