Stat Line of the Night — 11/7/2013 — Tyler Gaffney
Not many people expected the Stanford Cardinals to derail the Oregon Ducks’ undefeated season for a second straight year when the two teams met last night at Stanford Stadium, but they did thanks to some textbook smash-mouth football.
As most of you know, smash-mouth football starts with a strong running game, and the Cardinals had just that, led by senior running back Tyler Gaffney. During what was easily the busiest night of his college career, Gaffney rushed the ball a ridiculous 45 times for 157 yards and a touchdown. He would also add a 15-yard reception, as the Cards pounded their way to a 26-20 victory.
The Cards running game would finish the night with 274 yards on 66 attempts, and it was all led by Gaffney, who earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Thursday, November 7, 2013.