- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

ARMY (1-0) at No. 15 STANFORD (1-1), 5 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)

Line: Stanford by 28.

Series Record: Stanford leads 6-5.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

Stanford tries to regroup from a frustrating 13-10 home loss to Southern California last week before a series of difficult Pac-12 road games. Army aims to start 2-0 under new coach Jeff Monken.

KEY MATCHUP

Army offense vs. Stanford defense. Army’s tricky triple-option offense gave Stanford trouble during the first half of the Cardinal’s 34-20 win at West Point this season. Monken has given the Black Knights’ triple-option another twist. Army ran for 341 yards in a 47-39 victory against Buffalo in its opener, while Stanford’s reconstructed defense allowed 156 yards rushing to USC last week.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Army: RB Larry Dixon. The senior ran for a career-high 174 yards and two touchdowns on just 20 carries in Army’s season-opening win. It was the eighth time he has topped 100 yards rushing.

Stanford: DE Henry Anderson. He missed six games after injuring a knee against Army last season and will play a critical role on the defensive line defending the triple-option. Anderson also is one of Stanford’s best returning pass rushers. He has one sack in the first two games.

FACTS & FIGURES

Stanford has not lost consecutive games since 2009 and is 7-0 following a loss since David Shaw became coach in 2011. … The last time Army beat a nationally ranked opponent was No. 15 Air Force on Nov. 4, 1972. … Stanford has won its last 11 home games against nonconference opponents since losing to Notre Dame in 2007. … Army’s last win at Stanford was Sept. 22, 1979. … Army has 21 players from California, the most of any state.

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