It's amazing to think about where the Stanford football program was the last time the Cardinal tangled with the Wildcats. Arizona travelled to Palo Alto on the first weekend of October back in 2012, just as they do this weekend, for a game that would turn out to be critical to the Cardinal's season. In Stanford's first game without Andrew Luck, the Cardinal squeaked out a 20-17 win over San Jose State, put after pounding Duke, 50-13, the following week and then upsetting #2 USC the week after that, things were looking brighter.
But the offense couldn't score a touchdown in a troubling 17-13 loss to Washington, and suddenly folks were calling for a change at the quarterback position. Josh Nunes had won the starting job late in camp, getting the nod over Brett Nottingham, it was beginning to look like he was out of his depth.