Operating again Bryce Love did not take lengthy to show that he is a really competent alternative for Christian McCaffrey at Stanford.
Love scored a landing and completed with one hundred eighty yards dashing to steer the No.14 Cardinal to a sixty two-7 victory over Rice on Sunday within the Sydney School Soccer Cup.
Love, put in because the No. 1 participant within the backfield after McCaffrey was drafted within the first spherical by the Carolina Panthers, had thirteen carries, together with a sixty two-yard burst by way of the Rice line on Stanford’s opening play from scrimmage. He did not play a lot after the center of the third quarter.
“Bryce goes to be our lead canine,” Stanford coach David Shaw stated. “However it’s good to know we have got some guys who can again him up. I am enthusiastic about the place Bryce is heading into this season. We do not need to put on Bryce out in anybody recreation, so these guys have gotten to return out and make performs like they did at the moment.”
Cameron Scarlett was a type of guys.
Scarlett, a redshirt freshman who additionally moved up within the Stanford pecking order, had three touchdowns, all dashing, and completed with sixty eight yards on 9 carries. He additionally had one fifty six-yard move reception.
The Cardinal have been 31-level favorites. They led 38-zero at halftime and scored touchdowns on their first 4 possessions.
Rice, trailing fifty five-zero, lastly broke its scoreless drought with 6 minutes remaining on operating again Austin Walker’s 23-yard landing run.
STANFORD: Quarterback Keller Chryst, who tore the ACL in his proper knee in December within the Solar Bowl, confirmed no signal of the damage. Chryst completed with 14 completions in 24 makes an attempt for 253 yards and two TDs earlier than Ryan Burns and later Okay.J. Costello took over with Stanford main forty five-zero. Costello scored the ultimate Stanford TD on a 25-yard run.
“It was nice to see Keller Chryst come and be utterly wholesome, and have the ability to run the present from the quarterback place,” Shaw stated.
RICE: Redshirt freshman quarterback Sam Glaesmann gained the beginning job and had a really troublesome starting to his school profession. Beginning his first play from scrimmage on the Rice 10-yard line, Rice was hit for a delay of recreation and false begin and the Owls later punted from deep of their finish zone. Glaesmann was 7 for 18 for sixty nine yards.
“We’re a greater group than we confirmed at this time,” Rice coach David Bailiff stated. “If you play towards a workforce like Stanford, or any elite workforce, you need to be at your easiest. And we made some poor selections early.”
Shaw was moved by his workforce’s journey to Australia. “I feel it was a terrific cultural change,” he stated. “We overlook about overseas coverage, overlook about politics, overlook about all these issues, when individuals can cross an ocean and talk collectively, our world is a greater place. We’ll take a little bit of Sydney with us once we depart, and hopefully we left a bit of little bit of Stanford in Sydney.”
Anxious Rice gamers and employees have been preserving an in depth eye on developments in Houston from Hurricane Harvey. The Houston-based mostly gamers have been protecting in contact with family and friends on social media, and workforce employees have been in touch with spouses and companions again in Houston to ensure they have been conscious of neighbors and buddies who may need emergency gear corresponding to turbines. The group is scheduled to go away Australia on Monday morning for Los Angeles, with a choice anticipated in LA whether or not they’ll try and fly on to Houston.
“It is onerous,” Bailiff stated. “We’re not utilizing that as an excuse. However sure, we’re apprehensive about our buddies and households and are praying for everybody.”
STANFORD: The Cardinal offense was in robust early season type, with 656 complete yards — 369 passing and 287 dashing. Additionally, eight touchdowns, 27 first downs and a mean of 9.zero yards per play.
BIG ROAD TRIP
It was Stanford’s second recreation outdoors the U.S. and first since 1986 when the Cardinal beat Arizona 29-24 in Tokyo. It was the second yr in a row that a common-season school recreation was performed in Sydney. Final yr, Cal beat Hawaii fifty one-31 on the Olympic stadium with sixty two,000 spectators. This yr the sport was moved to Allianz Stadium, nearer to the downtown space. Officers stated there 33,181 spectators Sunday on the forty five,000-seat venue.
STANFORD: After every week off, the Cardinal play at Pac-12 favourite USC on Sept. 9
RICE: The Owls even have every week off earlier than enjoying at Texas-El Paso on Sept. 9.