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Stanford vs. Arizona Game Notes

The Cardinal return home looking for their fourth consecutive victory...

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STANFORD — The Stanford Cardinal return home to play host to the Arizona Wildcats, and do it as the only Pac-12 program with a 2-0 conference record.

Here are a few game notes from our friends at gostanford.com.

  • The Cardinal (3-1 overall, 2-0 Pac-12) sits atop the Pac-12 North Division standings with two road wins in as many outings. Most recently, the Cardinal picked up a 42-24 win at Oregon State while rushing for 331 yards. Stanford's defense limited the Beavers to 111 yards rushing, all of which came in the first half.
  • The Cardinal, which fell from the polls after a season-opening loss at Northwestern, enters the matchup ranked 18th by the AP and 20th by USA Today.
  • Saturday will mark the 29th meeting between Stanford and Arizona. Stanford has won nine of its past 12 meetings with the Wildcats, including the past three. Arizona opened the series by winning 11 of the first 16 affairs, but has not defeated Stanford since 2006.
  • Stanford has scored at least 37 points in each of its past four games against Arizona.
  • Stanford won in overtime, 54-48, when the programs last met in 2012. In that contest, both teams shelved exactly 617 yards of total offense.
  • Stanford head coach David Shaw is undefeated against six Pac-12 opponents, including Arizona. In addition to the Wildcats, the Cardinal has not lost to Cal, Colorado, UCLA and Washington State during Shaw's tenure.
  • Stanford's offense struggled to put up points in a 16-6 season-opening loss to Northwestern. Since then, the Cardinal in one of 11 FBS teams to score at least 31 points in each of their past three contests, and one of five to do so without facing an FCS program.
  • Since 2010, Stanford is 40-5 in games played in California (2-0 in 2015, 7-2 in 2014, 7-2 in 2013, 10-0 in 2012, 7-1 in 2011, 7-0 in 2010).