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October 31, 2007
Washington (2-6) at Stanford (3-5)
Press of Atlantic City – 10/31/2007, 23:38 pm
FACTS & STATS: Site: Stanford Stadium (85,500) -- Stanford, California. Television: FSN. Home Record: Washington 1-4, Stanford 1-4. Away Record: Washington 1-2, Stanford 2-1.
Sharp, quick-minded guy
HeraldNet – 10/31/2007, 22:45 pm
E-mail information including items for Tuesday's Communities Sports Roundup and Thursday's Outdoor Calendar, to sports@heraldnet.com Kevin Brown, Sports Editor kbrown@heraldnet.
Miller: Pac-10 Football: Excuse the excitement elsewhere
AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer – 10/31/2007, 22:24 pm
By TED MILLERP-I COLUMNIST DENNIS ERICKSON EXTENDED his arms and thrust his fists skyward. Again and again. He then hugged anyone along the sideline wearing Arizona State colors.
Improving Pritchard faces family nemesis
SF Gate – 10/31/2007, 19:34 pm
(10-31) 18:50 PDT Stanford -- There was no purple and gold in Tavita Pritchard's house growing up. Washington's colors were not allowed. Not with a father and uncle who played at Washington State.
Stanford run game runs short vs. Oregon St.
Palo Alto Online – 10/31/2007, 18:41 pm
Share: Stanford would love to shore up its deficiencies in the running attack before Saturday's game against Washington. After all the only Pac-10 football team worse than the Cardinal at stopping the run are the Huskies.
Washington defense on pace to be worst in school history
ESPN – 10/31/2007, 17:56 pm
SEATTLE -- Maybe Jim Harbaugh needs to check the date on the scouting tape he received. Earlier this week, when the Stanford coach was asked about Washington's defense, Harbaugh was highly complimentary.
Clover Park graduate took over as QB in USC upset
Seattle Times – 10/31/2007, 14:14 pm
Saturday Washington @ Stanford, 3:30 p.m., FSN By Bob Condotta Seattle Times staff reporter The passage of time is starting to peel away at Stanford's history-making upset of USC, turning it now into mere history in the eyes of Cardinal coach Jim Harbaugh.
Stanford still relying on reserves
San Francisco Chronicle – 10/31/2007, 13:38 pm
In one respect, Stanford's prospects at running back this week don't get better. In another way, they do. The Cardinal do not expect to have either Anthony Kimble or Toby Gerhart back for Saturday's home game against Washington, and coach Jim Harbaugh said he will go with the same two tailbacks he used against Oregon State - freshman Jeremy Stewart and redshirt freshman Tyrone McGraw.
Redskins' Torrence Seizes The Play
Washington Post – 10/31/2007
Sundays this fall are suddenly presenting Torrence with a different opportunity. With Fred Smoot inactive because of a hamstring injury and Carlos Rogers hurting his knee against New England on Sunday, Torrence saw the most extensive action of his three-year career, logging more than 60 plays and often facing off with all-pro wide receiver Randy Moss.
Gerhart may be out for season
Mendocino Beacon – 10/31/2007, 05:40 am
Toby Gerhart had hoped to return from a partial tear in his left posterior cruciate ligament a few weeks ago. Now, it's possible the Stanford running back won't play again this season.
Husky hater Pritchard gets first crack at UW
Tacoma News Tribune – 10/31/2007, 07:17 am
Tavita Pritchard grew up wearing the green and gold of Clover Park High School and hating the purple and gold of the Washington Huskies. Nothing personal; it just ran in the family.
October 30, 2007
Cardinal still unstable at running back
San Francisco Chronicle – 10/30/2007, 23:21 pm
In one respect, Stanford's prospects at running back this week don't get better. In another way, they do. The Cardinal do not expect to have either Anthony Kimble or Toby Gerhart back for Saturday's home game against Washington, and coach Jim Harbaugh said he will go with the same two tailbacks he used against Oregon State - freshman Jeremy Stewart and redshirt freshman Tyrone McGraw.
Stanford Continues Jekyll-And-Hyde Season
NBC11 – 10/30/2007, 20:24 pm
Fourth-Quarter Collapse Seals 2-Point Loss
October 29, 2007
Defense name of game against Stanford
Daily Barometer Online – 10/29/2007, 21:34 pm
Beavers hold Cardinal to five yards rushing en route to commanding 23-6 victory Kye Johnson Issue date: 10/29/07 Section: Sports Page 1 of 2 next > The Oregon State defense continued to dominate in run defense in Saturday's win over Stanford.
UW spreads out blame
AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer – 10/29/2007, 20:48 pm
By MOLLY YANITYP-I REPORTER A reporter asked Washington football coach Tyrone Willingham if he needed to defend his defensive coordinator, Kent Baer, after back-to-back defensive collapses extended the team's losing streak to six games.
