Stanford Hosts BYU On September 11
Sept. 5, 2004
2004 STANFORD FOOTBALL
Game #2 - BYU (1-0) at Stanford (1-0)
September 11, Stanford Stadium
Date: September 11, 2004
Kickoff: 7:00 PM PT
Site: Stanford Stadium, Stanford, CA
Television (national): CSTV
Television (local): KRON (channel 4)
Radio: KNEW, 910 am (Ted Robinson, Bob Murphy)
Campus Radio: KZSU, 90.1 fm
Internet: www.gostanford.com (live audio, live stats)
The Series: Stanford leads 1-0
Last Meeting: September 20, 2003 at BYU (Stanford 18-14)
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STANFORD WINS OPENER 43-3; BYU BEATS NOTRE DAME
The Cardinal opened the 2004 season last Saturdaywith a convincing 43-3 win over San Jose Statewhile BYU beat Notre Dame in Provo, 20-17 to setup a meeting of two 1-0 teams ... Stanford scoredits biggest win since a 50-point decision overCornell in 1991 (56-6) in beating the Spartansfor the fourth consecutive season ... The Cardinaland Cougars will meet for the second time inseries history with Stanford holding a 1-0advantage ... In the school's first-ever meetinglast year in Provo, the Cardinal came away withan 18-14 win ... A year ago, Stanford began theseason 2-0 after beating San Jose State and BYU.
STANFORD-BYU TO BE TELECAST ON COLLEGE SPORTS TV
Saturday's Stanford-BYU game will be televisednationally on College Sports TV and locally onKRON, channel 4 in the Bay Area beginning at 7:00pm ... After a bye on September 18, the Cardinalwill again be televised nationally, this time onTBS against No. 1 ranked USC ... Kickoff is set for4:00 pm.
SECOND MEETING IN STANFORD-BYU SERIES
The Cardinal and Cougars have met on one otheroccasion, that coming last year in Provo ...Stanford scored the game winning touchdown with3:51 to play and came away with an 18-14 win ...Redshirt freshman quarterback Trent Edwards,making his debut in the starting lineup,completed just 10-of-23 passes for 25 yards ... TheCardinal set a school record by passing for just56 yards, but the Cardinal held BYU to (-5) yardson the ground, the fourth lowest total inStanford history ... Kenneth Tolon was theworkhorse on offense as he carried the ball 32times for 141 yards, both career highs ... BYU led14-9 in the fourth period before the Cardinalscored the final nine points to secure the win.
HEAD COACH BUDDY TEEVENS
Forty-seven year old Buddy Teevens begins histhird season at Stanford after being named theCardinal's head coach on January 9, 2002 ...Teevens' 23-year career prior to coming toStanford included 12 as a head coach ... A 1979graduate of Dartmouth College, he had previouslyheld the head coaching position at the Universityof Maine, Dartmouth and Tulane ... Teevens spentthree seasons at Florida (1999-2001) workingunder Steve Spurrier ... Teevens was the head coachat Maine for two years (1985-86), Dartmouth forfive years (1987-91) and at Tulane for fiveseasons (1992-96).
COACHING STAFF CHANGES
Stanford's 2004 coaching staff has a differentlook than its staff of a year ago ... Additions tothe staff include former Cardinal All-Americareceiver Ken Margerum returning to the Farm asthe team's wide receivers coach ... Margerumstarred at Stanford from 1977-80 ... Jay Boulware,who coached at Arizona the past three years, isthe Cardinal's new running backs coach and GeorgeMcDonald, who comes to Stanford from NorthernIllinois, is the team's new tight ends coach ...Bill Cubit, the Cardinal's quarterbacks coachlast year, has been elevated to offensivecoordinator while Tom Quinn has moved fromcoaching tight ends to defensive ends for the2004 campaign.
