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2015 Schedule
12-2, 1st in Pac 12 - North
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Two Christian McCaffrey stats to know

  • McCaffrey totaled 300 or more all-purpose yards in an FBS-high six games in 2015. No other player did it more than twice.
  • McCaffrey's 3,864 all-purpose yards broke Barry Sanders' FBS single-season record.
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The heat is on: Ten games with the highest stakes in 2016

Some will have playoff implications. Some feature a team that needs to finally shut up its rival. Others might save a coach's job. Here are the games that have a little extra meaning in 2016.

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Will this be McCaffrey's year?

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey finished second in Heisman Trophy voting last year to Alabama's Derrick Henry. Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook lists the junior running back third for the honor going into the 2016 season.

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Toughest stretch: Stanford

Stanford's schedule is exceptionally front-loaded with six of its toughest seven games coming at the beginning of the season.

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Projecting the Pac-12's 1,000-yard rushers

Which Pac-12 schools are likely to feature a 1,000-yard rusher in 2016? Oregon, Stanford, USC and Washington are among the strong bets.

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Sights and sounds: The Opening Oakland

Uncommitted QB Jack Sears took center stage in Northern California and nine earned invitations to The Opening Finals.

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Christian McCaffrey vs. the sleepy East Coast

Is playing in the Pac-12 or West Coast hurt teams? Adam Rittenberg asks whether Christian McCaffrey stands a chance in the 2016 Heisman balloting.

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Most indispensable player: Stanford

As dynamic a player as Christian McCaffrey is, the guy that Stanford really can't afford to lose is defensive lineman Solomon Thomas.

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Is Christian McCaffrey a victim of his skin color? (1:57)

Chryst the clubhouse leader?

Keller Chryst was the main backup QB last season, so it's only natural that he'd ease into the starting role after Kevin Hogan left for the NFL. Coach David Shaw has made a habit of playing coy about his QB race. Ranking QB battles (Insider)

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7dKevin Gemmell

Ranking the Pac-12's Week 1 games

Likely the most intriguing game nationally in Week 1, USC will face defending national champion Alabama in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 3.

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McCaffrey does it all for the Cardinal

Christian McCaffrey's season in 2015 was on par with Reggie Bush's 2005 Heisman campaign. Can the Cardinal RB have an encore junior season and possibly win the Heisman?

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McCaffrey will be key for Stanford (1:27)
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Early betting lines for the Pac-12

USC is an early 10-point underdog to Alabama and the Apple Cup is a pick'em in some early Pac-12 odds.

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