Expert Analysis: Clutch against the Kats
TheBootleg.com – 10/29/2007, 18:47 pm
Former Stanford center and current Bootleg offensive line analyst T.J. Gaynor (1991-1995) examines the up & down performance of the still-maturing Cardinal o-line and its impact on the Card running game which at times was remarkably effective against UofA last Saturday, especially in crunch time when it really counts.
Cardinal Numbers: "Sudden Change"
TheBootleg.com – 10/29/2007, 18:47 pm
After Stanford's win against Arizona, Stanford defensive coordinator Scott Shafer talked about how well his defense responded to 'sudden change' situations.
On the Oregon Trail
The Stanford Daily – 10/29/2007, 02:38 am
Stanford fans listening on KNBR and KZSU this Saturday had to be thinking "here it comes" throughout the second half, waiting for the Cardinal offense to drive unstoppably down the field and eke out another last-minute win.
OSU shuts down Card
The Stanford Daily – 10/29/2007, 02:38 am
CORVALLIS, Oregon - Fresh off last week's road win against Arizona, Stanford had high hopes coming into Saturday's game at Oregon State. The Beavers suppressed any of those hopes, however, as they kept the Cardinal out of the end zone in a 23-6 victory at Reser Stadium.
Oregon State defense overpowers Stanford
Modesto Bee – 10/29/2007, 01:29 am
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State didn't add a whole lot to its offensive highlight reel Saturday. With its stout defense, the Beavers didn't have to. Sean Canfield threw for 142 yards, Alexis Serna kicked three field goals and Oregon State pressured Stanford into four turnovers in a 23-6 win.
October 28, 2007
Stanford football falls to Oregon State, 23-6
Palo Alto Online – 10/28/2007, 02:26 am
Share: The importance of a running game was demonstrated in vivid Technicolor on Saturday as Stanford fell to host Oregon State, 23-6, in a Pac-10 Conference contest.
Beavers run win streak to three
Medford Mail Tribune – 10/28/2007, 02:50 am
OSU defense forces four turnovers by Stanford Stanford quarterback Tavita Pritchard is sacked by Oregon States Curtis Coker (98) and Gerard Lee (53) during the second quarter of Saturdays game in Corvallis.
Harbaugh faces his ex-coach
Oroville Mercury-Register – 10/28/2007, 03:58 am
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State coach Mike Riley isn't surprised Stanford has made significant improvement under first-year coach Jim Harbaugh. That's because Riley saw Harbaugh's competitive drive when he coached the former quarterback for two seasons with the San Diego Chargers.
Serna kicks 3 field goals in Oregon S...
Oregon News-Review – 10/28/2007, 14:08 pm
Serna kicks 3 field goals in Oregon State win over Stanford Click to Enlarge Oregon State quarterback Sean Canfield, right, is brought down by Stanford's Chike Amajoyi (obscured) and Bo McNally (22) during the first half college football action in Corvallis, Ore.
Beavers get costly win against Stanford
Statesman Journal – 10/28/2007, 06:48 am
CORVALLIS -- The Pac-10 Conference's two giant killers got together to produce mostly a thud with no national ranking in the matchup line. The loudest and hardest in Oregon State's 23-6 win Saturday against Stanford would be the loss of star running back Yvenson Bernard to an shoulder injury that makes his status for next week's game at USC uncertain.
NCAA Game Summary - Stanford At Oregon State
KPTV.com – 10/28/2007, 06:45 am
Corvallis, OR -- (Sports Network) - Sean Canfield threw for 142 yards and a touchdown, as the Oregon State Beavers pulled out a 23-6 win over the visiting Stanford Cardinal in a Pac-10 clash at Reser Stadium.
Injuries impact both OSU and Stanford
TheWorldlink.com – 10/28/2007, 04:29 am
CORVALLIS - Todays game between Stanford and Oregon State is likely to be affected by players who arent on the field as much as those who are.Both teams are depleted by injuries and other issues.
Late Saturday game Win and loss for OSU: Bernard out with injury
The Oregonian – 10/28/2007, 21:29 pm
CORVALLIS -- Players keep falling by the wayside at Oregon State, for various reasons, but it doesn't seem to matter. Somebody steps up, rises to the occasion, and the Beavers charge forward.
D carries the day
Portland Tribune – 10/28/2007, 01:56 am
But the big-picture news concerned the health of tailback Yvenson Bernard, who left the game late in the second quarter with a left shoulder injury and didnt return.
