2009 Stanford Cardinal

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  1. Beazus Christ

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    2009 Stanford Cardinal

    Week 1

    Stanford

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    Washington State

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    Result: Stanford Losses Turnover Battle, But Wins Game 61-20.

    In week 1 of the college football season, Stanford traveled north to face the Washington State Cougars in a PAC 10 matchup. From the outset, it was clear that Stanford was the superior team. The Wazzou defense did little to deter the Stanford passing attack. Andrew Luck, the highly touted RS freshman QB, started off his career with a bang. He threw for 322 yards on 20/31 passing, with 5 TDs. His only blemish were the turnovers. Luck's fumble and interception were both returned for Wazzou TDs. Luck threw early and often to a talented stable of receivers. Doug Baldwin had 8 grabs for 94 yards and a score, while Chris Owusu had 152 yards receiving to go along with 3 TDs.

    The defense played solid football for the most part. QB Kevin Lopina didnt find many open receivers against Stanford. This can be partially attributed to the pass coverage, but more likely it was a result of the pass rush. Stanford's defense combined for 8 sacks.

    Next week, Stanford travels to Maryland.
     
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    Week 2

    Stanford

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    Maryland

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    Result: Turnovers Erase Strong Performance By Defense - Stanford loses 27 -13.

    In week 2 of the college football season, Stanford traveled cross country to face the Maryland Terrapins. Andrew Luck, who started the game at QB for the Cardinal, was anything but lucky. On his first two drives, he threw interceptions- the second one was returned for a score. After the second pick, he was pulled in favor of senior QB Tavita Pritchard. Luck finished 2/8 for 28 yards with a 4.8 QB rating. Despite the horrible outing, the freshman QB is expected to start in week 3. Tavita Pritchard didnt have a good game either. He finished 14/32 for 140 yards with a 0/2 ratio. Of course, he wasn't helped too much by his receivers. In the 4th quarter the Cardinal were in striking distance but both Ryan Whalen and Chris Owusu dropped key passes on 4th down to turn the ball over on downs.

    The highlight of the game for the Cardinal was the defense. The held the Maryland triumvirate of Robinson/Scott/ and Jackson to 68 yards rushing on 25 carries. In fact, Stanford outgained Maryland on offense 240 to 158. The turnovers (4 to 2 advantage Maryland) were the decisive factors in the result of the game. Chike Amajoyi, the junior OLB, was the Cardinal player of the game. He had 2 interceptions and a defensive TD to keep Stanford in the game.

    Next week, Stanford figures to have an easier time against San Jose State University at home.
     
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    Week 3

    Stanford

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    San Jose State University

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    Result: Stanford Comes Back Home, Downs SJSU 52-14

    After playing on the road against a quality Maryland team last week, Stanford came home this week as the heavy favorite against perennial WAC doormat San Jose State University. Last week, Stanford was plagued by turnovers early in the game. This week it was no different, as Andrew Luck fumbled the ball and it was returned by SJSU for a touchdown. Throughout the first half, SJSU played good defense and kept it close. In the second half, the Cardinal defense stepped up in a major way. Senior cornerbacks Kris Evans and Richard Sherman each picked off 2 passes to seal the victory. Andrew Luck, player of the game, completed 17/29 passes for 231 yards with a 4/1 ratio. Toby Gerhart added 108 yards on the ground to balance out the Cardinal attack.

    Next week, Stanford plays Washington at home in a key Pac 10 showdown.
     
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    Week 4

    Stanford

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    Washington

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    Result: Stanford Jumps On Washington Early, Cruises to a 55-21 Victory

    In week 4, Washington traveled to Palo Alto to face the Cardinal. Stanford jumped out early behind the arm of Andrew Luck. The freshman QB looked comfortable all game long, thanks to the solid pass protection of the Cardinal offensive line. Luck finished 20/40 for 322 yards and a 3/1 ratio. Luck's primary targets, Doug Baldwin and Chris Owusu, each had big games against the Huskies. Baldwin finished with 12 catches for 150 yards, while Owusu had 9 catches for 201 yards and 3 scores. The All-American candidate RB Toby Gerhart did nothing to diminish his case for post season honors. He ran for 157 yards and 3 TDs. Washington's QB Jake Locker made the score respectable in the 2nd half by throwing for 2 scores, but the game was well in hand by the time Washington found a rhythm on offense.

    Next up for the Cardinal, the UCLA Bruins
     
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    Week 5

    Stanford

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    UCLA

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    Result: Stanford Wins, Extends Winning Streak To Three Games

    (Lost Stat Sheet..Oh Well)
     
  6. dakota7

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    You had stats?? I've been looking at something else........
     
