2016 Stanford Cardinal football team

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2016 Stanford Cardinal football
Stanford Cardinal logo.svg
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 25–23 vs. North Carolina
Conference Pac-12 Conference
Division North Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 12
AP No. 12
2016 record 10–3 (6–3 Pac-12)
Head coach David Shaw (6th season)
Offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren (4th season)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Lance Anderson (3rd season)
Base defense 3–4
Home stadium Stanford Stadium
(Capacity: 50,424)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 4 Washington x$^   8 1         12 2  
Washington State   7 2         8 5  
No. 12 Stanford   6 3         10 3  
California   3 6         5 7  
Oregon State   3 6         4 8  
Oregon   2 7         4 8  
South Division
No. 17 Colorado x   8 1         10 4  
No. 3 USC   7 2         10 3  
No. 23 Utah   5 4         9 4  
Arizona State   2 7         5 7  
UCLA   2 7         4 8  
Arizona   1 8         3 9  
Championship: Washington 41, Colorado 10
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 Stanford Cardinal football team represented Stanford University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cardinal were led by sixth-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 10–3, 6–3 in Pac-12 play to finish in third place in the North Division. They were invited to the Sun Bowl where they defeated North Carolina.

Previous season[edit]

In 2015, the Cardinal were the champions of the Pac-12 for the third time in four years, defeating Iowa 45–16 in the Rose Bowl.

Stanford finished the season ranked #3 in the final Coaches Poll, their highest final ranking in the history of that poll. They were similarly ranked #3 in the final AP Poll, their highest final ranking in 75 years, following the 1940 national championship season.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Stanford Years Alma mater
David Shaw Head Coach 10th Stanford (1994)
Lance Anderson Defensive Coordinator / Outside Linebackers Coach 10th Idaho State (1996)
Mike Bloomgren Associate Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator 6th Florida State (1999)
Pete Alamar Special Teams Coordinator 5th Cal Lutheran (1983)
Duane Akina Defensive Backs Coach 3rd Washington (1979)
Peter Hansen Inside Linebackers Coach 3rd Arizona (2001)
Tavita Pritchard Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 4th Stanford (2009)
Diron Reynolds Defensive Linemen Coach 1st Wake Forest (1994)
Lance Taylor Running Backs Coach 3rd Alabama (2003)
Morgan Turner Tight Ends Coach 4th Illinois (2009)

Roster[edit]

2016 Stanford Cardinal Football

Quarterback

  • 10 Keller Chryst - Junior (6'5, 237)
  • 11 K. J. Costello - Freshman (6'5, 220)
  • 17 Ryan Burns - Senior (6'5, 233)
  • 18 Brent Peus - Freshman (6'3, 205)
  • 19 Jack Richardson - Freshman (6'4, 205)

Tailback

  •  5 Christian McCaffrey - Junior (6'0, 202)
  • 20 Bryce Love - Sophomore (5'10, 181)
  • 22 Cameron Scarlett - Sophomore (6'1, 216)
  • 23 Trevor Speights - Freshman (5'11, 207)
  • 28 Dorian Maddox - Freshman (5'10, 205)
  • 42 Pat McFadden - Senior (5'10, 194)

Fullback

  • 15 Reagan Williams - Sophomore (6'3, 237)
  • 35 Daniel Marx - Junior (6'2, 253)
  • 82 Chris Harrell - Redshirt Senior (6'4, 239)

Wide Receiver

  •  2 Trenton Irwin - Sophomore (6'2, 202)
  •  3 Michael Rector - Redshirt Senior (6'1, 185)
  •  4 Jay Tyler - Sophomore (5'8, 169)
  •  6 Francis Owusu - Senior (6'3, 223)
  •  8 Donald Stewart - Freshman (6'4, 200)
  • 13 Taijuan Thomas - Senior (5'10, 173)
  • 14 Paxton Segina - Freshman (6'4, 210)
  • 19 JJ Arcega-Whiteside - Sophomore (6'3, 221)
  • 21 Isaiah Brandt-Sims - Junior (5'11, 181)
  • 46 Sidhart Krishnamurthi - Sophomore (5'11, 168)
  • 81 Harry Schwartz - Freshman (6'0, 195)
  • 85 Treyvion Foster - Senior (6'1, 209)
  • Simi Fehoko - Freshman (6'4, 190)

