Stanford Foiled Again
San Jose Has Cardinal Number
Leave it to a Stanford guy to see San Jose State's recent dominance of the Cardinal in economic terms. "I know their coach plays it up like we have everything and they have nothing," senior receiver DeRonnie Pitts said before Stanford dropped its third straight game to the Spartans, 40-27, last Saturday. "They think it's a battle of social class when it's really not. I don't think any of our guys could afford to go here if they didn't play football."
Whatever the source of San Jose State's motivation, the Spartans dominated this year behind senior tailback Deonce Whitaker, who rushed for 254 yards and two touchdowns. "We can't seem to get the right mind-set when we play these guys," said Stanford senior linebacker Riall Johnson. "We need to find something to piss us off, to give us a sense of urgency. They were much more emotional than us."