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0-0, 1st in Pac 12 - North

Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Burns surprised many when he beat out Keller Chryst for the starting QB job at Stanford. Coach David Shaw pointed to two mental areas Tuesday where Burns eclipsed Chryst: pre-snap reads and post-snap decision-making. While both 6-foot-5, 230 pounders look the part — and Chryst was the 2015 backup — it shouldn't be surprising that the QB decision at Stanford comes down to brains rather than big arms or mobility.

Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford head coach David Shaw said the expectations on running back Christian McCaffrey have never been higher: "It's not that he doesn't notice them, it's that he doesn't care ... I love how steady he is, regardless of what the outside world tries to put on his shoulders because he only carries his own expectations."

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Preseason Heisman favorites are at a disadvantage (1:51)
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Will Stanford pull all Pac-12 awards?

Our Mark Schlabach thinks Christian McCaffrey will pace the Cardinal to another conference championships. He also makes his picks for the rest of the Pac-12 awards.

  • Offensive player of the year: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
  • Defensive player of the year: Budda Baker, S, Washington
  • Coach of the year: Chris Petersen, Washington
  • Freshman of the year: Theo Howard, WR, UCLA
See all the predictions

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Christian McCaffrey on Stanford's defense: "I think they're going to shock the world... I think they're going to open a lot of eyes."

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McCaffrey ready for more carries (0:14)
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David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey will take over short yardage duties for the graduated Remound Wright this year, and he's excited to score more touchdowns.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

"Christian McCaffrey has been locked in since about 10 minutes after the Rose Bowl," David Shaw said.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Good and bad Stanford injury updates: TE Dalton Schultz will play against Kansas State, but David Shaw said that RB Bryce Love, who has a lower body injury, is doubtful.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford named Bobby Okereke as a first-time starter at inside linebacker. "He's had the best camp of all our inside linebackers, and that's saying something," David Shaw said. The Cardinal plan to rotate 4-5 players through two inside linebacker spots.

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Experts can't agree on playoff teams

Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy project four entirely different teams to make the College Football Playoff. They only agree on one thing: the Pac-12 will be left out again. Bowl projections

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December headline: McCaffrey avenges snub

Ryan McGee predicts that Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey will not only lead the Cardinal to the College Football Playoff, but he'll also win the Heisman. McGee: Late-season headlines

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Countdown to college football: 6 days

Cal and Hawaii play Friday night, but the season is at least six days away for everyone else. As our countdown turns to six, we salute Stanford's Christian McCaffrey for his six 300-yard games.

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The Heisman Class of 2016

This year's Heisman race features four returning superstars: Christian McCaffrey, Deshaun Watson, Baker Mayfield and Leonard Fournette. Let's see how they compare using advanced stats.

Team Stats

Passing Yards210.979th
Rushing Yards225.119th
Points For37.219th
Points Against23.138th

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