Tight End

  •  9 Dalton Schultz - Junior (6'6, 240)
  • 80 Scooter Harrington - Freshman (6'5, 240)
  • 82 Kaden Smith - Freshman (6'5, 250)
  • 87 Ben Snyder - Sophomore (6'4, 239)
  • 88 Greg Taboada - Senior (6'5, 250)

Punter

  • 14 Jake Bailey - Sophomore (6'2, 187) (+K)
  • 47 Alex Robinson - Senior (6'0, 216)
 

Offensive Lineman

  • 54 Nick Wilson - OG - Sophomore (6'3, 287)
  • 55 Dylan Powell - OG - Freshman (6'3, 270)
  • 57 Johnny Caspers - OG-C - Redshirt Senior (6'4, 296)
  • 58 Matthew Gutwald - OG - Freshman (6'4, 295)
  • 60 Lucas Hinds - OG-OT - Senior (6'4, 284)
  • 62 Austin Maihen - OG - Sophomore (6'5, 292)
  • 63 Nate Herbig - OG - Freshman (6'4, 350)
  • 64 David Bright - OT - Senior (6'5, 301)
  • 65 Brian Chaffin - C - Sophomore (6'2, 289)
  • 70 Clark Yarbrough - OT - Freshman (6'6, 282)
  • 71 Brandon Fanaika - OG - Junior (6'3, 318)
  • 73 Jesse Burkett - C - Junior (6'4, 304)
  • 74 Devery Hamilton - OT - Freshman (6'7, 290)
  • 75 A.T. Hall - OT - Junior (6'5, 280)
  • 76 Jack Dreyer - OT - Sophomore (6'8, 306)
  • 77 Casey Tucker - OT - Junior (6'6, 296)
  • 78 Henry Hattis - OT - Freshman (6'6, 270)

Defensive Linemen

  • 51 Jovan Swann - DE-DT - Freshman (6'2, 270)
  • 56 Wesley Annan - DT - Sophomore (6'4, 261)
  • 57 Michael Williams - DE-DT - Freshman (6'2, 300)
  • 66 Harrison Phillips - DT-DE - Junior (6'4, 290)
  • 75 Jordan Watkins - DE - Redshirt Senior (6'5, 277)
  • 80 Eric Cotton - DE - Senior (6'6, 265)
  • 90 Solomon Thomas - DE-DT - Junior (6'3, 275)
  • 91 Thomas Schaffer - DE - Freshman (6'7, 270)
  • 92 Bo Peek - DT - Freshman (6'3, 296)
  • 97 Dylan Jackson - DE - Sophomore (6'6, 268)
  • 99 Luke Kaumatule - Redshirt Senior (6'7, 294)

Long Snappers

  • 68 C.J. Keller - Junior (6'3, 202)
  • 69 Richard McNitzky - Freshman (6'1, 215)

Placekicker

  • 26 Jet Toner - Freshman (6'4, 185) (+P)
  • 27 Charlie Beall - Sophomore (6'2, 205)
  • 34 Conrad Ukropina - Redshirt Senior (6'1, 192)
  • 37 Collin Riccitelli - Freshman (6'0, 180)
 

Linebacker

  •  3 Noor Davis - ILB - Redshirt Senior (6'4, 244)
  • 15 Jordan Perez - ILB - Junior (6'2, 223)
  • 17 Jordan Fox - OLB - Freshman (6'3, 227)
  • 20 Bobby Okereke - ILB - Junior (6'3, 232)
  • 21 Curtis Robinson - OLB - Freshman (6'3, 215)
  • 27 Sean Barton - ILB - Junior (6'3, 225)
  • 30 Craig Jones - ILB - Redshirt Senior (6'0, 223)
  • 31 Mustafa Branch - ILB - Sophomore (5'11, 218)
  • 32 Joey Alfieri - OLB - Junior (6'3, 240)
  • 33 Mike Tyler - OLB - Senior (6'5, 236)
  • 34 Peter Kalambayi - OLB - Senior (6'3, 245)
  • 40 Anthony Trinh - OLB - Freshman (6'2, 238)
  • 43 Ryan Beecher - ILB - Sophomore (6'1, 229)
  • 44 Kevin Palma - ILB - Senior (6'2, 250)
  • 49 Lewis Burik - ILB - Sophomore (5'10, 207)
  • 52 Casey Toohill - OLB - Sophomore (6'4, 245)
  • 86 Lane Veach - OLB - Junior (6'6, 239)
  • Tangaloa Kaufusi - OLB - Freshman (6'3, 220)