Beavers prove they have a backup plan
Medford Mail Tribune – 10/28/2007, 02:50 am
Even with starting tailback Yvenson Bernard being added to the list of injured offensive players during Saturday's game, Oregon State continued to find ways to grind out another conference win.
Serna gets his kicks in Oregon State victory
DailyBulletin.com – 10/28/2007, 10:28 am
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Sean Canfield threw for 142 yards and Miller High School graduate Alexis Serna kicked three field goals to lead Oregon State to a 23-6 win over Stanford on Saturday.
Doggett dogs Stanford
Statesman Journal – 10/28/2007, 06:49 am
CORVALLIS -- Oregon State's stellar defensive performance Saturday in its 23-6 win against Stanford could be summed up by one player -- Derrick Doggett.
Stanford's Road Run Over
San Francisco Chronicle – 10/28/2007, 02:51 am
Maybe Stanford's Pac-10 road magic ran dry. Or maybe it was just too hard, too unrealistic to sustain it in the face of injuries, mistakes and an Oregon State defense that just kept coming.
No rush for Stanford season to improve
Inside Bay Area – 10/28/2007, 02:58 am
Failure to run, turnovers lead to loss at Oregon State CORVALLIS, Ore. Stanford's postseason hopes took a severe hit Saturday against Oregon State because the Cardinal had one of its all-time worst rushing days and made too many turnovers.
October 27, 2007
Beavers face a must win against Cardinal in chase for bowl berth
Statesman Journal – 10/27/2007, 10:51 am
CORVALLIS -- This much is clear about today's Oregon State-Stanford matchup: There is mutual admiration between the head coaches. OSU's Mike Riley and Stanford's Jim Harbaugh have ties that bind.
Harbaugh, OSU's Riley old pals
Press Democrat – 10/27/2007, 14:50 pm
Ex-NFL quarterback's Cardinal go up against his former coach today By DARREN SABEDRASAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS Oregon State coach Mike Riley isn't surprised Stanford has made significant improvement under first-year coach Jim Harbaugh.
Beavers, Stanford battling injuries
Medford Mail Tribune – 10/27/2007, 03:21 am
CORVALLIS Today's game between Stanford and Oregon State is likely to be affected by players who aren't on the field as much as those who are. Both teams are depleted by injuries and other issues.
Here's look at top coaches, rookies
The Desert Sun – 10/27/2007, 02:07 am
With the NFL season half completed, it might be a good time to look at what has been happening to date. First look is at who might be a good coach of the year candidate.
Beavers hope coach doesn't have to eat words
The Oregonian – 10/27/2007, 04:04 am
CORVALLIS -- Is this another setup? Recall that Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh had to eat his own words this season after the Cardinal shocked then-No.2 USC 24-23.
Biggest game today? It's not in Eugene
The Oregonian – 10/27/2007, 04:04 am
We feel for Oregon State and, by association, Stanford. Down in Eugene is one of today's great college football games, No. 5 Oregon vs. No. 9 USC, the first game ever between top 10 teams at Autzen Stadium.
Harbaugh faces his ex-coach
Inside Bay Area – 10/27/2007, 03:27 am
Stanford boss says he learned a lot under Beavers' Riley with Chargers CORVALLIS, Ore. Oregon State coach Mike Riley isn't surprised Stanford has made significant improvement under first-year coach Jim Harbaugh.
Learning to build a better Beaver trap
SF Gate – 10/27/2007, 00:32 am
(10-27) 04:00 PDT Corvallis, Ore. -- Can Stanford win another one with a bare-minimum offensive effort? Last Saturday against Arizona in Tucson, the Stanford offense opened the game by punting on its first five possessions before rallying for two scores before the half.
October 26, 2007
Stanford visits OSU tomorrow
Channel6000 – 10/26/2007, 23:08 pm
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - When Stanford visits Oregon State tomorrow, Beavers coach Mike Riley will be facing off against his old quarterback. First-year Cardinal head coach Jim Harbaugh played for Riley's San Diego Chargers in 1999 and 2000 and they've remained close through the years.
Stanford (3-4, 2-3) at Oregon St. (4-3, 2-2) 3:30 p.m. Radio only (1050) / Learning to build a better Beaver trap
San Francisco Chronicle – 10/26/2007, 22:18 pm
Ore. - Can Stanford win another one with a bare-minimum offensive effort? Last Saturday against Arizona in Tucson, the Stanford offense opened the game by punting on its first five possessions before rallying for two scores before the half.
Harbaugh to take on his mentor / Stanford coach played quarterback for Oregon State's Riley
San Francisco Chronicle – 10/26/2007, 03:45 am
-- On the occasions that Jim Harbaugh has walked into Pac-10 coaches meetings, there's always one guy saving him a seat. Riley and Harbaugh will occupy opposite sidelines for the first time Saturday when Stanford and Oregon State square off at Reser Stadium, but there was a time when the two coaches were on the same team and on the same page.
