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1986 Stanford Cardinal football
Stanford block S
Gator Bowl vs. Clemson, L 21-27
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
1986 record8–4 (5–3 Pac-10)
Head coachJack Elway (3rd season)
Home stadiumStanford Stadium
(Capacity: 85,500)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Arizona State 5 1 1     10 1 1
#14 UCLA 5 2 1     8 3 1
#18 Washington 5 2 1     8 3 1
#11 Arizona 5 3 0     9 3 0
Stanford 5 3 0     8 4 0
USC 5 3 0     7 5 0
Oregon 3 5 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 6 1     3 7 1
California 2 7 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Stanford Cardinal football team represented Stanford University in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In head coach Jack Elway's third season at Stanford, the Cardinal had its first winning season since 1980 and received its first post-season bowl invitation since 1978.[1][2]

The team played their home games at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California and competed in the Pacific-10 Conference.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 13* at Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 31–20  
September 20* San Jose State Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 28–10  
September 27 at Oregon State Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 17–7  
October 4* San Diego State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 17–10  
October 11 #12 Washington #18 Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 24–14  
October 18 at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 41–7  
October 25 USC #19 Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 0–10  
November 1 Washington State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 42–12  
November 8 at #12 UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA W 28–23  
November 22 at California #16 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA (89th Big Game) L 11–17  
November 30 vs. Arizona National Olympic StadiumTokyo, Japan (Coca-Cola Classic) W 29–24  
December 27* vs. #21 Clemson #20 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) L 21–27  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team Players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Dave Wyman Linebacker 2 45 Seattle Seahawks
Thomas Henley Wide receiver 6 152 New Orleans Saints
Tony Leiker Defensive end 7 172 Green Bay Packers
Toi Cook Running Back 8 207 New Orleans Saints
John Paye Quarterback 10 275 San Francisco 49ers
[3]

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