CARDINAL ROLLS IN 43-3 WIN OVER SAN JOSE STATE
Stanford's 43-3 win over San Jose State was notonly the largest margin of victory in 13 seasons,it was also the biggest win in the Buddy TeevensEra ... The Cardinal threw for 333 yards, also thelargest total in Teevens' tenure on The Farm(previous high 305 vs. San Jose State in 2002) ...Stanford's 465 yards in total offense was thesecond most over the past two-plus seasons (bestwas 467 yards vs. Arizona State, 2003) ... TheCardinal led 15-0 at the half and built theirlead to 36-0 before the Spartans kicked a fieldgoal to ruin the shutout.
NO TURNOVERS, NO INTERCEPTIONS
Stanford did not throw an interception or commita turnover in its season opening win over SanJose State ... It was the first time in 31 gamesthat the Cardinal did not commit a turnover andthe first time in 25 games that it did not throwan interception.
HONORS CANDIDATE OSHIOMOGHO ATOGWE
Now in his third season in the starting lineup,senior free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe enters the2004 campaign as one of the top safeties incollege football and the top play-maker on theCardinal defense ... Atogwe, named Second-TeamAll-Pac-10 last season, has been named to the JimThorpe Award 'Watch List' and ranked as one ofthe top safeties in the nation ... He has led theteam in tackles the past two years and isattempting to become only the third player inschool history to lead the team in tackles forthree consecutive seasons ... In 2003, Atogwe wasthe only player in the Pac-10 to be among the topfour in tackles per game (4th with 8.2 tpg),fumbles caused (1st, 0.55 per game) and fumblerecoveries (1st, 0.55 per game) ... Over the pasttwo-plus seasons, including Saturday's gameagainst San Jose State, he has fiveinterceptions, seven fumble recoveries and 10forced fumbles.
SMITH MOVING INTO ELITE GROUP AMONG CARDINAL TE
Senior tight end Alex Smith appears to befollowing in the long line of Cardinal tight endswho have moved on to play in the NFL ... The lastsix starting tight ends, dating back to 1991,have been drafted and/or played in the NFL ... Infact, since 1983 Stanford has had 11 startingtight ends - nine of whom have been draftedand/or played in the NFL ... Smith, who has 59career receptions for 615 yards and five TDs, isone of the most prolific tight ends on The Farmin the past 25 years ... He enters the 2004campaign as one of Stanford's top offensiveweapons and one of the best in the Pacific-10Conference and in the nation ... He began the yearby catching four passes for 30 yards lastSaturday vs. SJS.
EDWARDS IMPRESSIVE IN SEASON OPENING WIN OVER SJS
Sophomore quarterback Trent Edwards was onceagain impressive against San Jose State, thistime completing 14-of-22 for 187 yards and twotouchdowns ... He also scored TD on a four-yardrun ... In two games vs. SJS, Edwards has completed35-of-59 for 465 yards and four TDs ... He got theCardinal moving on its first possession of theseason as he hit WR Evan Moore on a 22-yardscoring pass less than three minutes into thegame ... He again connected with Moore in thesecond quarter, this time on a 30-yard pass play,that put the Cardinal on top 15-0 ... Edwardsplayed in eight games and started four a year agoas a redshirt freshman ... He enters the 2004campaign as the first sophomore to begin theseason as the team's bona fide starter since ChadHutchinson in 1996 ... A year ago, Edwards madehis starting debut at BYU, leading the Cardinalto an 18-14 win ... He scored the game-winningtouchdown with 3:51 to play on a 14-yard run.
BRADFORD AND MOORE LATEST TWO-SPORT ATHLETES
Stanford has a long and impressive list oftwo-sport athletes and the latest duo happens tobe the Cardinal's starting receivers ... SophomoresMark Bradford and Evan Moore are not onlyexpected to be Stanford's top receivers in 2004,but they are also members of the Cardinal'snationally-ranked basketball team ... Bradford,Stanford's top returning receiver, will competefor playing time in basketball at point guardwhile Moore, at 6-7, 235, is one of the team'stop power forwards ... Stanford has had a storiedpast of two-sport athletes, including some of thegreatest names in school history ... Some of thegreat football two-sport athletes include NFLHall of Fame QB John Elway (baseball) and NFLHall of Fame receiver James Lofton (track),two-time Olympic gold medal decathlete BobMathias (track), NFL Pro Bowl safety John Lynch(baseball) and NFL veteran and Stanford'sall-time leading rusher, Darrin Nelson (track) ...The last football-basketball player on the Farmwas Teyo Johnson, currently a tight end with theOakland Raiders.