Injuries deplete both Oregon State and Stanford football teams
San Mateo Daily Journal – 10/26/2007, 21:16 pm
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Saturday's game between Stanford and Oregon State is likely to be affected by players who aren't on the field as much as those who are.
Bracing for a bumpy ride
The Oregonian – 10/26/2007, 01:15 am
CORVALLIS -- Stanford's defense can be disruptive. 'They bring pressure all day,' said Oregon State offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh, who expects a similar approach to what Idaho did last year against the Beavers at Reser Stadium under then-coach Dennis Erickson.
Football returns to action against Cardinal
Daily Barometer Online – 10/26/2007, 10:33 am
Football returns to action against Cardinal After bye week, Oregon State seeks its third straight conference win at home Kye Johnson Issue date: 10/26/07 Section: Page 1 of 2 One month ago, Stanford was considered by many to be a pushover.
Beavers, Cardinal both hurt by injuries
Albany Democrat-Herald – 10/26/2007, 11:37 am
CORVALLIS (AP) - Saturdays game between Stanford and Oregon State is likely to be affected by players who arent on the field as much as those who are.Both teams are depleted by injuries and other issues.
Running wild: Hobbled Card backfield faces uphill battle at OSU
The Stanford Daily – 10/26/2007, 10:59 am
Two seasons ago, Stanford and Oregon State locked horns in the Northwest rain in a classic low-scoring gridiron battle with both teams' bowl hopes on the line.
Special teams have come to the rescue
Inside Bay Area – 10/26/2007, 07:04 am
When Stanford needed a fourth-quarter field goal to pull to within six points of USC on Oct. 6, Derek Belch booted the ball through the uprights. No wonder coach Jim Harbaugh took a moment this week to praise his special-teams units.
Bills' Edwards receives high marks as a rookie quarterback
Standard Examiner – 10/26/2007, 00:34 am
MINNEAPOLIS -- Every now and then a special player becomes an exception to the rule that all young NFL quarterbacks are destined to become bewildered, befuddled and beaten until they aren't so young anymore.
October 25, 2007
A positive switch for these Stanford football players
Palo Alto Online – 10/25/2007, 20:55 pm
Share: Stanford senior cornerback Nick Sanchez likes to keep a watchful eye on his fellow cornerbacks Yancy Austin and Tim Sims, both of whom never played much defense during their successful high school careers.
Little Belle Glade, Fla., sends pair to Stanford
Inside Bay Area – 10/25/2007, 07:02 am
STANFORD - The day the two cross-town football stars from Belle Glade, Fla., signed with Stanford, Tim Sims ventured over to Nick Sanchez's school. The local newspaper wanted to do a story on the small town's first two recipients of Stanford football scholarships.
Sims, Sanchez have made their hometown proud
San Jose Mercury News – 10/25/2007, 02:09 am
The day the two crosstown football stars from Belle Glade, Fla., signed with Stanford, Tim Sims ventured over to Nick Sanchez's school. The local newspaper wanted to do a story on the small town's first two recipients of a Stanford football scholarship.
Beavers looking thin on the line
Corvallis Gazette-Times – 10/25/2007, 07:50 am
Beavers looking thin on the line By Cliff KirkpatrickGazette-Times Reporter Sickness, injuries and off-the-field issues have hit the Oregon State football teams offensive line as it begins preparing for Stanford this Saturday.
Beavers take another hit to offensive line
Statesman Journal – 10/25/2007, 09:10 am
CORVALLIS -- An Oregon State offensive line already operating at less than full strength took another hit this week, when junior tackle Tavita Thompson was ruled ineligible by the NCAA.
Beavers' O-line thrown for loss
Oregon News-Review – 10/25/2007, 08:38 am
Print Email Subscribe CORVALLIS (AP) - The personnel problems keep adding up at Oregon State, where starting left tackle Tavita Thompson has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA for the remainder of the season.
Thompson ineligible for season
Medford Mail Tribune – 10/25/2007, 09:07 am
CORVALLIS The personnel problems keep adding up at Oregon State, where starting left tackle Tavita Thompson has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA for the remainder of the season.
Longtime friends Riley, Harbaugh meet for 1st time
The Oregonian – 10/25/2007, 01:52 am
Maybe it was inevitable that an instant chemistry would develop between Jim Harbaugh and Mike Riley when Harbaugh -- near the end of his NFL career -- joined the San Diego Chargers before the 1999 season.
