STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford coach David Shaw enters every season with a level of curiosity about how everything he's seen in spring ball and fall camp will transfer over to the...
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed first-round pick Dwayne Haskins and seven others from their draft class.
The team on Thursday announced rookie deals with the Ohio...
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — On Day 3 of the NFL draft, the Washington Redskins made one fourth-round pick for the long-term future and another for immediate help.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — With all of the struggles it had on offense, it was a wonder that Stanford was able to hold off Pitt for a 14-13 victory in the Sun Bowl.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Even without Bryce Love, Stanford plans to stick with the running game in the Sun Bowl against Pittsburgh.
Because the Panthers (7-6) are powered by the first pair of 1,000-yard rushers in school history, coach Pat Narduzzi figures Monday's meeting against the Cardinal (8-4) will be something of an oddity in today's college game.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford running back Bryce Love will skip the Sun Bowl to prepare for the NFL draft.
Love announced his decision on Monday to sit out the bowl game for the Cardinal (8-4) on Dec. 31 against Pittsburgh (7-6). Love says he wants to be completely healthy for the 2019 draft.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Scarlett caught a short pass from K.J. Costello and raced 46 yards for one of his two touchdowns, Paulson Adebo intercepted two passes and Stanford relied on its defense to win its ninth straight Big Game, 23-13 over California on Saturday.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Stanford's Bryce Love was considered a Heisman Trophy contender and UCLA's Joshua Kelley was largely an unknown going into the season. The running backs have had different outcomes to their season going into Saturday's game at the Rose Bowl.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Tight end Colby Parkinson and quarterback K.J. Costello have been working on their timing for over a year. It came to fruition Saturday.
Parkinson caught all four of K.J. Costello's touchdown passes and Stanford beat Oregon State 48-17 Saturday to become bowl eligible.
"We were getting the match-ups we wanted," Parkinson said. "That's what K.J. and I have been working on. K.J. puts the ball where it needs to be. It's what we do in practice every day."
No. 14 Washington State (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12) at No. 24 Stanford (5-2, 3-1), 7 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network)
Line: Stanford by 3.
Series record: Stanford leads 40-27-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
This game matches up two of the three teams in the Pac-12 North with one conference loss. The winner will be in position to challenge Washington for a spot in the conference title game, while the loser will be in a big hole.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford running back Bryce Love will miss the 14th-ranked Cardinal's game against Utah with an injured ankle.
Coach David Shaw announced before the game Saturday night that last year's Heisman Trophy runner-up will not be available after hurting his ankle last week at Notre Dame.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Even as Notre Dame's offense has blossomed in recent weeks, the strength of the Fighting Irish is clear to their coach.
"I don't know if they get enough credit for who they are as a defense," Brian Kelly said after Saturday night's 38-17 victory over Stanford at Notre Dame Stadium.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Bryce Love has yet to match last year's record-setting season and Stanford football coach David Shaw said lack of consistent play by the offensive line has been a major contributor.
Hit by injuries, the offensive line has yet to start the same five guys in back-to-back games, and Shaw thinks that's just part of it.
"We still have some inconsistencies up front," Shaw said Tuesday. "We've addressed individual accountability."
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello watched as his overtime pass tumble in midair for an agonizing moment after it was tipped by tight end Colby Parkinson.
"I saw the ball go in the air, held my breath, and then for Colby to come down with it was pretty awesome," said Costello, who threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns.
Here are some things to watch in Week 4 of the Pac-12 Conference football season:
No. 7 Stanford (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12) at No. 20 Oregon (3-0, 0-0), 8 p.m. ET (ABC).
Heisman Trophy winners need Heisman moments and at least a few big-stage games to bolster their resumes on the way to New York.
The early season chatter has mostly been dominated by first-year starting quarterbacks from highly ranked teams: Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins and Oklahoma's Kyler Murray.
No. 7 Stanford and No. 20 Oregon is the highlight game of the weekend in college football, but it's hard to assess the Ducks.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford will get star running back Bryce Love back for this week's Pac-12 North showdown against No. 20 Oregon but the seventh-ranked Cardinal will be without a key defensive player.
Coach David Shaw said Tuesday that outside linebacker Casey Toohill will miss the game against the Ducks (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) with an undisclosed injury.
Shaw said Love was "100 percent" after resting some minor ailments last week when the Cardinal (3-0, 1-0) easily beat FCS-level UC Davis 30-10.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Ninth-ranked Stanford will be without running back Bryce Love when facing UC Davis on Saturday.
