BYU football: What Stanford coach is saying about bowl-bound Cougars

Stanford Cardinal football coach David Shaw watches a Pac-12 game against Washington in the second quarter in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. Shaw and the Cardinal host BYU late Saturday.

Paul Sakuma, Associated Press

Having lost the “Big Game” to rival California last week and without a bowl game to worry about, the Stanford football team doesn’t have much to play for — aside from their outgoing seniors — on Saturday night when BYU visits Stanford Stadium.

Kickoff is at 9 p.m. MST — 8 p.m. in Palo Alto, California — and the game will be televised by Fox Sports 1. The Cougars (6-5) are a six-point favorite although they are 0-2 all-time against Stanford.

Cardinal coach David Shaw acknowledged that his program is in “a tough spot right now,” when he spoke to reporters via Zoom on Tuesday, but said those factors won’t take away from his team’s preparation for bowl-bound BYU.

“Battling head to head with BYU, I think they have a great program, have an outstanding head coach. I know multiple people in their administration, including the athletic director. They do things the right way, with the right people, and that is the way we see ourselves as well. So naturally we are going to end up recruiting some of the same people.” — Stanford coach David Shaw

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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