Stanford (3-4, 2-3) at Oregon St. (4-3, 2-2) 3:30 p.m. Radio only (1050)
SF Gate – 10/25/2007, 22:08 pm
(10-26) 21:45 PDT Corvallis, -- Ore. - Can Stanford win another one with a bare-minimum offensive effort? Last Saturday against Arizona in Tucson, the Stanford offense opened the game by punting on its first five possessions before rallying for two scores before the half.
Stanford, OSU partly responsible for upset mess
Corvallis Gazette-Times – 10/25/2007, 07:51 am
Stanford, OSU partly responsible for upset mess By Cliff KirkpatrickGazette-Times Reporter Beavers and Cardinal have both beat teams that were ranked No.
October 24, 2007
Powers knows classics: Hannibal and Harbaugh
San Mateo County Times – 10/24/2007, 11:56 am
YOU DON'T FIND too many NCAA Division I football players majoring in classics. But then Will Powers was never the easiest guy to categorize. Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh looks at the classics major and sees a classic athlete.
Powers knows classics: Hannibal and Harbaugh
Inside Bay Area – 10/24/2007, 11:14 am
YOU DON'T FIND too many NCAA Division I football players majoring in classics. But then Will Powers was never the easiest guy to categorize. Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh looks at the classics major and sees a classic athlete.
Coaches have mutual respect
Pasadena Star News – 10/24/2007, 23:53 pm
First-year Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh was Oregon State coach Mike Riley's quarterback when both were with the San Diego Chargers. Harbaugh played 21 games under coach Riley, passing for 4,177 yards and 18 touchdowns during the 1999 and 2000 seasons.
Overachieving Stanford dealing with injury woes
ESPN – 10/24/2007, 14:30 pm
Stanford has shown impressive resilience under new coach Jim Harbaugh, exceeding all expectations with victories at USC and Arizona. But injuries keep piling up, particularly at tailback.
OSU's Bernard has run Cardinal ragged
SF Gate – 10/24/2007, 18:26 pm
(10-24) 17:45 PDT Stanford -- Saturday's game is the last time Stanford will have the opportunity to face Oregon State running back Yvenson Bernard. The Cardinal are hoping for a fond farewell in Corvallis.
Cardinal Braces For Beavers
San Francisco Chronicle – 10/24/2007, 19:53 pm
Saturday's game is the last time Stanford will have the opportunity to face Oregon State running back Yvenson Bernard. The Cardinal are hoping for a fond farewell in Corvallis.
Stanford (3-4) at Oregon State (4-3)
Kansas City Star – 10/24/2007, 19:48 pm
FACTS & STATS: Site: Reser Stadium (46,000) -- Corvallis, Oregon. Television: None. Home Record: Stanford 1-4, OSU 3-1. Away Record: Stanford 2-0, OSU 1-2.
Meal plans serve games
Stanford Daily – 10/24/2007, 01:39 am
A rekindled spirit for football is not the only new attraction at the Stanford Stadium these days. Instead of fumbling through pockets for loose change to pay for high-priced concessions, enthusiastic fans can now purchase food at football games with a swipe of their ID cards.
Kerry says ...
Portland Tribune – 10/24/2007, 02:04 am
On the Beavers Who could have predicted that in late October, Stanford would be chasing bowl eligibilty? At this point, Jim Harbaugh is a candidate for Pac-10 coach of the year, and not solely on the upset of Southern Cal.
Evans, Smith out for rest of season with injuries
Stanford Daily – 10/24/2007, 06:22 am
Fifth-year senior running back Jason Evans and junior offensive tackle Allen Smith will be out for the remainder of the 2007 season as a result of injuries, head coach Jim Harbaugh announced on Tuesday.
Oregon State has bye but gets ready for Stanford next week
Channel6000 – 10/24/2007, 04:16 am
4:35 PM ET CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - The Beavers have a bye this week. But Oregon State coach Mike Riley is already looking down the road to next week when the Beavers host Stanford.
Injury-plagued Cardinal running game loses tailback Evans for season
Inside Bay Area – 10/24/2007, 05:11 am
STANFORD - Jason Evans' final carry Saturday turned out to be the last of his college career. The Stanford tailback suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and is done for the season.
Two games could reveal a lot in Pac-10
Tacoma News Tribune – 10/24/2007, 01:57 am
The Pacific-10 Conferences four ranked teams square off Saturday in a pair of games certain to bend a couple of more fenders in the demolition derby that this seasons championship race has become.
Starting OSU tackle ineligible
The Oregonian – 10/24/2007, 00:21 am
CORVALLIS -- Oregon State's battered offensive line took another hit Tuesday when the school announced that the NCAA has ruled starting left tackle Tavita Thompson ineligible.
Torn ACL ends tailback Evans' season
SF Gate – 10/24/2007, 00:39 am
(10-23) 19:34 PDT Stanford -- With two wins in three games, Stanford appears to be succeeding despite a continuing spate of significant injuries. But even victory can't stop the bad news.
