The Stanford Cardinal are set to play a six-game schedule with a seventh seeded game coming during the Pac-12 Championship Week. We know who the Card are playing, we know the dates and the locations. While we don’t know the seventh game yet and will have to wait for the season to unfold, we still don’t know and will have to see who each team dresses come game time as well.
One thing we’ve seen from the teams who have suited up to play football this year, is that nothing is certain during a season in the middle of a global pandemic. Players are out due to false tests, due to positive tests or simply being near someone with positive tests. Coronavirus contact tracing is a real issue with some schools and teams have had to maneuver games around or postpone and cancel games as soon as two-three days ahead of a scheduled matchup.
While the Pac-12 has released their full schedules and announced daily testing for all 12 member programs, one thing is for certain: nothing is certain in this season.
Let’s take a look at some of the reactions from around the country after Stanford released their six-game schedule.
As a reminder, here’s the schedule:
Week 1 — Saturday, November 7 — @ Oregon Ducks
Week 2 — Saturday, November 14 — vs Colorado Buffaloes
Week 3 — Saturday, November 21 — vs Washington State Cougars
Week 4 — Friday, November 27 — @ California Golden Bears
Week 5 — Saturday, December 5 — @ Washington Huskies
Week 6 — Saturday, December 12 — vs Oregon State Beavers
And here’s what people are saying:
Stanford-Cal Big Game date set | Mercury News
David Shaw keeps his outlook simple ahead of short season | Mercury News
Pac-12 football schedule headlined by Oregon vs Stanford opener | Sports Illustrated
Stanford resets at cornerback | 247Sports