Stanford gets huge Saturday haul

Head coach Jim Harbaugh and quarterback Andrew Luck left for the NFL, but Stanford didn't disappear from the national picture. With a relentless, pounding ground attack on offense and that same physical aggressiveness in the front seven on defense, the Cardinal are in position to stay among the elite for the foreseeable future.

What's becoming even more evident -- and likely frustrating for fans of other Pac-12 programs -- is that Stanford is taking that dominant presence from the football field to the recruiting trail.