Another Stanford RB felled by injury
San Jose Mercury News – 10/24/2007, 02:34 am
Jason Evans' final carry Saturday turned out to be the last of his college career. The Stanford tailback suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and is done for the season.
October 23, 2007
Stanford loses another running back to injury
Palo Alto Online – 10/23/2007, 15:27 pm
Share: At this point of the season, Stanford football coach Jim Harbaugh perhaps is hoping just to finish the year with someone healthy enough to carry the ball.
Oregon State line looking thin
Albany Democrat-Herald – 10/23/2007, 14:49 pm
CORVALLIS - Sickness, injuries and off-the-field issues have hit the Oregon State football teams offensive line as it begins preparing for Stanford this Saturday.
Oregon State, Stanford enjoy status in upset club
Albany Democrat-Herald – 10/23/2007, 14:48 pm
CORVALLIS - Two of the teams responsible for this wacky, upset-filled college football season clash Saturday afternoon in a Pacific-10 Conference game.
October 22, 2007
Stanford makes the right moves in victory over Arizona
Palo Alto Online – 10/22/2007, 17:03 pm
Share: Considering that Stanford lost one fullback before the season even started, and then lost a starting linebacker, a starting offensive lineman, a starting quarterback and the starting tight end in successive weeks, it's a wonder the Cardinal was even competitive last Saturday.
A tale of two coaches: Jim Harbaugh and Mike Stoops
Stanford Daily – 10/22/2007, 02:20 am
fans streamed out of Arizona Stadium, Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh celebrated his team's huge 21-20 win that kept the Cardinal's bowl hopes alive. On the other side of the field, a morose scene unfolded as Arizona picked up the pieces of another lost season, the loss clinching their ninth straight campaign without a winning record.
Expert Analysis: O-Line Midseason Review
TheBootleg.com – 10/22/2007, 01:07 am
Former Stanford center and current Bootleg offensive line analyst T.J. Gaynor (1991-1995) has returned from a business trip and is ready to get down to brass tacks, candidly assessing the work of the Stanford o-line over the past several weeks.
Stanford rallies to edge Arizona
Arizona Daily Sun – 10/22/2007, 00:52 am
TUCSON -- Something about the road brings out the best in Stanford. Jeremy Stewart scored on a 1-yard run midway through the fourth quarter as Stanford rallied to defeat Arizona 21-20 on Saturday night, winning its second Pac-10 road game in as many tries.
Pritchard and Co. get past Wildcats, 21-20
The Stanford Daily – 10/22/2007, 04:19 am
It took every last second and the slimmest of margins, but Stanford escaped the desert Saturday with a 21-20 win over the Arizona Wildcats. Alvin Chow Sophomore wideout Richard Sherman added to his already huge season this past Saturday, scoring on a 33-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tavita Pritchard in the second quarter of Stanfords win against the Wildcats.
TCU Post-Game Interview: Evan Moore
TheBootleg.com – 10/22/2007, 01:08 am
Post-TCU Game Interview: Evan Moore What do you say after a tough home loss in a high-scoring game you could have and probably should have won? The fact that the Cardinal produced a very respectable showing and beat the spread wasn't on the minds of obviously deeplya disappointed Stanford players and coaches.
October 21, 2007
Cardinal rally on road again
SF Gate – 10/21/2007, 02:20 am
(10-21) 04:00 PDT Tucson - -- Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh said there's no such thing as an ugly win - something he can afford to believe when his team prevails.
Reserve back Evans steps up STANFORD NOTES
Inside Bay Area – 10/21/2007, 03:42 am
TUCSON, Ariz. - Jason Evans hasn't had many bright moments during his career at Stanford. But with his team badly in need of a healthy running back Saturday, the senior more than answered the call.
Stanford beats UA
AZCentral.com – 10/21/2007, 03:01 am
TUCSON - There is always next year. That is the rallying cry - again - for Arizona's football team after yet another losing season, clinched Saturday with a 21-20 loss to Stanford.
Cardinal takes big step
Arizona Daily Star – 10/21/2007, 00:29 am
advertisement Stanford's one-point victory over Arizona could be another steppingstone as the Cardinal tries to rejuvenate its football program. Two weeks ago, the Cardinal upset then-No.
Evans returns to carry load, and score his second TD
SF Gate – 10/21/2007, 02:20 am
(10-21) 04:00 PDT Tucson - -- Jason Evans left Arizona Stadium on Saturday night with a tender right knee and a huge smile. The senior tailback who was Stanford's leading rusher in 2005, reintroduced himself to the Stanford offense against the Wildcats.
