The Cardinal returns to Stanford Stadium on Saturday at noon against Arizona for its fourth home game this season. The Cardinal is 3-0 at home in 2012 to extend its home winning streak to five games. Stanford also has won 16 of its last 17 home contests.
Saturday marks the fifth anniversary of Stanford's program-revitalizing win at USC on Oct. 6, 2007, when the Cardinal was a 41-point underdog and came out victorious in what is known as "The Greatest Upset Ever".
Other famous Stanford games played on Oct. 6 include the 1990 upset win at No. 1 Notre Dame behind Tommy Vardell's four rushing touchdowns; the 1979 win over UCLA on the last-second, 56-yard field goal by Ken Naber; and the 20-17 upset win at the Rose Bowl over UCLA in 1984 behind the play of backup quarterback Fred Buckley.
Stanford has won eight straight games in the month of October dating back to Oct. 9, 2010.
Stanford looks to rebound against Arizona after dropping a 17-13 decision last week at Washington. The Cardinal has bounced back with victories after each of its last six defeats dating back to 2009. The last time Stanford lost back-to-back games came in 2009 (Oct. 10 vs. Oregon State; Oct. 17 vs. Arizona).
Stanford owns active winning streaks against 10 of its 12 regular season 2012 opponents: San Jose State (W5), Duke (W3), USC (W4), Arizona (W2), Notre Dame (W3), Cal (W2), Washington State (W4), Colorado (W3), Oregon State (W2) and UCLA (W3). The Cardinal has a two-game losing streak to Oregon and lost its most recent game to Washington.