1968 Stanford Indians football team

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1968 Stanford Indians football
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
1968 record6–3–1 (3–3–1 Pac-8)
Head coachJohn Ralston (6th season)
Home stadiumStanford Stadium (c. 85,500, grass)
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 USC $ 6 0 0     9 1 1
No. 15 Oregon State 5 1 0     7 3 0
Stanford 3 3 1     6 3 1
California 2 2 1     7 3 1
Oregon 2 4 0     4 6 0
UCLA 2 4 0     3 7 0
Washington State 1 3 1     3 6 1
Washington 1 5 1     3 5 2
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Stanford Indians football team represented Stanford University during the 1968 NCAA University Division football season.

Season[edit]

The Indians were coached by John Ralston in his sixth season. On the field, the offense was led by future Heisman Trophy winner Jim Plunkett in his first season as starting quarterback and senior wide receiver Gene Washington.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 21San Jose State*W 68–20
September 28at OregonW 28–12
October 5at No. 13 Air Force*
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
W 24–13
October 10No. 2 USCNo. 18
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA (rivalry)
L 24–27
October 19at Washington StateNo. 14T 21–21
October 26at UCLAL 17–20
November 2Oregon State
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
L 7–29
November 9Washington
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
W 35–20
November 16at No. 4 Pacific*W 24–0
November 23at No. 18 CaliforniaW 20–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Roster[edit]

1968 Stanford Indians football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 16 Jim Plunkett So
WR 18 Gene Washington Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Players drafted by the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Gene Washington Wide receiver 1 16 San Francisco 49ers
George Buehler Guard 2 50 Oakland Raiders
Malcolm Snider Guard 3 54 Atlanta Falcons
Bill Nicholson Defensive end 6 144 Chicago Bears
Bill Shoemaker Kicker 15 369 Cincinnati Bengals

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stanford Game-by-Game Results; 1968–1972". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 2013-06-28. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  2. ^ "1969 NFL Draft". Retrieved May 24, 2013.