Stanford gets past Arizona
Modesto Bee – 10/21/2007, 05:30 am
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Something about the road brings out the best in Stanford. Jeremy Stewart scored on a 1-yard run midway through the fourth quarter as Stanford rallied to defeat Arizona 21-20 on Saturday night, winning its second Pac-10 road game in as many tries.
Stanford does enough to leave with a win
San Jose Mercury News – 10/21/2007, 01:48 am
it didn't look good for Stanford. The Cardinal offense opened the third quarter with three consecutive turnovers, giving Arizona more than its share of chances to put the game away.
Cats again fail to finish
Tucson Citizen – 10/21/2007, 22:28 pm
Chance to win vs. Stanford was there, but . . . GEOFF GRAMMER Tucson Citizen Always be closing. The way it has finished games this season, Arizona's football team would never make it in the business world.
'Cats struggle again to close the deal
Tucson Citizen – 10/21/2007, 05:07 am
Another blown fourth quarter lead, squandered opportunities frustrate fans, team GEOFF GRAMMER Tucson Citizen Always be closing. The way they've been finishing games this season, the University of Arizona football team would never make it in the business world.
UPDATE: Card Triumph In Desert Thriller
Stanford Daily – 10/21/2007, 01:06 am
TUCSON, Arizona - It took every last second and the slimmest of margins, but Stanford finally escaped the desert with a 21-20 win over the Arizona Wildcats.
Recap: Arizona vs. Stanford
Kansas City Star – 10/21/2007, 11:41 am
By Sports NetworkThe Sports Network Jeremy Stewart's one-yard touchdown run with 5:54 remaining in regulation proved to be the difference as the Stanford Cardinal secured a 21-20 win over the Arizona Wildcats in Pac-10 Conference action at Arizona Stadium.
October 20, 2007
Stanford football rallies past Arizona, 21-20
Palo Alto Online – 10/20/2007, 22:36 pm
Share: Nick Sanchez made several critical plays on defense, and even added a couple of turnovers to his resume as the Stanford football team earned a 21-20 victory over host Arizona on Saturday in a Pac-10 Conference game.
Dandy Cardinal Rally
San Francisco Chronicle – 10/20/2007, 22:47 pm
Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh said there's no such thing as an ugly win - something he can afford to believe when his team prevails. The Cardinal left Arizona Stadium with a 21-20 victory Saturday night and they are going to remember the good times.
Stanford tops Arizona 21-20
San Jose Mercury News – 10/20/2007, 20:11 pm
It was the second Pacific-10 Conference road victory in two tries for the Cardinal (3-4, 2-3), who upset then-No. 2 USC in Los Angeles two weeks ago. Stanford sophomore quarterback Tavita Pritchard improved to 2-1 as a starter, with both wins coming on the road.
Gimino: Stanford churns out NFL picks
Tucson Citizen – 10/20/2007, 22:33 pm
ANTHONY GIMINO Tucson Citizen Random thoughts while wondering why Stanford isn't considered a football factory . . . The best draft-eligible NFL prospect on the field Saturday will be Arizona senior cornerback Antoine Cason.
Game blog: Painful loss for UA
Tucson Citizen – 10/20/2007, 20:37 pm
Final: Stanford 21, Arizona 20 Arizona quarterback Willie Tuitama comes up short on a fourth-down sneak, symbolizing the Wildcats' season. Arizona falls to 2-6 overall, 1-4 in Pac-10 play as Stanford comes from behind to win and hand UA coach Mike Stoops and Wildcat fans another painful loss.
Wildcats can't come through
Azcentral – 10/20/2007, 21:56 pm
TUCSON - There is always next year. That is the rallying cry - again - for Arizona's football team after yet another losing season, clinched Saturday with a 21-20 loss to Stanford.
History says Harbaugh will find it tough
Arizona Daily Star – 10/20/2007, 01:52 am
advertisement Dear Mr. Football: Why doesn't every college team hire an ex-NFL player as its head coach? A: Stanford's Jim Harbaugh is just the fifth former NFL player (of 54 total head coaches) to be hired in the Pac-10 era, 1978-current.
Suddenly vibrant Cardinal no gimme
Arizona Daily Star – 10/20/2007, 00:25 am
advertisement Arizona needs a cream puff. Instead, the struggling Wildcats may be in danger of choking on their sweet treat. Upstart Stanford is no longer anybody's idea of an easy win after stunning then-No.
Cardinal bowl hopes on the line
Press Democrat – 10/20/2007, 05:29 am
Stanford can gain postseason berth if it wins four of final six games By ANDREW BAGNATOASSOCIATED PRESS TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona Wildcats and Stanford Cardinal have a lot in common.