MOORE SHOWS ATHLETIC ABILITY IN STARTING DEBUT
Sophomore Evan Moore (6-7, 235) has a sizeadvantage over every defensive back he will faceand in his debut in the starting lineup lastSaturday vs. San Jose State, he used it ... Moore,who caught eight passes for 150 yards in 2003 asa true freshman, opened the '04 campaign bycatching four passes for 77 yards and twotouchdowns ... One of the TDs is certain to makethe Cardinal's highlight reel ... On afourth-and-two from the SJS 30-yard line, Mooretook an inside route against the Spartan's 5-9defender and made an acrobatic, one-handed catchon a pass thrown by Trent Edwards ... Earlier,Moore caught a 22-yard touchdown pass on theCardinal's first possession of the season.
NINE STARTERS RETURN ON EXPERIENCED CARDINAL DEFENSE
There is no lack of experience on the defensiveside of the ball as Stanford returns ninestarters, including three linebackers and itsentire secondary, and several lettermen to a unitthat should be the strength of the team ... Six ofthe team's nine returning starters are fifth-yearseniors who have been in the starting lineup ineach of the past two seasons ... Eleven returningplayers on defense started at least four gameslast year ... Ten of the 11 starting positions willbe held by a junior or senior - the onlyexception being strong safety where sophomoresTrevor Hooper and Brandon Harrison are competingfor the number one spot ... The six, fifth-yearseniors include CBs Leigh Torrence and StanleyWilson, FS Oshiomogho Atogwe, OLB Jared Newberry,ILB David Bergeron and DE Will Svitek.
STARTING OFFENSIVE LINE INCLUDES FOUR SOPHS, ONE JR.
The Cardinal's starting offensive line consistsof four sophomores and a junior, but that doesn'tmean the Cardinal lacks game experience up front... All four spent time in the starting lineup asredshirt freshman a year ago while two, IsmailSimpson and Jeff Edwards, were full-time startersin 2003 ... Simpson started all 11 games a year agoat left guard while Edwards was the team'sstarter at right guard through the first eightgames before he suffered a season-ending injury ...Josiah Vinson had three starting assignments lastyear while Jon Cochran started two games ... BrianHead was the team's starter at center for thefirst four games of the year, but an injury endedhis season prematurely ... While the Cardinal has ayoung group of offensive lineman in 2004, allfive will return in 2005 and four of the fivewill be back in 2006.
SOPHOMORE OFFENSE TO LEAD CARDINAL IN 2004
Stanford's starting offensive unit in its openervs. San Jose State included seven sophomores, twojuniors, a redshirt freshman and just one senior... Fifth-year senior TE Alex Smith was the onlysenior in the starting lineup ... The sophomorestarters included receivers Mark Bradford andEvan Moore, quarterback Trent Edwards and linemanJon Cochran, Ismail Simpson, Josiah Vinson andJeff Edwards ... Injuries at fullback put redshirtfreshman Emeka Nnoli in the starting lineup... Theonly other upperclassmen to start on Saturdaywere juniors J.R. Lemon at RB and Brian Head atcenter
TOLON NEARING ELITE GROUP OF CARDINAL RUSHERS
Senior Kenneth Tolon gained 96 yards and scored atouchdown on 18 carries in the season opener vs.San Jose State, giving him 1,310 career rushingyards and moving him closer to the school'sall-time top-10 list ... Tolon, who led the team inrushing last season with 522 yards, is 379 yardsshy of Vincent White (1979-82) for No. 10 onStanford's career rushing list ... Tolon, who didnot start the SJS game and is expected to sharethe running back chores with J.R. Lemon, alsoscored two touchdowns on runs of eight and oneyard against the Spartans ... He now has 11 careerrushing TDs, two behind Brian Allen (1998-2001)and Glyn Milburn (1990-92) for No. 9 on theschool's all-time list ... A year ago, Tolon turnedin his best game as a Cardinal as he rushed for141 yards on 32 carries in leading Stanford to an18-14 win at BYU.
