1968 Stanford Indians football team

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1968 Stanford Indians football
Stanford block S.jpg
Conference Athletic Association of Western Universities
1968 record 6–3–1 (3–3–1 Pac-8)
Head coach John Ralston (6th year)
Home stadium Stanford Stadium (c. 85,500, grass)
Seasons
« 1967 1969 »
1968 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 USC 6 0 0     9 1 1
#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 college 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]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 21 San Jose State* Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 68–20  
September 28 at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 28–12  
October 5 at #13 Air Force* Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 24–13  
October 10 #2 USC #18 Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 24–27  
October 19 at Washington State #14 Joe Albi StadiumSpokane, WA T 21–21  
October 26 at UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 17–20  
November 2 Oregon State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 7–29  
November 9 Washington Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 35–20  
November 16 at #4 Pacific* Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, CA W 24–0  
November 23 at #18 California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA (71st Big Game) W 20–0  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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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. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "1969 NFL Draft". Retrieved May 24, 2013.