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ROT X's and O's

Stanford's special teams hold the key to success

The field position battle will be crucial in aiding the rebuilt Cardinal offense this fall

ROT's Favorite Plays of '13: Fooling the Irish

David Shaw showed off his strong tactical mind to fool Notre Dame for six points

ROT's Favorite Plays of '13: Criss Cross

How tiny tricks outsmarted the Spartans, and how they might factor in 2014

Favorite Plays of '13: Michigan State Air Strike

How the Cardinal went to a classic deep pass to strike against the Spartans

Spartan Phalanx: How to break the Michigan State D

The Michigan State defense is one of the nation's best - but can the Cardinal take advantage of a few weak links?

Duck Hunt: How Stanford Slowed the Ducks' Run Game

Stanford stifled Oregon's deadly run game in Eugene a year ago - How did the Cardinal do it, and can Stanford do it again?

The most dangerous Beaver

Oregon's State's Brandin Cooks is the nation's leading receiver - but can the Cardinal defense can slow him down in Corvallis?

The Spark Plug: How to kick Stanford's O into gear

It's time to push the Stanford offense out of first gear - and one player can help the Cardinal do just that

Picks Galore: How Stanford will force INTs vs Utah

UCLA forced the Utes to throw six interceptions last Thursday - so how will Stanford do the same thing in Salt Lake on Saturday?

Defending Austin Seferian-Jenkins

The massive Washington tight end could be a game-changer - so how will the Cardinal try and defend him?

Film Study: How Stanford and UCLA will square off

Stanford's shot at the Pac-12 north division title is on the line in the Rose Bowl, so here's a pictorial primer of what to expect out of UCLA

Film Study: How Stanford and Colorado match up

We all know that Kevin Hogan will get more snaps this weekend, but how exactly will the Cardinal and Buffaloes attack one another in Boulder?

Film Study: Breaking down the tape on the Bears

With the 115th installment of Big Game set to go down on Saturday, here's a pictorial primer on how the battle will be fought on offense and defense

Film study: Breaking down the tape on Notre Dame

With College GameDay coming to South Bend, here's a pictorial primer on how the Irish and the Cardinal will attack one another on Saturday