  7. Beazus Christ

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    Week 6

    Stanford

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    Oregon State

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    Result: Stanford Crashes The Party, Beats OSU On The Road 55-7

    Week 6 was a crucial week for the Cardinal. Although Stanford did not fare well in their out-of-conference game against Maryland, they are undefeated in conference and still control their own destiny in the race to the Rose Bowl. Enter Oregon State, a very talented team that has gotten off to a rough start. How did the Cardinal fare? Extremely well.

    Toby Gerhart continues to make a name for himself on the national scene, as he had another great game. He ran over the opposition to the tune of 137 yards on 23 carries with an impressive 3 TDs. His replacement, true freshman Stephfan Taylor, gained 48 yards on 7 carries with a score. The dominant Cardinal ground game made it easy for RS freshman QB Andrew Luck, who finished 15/24 for 178 yards and a 1/0 ratio. Luck's main target today was Doug Baldwin, who caught 8 passes for 104 yards with a score. Chris Owusu, who leads the PAC 10 in receiving yards, had only 4 catches for 45 yards.

    Defensively, the Cardinal continued their stingy ways against the Beavers. All Conference HB Jacquizz Rodgers was a non-factor, as he rushed for 65 yards on 22 carries. Senior MLB Clinton Snyder was defensive player of the game, as he had 11 tackles and an interception.
     
  8. Beazus Christ

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    You been checking out Sandy O'Connor? Here let me help you...

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    (pats self on back and keeps it movin')
     
  9. Beazus Christ

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    Week 7

    Stanford

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    Arizona

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    Result: Stanford Goes To Arizona And Leaves A Winner, 69-10

    For the second consecutive week, Stanford went on the road to face a conference opponent. This time, they rolled through Tucson to face the Wildcats of Arizona. The game started off quite well for the Cats, as they drove the field and found the endzone. After forcing the Cardinal to punt, Arizona was in prime position to pull off the upset - but then it all went wrong. QB Nick Foles, who looked like a world beater on the first drive, seemingly crashed into orbit on the second drive and threw a pick 6 (one of 2 on the day). If that wasn't bad enough, Foles continued to find Cardinal defenders instead of his own receivers and threw 5 interceptions on the day. He finished 17/31 for 178 yards with a 1/5 ratio (ouch). On the ground, it wasnt much better, as sophomore RB Keola Antolin ran for 32 yards on 21 carries. For the Cardinal D, Chike Amajoyi had 4 sacks, while MLB Clinton Snyder had 8 tackles and an interception.

    On the offensive side of the ball, it was business as usual for the Cardinal. RB Toby Gerhart continued to display why he is the front runner for the Doak Walker Award with a superb day on the ground. He carried the ball only 14 times, but gained 162 yardsm including a season-long 77 yard TD run. He is really liking that endzone this year, as he had 4 scores on the day and now has 15 this year. His backup, true freshman Stepfan Taylor, ran the ball 22 times for 104 yards and a score. The passing game was average, but it didnt need to be anything special today. Andrew Luck finished 9/13 for 164 yards with a 1/1 ratio. His backup, Tavita Pritchard, was 4/5 for 48 yards with a 1/0 ratio. Chris Owusu, who leads the PAC 10 in receiving yards, had a quiet game for the second week in a row. He finished with 4 catches for 78 yards and a score.

    Next week, the Cardinal take on Arizona State at home.
     
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    Week 8

    Stanford

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    Arizona State

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    Result: Stanford Stays Red Hot In Conference Play - Beats ASU 70-13

    At the beginning of the 2009 season, it was clear that Stanford had a chance to make a bowl as long as they played well during September and October. The reason being, in the last four games of the year, Stanford faces Oregon, USC, Cal, and Notre Dame all in a row. So far, Stanford has taken care of business by establishing a 6-1 record (4-0 in Pac 10). In week 8, ASU came to Stanford representing the last game of the "easy" portion of their schedule. Stanford came into the game confident, and it showed on the field.

    Freshman QB Andrew Luck had a phenomenal game. The inexperience and rust he showed earlier in the year was nowhere to be found against ASU, as he had a record setting day. ASU had no answer to contain the Stanford passing game. Luck finished 23/27 for 421 yards with a 7/0 ratio. Luck's 7 touchdowns set a school record. Doug Baldwin, one of the best in the Pac 10, had another great game. He had 9 catches for 192 yards, including a beautiful 71 yard reception on a go route that put the nail in ASU's coffin. Baldwin's counterpart, Chris Owusu, continues to show why the nation's best sophomore WR resides in Palo Alto. He hauled in 6 passes for 126 yards and 3 scores. As if that wasnt enough, he also ran a punt back 54 yards for a score. Senior Toby Gerhart ran the ball 24 times for 126 yards and a score.

