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NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah polled five NFL executives and two of them named Stanford redshirt junior RB Bryce Love as the most surprising prospect so far.

"Very impressive vision, run after contact, quickness, inside run production, and finishing long runs," one executive said. Our own Josh Norris recently wrote up Love's game and came away impressed. Stanford's offensive line and running plan are outstanding to open massive lanes and create mismatches, but Love has picked up every yard blocked for him and then some. He is not as dynamic as Christian McCaffrey, but Stanford is not using him in the same way.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 19 - 10:05 AM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Bryce Love leads the FBS in rushing yards (1,387), rushing yards per game (198.1), rushes of 10-plus yards (33), rushing yards after contact (496) and rushing yards before contact (744).

He's averaging 10.3 yards per carry while ranking seventh in the country in rushing attempts. He's added 11 rushing touchdowns and four catches for 19 yards (4.8 yards per catch). "What has impressed me the most about Love is his speed, which jumps off the screen," ESPN's Todd McShay wrote. "At 5-foot-10, 196 pounds, he's a smaller back, but his game translates well to the NFL. The numbers he has been putting up are just ridiculous."
Source: ESPN
Oct 16 - 12:47 PM

Stanford junior WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside caught six passes and 112 yards while scoring twice in the 49-7 rout of Oregon on Saturday.

Arcega-Whiteside (6-3/222) has missed three games this year for the Cardinal, but when he's played, he's looked like a legit number one option. That was obvious on Saturday against a Ducks defense that is starting to look more like the 2016 version than some hoped for earlier this year. His catch-radius makes him an excellent target for Keller Chryst, and he should continue to see single coverage as teams try and stop Bryce Love. Expect another quality game from Arcega-Whiteside in two weeks when the Cardinal travel to Corvallis to play Oregon State.
Oct 15 - 2:26 AM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Bryce Love ran for 147 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns in a 49-7 demolition of Oregon on Saturday.

This is such a misleading statline. If this game was remotely close, Love could have realistically put up 250-plus yards. If you think that's hyperbolic, he had 115 yards in the first quarter. The 5-foot-10, 186-pound tailback was simply too much for the Ducks to deal with. To be fair to Oregon, he's been too much for everyone to deal with. The only running back that compares with Love is Saquon Barkley. Love gets to run all over Oregon State in two weeks after the Cardinal bye.
Oct 15 - 2:23 AM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Bryce Love ran for 152 yards on 20 carries with a score in a 23-20 victory over Utah on Saturday.

Love (5'10/186) was held in check for most of the game, or at least by his lofty standards. Then with Stanford holding a 16-13 lead, Love did what he does best; run past defenders. His 68-yard touchdown gave the Cardinal a 23-13 lead that the Utes couldn't come back from. Love is well on his way to a 2,000 yard season, and he'll add to his impressive totals against Oregon next week.
Oct 8 - 1:46 AM

Stanford redshirt freshman QB K.J. Costello won't start Saturday against Utah, but he's expected to play.

Junior Keller Chryst is returning from injury to start at quarterback against the No. 20 Utes. Stanford's offense seemed to run better with Costello under center -- it had 553 yards against UCLA and and 501 yards against Arizona State -- but David Shaw is electing to turn back to the veteran. Chryst has competed 39-of-75 passes (52.0 percent) for 509 yards with a 4/2 TD/INT rate this year. Meanwhile, Costello is 33-of-52 for 376 yards (63.5 percent) with a 3/0 TD/INT rate.
Source: ESPN
Oct 6 - 5:42 PM

Stanford redshirt junior QB Keller Chryst (undisclosed) will start Saturday's game against Utah.

Stanford is also expected to use K.J. Costello, who started last week against Arizona State with Chryst injured. Chryst was originally injured on a sack two weekends ago against UCLA.
Oct 6 - 3:38 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks compares Stanford redshirt junior RB Bryce Love to the Bengals' Giovani Bernard.

