Stanford hosts Colorado for its 2020 Home Opener! Stanford has won 12 consecutive home openers dating back to the 2008 season. Last year, Stanford defeated Northwestern 17-7 in the home opener.
- Here’s what Head Coach David Shaw had to say about the importance of winning the Home Opener:
Cardboard Christian McCaffrey
Quick Notes – By The Numbers
2 – Sophomore ILB Levani Damuni caused two turnovers vs Oregon last week (his first career interception & a fumble recovery).
100 – In his first career start, RB Austin Jones had his first career 100-yard rushing game and two-TD game Saturday.
191 – Sophomore RB Nathaniel Peat had 191 all-purpose yards last week (98 kick return, 93 rushing).
12 – Stanford and Colorado meet for the 12th time in series history today. The series began in 1904 with Stanford winning 33-0, but the matchups did not resume until 1977.
28 – Stanford’s 2020 roster features 28 true freshmen and 45 more who have at least three seasons of eligibility remaining entering the season.
6 – Through the first six weeks of this seven-game season, every Pac-12 football game will be televised nationally by a combination of ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FOX and FS1
UNITE – Equity, Justice, Love
Stanford Athletics fully supports its student-athletes, coaches, and staff continung to use their voices and platforms to create change and is committed to doing its part to make the world a better place. In the face of injustice, inequality, and hatred, we must unite in the fight for equity, justice and love.
Representation in the campaign will vary by sports, with the football, student-athletes, and coaches choosing to display the UNITE emblem on their helmets and on the sidelines, in tandem with the pregame warmup shirts supporting the fight for anti-black racism.
Trees In The House!
Stanford Athletics has teamed up with Lowe’s to create a home-forest advantage by staging more than 450 trees in Stanford Stadium. Lowe’s is donating drought-resistant, locally sourced, native trees to cheer on the Cardinal all season long. Stanford Athletics will water and care for the trees throughout the season, and afterwards, all 450+ trees will be replanted in Bay Area communities. Local city works departments and other nonprofits will replant the trees to grow urban forest canopy, address climate change, and create healthier communities that are greener and more resilient. For more information, click here.
Live Game Notes
Stanford won the coin toss and will receive.
- Davis Mills looks strong on the opening drive, as the Cardinal go 37 yards in 7 plays and score a field goal from 5th-year kicker Jet Toner
- Colorado’s offense looks lost, going 41 yards in 10 plays on the first 3 drives combined. The second drive resulted in an interception.
- Just as game was looking to stall, Colorado QB Sam Noyer hit Dimitri Stanley for a 55 catch and run touchdown
SCORE: Colorado 7, Stanford 3
- Stanford WR Michael Wilson drops what would have been a TD on 3rd down, but instead, the Cardinal are forced to settle for a field goal
- Colorado QB Sam Noyer completes 2 passes of 15+ yards and rushes for a 7-yard score to cap off a 75 yard, 10 play drive
- Davis Mills quickly responds, rushes for 15 yards, and hits Simi Fehoko for 34 yards. But it’s not enough for the Cardinal to score their first TD as they settle for another FG
- Stanford forced a quick three-and-out but punt themselves after just 4 plays (15 yards, 1:11)
- Sam Noyer and the Buffaloes charge 75 yards in 9 plays to open the second half. Noyer punches it with his second rushing TD of the game (10 yard rush)
- Stanford punts.
- Colorado scores again, this game is getting out of hand:
- But, Stanford responds:
- Colorado rushing TD from Jaren Mangham