THREE FORMER CARDINAL PLAYERS ON COACHING STAFF
Stanford's coaching staff has three formerCardinal players representing the last fourdecades. They include DT coach Dave Tipton(1967-70), WR coach Ken Margerum (1977-80) and LBcoach Tom Williams (1989-92) ... Margerum isStanford's only two-time All-America receiver ...He finished his career as the school recordholder in receiving yards (2,430) and receivingTDs (30, which still stands as the school record)and second in receptions (141) ... Tipton, who hasbeen a member of the Cardinal coaching staffsince 1989, is a member of Stanford's famed'Thunderchickens,' who helped lead Stanford to aRose Bowl win over Ohio State in 1971 ... Williams,a Rhodes Scholar candidate, was a starter onStanford's 1992 team that won a share of thePac-10 championship and finished ninth in thenation under Bill Walsh.
FORMER WALK-ON NEWBERRY NAMED CO-CAPTAIN
Senior Jared Newberry came to Stanford as awalk-on from Minneapolis in 2000 and, four yearslater, has emerged as one of the team leaders andone of the top players in the Pacific-10Conference ... Named one of two team captains ofthe '04 Cardinal - along with Oshiomogho Atogwe,Newberry has started the past 12 games at outsidelinebacker ... He is a three-year letterwinner whowas named honorable mention All-Pac-10 lastseason ... His teammates recognized him as theRussell-Huston Award winner for 'exemplifyingaggressiveness, exceptional performance andunheralded efforts' ... Newberry led the team lastyear with 10 tackles for loss and was second with67 tackles ... In the season opener vs. SJS lastSaturday, Newberry had three tackles for loss for(-23) yards and one pass break up.
EXPERIENCED TRIO AT CORNERBACK
Stanford returns an experienced trio ofcornerbacks in seniors Leigh Torrence and StanleyWilson and junior T.J. Rushing ... The trio hastaken virtually all the snaps at cornerback overthe past two-plus seasons and enters the 2004campaign as one of the most experienced units inthe Pac-10 ... Torrence has started 21 games,Wilson 19 and Rushing six the past two seasons ...The Cardinal limited SJS to just 157 yardsthrough the air in the season opener ... Wilson hadfive tackles and one tackle for loss, Rushing hadfive tackles and two tackles for loss whileTorrence accounted for four tackles.
BRADFORD COMING OFF RECORD SETTING FRESHMAN SEASON
Mark Bradford entered the school record book lastyear by becomming the first true freshman inschool history to lead the team in receivingyards ... Bradford caught 37 balls for 587 yardsand three touchdowns and is expected to emerge asone of the top receivers in the Pac-10 in 2004 ...He caught three passes in the season opener vs.SJS and his 40 career receptions is tops on theteam ... Bradford, also a point guard on theCardinal basketball team, started the final eightgames of the '03 campaign and was named theteam's top freshman, First-Team FreshmanAll-Pac-10 and Third Team Freshman All-America.
Redshirt freshman Jay Ottovegio made his debut asthe Cardinal's starting punter a successful oneby averaging 40.2 yards on five punts ...He alsohad two land inside the 10-yard line ... Juniorreceiver Justin McCullum had his biggest day onThe Farm last Saturday as he registered careerbests with four catches for 115 yards ... Truefreshman Ray Jones saw playing time against theSpartans, carrying the ball seven times for 14yards ... Stanford leads the Pac-10 in threecategories this week: scoring defense (3.0),total defense (268 ypg) and kickoff returns(36.0) ... The Cardinal is among the top-10nationally in scoring defense (6th), kickoffreturns (5th) and passing offense (ninth at 333.0ypg) ... Making his debut as a Cardinal wasredshirt freshman QB T.C. Ostrander, whocompleted five-of-10 for 122 yards.