UC Davis may be scoring 49 points and averaging more than 500 yards on offense, but the Aggies also allow nearly 30 points and more than 430 yards.
Love apparently suffered an undisclosed injury late in the 17-3 win against USC last week. He also missed 1 1/2 games last season with an ankle injury.
There's already a somewhat surprising development early in the Pac-12 season. The top two backs aren't named Love and Gaskin, but instead Jefferson and Pierce. And they're from Oregon State.
Yes, they're Beavers.
The Pac-12's 2018 class of running backs is unquestionably led by Stanford's Bryce Love, a Heisman finalist last year who returned for his senior year. Washington's Myles Gaskin came back for another season, too. Utah's Zack Moss is also considered a rusher to watch this fall.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — All-America running back Bryce Love will miss No. 9 Stanford's game against UC Davis on Saturday with an injury.
Cardinal coach David Shaw would not disclose specifics about Love's injury. Love was the Heisman Trophy runner-up last season after running for 2,118 yards. He had 126 yards on 22 carries last week in a victory against Southern California after being held to 29 yards by San Diego State in the opener.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — With Bryce Love and the key parts of Stanford's offense back, the Cardinal figured to be dynamic on that side of the ball.
Two games into the season, the defense showed it's capable of leading the way, as well.
Joey Alfieri and crew helped harass talented freshman quarterback JT Daniels into four sacks and three turnovers and the 10th-ranked Cardinal held No. 17 Southern California to its fewest points in more than two decades in a 17-3 victory Saturday night.
A few things to watch in Week 2 of the Pac-12 Conference football season:
No. 17 Southern California (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12) vs. No. 10 Stanford (1-0, 0-0), 8:30 p.m. ET (Fox)
Line: Stanford by 3½.
Series record: USC leads 63-32-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
This is the first big matchup in the Pac-12 this season and a rematch of last year's conference title game won by USC. Both teams are contenders to make it back to the title game this year and don't want to fall in an early hole in the standings.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — JJ Arcega-Whiteside's phone died following his season-opening game for Stanford because he got so many text messages and notifications following a three-touchdown performance against San Diego State.
All that attention Arcega-Whiteside got off the field came in part because the Aztecs paid so little to him on the field, choosing to do whatever it takes to slow down Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love no matter the consequences.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford knows defenses are going to do whatever it takes to slow down Bryce Love after his record-setting 2017 season.
Being able to take advantage of that with the deep passing game will be key to the Cardinal's success this year.
JJ Arcega-Whiteside did just that, getting loose for three long TD catches from K.J. Costello to overcome a slow night by Love and No. 13 Stanford opened the season with a 31-10 victory over San Diego State on Friday.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Bryce Love set the bar pretty high in his record-setting junior season that made him the Heisman Trophy runner-up.
There are a few tricks that he wants to add this season that should make Love and No. 13 Stanford even more of a challenge for defenses. After catching only six passes last season, Love hopes to be a bigger threat as a receiving option for quarterback K.J. Costello this year, starting when the Cardinal open their season against San Diego State on Friday night.
San Diego State (10-3 last season) at No. 13 Stanford (9-5), Friday, 9 p.m. ET (FS1)
Line: Stanford by 14½.
Series record: Stanford leads 3-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
The Cardinal look to avenge an early season road loss against the Aztecs a year ago and get ready for next week's conference opener against No. 15 USC. San Diego State comes into year as a leading contender in the Mountain West and gets its first of two shots against Power Five teams with a home game against Arizona State in two weeks.
Chip Kelly, who haunted opposing teams with his blur offense for the Oregon Ducks a few years ago, returns to the Pac-12 this season as head coach at UCLA. He'll make his season debut with the Bruins this Saturday at home against Cincinnati.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Bryce Love's unusual decision to return to Stanford after a season in which he was the Heisman Trophy runner-up might well be validated in December.
In fact, Love has already envisioned the ceremony. He can see himself walking on stage to receive the most coveted prize in college football.
Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love of Stanford and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver of Houston highlight The Associated Press preseason All-America team.
Chosen by AP poll voters, the team announced Tuesday also features West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and his teammate, receiver David Sills V.
