2017 Stanford Cardinal football team

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2017 Stanford Cardinal football
Stanford Cardinal logo.svg
Pac-12 North Division co-champion
Alamo Bowl, L 37–39 vs. TCU
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
APNo. 20
2017 record9–5 (7–2 Pac-12)
Head coachDavid Shaw (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Bloomgren (5th season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorLance Anderson (4th season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumStanford Stadium
(Capacity: 50,424)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 20 Stanford xy   7 2         9 5  
No. 16 Washington x   7 2         10 3  
Washington State   6 3         9 4  
Oregon   4 5         7 6  
California   2 7         5 7  
Oregon State   0 9         1 11  
South Division
No. 12 USC xy$   8 1         11 3  
Arizona State   6 3         7 6  
Arizona   5 4         7 6  
UCLA   4 5         6 7  
Utah   3 6         7 6  
Colorado   2 7         5 7  
Championship: USC 31, Stanford 28
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 Stanford Cardinal football team represented Stanford University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cardinal were led by seventh-year head coach David Shaw. They played their home games at Stanford Stadium and were members of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 9–5, 7–2 in Pac-12 play to win a share of the North Division title with Washington. Due to their head-to-head win over Washington, they represented the North Division in the Pac-12 Championship Game where they lost to USC. They were invited to the Alamo Bowl where they lost to TCU.

Previous season[edit]

In 2016, the Cardinal finished the season by defeating North Carolina 25–23 in the Sun Bowl.

Recruiting[edit]

Position key[edit]

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Recruits[edit]

Stanford signed a total of 14 recruits.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Stanford Years Alma mater
David Shaw Head Coach 11th Stanford (1994)
Lance Anderson Defensive Coordinator / Outside Linebackers Coach 11th Idaho State (1996)
Mike Bloomgren Associate Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator 7th Florida State (1999)
Pete Alamar Special Teams Coordinator 4th Cal Lutheran (1983)
Duane Akina Defensive Backs Coach 4th Washington (1979)
Peter Hansen Inside Linebackers Coach 4th Arizona (2001)
Tavita Pritchard Quarterbacks Coach 5th Stanford (2009)
Diron Reynolds Defensive Linemen Coach 1st Wake Forest (1994)
Ron Gould Running Backs Coach 1st Oregon (1987)
Morgan Turner Tight Ends Coach 5th Illinois (2009)

Roster[edit]

2017 Stanford Cardinal Football

Quarterback

  •  3 K. J. CostelloSophomore (6'5, 217)
  • 10 Keller ChrystSenior (6'5, 234)
  • 15 Davis Mills – Freshman (6'4, 222)
  • 17 Ryan Burns – Redshirt Senior (6'5, 230)
  • 18 Jack Richardson – Sophomore (6'5, 189)

Tailback

  • 5 Connor Wedington – Freshman (6'0, 189)
  • 20 Bryce LoveJunior (5'10, 191)
  • 22 Cameron Scarlett – Junior (6'1, 223)
  • 23 Trevor Speights – Sophomore (5'11, 210)
  • 25 Sione Heimuli-Lund – Freshman (6'1, 237)
  • 28 Dorian Maddox – Sophomore (5'10, 205)

Fullback

  •  6 Reagan Williams – Junior (6'3, 232)
  • 35 Daniel Marx – Senior (6'2, 252)

Wide receiver

  •  2 Trenton Irwin – Junior (6'2, 203)
  •  4 Jay Tyler – Junior (5'8, 166)
  •  8 Donald Stewart – Sophomore (6'4, 194)
  • 11 Harry Schwartz – Sophomore (6'0, 182)
  • 14 Paxton Segina – Sophomore (6'4, 204)
  • 19 JJ Arcega-WhitesideJunior (6'3, 224)
  • 21 Isaiah Brandt-Sims – Senior (5'11, 176)
  • 46 Sidhart Krishnamurthi – Junior (5'11, 156)
  • 81 Osiris St. Brown – Freshman (6'2, 181)

Tight end

  •  9 Dalton SchultzSenior (6'6, 240)
  • 80 Scooter Harrington – Sophomore (6'5, 245)
  • 82 Kaden SmithSophomore (6'5, 249)
  • 84 Colby Parkinson – Freshman (6'7, 228)
  • 87 Ben Snyder – Junior (6'4, 251)
  • 88 Tucker Fisk – Freshman (6'4, 225)
 