    On defense, the Cardinal defense abused the Sun Devils offensive line and sacked QB Danny Sullivan 11 times. Erik Lorig, the nation's leader in sacks, added to his total by 3. The Stanford pressure caused Sullivan to make some bad throws and the Cardinal defense capitalized. CB Corey Gatewood returned a Sullivan pass for a pick 6, marking the 5th time this year that Stanford has scored a defensive touchdown.

    Next week, Stanford gets some much needed rest, before hosting a dangerous Oregon team in Palo Alto.
     
  11. The Shrike

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    LOL, yeah dangerous...you might only win by 40 :D
     
  12. Dru50

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    No joke, Beazus has the mojo against the cpu, he's obliterating them in every game here and in Coast 2 Coast. How are you doing it?
     
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    Its just easier for me to play the CPU than it is to play a user. Running the ball isnt a problem against the CPU, and it never wants to shut down the passing game so I usually roll...except in TF the Rise - those are some hard sliders!
     
  14. Beazus Christ

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    Week 11

    Stanford - 41
    #6 USC - 7

    Although Stanford has yet to crack the top 25 this season, something tells this writer that a change is on the horizon. Stanford traveled to USC and beat the men of Troy in a blowout. Stanford built up a 28-0 lead at half and never looked back. Andrew Luck had a solid game, as he was 11/16 for 176 yards with a 0/0 ratio. The player of the game however was senior HB Toby Gerhart. Gerhart continues to make a late season push for the Doak Walker award with games like this. He ran for an eye-popping 220 yards and 5 touchdowns on 38 carries.

    Next week, its the Big Game, as Cal travels to Palo Alto to face the Cardinal in one of college football's most storied rivalries.
     
  15. astealthyhippo

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    220 yards on the ground and 5 TDs vs USC??? Holy piss.

    Nice win
     
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    Gerhart is the man!

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    Sad thing is, he almost put up those numbers against USC in real life.
     
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    Week 12

    THE BIG GAME

    Stanford - 41
    Cal - 0

    Thanks to Jahvid Best sitting out the game with an injury, it was never a question of whether Stanford would win. The freshman QB Andrew Luck continued to make a name for himself in conference play with yet another quality game. He completed 18/23 passes for 295 yards with 1 touchdown. His lone mistake, an interception inside the redzone, was the result of an amazing play by the Cal defense so Coach Harbaugh cant be too mad at his signal caller. WR Doug Baldwin continues to shine in big games, as he hauled in 8 receptions for 123 yards. At this point of the season, it seems likely he is bound for all-conference recognition. TE Jim Dray had his best game of the season, exploiting the open seam to the tune of 94 yards on 5 catches. For the third straight game, speed demon Chris Owusu was a no show, as he caught only 3 passes for 28 yards. But how could I forget the engine of the Stanford offense? Senior HB Toby Gerhart looks primed for an invitation to New York for the Heisman ceremony. He carried the ball 30 times for 153 yards and 2 touchdowns. The defense did not put up flashy stats (0 interceptions / 3 sacks) but it did its job and shut down the Golden Bear offense (minus Best).
     
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    Week 13

    Battle For The Legends Trophy

    Stanford - 59
    Notre Dame -17

    Stanford stays red hot to end the regular season by downing their rivals in front of a packed crowd in Palo Alto. Toby Gerhart, playing his final home game, gave fans something to remember. He ran an unbelievable 40 times for 201 yards and 4 scores on the ground. For good measure, he also caught a pass for this first receiving TD of the year. Tommy Vardell... Darrin Nelson... no back in Stanford history can hold a candle to Toby Gerhart's amazing 2009 season. The Heisman seems out of reach (east coast bias anyone?), but it would be a crime if he did not get the Doak Walker award this year.
    Andrew Luck, who becomes the unquestioned leader of the offense next year, showed why Stanford fans should be excited going into 2010. He completed 12/14 passes fpr 259 yards with a 2/0 ratio. Chris Owusu, who has been quiet over the past 3 weeks, exploded against an overconfident Notre Dame defense. Although he caught only 5 balls, he had 201 receiving yards and a score. Jimmy Clausen had a tough homecoming. Back in California, nothing seemed to click for the junior as he threw 3 interceptions and had just 194 yards passing without star wideout Golden Tate to bail him out. Two of those passes were picked off by CB Richard Sherman, who now has 9 interceptions on the year.

    Next up, Stanford makes it way down to Pasadena to face the Iowa Hawkeyes in what should be an interesting game.
     
  19. Beazus Christ

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    Bowl Week

    The Rose Bowl

    Iowa - 31
    Stanford - 21

    Well, um, you see what had happened was...

    WE LOST!

    Iowa jumped out big early and it looked like the game was gonna be a blowout. Stanford refused to lie down, however, and brought it within 3 points in the 4th quarter. On 4th and 2, Stanford gave up a 40-yard touchdown on a well-executed play by Iowa (some kinda TE post - wide open) to increase the lead to 10. Stanford drove back down the field and got inside the opponents 5, but Andrew Luck threw his 3rd interception of the game to seal the victory for Iowa.

