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2018 Stanford Cardinal football team

The 2018 Stanford Cardinal football team represented Stanford University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cardinal were led by eighth-year head coach David Shaw. They played their home games at Stanford Stadium and were members of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference.

2018 Stanford Cardinal football
Stanford Cardinal logo.svg
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 14–13 vs. Pittsburgh
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
2018 record9–4 (6–3 Pac-12)
Head coachDavid Shaw (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorTavita Pritchard (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorLance Anderson (5th season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumStanford Stadium
(Capacity: 50,424)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 13 Washington xy$   7 2         10 4  
No. 10 Washington State x   7 2         11 2  
Stanford   6 3         9 4  
Oregon   5 4         9 4  
California   4 5         7 6  
Oregon State   1 8         2 10  
South Division
Utah xy   6 3         9 5  
Arizona State   5 4         7 6  
USC   4 5         5 7  
Arizona   4 5         5 7  
UCLA   3 6         3 9  
Colorado   2 7         5 7  
Championship: Washington 10, Utah 3
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of June 19, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll

Stanford, coming off a 9–5 season and an appearance in the Pac-12 Championship Game in 2017, began the year ranked 13th in the preseason AP Poll. They won their first four games of the year, including wins over No. 17 USC and No. 20 Oregon, and rose to 7th in the polls. The Cardinal then lost four of their next five games, compiling losses to Notre Dame, Utah, Washington State, and Washington. After closing out the regular season with three straight wins, Stanford was third in the Pac-12 North with a conference record of 6–3. They were invited to the Sun Bowl, where they defeated ACC runner-up Pittsburgh to end the year at 9–4 overall.

Stanford's offense was led by junior quarterback K. J. Costello, who led the Pac-12 Conference in passer rating and finished in second in passing yards and touchdowns.[1] Wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside finished with 1,059 receiving yards and a Pac-12-leading 14 receiving touchdowns. Offensive tackle Walker Little was named first-team all-conference. On defense, cornerback Paulson Adebo led the team with four interceptions and 17 passes defended, and was also named first-team all-conference.

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Cardinal finished the 2017 season 9–5, 7–2 in Pac-12 play to win a share of the North Division title with Washington. Due to their head-to-head win over Washington, they represented the North Division in the Pac-12 Championship Game where they lost to USC. They were invited to the Alamo Bowl where they lost to TCU.

RecruitingEdit

Position keyEdit

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

RecruitsEdit

The Cardinal signed a total of 14 recruits.

PreseasonEdit

Award watch listsEdit

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Lott Trophy[2] Bobby Okereke LB SR
Rimington Trophy[3] Jesse Burkett C SR
Chuck Bednarik Award[4] Alijah Holder CB SR
Bobby Okereke LB SR
Maxwell Award[5] K. J. Costello QB SO
Bryce Love RB SR
Doak Walker Award[6] Bryce Love RB JR
Fred Biletnikoff Award[7] JJ Arcega-Whiteside WR SR
John Mackey Award[8] Kaden Smith TE SO
Butkus Award[9] Bobby Okereke LB SR
Outland Trophy[10] Jesse Burkett C SR
Nate Herbig G JR
Lou Groza Award[11] Jet Toner K JR
Ray Guy Award[12] Jake Bailey P SR
Wuerffel Trophy[13] Alameen Murphy DB SR
Walter Camp Award[14] Bryce Love RB SR
Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award[15] Kaden Smith TE JR

Pac-12 Media DaysEdit

The 2018 Pac-12 media days are set for July 25, 2018 in Hollywood, California. David Shaw (HC), JJ Arcega-Whiteside (WR) & Alijah Holder (CB) at Pac-12 Media Days. The Pac-12 media poll was released with the Cardinal predicted to finish in second place at Pac-12 North division.[16]

Media poll (North)
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Washington 249 (40)
2 Stanford 198 (2)
3 Oregon 178 (2)
4 California 108
5 Washington State 98
6 Oregon State 45

