Stanford whips Rice 62-7 in US College Football Sydney Cup
Stanford Cardinal has whipped the Rice Owls 62-7 in the US College Football Sydney Cup at Allianz Stadium.
The 33,181 crowd saw a masterclass from the highly-rated Cardinal, featuring red-hot running back duo Bryce Love and Cameron Scarlett, who combined for four touchdowns apiece.
Stanford is the 14th-ranked college in the USA and is expected to challenge for the Pac 12 Conference this season – one of college football’s most prestigious divisions.
All up the Cardinal racked up 656 yards of total offense, compared with Rice’s 241.
Cardinal coach David Shaw said the week had been a huge success for his university.
“Number one, honestly was to come out and get a win, start the season 1-0; number two, we had an opportunity that is potentially a life-changing experience for our entire staff and team,” Shaw said.
“Forget about foreign policy, forget about politics, forget about all those things. When people can cross an ocean and commune together, our world’s a better place.
“We’ll take a little bit of Sydney with us when we leave and we hope we’ve left a little bit of Stanford here in Sydney.
“The more people that do that, we communicate better, we see each other as people and not just a circle on a map and hopefully we’ve accomplished that this week.”