With things not going anywhere close according to plan this season, Stanford head coach David Shaw is in need of a change. This week that change will come at quarterback, where Keller Chryst will get a chance to start his first game with the Cardinal. Chryst will replace Ryan Burns, who has been picked off seven times this season. ”I hate to get to this point,” Shaw said. ”But it’s the best thing for this offense. We need more production at that position. It’s our challenge to support Keller.” Chryst has attempted 18 passes this season, completing seven for 63 yards with one interception. He has also rushed 11 times for 11 yards. Stanford’s offensive woes are not to rest squarely on the shoulders
Tago Smith was injured in the Midshipmen’s first game of the season. Navy quarterback Tago Smith’s college football career is over. Smith suffered a torn right ACL in the team’s season-opener vs. Fordham.
The improbable and unthinkable happened in Happy Valley last Saturday night and it happened for a various amount of reasons — all of which are key ingredients to pulling off a major upset: Scoring on special teams: Game-winning blocked field goal returned for a touchdown and a blocked punt, leading to points. Getting to the quarterback: We’ll get to this. Hitting on big plays: Only four Penn State receivers caught passes, but they each had a long reception of over 20 yards. Saquon Barkley was held for under 100-yards on the ground, but he had a long rush of 37-yards. If we were to go back through Ohio State’s losses under Urban Meyer, the offense has been the issue in just about all of them —