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:00 p.m.San Diego State*No. 13FS1W 31–1040,913
September 85:30 p.m.No. 17 USCNo. 10
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA (rivalry)
FOXW 17–342,856
September 1511:00 a.m.No. 23 (FCS) UC Davis*No. 9
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
P12NW 30–1031,772
September 225:00 p.m.at No. 20 OregonNo. 7ABCW 38–31 OT58,453
September 294:30 p.m.at No. 8 Notre Dame*No. 7NBCL 17–3877,622
October 67:30 p.m.UtahNo. 14
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
ESPNL 21–4037,244
October 186:00 p.m.at Arizona StateESPNW 20–1342,946
October 274:00 p.m. No. 14 Washington State No. 24
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
P12NL 38–4139,596
November 36:00 p.m.at WashingtonP12NL 23–2769,690
November 106:00 p.m.Oregon State
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
P12NW 48–1734,671
November 2412:00 p.m.at UCLAP12NW 49–4238,391
December 1[a 1]12:30 p.m.at CaliforniaP12NW 23–1357,858
December 3111:00 a.m.vs. Pittsburgh*CBSW 14–1340,680
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time
  1. ^ Rescheduled from November 17 due to poor air quality caused by the Camp Fire.

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Stanford Years Alma mater
David Shaw Head Coach 12th Stanford (1994)
Lance Anderson Defensive Coordinator / Outside Linebackers Coach 12th Idaho State (1996)
Tavita Pritchard Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 6th Stanford (2009)
Pete Alamar Special Teams Coordinator 5th Cal Lutheran (1983)
Ron Gould Running Backs Coach 2nd Oregon (1987)
Morgan Turner Tight Ends Coach 6th Illinois (2009)
Kevin Carberry Offensive Line Coach 1st Ohio (2005)
Bobby Kennedy Wide Receivers Coach 1st Northern Colorado (1989)
Duane Akina Defensive Backs Coach 5th Washington (1979)
Peter Hansen Inside Linebackers Coach 5th Arizona (2001)
Diron Reynolds Defensive Linemen Coach 2nd Wake Forest (1994)

RosterEdit

2018 Stanford Cardinal Football

Quarterback

  •  3 K. J. CostelloJunior (6'5, 215)
  • 10 Jack West – Freshman (6'4, 210)
  • 15 Davis Mills – Sophomore (6'4, 220)
  • 17 Dylan Plautz – Freshman (6'2, 200)
  • 18 Jack Richardson – Junior (6'5, 213)

Running back

  • 20 Bryce LoveSenior (5'10, 202)
  • 22 Cameron Scarlett – Senior (6'1, 216)
  • 23 Trevor Speights – Junior (5'11, 209)
  • 25 Justus Woods – Freshman (6'1, 211)
  • 28 Dorian Maddox – Junior (5'10, 202)
  • 30 Cameron McFarlane – Freshman (6'0, 200)

Fullback

  •  6 Reagan Williams – Senior (6'3, 220)
  • 24 Jay Symonds – Freshman (6'3, 247)
  • 34 Houston Heimuli – Sophomore (5'11, 244)
  • 87 Ben Snyder – Senior (6'4, 249)

Wide receiver

  •  2 Trenton Irwin – Senior (6'2, 204)
  •  4 Michael Wilson – Freshman (6'2, 200)
  •  5 Connor Wedington – Sophomore (6'0, 198)
  •  8 Donald Stewart – Junior (6'4, 200)
  •  9 Osiris St. Brown – Sophomore (6'2, 186)
  • 11 Harry Schwartz – Junior (6'0, 189)
  • 13 Simi Fehoko – Freshman (6'4, 210)
  • 19 JJ Arcega-WhitesideSenior (6'3, 225)
  • 21 Isaiah Brandt-Sims – 5th Year Senior (5'11, 178)
  • 81 Brycen Tremayne – Freshman (6'4, 185)
  • 83 Cameron Buzzell – Sophomore (5'10, 170)
  • 86 Sidhart Krishnamurthi – Senior (5'11, 176)

Tight end

  • 44 TaeVeon Le – Freshman (6'4, 230)
  • 80 Scooter Harrington – Junior (6'5, 250)
  • 82 Kaden SmithJunior (6'5, 252)
  • 84 Colby Parkinson – Sophomore (6'7, 240)
  • 87 Kyle McCombs – Sophomore (6'5, 233)
  • 88 Tucker Fisk – Sophomore (6'4, 260)

