STANFORD, Calif. – Until he sacked Oregon's Marcus Mariota last week, teammates had teased Henry Anderson for his lack of flair following big plays.
"Goose," as Stanford players nicknamed him after he went scoreless in the "Madden NFL" video game his freshman year, got caught up in the moment for a change when he helped bring down Mariota. He popped up, crossed his arms and stared at the stands behind the end zone in celebration.
Forgive the Stanford defensive end for finally letting loose.
After sitting out the previous six games with a knee injury, Anderson wants to make his presence known again. His return already has provided some relief for the fifth-ranked Cardinal (8-1, 6-1 Pac-12), who play at Southern California (7-3, 4-2) on Saturday night.