Stanford running back Bryce Love, Houston defensive lineman Ed Oliver highlight AP preseason All-America team
NEW YORK (AP) — Stanford running back Bryce Love, Houston defensive lineman Ed Oliver highlight AP preseason All-America team.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — After almost singlehandedly carrying Stanford's offense last season with a breakaway run seemingly every week, Bryce Love figures to get plenty of help in 2018.
The Cardinal enter the season with one of their most potent offenses in years surrounding their record-setting back who passed up a chance at the NFL for one more year on The Farm.
The Pac-12 is banking on a strong Washington team, some new coaches and a couple of Heisman Trophy contenders to provide the conference a bounce back from a lackluster 2017.
Stanford running back Bryce Love's decision to return for his senior year instantly made him a preseason front-runner for some of college football's top individual awards.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — After rushing for more than 2,000 yards and finishing as the Heisman Trophy runner-up as a junior, Bryce Love easily could have decided to enter the NFL draft.
Instead of getting ready for that big show next week, Love chose to stay at Stanford for his senior season in hopes of completing some unfinished business.
Stanford running back Bryce Love won the Lombardi Award, given to the top Division I football player based on performance, leadership, character and resilience.
Love was a Heisman Trophy runner-up to Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield last season, running for 162.9 yards per game and 8.04 per carry. He played the last month of the season through a nagging sprained ankle that forced him to miss one game.
The Lombardi was presented Saturday night at Lone Star College in Houston.
HOUSTON (AP) — Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma and fellow Heisman finalists Lamar Jackson of Louisville and Bryce Love of Stanford are among the finalists for the Lombardi Award. The award is given to the nation's top player based on performance as well as leadership, character and resiliency.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Heisman Trophy runner-up and Doak Walker Award winner Bryce Love is returning to Stanford for his senior season.
Love released a statement through the school Tuesday saying he will be back next year while continuing to work on his degree in human biology.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford cornerback Quenton Meeks says he will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Meeks said Wednesday he has grown a lot in his three years at Stanford and is ready to pursue his ultimate dream of playing in the NFL.
Meeks was a second-team All-Pac-12 pick this season when he had 65 tackles, two interceptions and eight pass breakups.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford defensive lineman Harrison Phillips will bypass his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
Phillips announced his decision on Thursday.
Phillips was a third-team All-American this season when he had 14 1/2 tackles for loss and 7 1/2 sacks for the Cardinal.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The loss of record-breaking running back Christian McCaffrey to the NFL turned out to not harm Stanford as much as expected thanks to a breakthrough season for Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love.
Love's decision on whether he'll leave for the NFL after setting Stanford's single-season rushing record or return for a fourth season will play a major role in determining the expectations for the Cardinal next year.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Another season, another Stanford player as a Heisman Trophy finalist. With Cardinal players making the trip to New York five times since 2009, it's become as predictable as anything in college football.
Running back Bryce Love is the latest. But unlike his predecessor Christian McCaffrey, Love will be joining his teammates for what could be his last bowl game.
No. 2 Oklahoma will bring three All-Americans to the College Football Playoff.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield, offensive tackle Orlando Brown and tight end Mark Andrews of Oklahoma were selected to the Associated Press All-America team, giving the Sooners more players on the first team than any school. The All-America team, which dates to 1925 and was selected this season by a panel of 17 Top 25 voters, was released Monday.
The 2018 Heisman Trophy race could be wide open.
There will be no returning winner, with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield becoming the first senior to win the award since 2006. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, the 2016 winner and a finalist this year, is a junior likely to jump to the NFL.
The most likely finalist to return is Stanford running back Bryce Love, though he also is a junior who could declare for the NFL draft.
NEW YORK (AP) — Baker Mayfield took a unique road to the Heisman Trophy, a long and winding climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players to ever play college football.
The brash, flag-planting Oklahoma quarterback became the sixth Sooner to the win Heisman on Saturday night in one of the most lopsided votes in the 83-year history of the award.
NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson gets asked to do the Heisman Trophy pose a lot.
No matter where he goes, even in bustling and crowded Times Square, he gets recognized often. No sooner was Jackson done talking about the fame that has come from winning the Heisman last season did a couple of young fans stop him in a Manhattan hotel to get a selfie with Louisville's star quarterback.
NEW YORK (AP) — Baker Mayfield is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, becoming the fourth Oklahoma quarterback to win the award since it was established in 1998.
Mayfield easily outpointed Stanford running back Bryce Love, who came in second. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, the other finalist and last year's Heisman Trophy winner, was third in the award announced Thursday.