Cornerback

  •  5 Frank Buncom - Sophomore (6'2, 194)
  •  4 Treyjohn Butler - Freshman (5'11, 186) (+S)
  • 11 Terrence Alexander - Junior (5'10, 185)
  • 13 Alijah Holder - Junior (6'2, 185)
  • 18 Malik Antoine - Freshman (5'11, 184)
  • 19 Ryan Gaertner - Senior (5'10, 175)
  • 22 Obi Eboh - Freshman (6'2, 194)
  • 23 Alameen Murphy - Junior (5'11, 195)
  • 24 Quenton Meeks - Sophomore (6'2, 195)
  • 26 J.J. Parson - Freshman (5'10, 176)

Safety

  •  2 Brandon Simmons - Junior (6'0, 190)
  •  8 Justin Reid - SS - Sophomore (6'1, 196)
  •  9 Ben Edwards - FS - Sophomore (6'0, 195)
  • 10 Zach Hoffpauir - FS - Senior (6'0, 197)
  • 25 Andrew Pryts - Freshman (6'1, 196)
  • 28 Denzel Franklin - SS - Junior (6'0, 198)
  • 29 Dallas Lloyd - SS - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 213)
  • 36 Kelly Blake - Freshman (6'0, 190)
  • 45 Calvin Chandler - FS - Senior (6'2, 203)

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 6:00 p.m. Kansas State* No. 8 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA FS1 W 26–13   46,147
September 17 5:00 p.m. USC No. 7 Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA (Rivalry) ABC W 27–10   48,763
September 24 5:00 p.m. at UCLA No. 7 Rose BowlPasadena, CA ABC W 22–13   70,833
September 30 6:00 p.m. at No. 10 Washington No. 7 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA ESPN L 6–44   72,027
October 8 7:30 p.m. Washington State No. 15 Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA ESPN L 16–42   50,424
October 15 4:30 p.m. at Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Legends Trophy) NBC W 17–10   80,795
October 22 12:00 p.m. Coloradodagger Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA P12N L 5–10   44,535
October 29 8:00 p.m. at Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ FS1 W 34–10   46,740
November 5 12:30 p.m. Oregon State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA FS1 W 26–15   38,813
November 12 1:00 p.m. at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR P12N W 52–27   53,757
November 19 2:30 p.m. at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA (119th Big Game/Stanford Axe) P12N W 45–31   52,266
November 26 5:00 p.m. Rice* No. 17 Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA P12N W 41–17   36,171
December 30 11:00 a.m. vs. North Carolina* No. 16 Sun BowlEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS W 25–23   42,166
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Kansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 3 3 7 13
#8 Cardinal 3 14 0 9 26

USC[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 3 0 7 0 10
#7 Cardinal 7 10 10 0 27

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Cardinal 3 0 3 16 22
Bruins 7 3 0 3 13

Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Cardinal 0 0 6 0 6
#10 Huskies 13 10 7 14 44

Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 7 14 14 42
#15 Cardinal 0 3 7 6 16

Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinal 0 0 9 8 17
Fighting Irish 7 3 0 0 10

Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 7 0 3 10
Cardinal 3 0 0 2 5

Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinal 0 17 10 7 34
Wildcats 0 7 3 0 10

Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 0 7 0 8 15
Cardinal 10 3 10 3 26

Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinal 21 17 14 0 52
Ducks 6 7 0 14 27

California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinal 7 10 14 14 45
Golden Bears 7 7 10 7 31

Rice[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 3 7 7 17
#17 Cardinal 13 7 21 0 41

vs. North Carolina–Sun Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Cardinal 7 6 3 9 25
Tar Heels 7 0 10 6 23

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 8 7 7 7 7 15 RV RV NR NR NR RV RV 17 16 12 
Coaches 7 5 6 6 6 15 RV RV NR NR RV RV RV 17 16 12 
CFP Not released NR NR NR 24 18 18 Not released

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