Cardinal's bowl hopes on the line
San Mateo County Times – 10/20/2007, 06:26 am
TUCSON, Ariz. - After a gut-wrenching loss last week to Texas Christian, Stanford players know where they stand going into today's game at Arizona. It's must-win time.
October 19, 2007
Stanford's Campbell played through pain of a cracked neck vertebra
Inside Bay Area – 10/19/2007, 10:55 am
Stanford quarterback has great expectations beyond beating USC
Ein News – 10/19/2007, 22:51 pm
Opponent Analysis
The Wildcat Online – 10/19/2007
Stanford revitalized by 'Captain Comeback' - As an NFL player and a college football coach, Jim Harbaugh has been known as a consistent winner.
Desert showdown
Stanford Daily – 10/19/2007, 04:33 am
Stanford football - and whoever lines up at tailback - visits the Arizona Wildcats tomorrow at 4 p.m. in a game the team must win to keep its lingering bowl hopes alive.
Pritchard at the heart of turnaround hopes
Stanford Daily – 10/19/2007, 04:33 am
Quarterback Tavita Pritchard has already played witness to one of the biggest upsets in the history of college football. Enlarge Gus Jewell Stanford quarterback Tavita Pritchard has taken charge of the Cardinal offense against USC and TCU, going 23-57 for 320 yards and three touchdowns in his first two games as a starter.
October 18, 2007
Stanford football searches for identity in Arizona
Palo Alto Online – 10/18/2007, 17:10 pm
Stanford football shifts focus to Arizona
Palo Alto Online – 10/18/2007, 17:10 pm
Share: It didn't take long for Stanford to put last Saturday's 38-36 loss to TCU in the past. The Cardinal learned the hard way that come game day, it doesn't matter what happened the previous week.
Cats next victims of Trojans slayer?
Tucson Citizen – 10/18/2007, 03:39 am
Entering the season, Stanford quarterback Tavita Pritchard was willing to wait his turn behind starter T.C. Ostrander. But three weeks ago, Ostrander suffered a seizure and sophomore Pritchard grabbed the moment, leading Stanford to a 24-23 upset win at then-No.
On solid footing / Cardinal kicker waited 4 years for his opportunity
San Francisco Chronicle – 10/18/2007, 02:58 am
(10-17) 22:06 PDT Stanford -- Derek Belch asked for a meeting with new head coach Jim Harbaugh, and walked into the coach's office two days after winter break - just a few weeks after Harbaugh took the Stanford job following a 1-11 season.
Pritchard shares bond with'Cats' Tuitama
Inside Bay Area – 10/18/2007, 07:44 am
STANFORD - A few years ago, Stanford's Tavita Pritchard was at a passing camp in Las Vegas when he met the quarterback who will try to beat the Cardinal on Saturday, Arizona's Willie Tuitama.
Former North Mesquite standout earns Pac-10 honor
Mesquite News – 10/18/2007, 02:06 am
It ain't so bad at Stanford
Stanford Daily – 10/18/2007, 04:34 am
October 17, 2007
Stanford quarterback has great expectations beyond beating USC
Arizona Daily Star – 10/17/2007, 23:58 pm
advertisement In his first college start, Tavita Pritchard slayed a dragon. In his second start, he was slayed by Horned Frogs. His performance Saturday against Arizona probably will settle somewhere in the middle.
The New Coach On the Pac-10 Block
KOLD-TV – 10/17/2007, 21:34 pm
Jim Harbaugh spent 4 years at Michigan and then 14 years as an NFL quarterback learning from some of the best coaches around including Bo Schembechler and Mike Dikta.
Rants and Raves: Football matters, finally
Stanford Daily – 10/17/2007, 02:13 am
If you haven't figured it out for yourself yet, let me be the first to tell you. Unbelievable as it may seem, somehow, Stanford football is relevant again.
October 16, 2007
Stanford football shifts focus to Arizona after loss
Palo Alto Online – 10/16/2007, 15:57 pm
Share: It didn't take long for Stanford to put last Saturday's 38-36 loss to TCU in the past. The Cardinal learned the hard way that come game day, it doesn't matter what happened the previous week.
Editorial: Maintain Red Zone momentum
Stanford Daily – 10/16/2007, 07:57 am
While Saturday's loss to TCU was a disappointment, the impressive showing by the student body was continuing evidence of a positive change in Stanford's football mentality.
Belch gets his chance to shine for Stanford
NC Times – 10/16/2007, 02:20 am
By: JOHN MAFFEI - Staff Writer After four frustrating years playing football at Stanford under two coaches, kicker Derek Belch figured he had nothing to lose when he marched into the office of new coach Jim Harbaugh.
Torrence Offers Helping Hand
Washington Redskins – 10/16/2007, 20:51 pm

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