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Bryce Love | Running Back

Team: Stanford Cardinal
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 202

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Stanford senior RB Bryce Love rushed for 74 yards on 22 carries in Saturday's 23-13 win over Cal.
Hey, another ho-hum game for Love. His season has been filled with them. The senior back has just one 100-yard game to his credit this year, none since he put up 136 yards and a score against USC back in early September. In six of his 10 games on the campaign, the senior has failed to even rush for 75 yards. All of this mediocrity has caused his draft stock to plummet. The Draft Network's Benjamin Solak, for one, wrote on social media late last month that NFL squads were "out" on Love, to the point where he is increasingly being viewed as a Day 3 selection -- a long ways out from a possible Day 1 pick had he declared for the 2018 draft rather than return to Stanford for one last run. Dec 1 - 6:40 PM

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The Draft Network's Benjamin Solak tweets that he's heard teams are "out" on Stanford senior RB Bryce Love.

Important context: When Solak says teams are "out" on Love, he is talking about Love as a potential first-round pick. However, he notes that he's hearing that teams are giving him a Day 3 grade, and that he agrees with that assessment. Love might have been a first-round pick had he left after his other-worldly junior season, but injuries and mediocre play have really hurt Love's stock. An excellent buy-low candidate, to be sure, but it's tough to trust Love as an NFL draft prospect right now.
Nov 26 - 3:41 PM

Stanford senior RB Bryce Love rushed for 85 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries in Saturday's 49-42 win over UCLA.

Love (5'10/202) has been slowed by many injuries this season, but he at least has four straight games with at least 71 rushing yards. The senior wasn't overly effective -- he had a 3.86 YPC average today -- but Love did find the end zone on a carry from the two-yard line. The future NFL running back needs to show scouts that he can still be effective down the stretch despite his injury history. Love will get two chances at doing so with a rivalry game against Cal awaiting before Stanford goes bowling.
Nov 24 - 7:38 PM

Stanford senior RB Bryce Love ran for 90 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries in Stanford's 48-17 win over Oregon State.

Love (5'10/202) entered the game averaging just 4.4 yards per carry as he as battled injury after injury, so it was refreshing to see Love have some success tonight. The senior back scored his fifth touchdown of the season on a 28-yard first quarter run where he broke the safeties ankle on a quick cut in the open field. Love is an interesting NFL Draft prospect, but everything will hinge on the status of his ankle. If he can finish the year with games like tonight, those questions should be lessened a little. Stanford will play Cal next week before ending the regular season against UCLA.
Nov 11 - 12:35 AM

Stanford senior RB Bryce Love ran 18 times for 71 yards with a touchdown in a 27-23 loss to Washington on Saturday.

The touchdown was the first time that Love (5'10/202) has found the end zone since September 29 against Notre Dame. He also had a nifty 28-yard run that set up a touchdown pass, but outside of that, the tailback was bottled up. Again. Love's year can't be considered anything but a disappointment, even if injuries are a large reason why. Stanford will take on Oregon State next Saturday.
Nov 4 - 12:40 AM

Stanford senior RB Bryce Love (ankle) was taken to the medical tent in the second half of Thursday's game against Arizona State.

Love (5'10/202) has once again been dealing with ankle injury for much of the campaign, with the issue most recently flaring up after he had his leg rolled up in a loss to Notre Dame several weeks back. He subsequently sat out against Utah, then rested up on bye before starting Thursday's contest. Now injured again. Look for Cameron Scarlett and Trevor Speights to see the bulk of the work for the remainder of the game unless Love manages to return late.
Oct 18 - 11:19 PM

Stanford senior RB Bryce Love (ankle) is expected to play in Thursday's game against Arizona State.

