Stanford hands Colorado a rare shutout in Boulder
Boulder, Colo. • Kevin Hogan fixed Stanford's sputtering offense with a mixture of heady play, a terrific right arm and quick feet.
The redshirt freshman replaced struggling senior quarterback Josh Nunes on Saturday and ignited the 15th-ranked Cardinal to a 48-0 rout of Colorado, the Buffaloes' first shutout at home in 26 years.
"We knew we were going to give Josh the first two series and give Kevin the next two series and see where we went from there," Cardinal coach David Shaw said. "And Kevin took the ball and ran with it."
Hogan picked apart the nation's worst defense, throwing for 184 yards and running for 48 more in just two quarters of work.
"He's a big, strong fast runner," Buffs linebacker Brady Daigh said. "I think he spread out their offense a little more and took them from sideline to sideline. We had game-planned for him all week, but we didn't expect him to take as many snaps as he took. It was just a different look."
The Buffaloes were powerless to respond, gaining 76 yards of offense behind a trio of overwhelmed quarterbacks who led an offense that managed just two snaps on Stanford's side of the field and was promptly pushed right back with a 24-yard sack.
The Cardinal (7-2, 5-1 Pac-12) handed the Buffs (1-8, 1-5) their first shutout at Folsom Field since a 28-0 loss to Oklahoma on Nov. 15, 1986, snapping a streak of 150 straight games in which the Buffs had scored at home.
No. 25 UCLA 66, No. 24 Arizona 10 • In Pasadena, Calif., Johnathan Franklin had 162 yards in becoming UCLA's career rushing leader, redshirt freshman Brett Hundley passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns, and the Bruins overwhelmed Arizona to move into first place in the Pac-12 South.
No. 13 Oregon State 36, Arizona State 26 • In Corvallis, Ore., Cody Vaz recovered from a shaky start to throw for 267 yards and three touchdowns and lead Oregon State to a victory over Arizona State. Terron Ward rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown for the Beavers, taking on extra work when starting running back Storm Woods left early in the game with a sore left knee.