Placekicker

  • 26 Jet Toner – Junior (6'4, 201)
  • 37 Collin Riccitelli – Junior (6'0, 196)
 

Offensive lineman

  • 50 Trey Stratford – OG/OT – Freshman (6'4, 258)
  • 51 Drew Dalman – C – Sophomore (6'3, 279)
  • 54 Nick Wilson – OG – Senior (6'3, 273)
  • 55 Dylan Powell – OG/-C – Junior (6'3, 281)
  • 63 Nate Herbig – OG – Junior (6'4, 334)
  • 71 Brandon Fanaika – OG – 5th Year Senior (6'3, 315)
  • 65 Brian Chaffin – C – Senior (6'2, 275)
  • 72 Walker Little – OT – Sophomore (6'7, 313)
  • 73 Jesse Burkett – C – 5th Year Senior (6'4, 300)
  • 74 Devery Hamilton – OT – Junior (6'7, 287)
  • 75 A.T. Hall – OT – 5th Year Senior (6'5, 299)
  • 76 Grant Pease – OT – Freshman (6'4, 250)
  • 78 Henry Hattis – OT – Junior (6'6, 291)
  • 79 Foster Sarell – OT – Sophomore (6'7, 314)

Long snapper

  • 49 Kyle Petrucci – Freshman (6'6, 230)
  • 53 Jack Chapman – Freshman (6'2, 215)
  • 69 Richard McNitzky – Junior (6'1, 216)

Punter

  • 14 Jake BaileySenior (6'2, 202)
  • 27 Charlie Beall – Junior (6'2, 206)
  • 14 Alex Gracey – Freshman (6'3, 195)

Defensive linemen

  •  6 Andres Fox – DE – Freshman (6'4, 240)
  • 23 Ryan Johnson – DE – Sophomore (6'4, 262)
  • 24 Dalyn Wade-Perry – DT – Sophomore (6'4, 316)
  • 34 Thomas Booker – DE – Freshman (6'4, 279)
  • 51 Jovan Swann – DE – Junior (6'2, 271)
  • 57 Michael Williams – DT – Junior (6'2, 293)
  • 58 Dylan Boles – DE – Sophomore (6'4, 262)
  • 91 Thomas Schaffer – DE – Junior (6'7, 290)
  • 93 Trey LaBounty – DE – Freshman (6'7, 235)
  • 97 Dylan Jackson – DE – Senior (6'6, 264)
  • 99 Bo Peek – DT – Junior (6'3, 296)


 

Linebacker

  • 10 Jordan Fox – OLB – Sophomore (6'3, 227)
  • 14 Jacob Mangum-Farrar – ILB – Freshman (6'4, 223)
  • 15 Jordan Perez – ILB – 5th Year Senior (6'2, 228)
  • 20 Bobby Okereke – ILB – 5th Year Senior (6'3, 234)
  • 21 Curtis Robinson – OLB – Junior (6'3, 232)
  • 25 Andrew Pryts - ILB - Junior (6'1, 222)
  • 27 Sean Barton – ILB – Senior (6'3, 224)
  • 31 Mustafa Branch – ILB – Senior (5'11, 212)
  • 32 Joey Alfieri – OLB – 5th Year Senior (6'3, 239)
  • 35 Tobe Umerah – OLB – Freshman (6'4, 239)
  • 40 Anthony Trinh – OLB – Junior (6'2, 239)
  • 42 Caleb Phillips – OLB – Sophomore (6'5, 215)
  • 44 Caleb Kelly – OLB – Freshman (6'3, 213)
  • 43 Ryan Beecher – ILB – Senior (6'1, 245)
  • 45 Ricky Miezan – ILB – Freshman (6'2, 248)
  • 47 Tangaloa Kaufusi – OLB – Freshman (6'3, 245)
  • 49 Lewis Burik – ILB – Senior (5'10, 205)
  • 52 Casey Toohill – OLB – Senior (6'4, 248)
  • 56 Jake Lynch – OLB – Freshman (6'2, 220)
  • 77 Thunder Keck – OLB – Sophomore (6'3, 230)
  • 90 Gabe Reid – OLB – Sophomore (6'2, 231)

