- 10/16/2011, 03:28AM ET
DJRoxalot said 10/16, 03:28 AM
They have looked dominant in posting some seriously good stats. They are 7th (averaging 46.2ppg) in offense and 6th on defense (10.6ppg) but they haven't played anybody.
San Jose State, 95th in scoring offense and 90th in scoring defense.
Duke (3-3), 75th and 74th.
Arizona (1-5), 69th and 117th.
UCLA (3-3), 80th and 95th.
Colorado (1-6), 93rd and 100th.
Washington St (3-3), 13th and 58th.
This will be closer than the line will be. The Huskies are easily the best team they will face, but I like Stanford to win by 10 points.
They are not the typical Trojan team, but their offense is still good enough to pull out the win. Matt Barkley has been playing as well as Luck imo, but he has played a tougher schedule.
OSU is bad. Stanford wins by 28-35 points.
The Ducks have faced a tougher schedule and that will show in this game. They beat a good ASU team on Saturday.
Stanford's offense will be too much for the Bears.
To me this game will be much tougher for Stanford, but playing at home will mean a close win.
(KMac) Lame Sauce said 10/16, 08:36 PM
First I'll start off by predicting their schedule the rest of the way.
"The Huskies are easily the best team they will face..." Not by a long shot DJ. The Ducks are lightyears ahead of the Huskies. Don't get me wrong, they're definitely an up and coming team in the Pac-12, but it's not their time yet.
You think a team that ASU wiped the floor with will beat an Andrew Luck led Stanford team? No way in God's green earth does that happen.
Won't be even close.
The last time the Ducks came into Palo Alto they lost. Last year in the loud confines of Autzen, the Ducks won. This year, with a stronger running game, and the ability to communicate better, the Cardinal win a close one.
The Bears have no chance.
The Fighting Irish are extremely overrated IMO and I don't see their "offense" beating Stanford's defense. We all know nobody can stop Luck.
And now, on to the rebuttle.
Yes, Stanford has had a pretty cake schedule up to this point. That's ok, they're still undefeated and haven't had to get deep into the playbook.
Much more to come. GL.
DJRoxalot said 10/16, 09:06 PM
First, some clarification, "This will be closer than the line will be. The Huskies are easily the best team they will face to this point in the season." Obviously the Huskies aren't as good as Oregon or USC. Typing at midnight. LOL.
USC vs Stanford
The Sun Devils had the home field advantage. Just like the Trojans will have when they play Stanford.
And it was 28-22, Stanford heading into the final quarter. It wasn't completely one sided, it was a lot closer than the final score indicated.
Stanford hasn't faced a passing attack like USC's. Matt Barkley has completed 68% of his passes for 297ypg, 8.0ypa, 16 TD's, 4 INT's with a 155.4 Passer Rating. Robert Woods has already 60 passes for 783 yards with 6 TD's.
Stanford has had a propensity for slow starts this season. That can't be disputed. They traveled to North Carolina to play Duke. They held a 17-7 lead over the Blue Devils over halfway through the 3rd quarter.
Duke is nowhere close to being in USC's class.
Oregon up next.
(KMac) Lame Sauce said 10/17, 06:49 AM
Are you drunk?
It was 28-22 SUN DEVILS heading into the final quarter, not Stanford. You sir, have a lot of typos for somebody always correcting people.
Anyways, what was the final score of that game between Arizona State and USC?
The "oh-so-awesome" Matt Barkley threw for 227 Yards and 2 picks.
Actually you know what? It's not his fault right? Remember he said that Arizona State's LB was "a dirty player" so we can't fault Barkley.
Anyways, let's look back to the last couple years of USC-Stanford contests.
2010: USC 35 Stanford 37
2009: Stanford 51 USC 21
The Cardinal have the nation's best quarterback, and an even better coach. The only reason last years score was close, is because of Taylor's two fumbles.
This year? Taylor is better. The Cardinal defense is better (even without Skov). And you know what? You're right, they haven't been tested. Which works to their advantage, because they haven't been deep in the playbook. There's plays teams haven't been able to look at because there's no film of it.
The Cardinal own USC. That won't change this year.
DJRoxalot said 10/17, 11:54 AM
The Stanford pass defense is allowing 235.3ypg. Against teams that are a combined 14-24. Duke's QB's combined to throw for 305 yards and Arizona QB's combined to throw for 282 yards. They are vulnerable against the pass.
Barkely is easily better than any QB Stanford has faced this season.
Stanford's defense allowed 141 rushing yards to UCLA. Richard Brehaut still managed to throw for 200 plus yards and 2 TD's. Barkley has a pretty good RB to be able to take some pressure off him in Marc Tyler and Curtis McNeal (7ypc). So the Stanford defense will not be able to sit back and just try and blitz Barkley. He has some help.
Sounds like it will be a good game, especially since USC returns a lot of their firepower.
Stanford's defense will be tested Oregon by Darron Thomas and LaMichael James. Oregon is averaging 315ypg on the ground. And Oregon's experience against 2 ranked teams in LSU and ASU.
People had doubts last week about the Ducks beating ASU without James. Well, Kenjon Barner ran 3 times for 171 yards. And oregon put 27 points on LSU's defense, which is better than Stanford's.
Oregon wins a shootout.
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