Here is the opening to my column about Stanford’s impressive victory over the Oregon State Beavers:


It is unusual for a football team, an elite team like Stanford, to change quarterbacks during the season and remain elite.

That’s exactly what the Cardinal did. They changed quarterbacks and beat the seriously good Oregon State Beavers and became even more elite. The Cardinal are a contender for the Rose Bowl and, if they beat the Oregon Ducks next week in Eugene, they could own the Pac-12 North (it still feels funny to write Pac-12 and North.)

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