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Future Stanford-SJSU games might be at 49ers’ new home

Levi's Stadium

Earlier this offseason, the Pac-12 announced that Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, would host its conference championship game for the next three years.

Depending how things shake out in the coming months, the NFL stadium could be seeing some regular season college football action as well.

San Jose State head coach Ron Caragher confirmed to the San Jose Mercury News Wednesday that talks have been initiated between his school and Stanford about renewing their series.  If that series returns, the coach also confirmed, it would likely take place at a neutral site, Levi’s Stadium.

There’s some fringe talk about it,” Caragher said about playing a neutral site game/games with the Cardinal. “Has anything been finalized? Not necessarily. But I think it’d be great.”

SJSU and Stanford have met on a football field 67 times since the first game was played in 1900.  However, last year’s game — a 34-13 Cardinal win in Stanford Stadium in the season opener — was the final game between the two programs until a new contract is signed.

Stanford comfortably leads the in-state series 52-14-1, with San Jose State’s last win coming in 2006.

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3 Responses to “Future Stanford-SJSU games might be at 49ers’ new home”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 23, 2014 7:42 PM

    Seems like a lower profile matchup for a neutral site game.

  2. manik56 says: Jul 23, 2014 9:00 PM

    Glad the tacky stadium name is a brand that has defined San Francisco for well over 100 years.

    As for the game, I sure hope this is Stanford’s only cake walk that year.

  3. something1985 says: Jul 24, 2014 5:13 PM

    Always a fun game when the two meet, but moving it to a neutral would kill it. The best part of the game is a fun tailgate outside of Stanford Stadium.

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