There's no blaming Stanford for reveling in that triple-overtime victory over USC last weekend. It's a win that will likely go down as one of the more memorable games of this season.
So it seemed only natural that much of the talk surrounding the fourth-ranked Cardinal (8-0, 6-0 Pac-12) this week was about that game. Oregon State, which hosts Stanford on Saturday, got little attention.
The Beavers, after all, have won just two games this season. Of course the focus would be on the Cardinal, star quarterback Andrew Luck and that big win.
On top of that, many were already looking toward next week, when Stanford plays No. 6 Oregon in a game that will likely decide who represents the Pac-12 North in the inaugural conference championship.
Add it all up and Stanford coach David Shaw was leery.
''It was a big game, it was an exciting game, it was one of the best games a lot of people have said they have seen in a while, but then the season is not over,'' Shaw said. ''We've talked all ...