1991 Stanford Cardinal football team

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1991 Stanford Cardinal football
Aloha Bowl, L 17–18 vs. Georgia Tech
ConferencePac-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 22
APNo. 22
1991 record8–4 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coachDennis Green (3rd season)
Home stadiumStanford Stadium (c. 85,500, grass)
Seasons
← 1990
1992 →
1991 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 Washington $   8 0         12 0  
No. 8 California   6 2         10 2  
No. 19 UCLA   6 2         9 3  
No. 22 Stanford   6 2         8 4  
Arizona State   4 4         6 5  
Washington State   3 5         4 7  
Arizona   3 5         4 7  
USC   2 6         3 8  
Oregon   1 7         3 8  
Oregon State   1 7         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1991 Stanford Cardinal football team represented Stanford University in the 1991 NCAA Division I-A football season. It would be Dennis Green's final season as the head coach.

Regular season[edit]

Tommy Vardell rushed for 1,843 yards with 37 touchdowns in his college career. He never fumbled once for Stanford, and ranks second in Stanford football history for most touchdowns and third for most rushing yards. Vardell set the record for most rushing yards in a season by a Cardinal running back, with his 1084 yards in 1991.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 712:30 p.m.No. 4 WashingtonABCL 7–4245,273
September 143:30 p.m.at ArizonaPrimeL 23–2843,055
September 2812:30 p.m.No. 17 Colorado*
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
ABCW 28–2157,394
October 58:00 p.m.No. 8 Notre Dame*
ESPNL 26–4270,798
October 121:00 p.m.Cornell*
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
W 56–630,347
October 193:30 p.m.at USCPrimeW 24–2161,265
October 261:00 p.m.Oregon State
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
W 40–1021,416
November 21:00 p.m.at OregonW 33–1341,949
November 93:30 p.m.No. 22 UCLA
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
PrimeW 27–1055,178
November 161:00 p.m.at Washington StateNo. 22W 49–1418,238
November 2312:30 p.m.No. 6 CaliforniaNo. 21
ABCW 38–2186,019
December 2512:30 p.m.vs. Georgia Tech*No. 17ABCL 17–1834,433
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Rankings[edit]

Game summaries[edit]

Stanford[edit]

#4 Washington at Stanford
1 234Total
Huskies 0 21021 42
Cardinal 0 700 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–30–4 1990 L 16–52

1992 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bob Whitfield Tackle 1 8 Atlanta Falcons
Tommy Vardell Running Back 1 9 Cleveland Browns
Chris Walsh Wide Receiver 9 251 Buffalo Bills
Turner Baur Tight End 10 261 New England Patriots

[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Tommy Vardell, School Record, Most Rushing Yards in One Season, 1084 yards

References[edit]