SB Nation's Rakes of Mallow examines the Stanford team coming to town Saturday:
The scariest thing about this team is their dominance without looking dominant. They have only had a handful of big plays this year. Most scoring drives have been 10+ plays with runs of 2-5 yards and passes of 5-7 yards mixed throughout. They run out 5 different RBs and haven't gone to one consistently. The one constant in the backfield is two-way FB/LB #48 Owen Marecic (more on him later). The two big WRs are Ryan Whalen and Doug Baldwin. Baldwin is their big play guy; he will certainly get some looks this week. Whalen is injured, which is a significant blow to their passing game. None of these guys are dominant.