Offensive lineman

  • 51 Drew Dalman – C – Freshman (6'3, 265)
  • 54 Nick Wilson – OG – Junior (6'3, 286)
  • 55 Dylan Powell – OG – Sophomore (6'3, 289)
  • 62 Austin Maihen – OG – Junior (6'5, 292)
  • 63 Nate Herbig – OG – Sophomore (6'4, 346)
  • 64 David Bright – OT – Redshirt Senior (6'5, 299)
  • 65 Brian Chaffin – C – Junior (6'2, 290)
  • 70 Clark Yarbrough – OT – Sophomore (6'6, 285)
  • 71 Brandon Fanaika – OG – Senior (6'3, 318)
  • 72 Walker Little – OT – Freshman (6'7, 315)
  • 73 Jesse Burkett – C – Senior (6'4, 307)
  • 74 Devery Hamilton – OT – Sophomore (6'7, 298)
  • 75 A.T. Hall – OT – Senior (6'5, 287)
  • 76 Jack Dreyer – OT – Junior (6'8, 310)
  • 77 Casey Tucker – OT – Senior (6'6, 302)
  • 78 Henry Hattis – OT – Sophomore (6'6, 282)
  • 79 Foster Sarell – OT – Freshman (6'7, 311)

Defensive Linemen

  • 23 Ryan Johnson – DE – Freshman (6'3, 253)
  • 50 Dalyn Wade-Perry – DT – Freshman (6'3, 341)
  • 51 Jovan Swann – DE-DT – Sophomore (6'2, 269)
  • 56 Wesley Annan – DT – Junior (6'4, 275)
  • 57 Michael Williams – DE-DT – Sophomore (6'2, 276)
  • 66 Harrison Phillips – DE – Senior (6'4, 285)
  • 80 Eric Cotton – DE – Redshirt Senior (6'6, 273)
  • 91 Thomas Schaffer – DE – Sophomore (6'7, 266)
  • 92 Bo Peek – DT – Sophomore (6'3, 286)
  • 97 Dylan Jackson – DE – Junior (6'6, 267)

Long snappers

  • 68 C.J. Keller – Senior (6'3, 212)
  • 69 Richard McNitzky – Sophomore (6'1, 212)

Placekicker

  • 26 Jet Toner – Sophomore (6'4, 199) (+P)
  • 27 Charlie Beall – Junior (6'2, 212)
  • 37 Collin Riccitelli – Sophomore (6'0, 184)
 

Linebacker

  • 10 Jordan Fox – OLB – Sophomore (6'3, 225)
  • 15 Jordan Perez – ILB – Senior (6'2, 220)
  • 20 Bobby Okereke – ILB – Senior (6'3, 235)
  • 21 Curtis Robinson – OLB – Sophomore (6'3, 222)
  • 27 Sean Barton – ILB – Junior (6'3, 228)
  • 31 Mustafa Branch – ILB – Junior (5'11, 217)
  • 32 Joey Alfieri – OLB – Senior (6'3, 238)
  • 33 Mike Tyler – OLB – Redshirt Senior (6'5, 235)
  • 34 Peter Kalambayi – OLB – Redshirt Senior (6'3, 243)
  • 40 Anthony Trinh – OLB – Sophomore (6'2, 230)
  • 43 Ryan Beecher – ILB – Junior (6'1, 232)
  • 44 Kevin Palma – ILB – Redshirt Senior (6'2, 247)
  • 49 Lewis Burik – ILB – Junior (5'10, 207)
  • 52 Casey Toohill – OLB – Junior (6'4, 247)
  • 86 Lane Veach – OLB – Senior (6'6, 238)
  • 0 Levani Damuni – OLB – Freshman (6'2, 225)

Cornerback

  •  3 Malik Antoine – Sophomore (5'11, 192)
  •  4 Alameen Murphy – Senior (5'11, 198)
  •  5 Frank Buncom – Junior (6'2, 196)
  •  6 Treyjohn Butler – Sophomore (5'11, 191) (+S)
  • 11 Terrence Alexander – Senior (5'10, 182)
  • 13 Alijah Holder – Senior (6'2, 182)
  • 17 Paulson Adebo – Freshman (6'2, 180)
  • 22 Obi Eboh – Sophomore (6'2, 196)
  • 24 Quenton MeeksJunior (6'2, 204)
  • 26 J.J. Parson – Sophomore (5'10, 184)

Safety

  •  2 Brandon Simmons – FS – Senior (6'0, 195)
  •  8 Justin Reid – SS – Junior (6'1, 202)
  •  9 Ben Edwards – FS – Junior (6'0, 195)
  • 18 Stuart Head – Freshman (6'4, 190)
  • 25 Andrew Pryts – Sophomore (6'1, 207)
  • 28 Denzel Franklin – SS – Senior (6'0, 202)