    Stud
    Andrew Luck 20/28 283 3/3
    - Good game from the kid, despite the 3 interceptions

    Dud
    Toby Gerhart 16 rushes 52 yards
    - The Doak Walker award winner never got a chance to impact the game becase Stanford got behind early.

    Game Ball
    Goes to Pat Angerer (Iowa) - 3 interceptions

    Special Shout out to Emdot, who had a clear TD at the end of the game but chose to dive on the ground rather than run up the score on those poor boys from Palo Alto.
     
  20. astealthyhippo

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    Sounds like a good game Beazus, but I gotta ask...

    when Angerer made his 3rd pick, did it seem to be coming from the department of redundancy department?

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  21. Beazus Christ

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    Ish was nuts. Next time I play iowa, I'm not throwing it anywhere near emdot (all were user controlled picks)
     
  22. Beazus Christ

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    YEAR 2 (2010)

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  23. Beazus Christ

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    2010 Pre Season Guide

    Players To Watch - Offense

    QB Andrew Luck (Sophomore)
    2009 - 3260 Yards / 63% / 29 TDs

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    As a freshman, Luck took time getting acclimated to the system. However, once he found his groove, he became one of the better QBs in the Pac 10. Of course, Luck benefited greatly from having Toby Gerhart in the backfield. Now that Gerhart has graduated, Luck is the unquestioned leader of this Cardinal team. Luck has the tools to be an elite QB and should improve in year 2.

    WR Chris Owusu (Junior)
    2009 - 67 Receptions / 1334 Yards / 16 TDs / Biletnikoff Award Winner

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    In 2009, Owusu took the college football world by storm. Coaches knew he would be an asset in the return game, but no one could have envisioned that Owusu would emerge as an elite receiver in only his sophomore season. Does Owusu have staying power? It certainly appears so, as Owusu has the size (6'2") and speed (93 speed / 94 acceleration) to repeat his eye-popping numbers from 2009.

    HB Jeremy Stewart (Junior)
    2009 - Redshirt Year

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    In 2009, Toby Gerhart put the Stanford Cardinal offense on his back. Now that he has graduated, the rushing attack will be headed by Jeremy Stewart. Although asking him to repeat the production of Gerhart would be a pipe dream, he does have the size (6'0" - 221) and essential skills (90 speed / 87 break tackle) to ensure that Stanford will continue to pound the rock in 2010.

    Players To Watch - Defense

    DT Matt Masifilo (Junior)
    2009 - 13 Tackles For Loss / 8 Sacks

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    The junior DT uses his speed (75 rating) to beat the interior lineman to the quarterback. With another year of experience under his belt, look for Masifilo to make a push for All-Pac 10 honors in 2010.

    DE Thomas Keiser (Junior)
    2009 - 61 Tackles / 10 Sacks

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    Last year, teamed with Erik Lorig to form the Pac-10's most formidable duo at DE. Lorig was lost to graduation, but the Cardinal still have Keiser.

    OLB Chike Amajoyi (Senior)
    2009 - 83 Tackles / 10 Sacks / 2 Interceptions

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    Last year, Amajoyi did a little bit of everything for the Cardinal. Equally adept at defending the pass and stopping the run, this versatile OLB is the leader of the Stanford defense.
     
  24. Beazus Christ

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    Week 1

    Stanford - 41
    #17 Ohio State - 21

    In week 1 of the college football season, OSU traveled to Palo Alto to face the Cardinal. Early on, it did not look good for the Cardinal. QB Andrew Luck was intercepted on his first pass from scrimmage. This turnover led to a Buckeye TD. From this point on, Luck played a solid game. Although a lot of his passes were tipped at the line, Luck put up solid numbers in week 1. He finished 19/29 for 236 yards with a 1/1 ratio. All-American Chris Owusu had 8 receptions for 163 yards. His counterpart, WR Doug Baldwin, had 5 catches for 69 yards. The Jeremy Stewart era got off to a good start, as Stewart ran for 118 yards on 25 carries with a score.

    The Cardinal defense played a solid game. Going into the game, Stanford knew it would have to contain the rushing attack of OSU to win this game. Mission accomplished, as Brandon Saine had only 30 yards rushing on 16 carries. The Stanford focus on the rushing game did open up opportunities for the Buckeyes through the air, but Terrelle Pryor was unable to capitalize, as he threw 3 interceptions.

    Next week, Stanford heads east to play Christine Michael and the Texas A&M Aggies.
     
  25. Dru50

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    I didn't even look at the schedules last night, but I'll have to be prepared for your offense in week 2 it looks like. I'll admit I'm nervous because my defense isn't very strong, especially in the secondary, so Luck could have a field day.

    Good win vs a tough OSU team.
     

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