PASADENA, Calif. Three months ago, the main question asked about Stanford Football was regarding a player who was no longer on the team's roster. At the Pac-12 Media Day, head coach David Shaw shifted the attention away from Andrew Luck, and onto the player who has now rushed for over 4,000 yards in his storied NCAA career.
"I think we've got the most underrated running back in the nation," Shaw said of Stepfon Taylor exactly four months prior to Stanford's 35-17 drubbing of UCLA (9-3, 6-3) at the Rose Bowl on Saturday evening that capped a Pac-12 North Division title and a rematch against the Bruins next Friday night at Stanford Stadium in the Pac 12 Championship.
The Cardinal (10-2, 8-1) relied on another outstanding performance by Taylor, who rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries, setting a school record with his 21st career 100-yard game.
Though the three-year starter has amassed 4,132 career rushing yards while running for 38 touchdown...