Punter

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 267:00 p.m.vs. Rice*No. 14ESPNW 62–733,101
September 95:30 p.m.at No. 6 USCNo. 14FOXL 24–4277,614
September 167:30 p.m.at San Diego State*No. 19CBSSNL 17–2043,040
September 237:30 p.m.UCLAESPNW 58–3448,042
September 301:00 p.m.Arizona State
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
P12NW 34–2444,422
October 77:15 p.m.at No. 20 UtahFS1W 23–2045,991
October 148:00 p.m.OregondaggerNo. 23
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
FS1W 49–748,559
October 266:00 p.m.at Oregon StateNo. 20ESPNW 15–1430,912
November 412:30 p.m.at No. 25 Washington StateNo. 18FOXL 21–2432,952
November 107:30 p.m.No. 9 Washington
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
FS1W 30–2244,589
November 185:00 p.m.CaliforniaNo. 20
FOXW 17–1451,424
November 255:00 p.m.No. 9 Notre Dame*No. 20
ABCW 38–2047,352
December 15:00 p.m.vs. No. 11 USCNo. 14ESPNL 28–3148,031
December 286:00 p.m.vs. No. 13 TCU*No. 15ESPNL 37–3957,653
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Game summaries[edit]

Rice[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Cardinal 21 17 14 10 62
Owls 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 2016 STAN, 41–17

at USC[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Cardinal 7 10 0 7 24
#6 Trojans 14 14 0 14 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
32–60–3 2016 STAN, 27–10
  • (Q1, 5:06) USC – #4 Steven Mitchell Jr. 4 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 7–0
  • (Q1, 5:01) STA – #20 Bryce Love 75 yard run (#26 Jet Toner kick) – USC 7–7
  • (Q1, 0:43) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 1 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 14–7
  • (Q2, 13:07) STA – #9 Dalton Schultz 1 yard pass from #10 Keller Chryst, (#26 Jet Toner kick) – USC 14–14
  • (Q2, 11:52) USC – #80 Deontay Burnett 22 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 21–14
  • (Q2, 2:48) STA – #26 Jet Toner 36 yard Field Goal – USC 21–17
  • (Q2, 0:57) USC – #80 Deontay Burnett 25 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 28–17
  • (Q4, 9:49) USC – #4 Steven Mitchell Jr. 11 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 35–17
  • (Q4, 6:49) STA – #19 JJ Arcega-Whiteside 3 yard pass from #10 Keller Chryst, (#26 Jet Toner kick) – USC 35–24
  • (Q4, 4:22) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 23 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 42–24

at San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Cardinal 0 7 3 7 17
Aztecs 0 10 3 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 1988 STAN, 31–10

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 3 10 14 7 34
Cardinal 6 17 14 21 58
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–45–3 2016 STAN, 22–13

Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 3 14 0 7 24
Cardinal 7 17 7 3 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–17 2014 ASU, 26–10

at Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinal 3 10 3 7 23
#20 Utes 7 3 3 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–4 2014 UTAH, 20–172OT

Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ducks 7 0 0 0 7
#23 Cardinal 21 7 7 14 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
47–32–1 2016 STAN, 52–27

at Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#20 Cardinal 0 6 3 6 15
Beavers 0 7 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
55–25–3 2016 STAN, 26–15

at Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Cardinal 0 7 14 0 21
#25 Cougars 0 14 3 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–26–1 2016 WSU, 42–16

Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Huskies 7 7 0 8 22
Cardinal 0 10 10 10 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
41–42–4 2016 WASH, 44–6

California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 3 3 8 0 14
#20 Cardinal 3 7 7 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
62–46–11 2016 STAN, 45–31

Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Fighting Irish 7 3 10 0 20
#20 Cardinal 7 7 3 21 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–19 2016 STAN, 17–10

Pac-12 Championship Game[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Cardinal 0 14 7 7 28
#11 Trojans 7 10 7 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
32–61–3 September 9, 2017 USC, 42–24

TCU–Alamo Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#15 Cardinal 14 7 10 6 37
#13 Horned Frogs 3 7 13 16 39
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2008 TCU, 31–14

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 14 14 19 RV RV RV 23 22 20 18 RV 20 20 14 15 20 
Coaches 14 14 19 RV RV RV 25 22 20 18 RV 23 20 15 16 19 
CFP Not released 21 NR 22 21 12 13 Not released

References[edit]