Replacing the inconsistent Josh Nunes under center two drives into the game, redshirt freshman Kevin Hogan injected some much-needed life into the Cardinal offense as No. 14 Stanford (7-2, 5-1 Pac-12) trounced Colorado (1-8, 1-5) in a 48-0 drubbing.
For all the talk of a quarterback controversy after Stanford head coach David Shaw said this week that incumbent starter Josh Nunes would share more time with backup Kevin Hogan, Saturday’s 48-0 rout of Colorado might have ended the debate.
No. 15 Stanford (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12) will finish out the year by taking on three ranked Pac-12 teams–No. 2 Oregon, No. 11 Oregon State and No. 25 UCLA–in a row to determine its postseason fate. But before diving into its grueling late-season stretch, the Cardinal must take care of business at Colorado (1-7, 1-4) tomorrow.
If Kevin Hogan’s first game with significant playing time goes well, Sam will be picketing Ike’s to put a “Hogan Hoagie” on the menu.
Sophomore Kevin Hogan, who has seen a few snaps at quarterback over the past few weeks, will see significantly more playing time moving forward.
It’s always hard for me to not be a pessimistic sports fan. When the Patriots met the Giants in last year’s Super Bowl, I had the uneasy feeling that the Pats would fall to their nemesis again. I was right. When the Celtics took a 3-2 series lead over the Heat in last year’s Eastern Conference Finals, I knew it was only a matter of time before LeBron James would singlehandedly find a way to beat us. I was right again.
A win is a win, but it certainly was not the way head coach David Shaw drew it up. A 24-point favorite going in to the game, Stanford (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12) escaped with an unconvincing 24-17 victory over a scrappy Washington State (2-6, 0-5) team that refused to quit.
No. 17 Stanford took it down to the wire, but stopped Washington State on the goal line on the final drive of the game to keeps its Pac-12 hopes alive with a 24-17 win.