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Bill Walsh Legacy Game holds special significance for Shaw

When Stanford takes the field against the San Jose State Spartans in the Bill Walsh Legacy Game on Saturday, it will be doing so for the final time in the near future. Although the Bay Area rivals have played each other nearly every year dating back to the late 1940s — including eight of the last ten years — the matchup between the two teams will take a hiatus beginning next year.

Football preview: Hogan embraces leadership role, ready to take the next step

It’s late in the fourth quarter of the 2012 Pac-12 Championship Game. On the rain-soaked field, Stanford has the ball at its own 28-yard line with less than five minutes left in the game, facing a third-and-2 and desperately clinging to a three-point lead. An eager UCLA defense, with no more timeouts to spare, looks to get the ball back into the hands of Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley.