Last week, ESPN College GameDay analystpicked Stanford to win the national championship.
Desmond doubled down on Stanford in an interview with Maize n Brew this week:
"I picked TCU, Stanford, Texas A&M and Michigan State as the teams that will make the," Howard said.
"I think it is wide open. To pick these teams now, I do not want to just go the easy route that can you just pick Ohio State and Alabama. So I picked Stanford. Why not? I think they have a good shot to win the Pac-12 and have as good a shot as anybody to get into the four-team playoff. Look at Ohio State last year, and they ended up winning it all. I like to go off the grid sometimes and take a risk. So I picked Stanford."
Earlier on Saturday, Howard reiterated his support for Stanford, choosing the Cardinal to win the Pac-12 during GameDay.
Then Stanford lost, 16-6, at Northwestern Saturday afternoon, recording only 240 yards of offense and committing two turnovers.
My pick for national champs, Stanford, just took pressure off of me for the rest of the season. Thanks Cardinal. #WellPlanned— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) September 5, 2015
You can try again next week, Dez.