1972 Stanford Cardinals football team

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1972 Stanford Cardinals football
Stanford block S.jpg
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
1972 record 6–5 (4–4 Pac-8)
Head coach Jack Christiansen (1st year)
Home stadium Stanford Stadium (c. 85,500, grass)
Seasons
« 1971 1973 »
1972 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 USC 7 0 0     12 0 0
#15 UCLA 5 2 0     8 3 0
#19 Washington State 4 3 0     7 4 0
Washington 4 3 0     8 3 0
California 3 4 0     3 8 0
Oregon 2 5 0     5 6 0
Stanford 2 5 0     6 5 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Stanford Cardinals football team represented Stanford University in the 1972 college football season. Following the departure of head coach John Ralston the previous year, defensive coordinator Jack Christiansen became Stanford's new head coach.

The school changed its nickname to "Cardinals" from "Indians" the previous year after objections from Native American students.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 16 San Jose State* Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 44–0  
September 23 at Duke* #19 Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC W 10–6  
September 30 #20 West Virginia* #19 Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 41–35  
October 7 #1 USC #15 Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 21–30  
October 14 #12 Washington #17 Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 24–0  
October 21 at Oregon #13 Autzen StadiumEugene, OR L 13–15  
October 28 Oregon State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 17–11  
November 4 at #8 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 23–28  
November 11 at Washington State #20 Martin StadiumPullman, WA L 13–27  
November 18 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA (75th Big Game) L 21–24  
December 2 at Hawaii* Honolulu StadiumHonolulu, HI W 39–7  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 0 0 0 0 0
Stanford 7 14 3 0 24

[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "What is the history of Stanford's mascot and nickname?". Stanford Athletics website. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  2. ^ "The Removal of the Indian Mascot at Stanford". Stanford Native American Cultural Center. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  3. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Oct 15.