Love (5'10/202) sat out against Utah in Week 6 due to an ankle injury sustained against Notre Dame on Oct. 6, but he had the bye week to rest up and should be good to go on Thursday barring a late setback. The explosive senior has turned in an underwhelming season to date, rushing for just 327 yards (4.3 YPC) and three touchdowns in four games (he's missed two contests due to injury all told). Even if he manages a blistering down-the-stretch finish to the season, he's fallen out of serious Heisman contention.
Oct 18 - 7:35 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay ranks Stanford senior RB Bryce Love 24th on his updated board for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Love is the top running back on McShay's board, scoring a grade of 86 out of a possible 100. It has not been the dominant season we expected from the senior tailback, but injuries have been an issue, as has a mediocre Cardinal offensive line. "Incredibly productive, Love is an explosive runner with the burst to turn the corner and the speed to pull away when he gets a seam," McShay writes. "He has the foot speed to bounce between gaps and make defenders miss." Love will be one of the players to watch over the second half of the season, to be sure.
Source: ESPN
Oct 17 - 6:01 PM

Stanford HC David Shaw told reporters that he was "hopeful" that senior RB Bryce Love (ankle) can play on Thursday against Arizona State.

Love was unable to play in the 40-21 blowout loss to Utah on October 6, and Stanford was on bye the next week. Love hasn't had the tremendous season we expected after his breakout campaign in 2017, but we've seen what this offense looks like without him. If Love is unable to go, Cameron Scarlett and Trevor Speights would see the majority of the touches against the Sun Devils.
Oct 15 - 2:38 PM

Stanford senior RB Bryce Love (ankle) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Utah.

Love, who began the season as one of the projected front runners for the Heisman Trophy, suffered the ankle injury during the second half of Stanford's Sept. 29 loss at Notre Dame. With the senior running back out of the lineup, expect junior Cameron Scarlett to get the first shot at breaking through the Utah defense on the ground. Scarlett is followed by sophomores Dorian Maddox and Trevor Speights on the Stanford depth chart.
Oct 6 - 9:12 PM

Stanford HC David Shaw said senior RB Bryce Love will be "a late-week decision" for this weekend's game against Utah.

Love exited last weekend's 38-17 loss at Notre Dame with an ankle injury he suffered after an Irish defender landed on his left limb during a tackle. That's the same ankle that was injured in 2017. Shaw did say that the ankle injury "doesn't look severe" compared with the injury from last season that caused Love to miss a game. The Utes are preparing to face Love. But right now, he should be considered questionable to play.
Oct 4 - 1:11 PM

Stanford senior RB Bryce Love limped back to the locker room after suffering an apparent left ankle injury during Saturday's game at Notre Dame.

Love suffered the injury while being tackled by a Notre Dame defender, who landed on the outside of his leg while bringing down the preseason Heisman Trophy candidate. What's so concerning about this injury is that the senior was bothered by his left ankle for much of the 2017 season. If this injury were to linger and/or force Love to miss time, it could put a serious dent in Stanford's Pac-12 title hopes. He finished the night with 73 yards on 17 carries, with 39 of those yards coming on a touchdown.

Stanford senior RB Bryce Love ran 19 times for 89 yards and a touchdown in a 38-31 victory over Oregon on Saturday in overtime.

We have an early contender for game of the year. Oregon led at one point 24-7, but Stanford was able to battle back and get the come-from-behind victory in Autzen. Love wasn’t other-worldly, but he made several big plays to help the Cardinal get the comeback, including a score that made it 24-21. The Ducks -- like everyone else -- keyed in on the 2017 Heisman runner-up, but he’s so athletic and instinctive that he’s going to get his. Stanford and Love have another monster game next week when they take on Notre Dame next Saturday.
Sep 22 - 11:52 PM

Stanford senior RB Bryce Love (undisclosed) is expected to play in Saturday's game against Oregon.

Love (5'10/202) sat against UC Davis over the weekend, but by all accounts that was just a precautionary measure. Barring any sort of late setback, look for the senior standout to be back in action against the Ducks come Saturday. When last we saw Love, he was gouging USC for 136 yards rushing and a touchdown in an easy Week 2 victory. Cameron Scarlett would fill in for him if the Cardinal opt to play it safe at the last minute come the weekend.
Sep 18 - 8:46 PM

Stanford HC David Shaw said that he expects that senior RB Bryce Love (undisclosed) will be available for the team's Week 4 showdown with Oregon.

Love (5'10/202) was lifted late in Saturday's win over USC due to an undisclosed injury concern. The Cardinal will play it safe with the star senior this coming weekend, as they'll be playing lesser competition in UC Davis and don't figure to require his dynamic services. Cameron Scarlett will start in his place for that one. We'll keep tabs on Love's status as information becomes available. Nagging injury plagued him down the stretch a year ago.
Sep 12 - 4:19 PM