Love (5'10/186) leads the FBS with 1,088 rushing yards on 11.1 YPC through five games (217.6 yards per game). "Love is a slippery back with outstanding speed, quickness and burst," Brooks wrote. "He can go for from zero to 60 in a heartbeat while flashing the top-end speed to take it the distance from anywhere on the field." Though he's a smaller runner, Love, per Brooks, has shown "excellent patience, vision and wiggle" running inside. Love hasn't been used much as a receiver this fall (two catches) but he does boast a career average of 13.5 yards per catch. "Although some scouts will downgrade Love a bit for his size, his production as a workhorse will squash some of the concerns about his ability to play at the next level," Brooks wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 6 - 3:03 PM

Stanford HC David Shaw has yet to name a starter at quarterback for Saturday's game against Utah.

Keller Chryst (head) was cleared to play for the Cardinal, but Shaw didn't name a starter for the game against the Utes. This could be a strategic move where Shaw is just trying to gain a competitive advantage, but Costello has played well when he's been behind center. Even if Chryst does start, the leash will be short, and Costello could see time for Stanford on Saturday in the big clash against Utah.
Oct 5 - 9:51 PM

Stanford redshirt junior QB Keller Chryst (undisclosed) has been medically cleared for Saturday's game against Utah.

Chryst was injured after taking a sack two weekends ago against UCLA and subsequently sat for Stanford's Week 5 game against Arizona State. Starting in his place versus the Sun Devils was redshirt freshman K.J. Costello. Cardinal HC David Shaw has not tipped his hand as to which of Costello or Chryst will see the opening snaps in Saturday's showdown with the Utes. Both could potentially see the field.
Oct 5 - 4:00 PM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Bryce Love has recorded 18 carries that equaled 20-plus yards in five games this season.

Only one team (!) has more runs that have equaled or surpassed 20-plus yards, Notre Dame. Compare the 18 by an individual to Christian McCaffrey last season, who produced 14 for the entire year. Love has been unbelievable this season.
Source: SI.com
Oct 4 - 10:47 AM

NFL Media's Chad Reuter writes that Stanford redshirt junior RB Bryce Love's overall skill set puts him in the "elite" category.

Love (5'10/186) has rushed for 1,088 yards and eight touchdowns through five games on a ridiculous 10.8 yards per attempt. He's forced 39 missed tackles, tops in the FBS. "Love has used his top-notch burst and amazing open-field cuts to lead the nation with 196.8 rushing yards per game (Penny is second with 179)," Reuter wrote. Love has proven a worthy replacement for Christian McCaffrey, though his game isn't quite as well-rounded. If you want to nitpick Love, you bring up that he has only two catches for five yards so far.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 3 - 12:23 PM

Stanford redshirt sophomore RB Bryce Love has forced 39 most tackles on runs in 2017.

Love (5'10/186) has been unparalleled this season, and while he's known more for his breakaway speed, he's shown that he's capable of breaking tackles as well. Those 39 missed tackles are the most any player has forced in 2017 among draft-eligible tailbacks. He might be playing himself into first-round consideration at this point despite his small stature.
Oct 2 - 7:10 PM

Stanford redshirt sophomore RB Bryce Love erupted for 301 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 25 carries in Saturday's 34-24 win over Arizona State.

Love broke Christian McCaffrey's school-record for rushing yardage in this spectacular performance. All three of his touchdown runs were of the massive variety, as he scored in each of the first three quarters on dashes of 61 yards, 43 yards and 59 yards. The 5-foot-10, 186-pounder has now rushed for 1,088 yards and eight touchdowns through five games -- the fifth-best total in FBS history for the first five games of a campaign. Utah is up next on the chopping block for the explosive redshirt sophomore.
Sep 30 - 8:08 PM

Stanford will start redshirt freshman QB K.J. Costello against Arizona State with Keller Chryst injured.

Chryst will not dress due to the head injury he suffered against UCLA. Costello and Ryan Burns filled in during the second half, with the former producing two touchdowns. This will be the first extended action for Costello, who was one of the top recruits in the country.
Sep 30 - 10:14 AM


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