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It may not be the exciting, albeit anti-climatic one-two matchup that was LSU and Alabama this past weekend, but come game time this Saturday at 5 pm, the Stanford Cardinal and the Oregon Ducks will clash in what some deem the “game of the year.” Not only is this the biggest and most anticipated matchup in the Pac-12, or the first time ESPN College Gameday will debut on the Stanford campus, but it is also a matter of personal pride for both teams. This No.4 vs. No.7 meeting of Pac-12 powerhouses will result in the inevitable champion of the northern division, who will then do battle with the champion of the south, looking to be either USC or ASU. Stanford is out for blood after last year’s 52-31 loss to the then ranked No.4 Ducks at Autzen Stadium. And though Stanford stadium may not be as loud, it has been sold out for months, with fans clamoring for the chance to see justice served in the form of Heisman hopeful Andrew Luck. Although the odds open with Stanford at a three-point advantage, Coach David Shaw reveals that the Cardinal will be missing several key players due to injuries. Wide receiver [...]
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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By ANNE. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Oregon running back LaMichael James simply knows that Stanford's rushing defense is good. Beyond that, he's s not going to analyze it too much.
He says he'll find out more on Saturday.
There's a big reason James isn't giving anything away. The No. 6 Ducks visit the No. 3 Cardinal...
The 2012 NFL draft is still over five months away but it seems likely that Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck will be the first overall pick in April. Unless University of Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian had any say over the pick. Despite popular belief, Sarkisian thinks USC quarterback Matt Barkely is better than Luck. "I said this earlier to the staff and I'll say...
The college football game that will get the most attention this week goes without saying, but the college football game of the week based on national title impact is out on the west coast as the two best teams in the Pac-12 square off with a likely birth in the conference championship game on the line.
#7 Oregon heads to Palo Alto, California to take on #4 Stanford in a game that...
For the sixth straight week Stanford's Andrew Luck is on top of the Bloguin Heisman Poll that I am hosting over at Crystal Ball Run. Make sure you head over and see the complete breakdown of Week Ten of the Bloguin Heisman Poll. As we've done the last few weeks I figured I would share how the voters from our site voted in the poll. Here you go:
Eugene -- Oregon junior running back LaMichael James responded to questions from media on Tuesday.
Andrew Luck insists his dorm room doesn't have a calendar. He doesn't wear a watch, and his outdated cellphone doesn't even show the day of the week.
Luck needs no reminder about Nov. 12.
Since he announced in a one-sentence news release in January that he would return to school, Luck instantly put Stanford and Oregon on a collision course for that date. Everything...
#6 Oregon vs. #3 Stanford
We may not have the playoffs (see Straitpinkie’s BaRackets ) but games like this will help determine who plays in the National Championship. This is Stanford’s remaining toughest test and if they can get by the Ducks they will be clammoring for a chance at the big crystal ball. Oregon comes in trying to spoil the Cardinal run and Andrew Luck’s...
Last week we were all hot and bothered by the LSU-Alabama showdown and this week we get to enjoy our homemade granola, drink some herbal tea and bust out the yoga mats for the Pac 12 game of the year with Oregon traveling to face White Jesus Andrew Luck and Stanford. Oregon fell down early last season before laying the lumber to in the second half and running away with the game....
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Winning the Heisman Trophy is not a ticket to NFL stardom.
For every Roger Staubach and Tony Dorsett, there's a Gino Torretta and Rashaan Salaam.
So where does that place Stanford's Andrew Luck, Alabama's Trent Richardson and Boise State's Kellen Moore?
Luck looks like a lock to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft in April. Richardson could return to...
*Andrew Luck QB, Stanford
*Matt Kalil OT, USC
*Matt Barkley QB, USC
*Trent Richardson RB, Alabama
*Justin Blackmon WR, Oklahoma State
Quinton Coples DL, North Carolina
Brandon Thompson DT, Clemson
*Morris Claiborne CB, LSU – added this week
*Riley Reiff OT, Iowa
*Dre Kirkpatrick CB, Alabama
Michael Floyd WR, Notre Dame
*Jonathan Martin OT, Stanford
Alfonzo Dennard CB, Nebraska...
Leave the defenses down in Dixie.
In the Pac-12's marquee matchup this weekend, No. 3 Stanford and No. 6 Oregon feature a pair of the nation's highest-scoring and most innovative offenses, showcasing schemes and stars that take remarkably different paths to success.
Power vs. Speed.
Luck vs. LaMichael.
Two contrasting styles that promise points - unlike top-ranked LSU...