Cornerback

  •  4 Alameen Murphy – 5th Year Senior (5'11, 198)
  •  6 Treyjohn Butler – Junior (5'11, 197)
  • 11 Paulson Adebo – Sophomore (6'1, 189)
  • 13 Alijah Holder – 5th Year Senior (6'2, 188)
  • 22 Obi Eboh – Junior (6'2, 194)
  • 26 J.J. Parson – Junior (5'10, 175)
  • 28 Donjae Logan – Freshman (5'11, 178)
  • 29 Kendall Williamson – Freshman (6'1, 195)
  • 30 Ethan Bonner – Freshman (6'1, 181)

Safety

  •  2 Brandon Simmons – SS – 5th Year Senior (6'0, 199)
  •  3 Malik Antoine – FS – Junior (5'11, 192)
  •  5 Frank Buncom – FS – Senior (6'2, 206)
  •  9 Ben Edwards – SS – Senior (6'0, 199)
  • 18 Stuart Head – SS – Sophomore (6'4, 201)
  • 19 Noah Williams – FS – Sophomore (6'0, 191)

Game summariesEdit

San Diego StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 2017 SDSU, 20–17
Stanford Cardinal vs. San Diego State Aztecs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Aztecs 7 0 3010
No. 13 Cardinal 0 9 15731

at Stanford StadiumStanford, California

  • Date: August 31, 2018
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 40,913
  • Referee: Brandon Cruse
  • TV: FS1
Game information

USCEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
32–62–3 2017 USC, 31–28
Stanford Cardinal vs. USC Trojans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 17 Trojans 0 0 303
No. 10 Cardinal 7 7 3017

at Stanford StadiumStanford, California

  • Date: September 8, 2018
  • Game time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 42,856
  • TV: FOX
Game information

UC DavisEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2014 STAN, 45–0
Stanford Cardinal vs. UC Davis Aggies – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 23 (FCS) Aggies 3 0 0710
No. 10 Cardinal 0 17 10330

at Stanford StadiumStanford, California

  • Date: September 15, 2018
  • Game time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 31,722
  • TV: P12N
Game information


at OregonEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
No. 7 Cardinal 0 7 14 107 38
No. 20 Ducks 7 17 0 70 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
47–32–1 2017 STAN, 49–7

at Notre DameEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 7 Cardinal 7 7 3 0 17
No. 8 Fighting Irish 14 7 3 14 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–19 2017 STAN, 38–20

UtahEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 7 17 3 13 40
No. 14 Cardinal 0 7 14 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–4 2017 STAN, 23–20

at Arizona StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinal 0 6 14 0 20
Sun Devils 3 0 3 7 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–14 2017 STAN, 34–24

Washington StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 14 Cougars 14 3 7 17 41
No. 24 Cardinal 14 14 3 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–27–1 2017 WSU, 24–21

at WashingtonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinal 0 0 14 9 23
Huskies 14 7 3 3 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
42–42–4 2017 STAN, 30–22

Oregon StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 7 10 0 0 17
Cardinal 13 21 7 7 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
56–25–3 2017 STAN, 15–14

at UCLAEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinal 10 17 14 8 49
Bruins 6 14 16 6 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
45–41–3 2017 STAN, 58–34

CaliforniaEdit

Stanford Cardinal (7–4) at California Golden Bears (7–4)
1 2 34Total
Stanford 10 3 01023
California 0 6 0713

at Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California

  • Date: December 1
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: Clear • 52°F • Wind 12 WNW
  • Game attendance: 57,857
  • Referee: S. Strimling
  • TV: Pac-12 Network
  • Stanford Football

vs. Pittsburgh (Sun Bowl)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinal 0 7 0 7 14
Panthers 0 10 3 0 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 1932 PITT, 7–0

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 13 10 9 7 7 14 RV RV 24 RV NR RV RV RV RV RV 
Coaches 13 9 9 7 7 14 24 24 23 RV NR NR RV RV RV RV 
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

Players drafted into the NFLEdit

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