1991 Stanford Cardinal football team

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1991 Stanford Cardinal football
Stanford block S.jpg
Conference Pac-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #22
AP #22
1991 record 8–4 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coach Dennis Green
Home stadium Stanford Stadium (c. 85,500, grass)
Seasons
« 1990 1992 »
1991 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 Washington   8 0         12 0  
#8 California   6 2         10 2  
#19 UCLA   6 2         9 3  
#22 Stanford   6 2         8 4  
Arizona State   4 4         6 5  
Washington State   3 5         4 7  
Arizona   3 5         4 7  
USC   2 6         3 8  
Oregon   1 7         3 8  
Oregon State   1 7         1 10  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1991 Stanford Cardinal football team represented Stanford University in the 1991 NCAA Division I-A football season. It would be Dennis Green's final season as the head coach.

Regular season[edit]

Tommy Vardell rushed for 1,843 yards with 37 touchdowns in his college career. He never fumbled once for Stanford, and ranks second in Stanford football history for most touchdowns and third for most rushing yards. Vardell set the record for most rushing yards in a season by a Cardinal running back, with his 1084 yards in 1991.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 12:30 PM #4 Washington Stanford StadiumStanford, CA ABC L 7–42   45,273
September 14 3:30 PM at Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ Prime L 23–28   43,055
September 28 12:30 PM #17 Colorado* Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA ABC W 28–21   57,394
October 5 8:00 PM #8 Notre Dame* Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA (Legends Trophy) ESPN L 26–42   70,798
October 12 1:00 PM Cornell* Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 56–6   30,347
October 19 3:30 PM at USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA Prime W 24–21   61,265
October 26 1:00 PM Oregon State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 40–10   21,416
November 2 1:00 PM at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 33–13   41,949
November 9 3:30 PM #22 UCLA Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA Prime W 27–10   55,178
November 16 1:00 PM at Washington State #22 Martin StadiumPullman, WA W 49–14   18,238
November 23 12:30 PM #6 California #21 Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA (94th Big Game) ABC W 38–21   86,019
December 25 12:30 PM vs. Georgia Tech* #17 Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI (Aloha Bowl) ABC L 17–18   34,433
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team Players in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bob Whitfield Tackle 1 8 Atlanta Falcons
Tommy Vardell Running Back 1 9 Cleveland Browns
Chris Walsh Wide Receiver 9 251 Buffalo Bills
Turner Baur Tight End 10 261 New England Patriots

[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Tommy Vardell, School Record, Most Rushing Yards in One Season, 1084 yards

References[edit]